Children / Youth

Child Care & Support

Child Protection


  • REACH Ashland Youth Center Project
    The REACH Ashland Youth Center (AYC) is part of Alameda County Health's Children & Youth Initiatives' strategy to support the development of youth hubs that offer a continuum of comprehensive support services to youth and their families.
  • Independent Living Skills Program
    Supports foster and probation youth in developing the skills they will need for future success. Services are available to all youth in out-of home placement by the Juvenile Court on or after their sixteenth birthday.
  • Youth UpRising (YU)
    Youth UpRising (YU) is a 25,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art transformation center in the heart of East Oakland dedicated to community transformation powered by the leadership of youth. Offers a wide range of programs and services that develop youth leadership.

Public Assistance


2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services.

Child Abuse Reporting Hotline

Domestic Violence National Hotline

Family Justice Center

H.E.A.T. (Human Exploitation & Trafficking) Watch Tip-Line

Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Referral Services

Suicide Crisis Hotline

Web Resources