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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.