Beyond Employment: Additional Resources
Unemployment is a complicated process to navigate. While we are here to help you find fulfilling work, we recognize that is only one piece of the larger puzzle. That is why we have compiled this list of organizations that may have helpful resources for those seeking work (see below). For more information about these organizations, contact them directly. Additional resources and referrals can also be found by calling Eden I & R at 2-1-1 or visit www.edenir.org. If you are calling from Alameda County and 2-1-1 isn’t working, call (888) 886-9660 to be directly connected.
For local help navigating Tri-Valley specific serves such as schools, shelter, housing, food, and other general resources, check our Community Partners page, or visit our local Transition Specialist’s resource website (bit.ly/trivalley-transition). CityServe of the Tri-Valley helps our most vulnerable residents including those experiencing homelessness or near homelessness: (925) 452-8276, ([email protected], www.cityservetrivalley.org). Within Contra Costa County, visit the cccc.myresourcedirectory.com or call (800) 830-5380.
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Unemployment Insurance/California Employment Development Dept. (7677 Oakport St., Oakland. (510) 560-0500 or (800) 300-5616, www.edd.ca.gov): Provides cash assistance for eligible unemployed or underemployed workers.
Workers Compensation/California Dept. of Industrial Relations (1515 Clay St., 6th Floor, Oakland. (800) 736-7401, (510) 622-2866, www.dir.ca.gov): Provides cash benefits for workers when an injury or illness is caused by their work.
Cal Vet: Veteran Employment Services (1227 O St., Room 105, Sacramento. (916) 503-8076, www.calvet.ca.gov ): Assists veterans and their eligible spouses to maximize their employment and training opportunities.
SING, Danville (St. Isidore Church: 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. (925) 837-2122 , www.cpcdanville.org/job-connections ): Non-denominational support provides a no-cost referral network and educational programs. Meets Monday night.
Lao Family Community Development, Inc. (LFCD) (2325 East 12th St., Oakland. (510) 533-8850 , www.lfcd.org): Assists diverse refugee, immigrant, limited English, and low-income community members in achieving long-term financial and social self-sufficiency.
Wardrobe for Opportunity (570 14th St., Suite 5, Oakland. (510) 463-4100, www.wardrobe.org): Empowers men and women with acquiring professional clothing, interview skills and the career support needed to become economically self-sufficient. Must have a referral form our office for services.
Dress for Success (504 Valley Way, Milpitas, Ca 95035. (408) 935-8299 , www.sanjose.dressforsuccess.org): Provides a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Experience Unlimited (39155 Liberty St., Suite B-200, Fremont. (510) 794-3681 , or 4071 Port Chicago Hwy, #250 Concord. (925) 602-0166, www.euccc.org): Offers a variety of workshops on job search techniques, résumé writing, and interviewing techniques. Numerous networking activities. Most EU members have a professional working background.
Mom Relaunch Foundation (5949 Via Del Cieo, Pleasanton, 615-429-5462, www.momrelaunch.org): Provides support to women on career breaks, going through personal challenges, or transitioning to a new career – to become financially independent and find fulfilling careers in information technology (IT) and related areas of work
Pedrozzi Foundation (1141 Catalina Dr., #170 Livermore, (925) 456-3700, pedrozzifoundation.org) Provides college and vocational scholarships and resources to Livermore students.
California Dept. of Rehabilitation (39155 Liberty St. Suite F630, Fremont. (510) 794-2458, TTY: (510) 797-2493 or 1515 Clay St. Suite 119, Oakland. (510) 622-2764, TTY (510) 622-2796, www.dor.ca.gov): Provides employment and independent living resources for people with disabilities. Counselors can help individuals fulfill career goals.
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) (7677 Oakport St., Oakland. (800) 480-3287, www.edd.ca.gov): Provides a short-term, partial wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers with injuries or illness not related to the job. Workers covered by SDI are covered by two benefits: Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL).
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (800) 772-1213, www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi): Federal program providing monthly benefits for long-term disabilities before retirement age.
Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) (3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. (925) 371-1531, www.cril-online.org): Provides resources to improve the quality of life and make communities fully accessible.
