If you have any questions regarding these services you may contact:
Stephen Mullin – Parish Outreach Manager (510) 768-3115
You can also contact:
Debra Gunn, Development Director (510) 768-3142
Faith in Action is a coalition of the major Catholic social service organizations in the Diocese of Oakland. We have come together to more effectively serve the needs of poor and marginalized in our midst. Shared communication, resources and regular dialogue enable us to meet the challenge of the Gospel to bring the compassion, mercy and healing of Jesus to those families and individuals of all backgrounds and faiths.
Check out the new Catholic Social Services Directory created by Catholic Charities of the East Bay for Faith In Action and the Diocese of Oakland. This online resource can be accessed on your smartphone or your home computer and will put you in touch with local charitable organizations that can help with issues around homelessness, counselling, health care, domestic violence, and many other needs our people may have.
Go to http://www.faithinactionoakdiocese.org and help your neighbor!
Critical Family Needs
Concord, Pittsburg, Oakland
(510) 768-3102 Alameda County
(925) 825-3099 East and Central Contra Costa
Critical Family Needs program is a one-time rental assistance program for a limited number of eligible families and individuals, including seniors who are experiencing a crisis and needing emergency help to maintain their family well-being. This program also provides information and education regarding tenant responsibilities and rights, and information on how to maintain their housing or prevent homelessness. Call for more information.
Family Literacy Program
Family Literacy Program provides adult education and ESL/literacy classes, parenting classes, childcare, parent and child interactive literacy classes.
Family-to-Family – A Parish-based ministry
Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
A parish based ministry comprised of parishioners from various parishes in the Oakland Diocese who volunteer support to a local family as selected.
Monument Corridor Senior Services Outreach
Provides outreach, case management, and advocacy to promote safety, health, and social well-being among seniors living in the Monument Corridor.
Refugee Employment Services
Provides cultural orientation, employment counseling, job preparation workshops, vocational English as a Second Language classes (VESL), computer class, financial assistance for transportation, vocational training, and job placement and job retention services for refugees, asylees, and CalWORKs for limited English speakers.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Concord, Oakland, Richmond
IRS trained and certified volunteer tax preparers help individuals and families claim maximum benefits and refunds.
Immigration Legal Services
Alameda County and Contra Costa County
Attorneys, law school students and BIA accredited paralegals offer immigration legal services for crime victims, applicants for citizenship, undocumented children, and low-income immigrant families.
Do you want to do something to help immigrant families in your community? Not sure where to start? Catholic Charities of the East Bay attorneys and legal staff will be in your area to talk about immigration legal services and listen to your ideas. Together we can become the change we want to see.
Please visit our Events page for upcoming dates.
For more information contact Christopher Martinez at 510-439-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download our “Parish and Bulletin Announcement” PDF.
Refugee Resettlement Program
Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Sr. Elisabeth Lang
Helps refugees become self-sufficient through English classes, navigating the school system and other public institutions, integrating into society, finding housing and employment, accessing health care, cultural orientation, intake assessement, case management and adjusting to a new culture.
Crisis Response Support Network (CRSN)
Cell: (510) 773-6159
Office: (510) 768-3118
CRSN provides immediate and sustained support to victims of crime, especially those impacted by community, domestic, and family violence, and includes services to family and friends of homicide victims in Oakland as part of Oakland Unite, the violence prevention initiative of the City of Oakland. Clinical Case Managers deliver therapeutic and safety net services, including evidence-based mental health treatment, emergency financial assistance, and supportive access to legal, housing, financial and other needs-based services.
Contra Costa County
Veerenyze Banuelos (925) 771-8249
Path 2 provides intensive home-based case management for families in Contra Costa County who are experiencing problems that put them at risk of having children removed from the home. The goal is to strengthen and preserve families – keeping children in the home with a supportive family.
RTIPs (Restorative Trauma-Informed Practices)
Jordan Thompson: email@example.com
RTIPS is an approach to working together that emphasizes pro-social behavior such as empathy, self-regulation, personal responsibility, accountability and dialogue to build and repair relationships for more effective communication, safety, and colloaboration. Restorative trauma-informed practices can be used in any environment, including in schools to improve climate and student outcomes, with consumers of services such as mental health treatment or safety net services, in communities to improve cohesion and safety, and in organizations to build teams, improve morale and compassion fatigue, or to work on a special project.
RTIPs for Schools
Cell: (510) 692-5536 Office: (510) 867-0667
RTIPs for schools provides training, coaching, and technical assistance services to support schools to implement a program and culture of restorative trauma-infomed practices. Activities include creating responses to student behavior that provide an alternative to suspension and allow students to take responsibility for their actions and repair any harm caused; community building techniques that create safe, respectful, and effective classrooms; developing a community response to events that affect the school, such as an act of violence, that heals and restores the community; and building safe supportive relationships among and between staff and students. http://rtips.cceb.org/
RTIPs for Teens
RTIPS for Teens provides evidenced-based mental health treatment to adolescents experiencing multiple, ongoing incidences of trauma, including exposure to community, family, and dating violence. RTIPs for Teens compliments and supports school-wide efforts to build restorative trauma-informed communities. http://rtips.cceb.org/