Youth Services

OHCC is hiring a Youth Services Program Specialist!
Find out more about the position and how to apply here.

VOICES Youth Programs is hiring Peer Navigators
to help connect young people experiencing homelessness with services and resources. Read more about the position and how to apply here.

EveryOne Home is seeking youth/ young adults who have experienced homelessness
in the past year in Alameda County to participate in a paid interview about their experiences seeking services. More info can be found here.


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
logo made of a stylized A with the middle being an Olympic torch with fire

McKinney Vento
Resources for students experiencing homelessness in Alameda County

Youth Response System Structure

Four youths at a table planning with covid masks on  Youth sitting on a patio with others at a working gathering  Wide shot of whole patio and youths participating in a discussion

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

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 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 hmoore@acgov.org.

Updates

National Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month

On Monday, November 1st, 2022, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed November, 2022 as National Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month and affirmed its commitment to ensuring Alameda County develops a well-resourced, coordinated, and supportive continuum of responses to meet the complex and multifaceted needs of young people experiencing homelessness and ultimately end youth homelessness in Alameda County.

Give them their flowers is a photo essay project based in honoring and recognizing some of those most deeply in the struggle yet still here showing up every day.

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Isaiah holding flowers in front of his face. I deserve my flowers because it took a long time for me to realize that homelessness doesn't decide or negate one's purpose.     Tammy holding flowers. I deserve my flowers because I am strong and it is I how brought myself here today.     Terranique is hiding behind her flowers. I deserve my flowers because I am powerful and smart.

Lamarion holding flowers. I deserve my flowers because I'm in school.   Jaden holding flowers giving us a thumbs up. I deserve my flowers because I'm handsome.   Antionio holding flowers, I deserve flowers because I am a strong youth advocate to my peers.

Contact

Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination
Hannah Moore, Youth Services Program Manager
hmoore@acgov.org