Community Resources and Social Services

Note: Many services have suspended in-person services and drop-in hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with the organization for current offerings.

General Resource Information

Eden Information & Referral - 211
Links families and individuals to the full range of community resources available to them; provides comprehensive information on health, housing and human services in Alameda County. 
Phone: Dial 211

Social Services

Alameda Family Services - Family Support Center
Supports individuals and families by connecting them with resources in the community and bringing resources to a central location for the community to access. 
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday & Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday
Location: 1903 Third St., Alameda, CA
Phone: 510-612-7807 

Alameda Food Bank
Provides nutritious food to low-income residents of Alameda.
Phone: 510-523-5850

Alameda Homeless Hotline
Information, resources, shelter locations, and available housing applications for anyone currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Phone: 510-522-HOME
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (evenings and weekends dial 2-1-1 for immediate assistance)

Building Futures With Women and Children
Nonprofit organization with services and resources to address homelessness and family violence.
Phone: 510-357-0205 
Hotline: 866-292-9688

Family Violence Law Center
Serves family violence victims and their children through Alameda County. This service will work on a sliding scale and will not turn people away because of a lack of funds. 
Phone: 510-208-0220
Hotline: 800-947-8301

Legal Services for Children
Provides free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance.
Phone: 415-863-3762 

SEEDS Community Resolution Center
Mediates disputes between community members, including landlord-tenant issues, with volunteer mediators trained in communication and conflict resolution. 
Phone: 510-548-2377