Mobile Crisis Unit
The Alameda Mobile Crisis Unit is summoned by the Oakland Police to evaluate an individual in a crisis situation on the street. They can recommend that the person be sent to a hospital or psychiatric unit.
Free regardless of insurance status, Available to all ages – birth to older adults.
Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
Bay Area Community Services (BACS) programs focus on doing 'whatever it takes' to help individuals stay out of institutional care and stay connected to their communities.
BACS provides recovery-oriented behavioral health services, and provides the largest program to end homelessness in the Bay Area which sees more than 80% of participants go into permanent housing. They provide services to individuals and families, and also have a popular, affordable Senior Day program providing engaging day services for elders with memory disorders.
Mail: 390 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
St. Mary’s Center
in West Oakland
St. Mary’s Center Senior Services Program offers a broad range of free services to meet the comprehensive needs of extremely low income seniors. Focused on the specific needs of homeless seniors and isolated elders, St. Mary’s provides for basic human needs~ housing, food, heath care and community. Last year more than 1000 seniors were helped by the Senior Services Programs. They also provide a Winter Shelter for homeless men.
Center for Independent Living, Founded in 1972, The Center for Independent Living (CIL) is the world's first Independent Living Center, a services and advocacy organization run by and for people with disabilities. CIL encourages people with disabilities to make their own choices and works to open doors in the community to full participation and access for all.
Operation Dignity has been providing emergency and transitional housing to homeless veterans and non-veterans since 1993. Veteran run serving the homeless veterans and displaced populations of Alameda County. Their goal is to provide safe housing, nutritious meals, and a full array of services to help primarily homeless veterans and non-veterans so they can move forward in their rehabilitation process. Their housing offers clean and sober residences with on-site support for sobriety and other self-help groups.
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares, founded in 1974 by veterans, a community-based nonprofit that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to roughly 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. They also advocate on behalf of veterans and provide community education for over 1,500 first responders, employers, social workers, attorneys, and other professionals who engage with veterans.
John George Psychiatric Pavilion, provides services to adults experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses, regardless of ability to pay. When children and adolescents come to the Psychiatric Emergency Services or Crisis Services, they are referred to hospitals specializing in their treatment. Services are designed to assist in controlling illness, achieving personal goals, and developing skills and supports in order to live as independently as possible.
Cherry Hill Detox
and Sobering Center
Cherry Hill’s Sobering Center was designed to assist those needing immediate sobering services from alcohol or other drugs with a brief visit of 24 hours or less. Each participant is continually monitored during the sobering process to ensure participant safety. The Sobering Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by State Registered Drug and Alcohol counselors. Unique to this service is a Health Center on site, staffed with Nurse Coordinators with State Licenses consisting of at least an LVN minimum. The Health Center and Nurse Coordinators are available to monitor withdrawal and assist with medical triage and assessment to insure safety and healthy sobering services and to provide TB testing for those participants seeking further treatment. Referrals to Medical/Psychiatric services are available for assistance.
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WIN: What I Need
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