Human Services

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 31, 2020

Oakland’s Summer Lunch Program Launches

The City of Oakland Human Services Department announced the beginning of the Summer Food Service Program to provide free breakfast and lunch during the school break.

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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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150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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