Youth and Family Services

Providing alternatives and support to Union City residents as well as families
in the New Haven Unified School District.

Empowering Parents, Transforming Teens

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! Finally… a program created by parents, for parents – providing support, tools and strategies to deal with the very real challenges of parenting a teen in today’s fast-paced world. Next session starts March 11 at the Fremont Family Resource Center.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on April 26th

Youth and Family Services (YFS) announces its 3rd Annual Basketball Tournament at Contempo Park in Union City. It's scheduled for April 26 and registration is free. Age brackets are 12 to 14 years of age, 15 to 18 yrs and 19 to 24 years old. Coed teams are welcome. For more info call (510) 675-5816. If you would like to volunteer on the day of the event, or have a booth for your organization please send an email to

Our Mission
Working together with youth and families to help them strengthen and maintain loving relationships, as well as promote a safe community that thrives.
Strengthen family relationships
Promote positive decision making
Improve school attendance and performance
Identify available options and resources
Develop alternatives to violence
Learn tools and strategies to address challenging youth behaviors
Crisis Support
Assists families through an immediate crisis by providing support and community resource information to victims/witnesses of violent crimes or traumatic events.
Provides short-term individual and family counseling to help improve family relationships, address academic or behavior issues, and provide support around crisis and traumatic events.
Parent Project

Designed to support parents with challenging children or teens. Topics covered include improving school performance, motivating and influencing youth, developing positive decision making skills and personal responsibility, preventing and intervening with at-risk behaviors and improving family relationships.

Classes are offered in English and Spanish a couple of times a year.

Parent Project Jr.
For parents with youth ages 5-10 (8 weeks)

Parent Project Sr.
For parents with youth ages 10 and up (13 weeks)

Services in English: Kristie Potter MFT #43455 (510) 675-5217
Services in Spanish: Adrian Valadez, ASW (510) 675-5821

Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
Street Outreach
Engaging youth and young adults 14-24 years of age to connect them with intervention services and support. (510) 675-5822
Case Management
Provides referrals, support in accessing services for youth and their families. Ages 14-24
Sergio Abundis (Spanish) (510) 675-5819

Provides job readiness skills including interview techniques, resume building and completing applications. Assist youth 16-24 years of age connect with local employers based on their strengths and abilities. Referrals for employment services are made from Case Management or members of the Street Outreach team.Fabiola Camarillo (Spanish)

Accessing Services

Individuals, family members, school personnel, or other agencies can directly contact Union City YFS for services and support. All services are free or offered on a sliding scale basis.

For more information contact :
Patricia Abadesco, MFT #32956
Program Manager
(510) 675-5617

24 Hour Hotlines and Crisis Services
Bay Area Women Against Rape
(510) 845-7273
California Youth Crisis Line
(800) 843-5200
Crisis Line for the Handicapped
(800) 426-4263
Crisis Support of Alameda County
(510) 889-1104
Crisis Support Services (includes suicide prevention)
(800)260-0094 or
(800) 309-2131
Emergency Shelter Program
(888) 339-7233
Family Emergency Shelter Coalition
(510) 581-3223
Family Paths
(800) 829-3777
Lavender Youth (LBGTQ)
(800) 246-7743
Second Chance, Inc.
(510) 792-4357
Shelter Against Violent Environments (S.A.V.E)
(510) 794-6055
Family Services and Crisis Counseling
Alameda County Adult Protective Services
(510) 577-1900
Alameda County Children & Family Services (510) 259-1800
(510) 259-1800
Alameda County Victim-Witness Program
(510) 272-6180
Alcoholics Anonymous (510) 791-9981 or
(510) 797-3938
Centro de Servicios
(510) 489-4100
Eden Information and Referral Inc.
Alameda Co. 211
Eden Youth Center
(510) 887-1146
Family Service of the Tri-Cities
(510) 791-3322
Fremont Family Resource Center
(510) 574-2000
La Familia Counseling Service
(510) 881-5921
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
(510) 471-5907
Victims of Crime Resource Center
(800) 221-7822


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