California BrainWaves (925-804-1718, CABrainWaves.org) Mission is to increase housing, education, research, medical care, specialized training, legal aid, and community support systems for people of all ages & stages with brain and developmental disabilities.
East Bay Innovations (3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. (510) 618-1580, www.eastbayinnovations.com): Arranges and provides personalized support to enable individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes and work in a real job.
Sunflower Hill (3278 Constitution Dr. Building 16 Livermore, (925) 800-1042, www.sunflowerhill.org) Creates places and spaces where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live, work, learn, and thrive as part of the greater community.
Futures Explored, Inc. (2380 Salvio Street, Ste. 302, Concord. (925) 332-7183, www.futures-explored.org): Provides life skills and work-related training to adults with developmental disabilities.
Tiny Blue Dot Recyclers (4966 Hummingbird Rd Pleasanton, 925-352-7952, tinybluedotrecyclers.org) Works to enable careers in E-waste recycling with accommodations for neurodiverse individuals, particularly those moderately to severely impacted by ASD.
Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (101-J Town and Country Dr. Danville, 925-362-8660, www.dscba.org) Provides support to people with Down syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life.
Alameda County Social Services (3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. (925) 455-0747, www.alamedasocialservices.org): Provides economic support for individuals and families. Application and ongoing support services available. Programs include: CalWorks, General Assistance, SNAP/ Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, utility and weatherization assistance.
SparkPoint (39155 Liberty Street, Suite A110, Fremont. (510) 574-2020, https://fremont.gov/241/SparkPoint-Fremont): Financial education centers that help individuals and families address immediate financial crises, get back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. Programs including managing credit, increasing income, and building savings and assets.
Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (During tax season, in this office and around the Bay Area, 2-1-1, www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org): A coalition of organizations that provide free tax preparation to low- to moderate-income households.
Consumer Credit Counseling of the East Bay/Money Management International (Online or 7677 Oakport St., Ste. 1130, Oakland, or 3100 Mowry Ave. Ste. 403-A, Fremont. (866) 889.9347, www.cccsebay.org): Provides credit and budget counseling, housing counseling and debt repayment plans. Counseling is face-to-face, online or via telephone.
Partners for Change Tri-Valley (4743 East Ave. Livermore, (925) 583-1635, www.pfctv.org) Empowers people to chart their course out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency by intentionally creating personal relationships that bridge financial class lines.
The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (180 Montgomery St., Suite 600, San Francisco. (415) 864-8848, TTY: (415) 593-0091, http://las-elc.org): Programs and projects designed to protect the right of low-income employees to work in a safe, respectful environment that is free from discrimination and in compliance with the law.
Bay Area Legal Aid (1735 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (800) 551-5554, (510) 663-4744, Legal Assistance Line: (510) 250-5270, www.baylegal.org): Provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation.
California Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing (39141 Civic Center Dr., Suite 250, Fremont. , TTY: (800) 700-2320, www.dfeh.ca.gov or www.eeoc.gov): Protects the people of California from employment, housing and public accommodations discrimination and hate violence.
Bay Area Community Law Center (2921 Adeline St., Berkeley. (510) 548-4040, www.ebclc.org): Provides free legal services to eligible East Bay clients. Services fall into broad program areas of Housing, Health & Welfare, Immigration, Economic Security & Opportunity (including low-income and those with criminal records) and Education Defense and Justice for Youth.
Center for Community Dispute Settlement (CCDS) (291 McLeod St., Livermore. (925) 337-7175, www.trivalleymediation.com) The Center for Community Dispute Settlement (CCDS) has been providing mediation services to the Tri-Valley communities and the Alameda County Superior Court since 1995.
2-1-1 (570 B. St., Hayward. 211 or (888) 886-9960, www.edenir.org): Keeps a list of housing options throughout Alameda County for referral purposes.
Livermore Housing Authority (3203 Leahy Way, Livermore. (925) 447-3600, livermoreha.org): Provides safe, decent, and quality affordable housing for residents with limited income. Client seen by appointment only.
