Youth Services

Resources for Transition Age Youth (ages 18-24) experiencing or at-risk of homelessness

Covenant House of California

Covenant House of California        
200 Harrison St, Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 379-1010
Wellness Center and TAY CE Access point drop-in times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 – 3:00p.m.

Cover of a brochure for Meekland House; mostly text with photo of a teen and his dad sitting on a stoop working on a laptopAlameda County Behavioral Health Services
For more information about services for children, transition age youth (TAY), and adults living with serious mental health concerns, contact 1-800-491-9099. (Alameda County Behavioral Health provides behavioral health services to Alameda County residents who qualify for Medi-Cal insurance.)

Ruby's Place
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McKinney Vento
Resources for students experiencing homelessness in Alameda County

Alameda County Youth Advisory Board (YAB): Youth About Action

Alameda County’s Youth Advisory Board is comprised of youth/young adults with lived experience of housing insecurity and or homelessness, and advises on programs and policies that aim to prevent and end youth homelessness. 

Youth Response System Structure

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Youth Response System Structure. Click on image to open up in a new browser tab.

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) supports selected communities in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. In September of 2021 the Oakland, Berkeley/ Alameda County CoC was awarded $6.7 million in YHDP funds.

Participation in the program comes from partners throughout Alameda County and includes Alameda County’s Office of Homeless Care and Coordination, Community Development Agency, Social Services Agency and the Alameda County Youth Advisory Board.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Youth Committee

Alameda County’s Continuum of Care Youth Committee works to develop strategies and collaborations across systems, provide policy recommendations, continuous quality improvement and fund development to projects and programming working to prevent and end youth homelessness. For more information and a schedule of regular meetings, please contact EveryOne Home and/ or sign up to receive their general updates.

Ending Youth Homelessness Collaborative

The Ending Youth Homelessness Collaborative is a broad group of stakeholders working to prevent and end youth homelessness, share lessons learned, strategize and network. 

For more information about upcoming meetings, contact Hannah Moore, OHCC Youth Development Program Manager at


Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination
Hannah Moore, Youth Services Program Manager