A strong and stable family is critical to the long-term wellness of children. East Bay Agency for Children provides several types of services that strengthen families and children, building resiliency to face future adversity and, where possible, increasing the potential of preventing exposure to trauma in the first place.
Grief and illness support
Circle of Care is a unique program that supports children and their families coping with a life threatening illness or the death of a loved one. This program helps children heal and learn to cope with this traumatic experience through specialized Support Groups, Individual and Family Counseling, Crisis Support, Community Trainings and Outreach. Circle of Care is open to any child and his or her family. Learn more about Circle of Care
Child assault prevention
The East Bay Agency for Children is a recognized leader in teaching children and youth how to recognize and respond to situations that are unsafe and abusive, addressing the preventable aspects of child abuse, neglect and other forms of violence. Child Assault Prevention workshops are provided to children and youth from preschool through high school, with other specialized trainings offered to parents/care givers, school staff, youth serving professionals, and the community at-large. Learn more about Child Assault Prevention
Family resource centers
Family Resource Centers offer convenient, inviting, and helpful places for parents to come for assistance in accessing a myriad of public benefits important to their family’s health and well-ness. With multilingual and multicultural staff, EBAC-run Family Resource Centers help local families access the support services available to them so their children can thrive.
Our Family Resource Centers provide services such as: healthcare insurance enrollment and retention (Medi-Cal and Covered California); application assistance for CalFresh (food stamps), CalWorks, Social Security, In Home Support Services, etc.; emergency food and clothing; information and referrals for child support, child care, housing, mental health services, etc.; case management; assistance with school enrollment; and translation and interpretation.
East Bay Agency for Children’s Family Resource Centers:
Frick School Health & Wellness Center
East Bay Agency for Children operates the Frick School Health & Wellness Center in East Oakland in conjunction with Native American Health Center. The Frick School Health & Wellness Center is a community resource for convenient, high-quality health services for students and families of Frick Middle School and the surrounding community. Services include: Medical Services, Dental Services, Health Education, Counseling, Case Management, Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance, School Nurse, and Youth Development.
Services are provided at no cost and the health center serves everyone, no-one is turned away.
Services are for available for children, teens, and adults. Native American Health Center provides doctors and nurses, and dental services are provided by licensed dentists. The Frick School Health & Wellness Center can even serve clients whose primary care physicians are not at the Frick clinic.
Learn more about the Frick School Health & Wellness Center
East Bay Agency for Children’s comprehensive after school programs provide academic support along with enrichment activities, such as arts & crafts, cooking, gardening and music. Often, our program provides the only alternative for children in under-resourced neighborhoods to spend the afterschool hours in a safe and supervised environment.
Family engagement activities are a part of our afterschool programs as well and include potlucks, events and showcases as well as educational workshops for parents/guardians on topics they choose, such as nutrition, saving for college, and helping with homework.
Our programs are considered “model” afterschool programs, and EBAC staff have presented at conferences and shared best practices to numerous other afterschool program providers.
East Bay Agency for Children’s afterschool programs:
• Sequoia Elementary School, Oakland’s Dimond district
• Achieve Academy, Oakland’s Fruitvale district
• East Oakland Pride, East Oakland
• Peralta Elementary School, North Oakland