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) (22941 Atherton St., Hayward. (510) 538-8876, www.haca.net): Operates a number of housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provide low-cost rental housing or rental assistance for low-income families, the elderly, people with disabilities, and others, in much of Alameda County.
ECHO Housing (3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. (925) 449-7340, www.echofairhousing.org): Provides comprehensive housing services including counseling, rental and mortgage assistance programs.
Abode Services (3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. (925) 373-5313, www.abodeservices.org): Reaches out to persons experiencing homelessness at encampments and other field sites to provide intensive, individual case management.
Goodness Village (1660 Freisman Rd. Livermore, [email protected], gvlivermore.org) Our mission is to improve the lives of the unsheltered population by providing a supportive living community in partnership with local businesses, cities, community members, and partner services agencies.
Monthly Miracles (CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L St. Livermore, 925-290-8847, www.monthlymiracles.org) Provides assistance to those that are homeless or about to be homeless in the local Tri-Valley area.
Health/Mental Health Assistance
Axis Community Health (Medical Clinics: 4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, or 3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Behavior Health Clinics: 6666 Owens Dr., Pleasanton, or 446 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore. (925) 462-1755, www.axishealth.org): Provides medical care, mental health counseling, and addiction counseling services for everyone in the community.
Christina-Rae Kingston, Child Abuse & Trauma Recovery Coach (www.openingstories.net, (925) 470-5623, [email protected]): A remote mental wellness and life coach specializing in overcoming child abuse and trauma
Discovery Counseling Center (115A Town and Country Drive Danville, (925) 837-0505 , www.discoveryctr.net) Offers comprehensive, culturally appropriate, affordable and accessible mental wellness services in times of difficulty and life transitions.
NAMI Tri-Valley (164 N. L St. Suite 104 Livermore, (925) 980-5331, www.nami-trivalley.org/index.html) Provides resources and support for families and their loved ones living with psychiatric disorders.
Bay Area Community Services (3900 Valley Ave., Pleasanton. (925) 484-8457, www.bayareacs.org): Provides clients with mental illness help manage their symptoms, locate affordable housing, and develop independent living skills.
Live Healthy/Cultura y Bienestar (3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore. (925) 273-4220, www.culturaybienestar.org): Latino-focused mental health prevention & early intervention programs providing outreach, education and consultation to the Latino community.
Putnam Clubhouse (3024 Willow Pass Rd ste 230 Concord, 925-691-4276, www.putnamclubhouse.org) A welcoming community where adults recovering from mental illness come to rebuild their lives.
Tri-Valley Haven (3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Main Office/Counseling: (925) 449-5845, Crisis Support: (925) 449-5842, or (800) 884-8119, Food Pantry: (925) 449-1664, www.trivalleyhaven.org): Resources serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness.
Culinary Angels (4435 First Street, #142, Livermore., (925) 243-1211, www.culinaryangels.org) Provides local, organic, nutrient-rich meals and nutrition education to those going through a cancer challenge as well as to their caregivers.
Shepherd’s Gate (1660 Portola Ave., Livermore. (925) 443-4283 or (888) 216-4776, shepherdsgate.org): Provides women and children a safe, home-like environment, counseling referrals and recovery classes.
Fertile Ground Works (4743 East Ave. Livermore, (925) 371-5615, www.fertilegroundworks.org) Encourages, empowers, and teaches individuals and communities to grow healthy, nutritious food, organically and sustainably.
Open Heart Kitchen (1141 Catalina Drive, #137 Livermore, (925) 580-1616, www.openheartkitchen.org) Provides equitable access to nutritious food today, while building a food secure tomorrow.
CAPE, Inc. (1401 Almond Ave., Livermore. (925) 245-0991, www.capeheadstart.org): Provides low-cost or no-cost comprehensive early care and education to children ages 0-5 to eligible families.
Hively (7901 Stoneridge Dr Suite 150, Pleasanton. (925) 417-8733, www.behively.org): Provides parents help to find and pay for quality child care.
Little Miracles, Inc. (1225 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton, 925-623-5407, www.littlemiraclespleasanton.org) Provides free baby supplies to new or expectant parents in the Tri-Valley.