Events

What’s happening at SSA and in our community

Check out community events happening around Alameda County, including festivals, town hall sessions, health and wellness events, job fairs, and more. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.
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Emergency Food Distribution (Pleasanton Fairgrounds)

Tuesday and Thursday through June 2021 - 9am - 3pm

Pleasanton Fairgrounds

4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Emergency Food Distribution (Pleasanton Fairgrounds)

Emergency food distribution takes place weekly Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Pre-packaged emergency food bags, boxes and/or produce are distributed on a first come, first served basis. No walk-ups are permitted. Masks must be worn by customers. Days and hours of operation are contingent upon weather.

Enter Gate 8 off of Valley Avenue and proceed down Road 8. Customers will be required to enter a one-direction car line. Follow the signs and proceed to the large parking lot near Building A. Each car will be directed to drive up, one at a time, to the covered pick-up location next to Building A to receive food bags/boxes. 

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Emergency Food Distribution (Zhone Way - Arena Center)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through June 2021 / Closed April 12, 2021 - 9am - 3:30pm

Zhone Way (Arena Center) Distribution Site

7105 Oakport Street, Oakland, CA 94621

Emergency Food Distribution (Zhone Way - Arena Center)

Emergency food distribution takes place weekly Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Pre-packaged emergency food bags, boxes and/or produce are distributed on a first come, first served basis. No walk-ups are permitted. Masks must be worn by customers. Days and hours of operation are contingent upon weather.

The car line forms on Oakport St. and proceeds in the southern direction. Customers are directed to drive up one at a time to a covered pick-up location next to the building. Please note this site will be closed April 12, 2021.

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Advisory Commission on Aging

Second Monday of each month - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Online

Advisory Commission on Aging

Meets every second Monday of the month, online.

To access the agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) for this meeting as well as previous minutes please visit our Advisory Commission on Aging page.

To participate in the meetings of the Advisory Commission on Aging:

Join via Zoom online:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98852242048?pwd=a2RkMmNtRzFURW9WWUpOMU1NMG1EUT09

Or Dial-in by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 988 5224 2048
Passcode:443173

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abzuOIeRu4

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Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

Second Wednesday of each month - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Online

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

To access the agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) for this meeting as well as previous minutes please visit our Commission on the Status of Women page.

To participate in meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women:

https://zoom.us/j/93116251643

Or iPhone one-tap : 

US: +16699006833,,93116251643# or +14086380968,,93116251643#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 931 1625 1643

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aPPSJQOZH

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Human Relations Commission Meeting

Fourth Wednesday of the Month - 6:30pm to 8:30pm*

Online

Human Relations Commission Meeting

*Please note: On April 28, 2021, the Human Relations Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a retreat from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

To access the agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) for this meeting as well as previous minutes please visit our Human Relations Commission page.

To participate in meetings of the Human Relations Commission:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/95992525126

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380968,,95992525126# or +16699006833,,95992525126#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 959 9252 5126

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/atQIc6c1Y

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COVID-19 Vaccination POD at Fremont High School - By Appointment

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - 8 am to 4 pm

Fremont High School

High Street & Ygnacio Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601

COVID-19 Vaccination POD at Fremont High School - By Appointment

The Alameda County Public Health Department provides vaccinations at the Alameda County Fremont High School Vaccination POD in East Oakland. Registration for appointments is through Oakland Frontline Healers. For more information on qualifications and appointments, please see attached flyer or visit the Oakland Frontline Healers website.

To qualify, you are required to meet the following criteria:
Live in one of the following zip codes: 94601, 94603, 94606, 94607 and 94621
AND
Meet one of the following requirements:
  • Work in food-related jobs (restaurants, grocery stores, food delivery, agriculture),
  • Provide childcare,
  • Work as a community health worker,
  • Work as an emergency service worker; or
  • You are 65 years or older.
Fremont High School will again host the vaccination POD site Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

April 21, 2021 - May 31, 2021 -

Resource Parent Receives KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award

Virtual - see below

Resource Parent Receives KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award

Watch and be inspired: Ms. Linda Owens of Hayward has received KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award for her 34 years as a resource parent with SSA's Department of Children and Family Services (DCSF). You can watch the KPIX report to learn what her experience caring for more than 80 newborns means to her - and what her dedication has meant to DCSF and the community they serve. "It's a challenging job, but very rewarding," notes the retired grocery department manager, who has cared for babies with challenges such as drug exposure in the womb and developmental delays. Mia Buckner-Preston of DCSF comments, "Her experience, the care, the love she provides to the babies - it's immeasurable."

Recurring event

Focus on Clients-Not Case Numbers-Wins KPIX Jefferson Award for ACSSA Assistant Director & Staff

July 1, 2021-July 31, 2021 -

Virtual

Andrea Ford, Assistant Agency Director for the Alameda County Social Services Agency – Workforce and Benefits Administration (WBA), received KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award on June 30, 2021 for her work to address the human needs of clients beyond documents and case numbers. She noted that in more than 30 years with the Alameda County Social Services Agency (ACSSA), including ten years at the helm of WBA, she and her dedicated colleagues and staff “have made a top priority of overcoming misconceptions and stereotypes about the Agency, and humanizing our role beyond simply issuing benefits.”

It was this spirit that moved Ms. Ford and WBA staff to create the Agency’s annual “A Purse of Her Own…” Mother’s Day event six years ago. The following year, they added “A Father Is…” Father’s Day event. Both quickly became annual traditions, mobilizing staff from ACSSA and other County departments to donate purses, toiletries, clothing, and other necessities, and to create meaningful celebrations at ACSSA sites for mothers and fathers to mark the national holidays in their honor. This year alone, both events served 700 people. One dad who attended the Father’s Day event with two of his children told KPIX, “When they help out in those little ways it’s great, because you know there’s some kind of hope out there.”

Feeling inspired? Join Andrea Ford and the dedicated staff from WBA and other County departments in celebrating the parents of our community. Anyone interested in contributing to the Mother’s Day “A Purse of Her Own” event or the Father’s Day “A Father Is… ” event can contact Alameda County Social Services Public Affairs Director Sylvia Soublet at ssoublet@acgov.org.