Family Life and Mental Health

Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Resources

  • Domestic violence resource guide for Alameda CountyTransitional housing, shelter, and crisis and legal services.
  • Domestic violence shelters and family centers remain functional during the COVID-19 crisis, such as the Alameda County Family Justice CenterHere is a list of FAQs regarding protecting survivors of domestic violence during shelter-in-place.
  • For domestic violence, call these hotlines:
    • Ruby’s Place (domestic violence shelter): 888-339-7233
    • SAVE (24-hr): 510-794-6055
    • SART (24-hr advocacy/counseling): 510-534-9290
    • A Safe Place Emergency Shelter Program: 510-536-7233
    • La Familia (remote therapy): 510-881-5921
    • ACFJC rape hotline: 510-845-7273
    • IF IT IS NOT SAFE TO CALL: email the organization, Narika: narika@narika.org
    • For child abuse, call this hotline: 510-259-1800
    • For elder abuse, call this hotline: 510-577-3500 or 1-800-225-5277
  • Alameda County men’s resource guide for urban men/boys and their family living in Alameda County.
  • Substance abuse resource guide for Alameda County.
  • Tobacco cessation resource guide for Alameda County.
  • Mental Health Community Agencies: Alameda Council of Community Mental Health Agencies is an association of 32 nonprofits that contract with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care to provide mental health and co-occurring disorder services for the county’s eligible children, transition age youth, adults, older adults, and their families.
  • The following resources are available to help people who may be experiencing distress or heightened anxiety right now: 
    • 24/7 Behavioral Health Services Department Call Center: (800) 491-9099 
    • Crisis Text Line: Text RENEW to 741741 
    • Crisis Support Services Suicide Prevention – (800) 309-2131. If you’re struggling with difficult life circumstances, grief or uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, call the Crisis Line from Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.  You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to call.  
    • Crisis Support Services Text Line for teens – text "safe" to 20121 between 4:00p.m. and 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week 
    • Nationwide Hotline – (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255
    • 24-hour Parenting Stress Helpline :1.800.829.3777 - Alameda County parents can call this hotline to get help with everyday parenting stress or go to https://familypaths.org/what-we-do/parentingstresshelpline/