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Helpful Resources

Summer Camps/Programs

1. InPlay

Online activity guide that allows you to search for thousands of summer camps/programs on one searchable site for the cities of Fremont, Oakland, Mountain View, and Fresno.  It is free of charge to use and easy to search.

2. 211 Alameda County

Online resource finder to get connected to community resources regarding housing, counseling, financial assistance, and other family support services.  You can call or check online to get information about community resources, particularly for students/families in crisis and in need of additional support.

City of Fremont Resources:

1. Eden I & R Inc.

Eden I & R, Inc., was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency in January 1976 in response to a community need for a service that would assist people in obtaining information about, as well as gaining access to, community resources. Our skilled information management and referral specialists provide a critical information bridge between individuals in need and human service agencies.

2. City of Fremont Parks and Recreation

Recreation Services offers a wide variety of facilities and activities for your enjoyment.  These facilities include several community parks, historical sites, Central Park with Lake Elizabeth, Aqua Adventure Waterpark, skate park, a sports complex, tennis center, Fremont Park Golf Club, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, three program centers, and four community centers.  Additionally, the City offers many leisure activities for all interests through the Recreation Services Division.  

3. Fremont/Newark YMCA

The Fremont/Newark YMCA has been serving our community since the 1970's. At the Y, we strive to maximize our youths' potential, and to improve our community's health and well-being. We offer a variety of youth programs from basketball clinics, to before and after school child care that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) curriculum as well as language and literacy. With these tools, our well-rounded youth will succeed. For our community adults, we offer a full gym facility as well as several group exercise classes that range from Zumba to Pilates. The Y is here to nurture our surrounding community's potential. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

4. Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC)

Centrally located in the Hub, the FRC houses over 25 State, County, City and non-profit agencies providing a variety of integrated services.Services include adult and youth employment, cash aid, CalFresh (Food Stamps), child care information and referral, mental health services, housing information, parent support services, educational programs, free tax preparation including back taxes, credit repair and counseling, personal support services intensive, coordinated case management, workshops and support groups, asset-building programs, veteran services, kinship support services, and vocational services. 

5. Fremont Library

The Fremont Library offers a wide-range of programs and activities to children and their families to promote literacy.  Members have access to thousands of books, videos, audio-visual resources, and other multimedia materials.  In addition, the library organizes story-time, book clubs, live tutoring through Brainfuse, and information on educational apps/videos for students. 

 

Parent and Family Resources

 

24 Hour Parent Hotline: 1-800-829-3777

Our 24-hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline provides free and confidential counseling, information and to anyone in need of parenting support and access to nearly 900 community resources from our vast database. You have access to caring treatment specialists for one time anonymous calls or regular call backs to support you with your particular parenting or family concerns, refer you to Family Paths’ services, or provide other Alameda County resources.

 

Changing Families/Divorce/ Separation:

  • Divorce Care for Kids: provides an online directory of Bay Area divorce support group for children.  A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12. Website is www.dc4k.org/.

 

 Support Students with Learning Differences:

  • CASE Community Alliance for Special Education (www.caseadvocacy.org): If you are a parent or community professional wondering about the educational rights of your child or the child you serve, CASE is for you.  We provide free individual technical assistance, consultations, representation, and training through our network of educational and legal specialists. CASE helps you make practical sense out of special education laws and issues that affect children with disabilities. CASE supports families by going with them to IEP meetings as a primary service. CASE advocacy staff, thoroughly trained in special education law, helps families and school districts work together when designing appropriate special education programs for students with disabilities, who are at risk for school failure, so they can succeed in school, get a job and become productive members of their community.

  • Family Resource Navigators (familyresourcenavigators.org/): The Family Resource Navigators (formerly the Family Resource Network) support and encourage the positive development of families of children 0-5 with medical, developmental or social-emotional concerns as well as individuals 0-21 with special health care needs.

  • Understood.org is a new, free online resource (in English and Spanish) that is aimed at providing families with the practical tools and advice for their child’s academic, social, and emotional journey and especially for children struggling with learning and/or attention issues.

 Health and Mental Health Resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org/): The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  Please call 1-800-273-8255.
  • City of Fremont Youth and Family Services: please see description above.
  • Multilingual Counseling Services (multilingualcounseling.com/): Offers individual, couples, child, elderly, and group therapy in English, Farsi, Dari, Italian, German, and Spanish. Offers sliding scale for services.

  • Hume Center (www.humecenter.org/): Mental health agency that provides therapeutic services, outpatient services, and assessments for adults, adolescents, children, and families. Offers therapeutic services in various languages depending on office location. Fees are on a sliding scale from $50 to $165 depending on gross income.
  • Family Paths (familypaths.org/who-are-we/about-us/): Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service) is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide a number of mental health and supportive services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families. We are a multicultural agency committed to serving families of Alameda County regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, gender, mental or physical ability.  We were founded as a volunteer-run 24-hour parent support hotline in 1972, and today we serve the mental health needs of children and families from offices in Oakland and Hayward. These services include a 24-hour Parent Support Hotline, a Foster Parent Advice Line, CalWORKs Case Management, Positive Parenting Classes, and Family Yoga. We also provide counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families.

  • Tri-City Health Center (tri-cityhealth.org/about/mission/): Tri-City Health Center offers medical, dental, and vision services, as well as specialty services such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and podiatry. We aim to serve all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Aside from offering medical services, TCHC also offers free enrollment assistance for a variety of public assistance programs, such as Medi-Cal, Covered California, CalFresh, and HealthPAC. For more information please visit www.tri-cityhealth.org or call (510)770-8040. 

  • Medi-Cal and Alameda Alliance insurance: please call Alameda County Access at (800) 491-9099 to find out about Bay Area agencies that offer mental health and therapy services. Offer services in various languages.

  • Private Insurance (Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross, etc): Psychology Today has a website link below to search for a database of therapists based on zip code. You can filter your search based on your insurance, geographic area, issues you are seeking help, and other factors.

    Psychology Today-Find a Therapist