Community Services and Supports (CSS)


The purpose of Community Services and Supports (CSS) component is to address the unmet needs of adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). The MHSA required that planning resulted in initiatives, campaigns, policies and programs that reflected the following core values:

  • Community Collaboration
  • Culturally Competent services
  • Integrated Service experiences
  • Wellness & Recovery-oriented services
  • Increased consumer and family member involvement

Local Programs 

The following programs were developed through the CSS Community Planning Process. Each of these programs has been approved by the Ongoing Planning Council, the local stakeholder group responsible for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Planning, and by the California State Department of Mental Health. The programs below address one of the following priorities developed in the community planning process:

  • Reduce homelessness
  • Reduce involvement with justice and child welfare systems
  • Reduce hospitalization and frequent emergency medical care
  • Promote a client- and family-driven system
  • Reduce ethnic and regional service disparities
  • Develop necessary infrastructure for the systems of care
ProgramServices DescriptionProvider/Contact Information
FSP 1 – Homeless Outreach Stabilization TeamMultidisciplinary team engages homeless adults and links them to a range of services with a focus on community services, peer support and the means to obtain and maintain housing.Bonita House
6333 Telegraph Ave # 102
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 923-1099
FSP 2 - North County Senior Homeless ProgramMultidisciplinary team engages homeless seniors and provides housing with community supports. Provides linkage for family members and offers peer support.Bay Area Community Services
1814 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 271-8844
FSP 3 – Supportive Housing for TAYProvides permanent supportive housing for youth who are homeless, are aged out of foster care, leaving the justice system or residential treatment.Fred Finch Youth Center
3800 Coolidge Ave
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 482-2244
FSP 4 - Greater HOPEAdds housing, personal service coordination and medication capacity to existing mobile homeless outreach provider in South and East County.Tri-City Homeless Coalition
40849 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone (510) 657-7409
FSP 5 – Forensic Assertive Community TreatmentCreates a multi-disciplinary community treatment team and community support center for adults with extensive criminal justice histories or are experiencing their first or second incarceration.East Bay Community Recovery Project
2551 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 446-7100
FSP 6 – Transition To Independence ProcessProvides services to transition-age youth who are homeless, leaving foster care or criminal justice system through a multidisciplinary "TIP" team connected with an existing CBO. U.S. Center for Mental Health Services "Best Practice."City of Berkeley
2180 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-5280.
OESD 1 – Wellness, Recovery, Resiliency Resource HubCollaborates with Director of Training and the Family Education Center to provide organizational consultation, recovery/resilience and cultural competence training for MHSA Peer Support programs. Provides Peer Support staff for providers serving underserved/unserved ethnic minorities from all age cohorts.Margaret Walkover
WRRR Director
Eastmont Town Center
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 125B
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 577-3591
OESD 2 - Family Education & Resource CenterProvides a range of info/referral and support services for families within BHCS. Increases number of county-wide family support groups and encourages linkage with providers. Promotes county-wide familyMental Health Association of Alameda County
Eastmont Town Center
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 269
Oakland, CA 94605
(888) 896-3372
OESD 3a - ACCESS for Asian Pacific IslandersImprove availability of ACCESS and brief treatment clinic/field based services by increasing bicultural staff in one Asian crisis clinic. Includes assessment, brief treatment and referral services.Asian Community Mental Health Services
ACCESS Hotline (510) 869-7200
OESD 3b - ACCESS for LatinosImprove availability of ACCESS and brief treatment clinic/field based services by increasing bicultural staff in one Latino crisis clinic. Includes assessment, brief treatment and referral services.La Clinica de la Raza - Casa del Sol
1501 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 535-6200
OESD 4a - Mobile Integrated AssessIncreases access for homebound seniors through the use of mobile geriatric mental health teams.City of Fremont
39155 Liberty St
Fremont, CA 94538-1513
OESD 5a - Crisis Response for TrivalleyAugment ACCESS services with clinical and peer staff dedicated to East County.Crisis Response Program
Livermore Multi Service Center

3300 Pacific Ave., Rm. 15
Livermore. CA 94550
OESD 5b - Crisis Response for TricitiesAugment ACCESS services with clinical and peer staff dedicated to South County.Crisis Response Program
Tri-City Community Support Center
39155 Liberty St., Suite G710
Fremont, CA 94538
OESD 7 – Court Advocacy ProgramTeam of MH staff at Alameda courtrooms to provide assessment, treatment and advocacy for defendants with SMI.Millie Swafford
Criminal Justice Mental Health Director
(510) 667-3952
OESD 8 - Juvenile Justice Transformation of the Guidance ClinicProvides in-depth assessment and treatment for youth in the juvenile justice system. Creates linkages to community based services and expands on-site treatment in Juvenile Hall.Guidance Clinic
2200 Fairmont Dr
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 667-3000
OESD 9 - Multisystemic TherapyFamily preservation strategy that serves chronic juvenile offenders with SED co-occurring with substance abuse and violent behavior.Seneca Center
2275 Arlington Drive
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 481-1222

Plan Requirements 

The CSS Community Planning Process required local stakeholders to recognize the following parameters for this funding stream:

  • All ages must be served;
  • At least 51% of the funds must support Full Service Partnerships.
  • Disparities in access to services for underserved populations and regions of the County must be addressed.

Additional Information 

For more information about PEI in Alameda County, please contact:
Carl Pascual at or (510) 777-2156.