La Familia

La Familia has a 40 year history of providing high-quality mental health and community support services in the San Francisco Bay Area. We started as part of a grassroots movement and our ties to the community remain deep and passionate. We are committed to building a vibrant and multicultural agency to provide services that meet the needs of the individuals and families in our community.


» La Familia Neighborhood Resource Center

» Family Resource Center (HUB) at John Muir Elementary School

» Glad Tidings Church



La Familia’s Developmental Department has a long and respectable history of providing case management services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Our Developmental Disabilities staff advocate for and provide case management services to the individuals and families we serve, an effort to improve their quality of life. Our case managers are bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish so that we may provide a linguistic and cultural match for each of our clients.

Since 1977, under direct contract with the Regional Center of the East Bay, we have provided these services to individuals and families throughout our community. We are currently the only Latino community-based organization under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services Regional Centers. Referrals to the La Familia Developmental Department must be processed through the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB).


» Mujeres Con Esperanza/Women With Hope

» Latino Family Services

» El Chante- Recovery Home

» Primavera Adolescent Program


» Re-Entry Treatment Team


La Familia’s Outpatient Department provides mental health services at a clinic located in Central Hayward. Through our Outpatient Department, we provide therapeutic and case management services to residents of South and Central Alameda County. Our programs provide specialty mental health services to adults with chronic pervasive mental illnesses; children, ages 0 to 18, with full-scope Medi-Cal; and adults in need of crisis stabilization services. Most of our clients deal with significant mental and emotional stressors, including trauma, abuse, domestic violence, discrimination and stress related to poverty, immigration, and acculturation issues and, as many of our clients are first-generation Latino immigrants, our entire clinical team is fluent in Spanish.

Currently, the Outpatient Clinic operates three programs: Service TEAM, Acute Crisis Care and Evaluation for System-Wide Services (ACCESS), and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT). The main objectives of these programs are to meet clients where they are, with the role of the clinician as being a support and advocate for the client. These programs are parts of a contract with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services.

» In-Home Outreach Team (IHOT)

» Service Team

» Acute Crisis Care and Evaluation for System-Wide Services (ACCESS)

» Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT)

» Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth (UIY)

» Trauma Recovery Center (TRC)


» Livermore Adult School

» East Bay Community Services-Livermore

» East Bay Community Services-Dublin

» Village High School

» Hayward Adult School

» East Bay Community Services-Hayward

» Contempo Resource Center

» Decoto Resource Center

» CERT Building

» Fremont City Hall

» Fremont Resource Cneter

» Newark Adult School

» East Bay Community Services-San Leandro

» East Bay Community Services-Union City

» Castro Valley Adult School


La Familia offers emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and other supportive services for families experiencing homelessness through a recent merger with the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO).

Sally's Place - Peer Respite Home


Sally's Place Peer Respite Home is the first and only of its kind in Alameda County. It is staffed by peers, in alignment with the objectives of the Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) and the Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS).

Sally’s Place is named for Sally Zinman, a pioneer of the peer-led services movement. Her pivotal work spanning more than 40 years has been an inspiration to consumers and providers alike. Our systems are immeasurably better as a result of her advocacy and legacy.

What is Peer Respite?

Peer Respite is a voluntary, short-term program that provides non-clinical crisis support to help people find new understanding and ways to move forward with their recovery.

It operates 24 hours per day in a homelike environment.

Eligible Individuals:

  • Are 18 years of age or older,
  • Are experiencing mental health concerns or distress,
  • Have an identified place to stay in Alameda County at the time of intake (which could include a shelter),
  • Are able to manage medical needs independently,
  • Voluntarily agree to engage in services

What to Expect:

  • Guests receive support from compassionate peer staff
  • Guests can stay for up to 14 days
24301 Southland Drive, Suite 300
94545 Hayward , CA
Mon, Aug 24, 2020: 2:15 pm
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