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Changing Lives, Building Community

Alameda Family Services began in 1970 as a teen hotline and has evolved into an agency whose mission “to improve the emotional, psychological and physical health of children, youth and families” is accomplished through accessible, affordable programs that include:  Head Start/Early Head Start comprehensive child development and family support services for families with children from birth to five; free medical and mental health services, youth development and health education at School-Based Health Centers; case management and family support services; individual, group and family low- or no-fee counseling and a professional clinical training program for therapists.  The agency vision is to offer a comprehensive continuum of care and opportunities for children, youth, and families with that targeted clientele experiencing Alameda Family Services as a “one-stop shop” that supports their health and well-being.  The agency delivers these services in community and school-based settings in support of Alameda County residents, with a particular focus on the low-income or indigent population.