Employment and Employment Training:

Providers

  • AnewAmerica Community Corporation: AnewAmerica’s microenterprise program provides targeted microenterprise development and asset building services to low-income families.
  • Cypress Mandela Training Center: The Oakland Green Jobs Corps program targets disadvantaged and dislocated for job training and employment placement in green jobs.
  • Downtown Streets: Downtown Streets’ Team Members participate in volunteer work-experience projects, receive a basic needs stipend, job success and life skills support, case management, and employment services.
  • Eden Area America’s Job Center of California (AJCC): The AJCC provides low-income Eden Area residents experiencing significant barriers to employment an array of workforce development and education services.
  • Hayward Adult School (HAS): HAS offers a system of training, education, career development, and employment services to youth and adults.
  • Men of Valor Academy: The Men of Valor program includes Life-Skills training, Educational workforce/vocational training and job placement.
  • Roots Community Health Center: The Roots Emancipators Initiative increases self-sufficiency and workforce opportunities through wraparound support, job-training, and living wage job placement for low-income, reentry or marginalized residents.
  • Society of St Vincent de Paul: The Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program integrates hands-on food services training with classroom instruction, case management, workplace preparation and job placement assistance
  • Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB): The VACCEB program offers job training and preparation, education and employment placement services for low-income, limited English-speaking residents.
  • Volunteers of America Bay Area (VOABA): The VOABA Re-entry Housing Initiative assists ex-offenders returning to the community with housing, job training, and placement services.

Providers – Serving Youth (up to age 26) Only

  • Civicorps: Civicorps provides an employment-focused program that includes paid job training complete with a high-school diploma program and trauma-informed wraparound services for young adults, age 18-26.
  • Elevating Soulciety: Soulciety employment programming includes professional development, life skills training, job placement, and comprehensive support services for youth.
  • Hack the Hood: The Boot Camp and Membership Programs provide youth with technology and professional training, coaching, and support.
  • La Familia: La Familia’s youth education and employment services programs include Highway to Work, Career Readiness and Career Pathways Programs, Project KEY (Keep Empowering Yourself), and the District Attorney’s Justice Academy (DAJA).
  • Youth Employment Partnership (YEP): YEP offers job readiness training and summer employment to at-risk youth and young adults in Oakland. Pre-employment training includes financial literacy, communication and conflict management skills, as well as comprehensive support services to address additional needs.

Other Resources


Housing & Community Development:

If you are having a housing crisis or in need of other support, 2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number that provides free and confidential information and referrals on housing and health and social services. Call 211 in Alameda County to speak with a call specialist, or learn more online here.

Providers

  • Covenant House California (CHC): CHC’s Crisis Shelter and Transitional Living Program supports the educational and employment needs of homeless youths in Oakland.
  • East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC): EBALDC’s economic and community development program supports a comprehensive strategy that helps residents stay housed, realizes self-sufficiency, contributes to creating neighborhood cohesiveness, and attracts economic investment.
  • Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO): FESCO provides transitional housing and emergency shelter to low-income homeless families along with wraparound services.
  • Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA): HERA assists low-income Alameda County residents with debt collection, credit and eviction repair, and access to credit issues including: collections abuses, achieving affordable repayment plans, credit reporting errors, analysis and counseling.
  • Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA): SAHA provides affordable housing along with services for low-income seniors, veterans, families, youth, and people with special needs.
  • St. Mary’s Center: St. Mary’s assists over 350 homeless and at risk seniors with temporary shelter, mental health, substance abuse income management and housing services.
  • The Unity Council: Unity Council works with low-income residents to strengthen their economic self-sufficiency and housing stability to reduce their likelihood of becoming displaced or under-housed.

Other Resources


Food Security

Providers

  • Mandela Marketplace: Mandela Marketplace provides food business incubation in historically underserved and low-income West Oakland.


Other Resources


Legal Assistance

Providers

  • Bay Area Legal Aid: Bay Legal’s Safety Net Project provides access to free civil legal services for people living in poverty.


Other Resources


Transportation

Providers

  • Oakland Paratransit (OPED): OPED provides Senior Shuttle Services to Oakland low-income seniors via contract with Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

Other Resources:

  • Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) Repair Assistance: Vehicle owners who meet the program eligibility requirements may receive assistance paying for emissions-related repairs. Financial assistance is based on the availability of funds.


Energy Assistance

Spectrum Community Services provides energy services including weatherization and home energy assistance.

  • Weatherization: To determine eligibility or apply, call 510-881-0300 ext. 272 or visit Spectrum Weatherization
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP): To determine eligibility or apply, call 510-881-0300, or visit Spectrum HEAP

Medical & Health Services