Community Resources

There are a host of organizations and agencies that serve students with disabilities…

Peralta Wellness Center 
(the Peralta Wellness Center offers medical, family planning and mental health services and help our students navigate their medical options. Services are available to all Peralta students on a drop-in or appointment basis.) 

Phone:  (510) 464-3134
Campus location: Laney Student Center, 4th Floor, Room 410

Laney Veterans Affairs 
(provides financial and support services to veterans and veteran dependents who are eligible for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.) 

Phone:  (510) 986-6994
Campus location: E-260-A.

Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
(A complete guide to college financing for students with disabilities. Find expert advice on loans, grants and scholarships specifically for disabled students, as well as resources to help with the job search after graduation.)

Online Learning for Students with Disabilities
A guide to distance learning for students with disabilities.

Second Start Adult Literacy Program (Second Start offers a confidential setting in which adults with lower skill levels are able to get a “second start” at learning, for free) 
125 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:  (510) 238-3432

Next Step Learning Center (adult literacy program serving older youth and adults in Oakland)
2222 Curtis St. at West Grand
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510 251-1731
Fax: 510 251-8028

Department of Rehabilitation (a state agency that assists people with disabilities to work and live independently)
Oakland Office 1515 Clay Street, Suite 119
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-2764
 
Dept. of Rehabilitation Berkeley Office
3075 Adeline St  Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 883-6000

Center for Independent Living (a services and advocacy organization run by and for people with disabilities) 
Berkeley Office
3075 Adeline St, Ste 100 Berkeley, Ca 94703 Voice 510-841-4776
TTY: (510) 848-3101
Video Phone: (510) 356-2662
Fax: (510) 841-6168
Email: info@cilberkeley.org

Center for Independent Living/Downtown Oakland office 
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 320 Oakland, CA 94612
Voice: (510) 763-9999
TTY: (510) 444-1837
Fax: (510) 763-4910
Email: info@cilberkeley.org

Inclusive Community Resources ICR provides supported living services to consumers of GGRC and RCEB, clients of the Department of Labor, and private paying clients) 
2001 Center Street, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (510)981-8115

A Safe Place (provides battered victims and their children with safe shelter and resources to Oakland residents)  
Crisis Line:  (510) 536-SAFE
Phone: 510-986-8600
Fax: 510-986-8606
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 23006, Oakland, CA 94623-0006

West Oakland Health Center (medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse services)
700 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 835-9610

 Alcoholics Anonymous  (Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.)
Email: centraloffice@eastbayaa.org
Phone: 510-839-0709

AIDS Project of the East Bay  (AIDS Project of the East Bay is a community based organization, dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and supporting individuals infected with the virus through programs targeted at some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in Alameda County.)
499 5th Street
(3rd floor) Suite 306
Oakland, California 94607
(510) 663-7979 

Asian Health Services 
(Serves the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture)
818 Webster St  Oakland, CA 94607
Medical Services (510) 986-6800

Child Protective Services
(The CPS is the major system of intervention of child abuse and neglect in California. Existing law provides for services to abused and neglected children and their families.)
401 Broadway, Oakland, CA
24 hour line to report abuse/neglect: (510)259-1800

Children’s Hospital (Specializes in children’s care. It’s the oldest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle)
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 52nd Street
Oakland, California, 94609
Phone: 510-428-3000 

East Oakland Health Center (medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse services)
7450 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 430-9401

Family Violence Law Center  
(FVLC seeks to end family violence in Alameda County by providing support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence) 
470 27th Street  Oakland,CA 94612 
Phone: (510) 208-0220
Fax: (510) 208-3557
Email: info@fvlc.org

Narcotics Anonymous  (Narcotics Anonymous (NA) members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives)  24 HOUR HOTLINE: 510-444-HOPE (4673)

Bay Area Women Against Rape  (provides 24-hour comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and their significant others)
470 27th Street Oakland
Oakland, CA 94611
24-hour Confidential Rape Crisis Hotline: (510) 845-7273
bawar@bawar.org 
Office: (510) 430-1298 
Fax: (510) 430-2579

San Leandro Shelter for Women and Children (Our programs include two emergency homeless shelters (55 beds); a domestic violence safe house (20 beds); 52 units of temporary and permanent supportive housing; a 24-hour crisis line; a children’s program; and a domestic violence outreach program.)
1395 Bancroft Ave. 
San Leandro, CA 94577
Main Line: 510-357-0205 
Fax: 510-357-0688 
24-Hour Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

UC Optometry Eye Clinic (Laney students can get eye exams and glasses at reduced fees. Discount vouchers are available at the Peralta Wellness Center)
University of California at Berkeley
School of Optometry
200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
T: 510.642.2020
Fax: 510.642.8012 or 510.642.4025

Victim/Witness Assistance Center
The Victim –Witness Assistance Division of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office provides a variety of services for crime victims, witnesses, and their families as they work through the emotional trauma of their victimization.
1401 Lakeside Drive, Suite 802
Oakland, California 94612
(510) 272-6180
(510) 272-5044 ~ Claims
Tel: (510) 272-6180
email: askvw-da@acgov.org

Disability Rights California
For resources, publications, and services for the disabled.
1330 Broadway Suite 500
Oakland, California
(510) 267-1200
Email: services@disabilityrightsca.org