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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No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals

Weekly on Monday - 5:30 - 8:30 pm

SSA Eden and Enterprise offices

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals

The Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is providing no-cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers from February 1, 2021 through April 14, 2021. Appointments are required: https://public.alamedasocialservices.org/eitcscheduler

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No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals

Weekly on Wednesday (between February 3 - April 14, 2021) - 5:30 - 8:30 pm

SSA Eden, Enterprise and Thomas L. Berkley offices

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals

The Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is providing no-cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers from February 1, 2021 through April 14, 2021. Appointments are required: https://public.alamedasocialservices.org/eitcscheduler

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No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals

Weekly on Saturday (February 6 to April 10, 2021) - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

SSA Eden, Enterprise and Thomas L. Berkley offices

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals

The Alameda County Social Services Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is providing no-cost IRS-certified tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers from February 1, 2021 through April 14, 2021. Appointments are required: https://public.alamedasocialservices.org/eitcscheduler

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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

April 1-30, 2021 -

Strong Families Alliance of Alameda County Launches Redesigned Website

Virtual

Strong Families Alliance of Alameda County Launches Redesigned Website

April is Child Abuse Prevention month, and a great time to get to know the Strong Families Alliance of Alameda County (SFA) by visiting their redesigned website. The SFA was created in 2020 to connect residents of Alameda County and the greater Bay Area to local resources, providers, and supports that are available at no cost. The website offers information about trainings, events and information on child safety and well-being, as well as child abuse prevention. Visit https://www.alamedacountycapc.com/ to learn more about SFA member organizations and other information and resources in Alameda County and its surrounding areas. Please also be sure to provide feedback so that the SFA may incorporate those suggestions to engage and educate the community about #childabuseprevention.

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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.

Recurring event

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals – Extended

Mondays/Wednesdays April 19-May 8 - 6pm to 8:30pm

SSA - Eden Area Multi-Service Center

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals – Extended

The Alameda County Social Services Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has been extended through May 8, 2021. The IRS recently extended the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021. The extension provides an opportunity for SSA to continue offering NO-COST tax preparation services to low-and-moderate income Alameda County residents. If you need tax preparation services through the IRS extension period ending May 17, 2021, please make an appointment.
 
Updated schedule and locations:
  • Eden Area Multi-Service Center, 24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544: Beginning April 19, 2021, this site will offer additional tax preparation services through May 8, 2021. Days and hours of operation: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm and Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Enterprise Self-Sufficiency Center, 8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA 94621: Beginning April 24, 2021, this site will provide services on Saturdays ONLY, through May 8, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Please note: North Oakland Office site located at 2000 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 will close effective April 14, 2021.
 
Appointments are required for all tax preparation services. To make an appointment, scan the QR code on the attached flyer  or use our online scheduler: https://public.alamedasocialservices.org/EITCScheduler
For more information, contact the program at (510) 271-9141 or vita.eitc@acgov.org.

Recurring event

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals – Extended

Saturdays April 24-May 8 - 10am to 2pm

SSA Eden Area Multi-Service Center & Enterprise Self-Sufficiency Center

No-Cost Tax Preparation Services for Low-Income Families and Individuals – Extended

The Alameda County Social Services Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has been extended through May 8, 2021. The IRS recently extended the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021. The extension provides an opportunity for SSA to continue offering NO-COST tax preparation services to low-and-moderate income Alameda County residents. If you need tax preparation services through the IRS extension period ending May 17, 2021, please make an appointment.
 
Updated schedule and locations:
 
  • Eden Area Multi-Service Center, 24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544: Beginning April 19, 2021, this site will offer additional tax preparation services through May 8, 2021. Days and hours of operation: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm and Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Enterprise Self-Sufficiency Center, 8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA 94621: Beginning April 24, 2021, this site will provide services on Saturdays ONLY, through May 8, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Please note: North Oakland Office site located at 2000 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 will close effective April 14, 2021.
 
Appointments are required for all tax preparation services. To make an appointment, scan the QR code on the attached flyer  or use our online scheduler: https://public.alamedasocialservices.org/EITCScheduler
 
For more information, contact the program at (510) 271-9141 or vita.eitc@acgov.org.

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."