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The Human Services Department builds strong communities by enriching the quality of life for individuals and families in Oakland. We collaborate with a diverse group of local organizations to provide services that address the changing and emerging needs of the community.

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May 04, 2020

Head Start Sites Remain Closed Through End of School Year

The City of Oakland's Head Start centers and home-based program will remain closed through the end of the school year in June. This decision was made in line with the coordinated efforts of public health officials to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Sara Bedford

Director, Department of Human Services

Sara Bedford provides Oakland’s most vulnerable residents with services from Head Start to senior centers to supportive housing for the homeless. She was formerly the Policy and Planning Manager for the Department of Human Services.

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Map location for Human Services, located at 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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