A Health Department is a government agency at the state, county, or local level charged with protecting public health. Health Departments may offer a range of social services, including educational programming on public health concerns like food borne illnesses, immunization, and infectious diseases. Many also offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations. Some Health Departments offer support services to families affected by environmental health problems such as lead poisoning or unclean water supplies.
Alameda County Health Department East Oakland CA 94601 510-595-6312
Berkeley Health Department 3282 Adeline Street Berkeley CA 94703 510-981-5280
California State Health Department 1625 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley CA 94709 800-554-0352
A Mental Health Department is a government agency at the state, county, or local level that provides social services to people with mental health and substance abuse issues. Mental Health Departments offer a range of services, including housing assistance, employment programs, and services for people with developmental disabilities. Mental Health Departments may also offer substance abuse treatment services and counseling services for individuals, groups, and families. Many also offer programs to help people with behavioral health issues to avoid jail and hospital visits.
Alameda County Mental Health Department 954 60th Street Oakland CA 94608 510-835-5010
Berkeley Mental Health Department 3282 Adeline Street Berkeley CA 94703 510-981-5280
A Victims Assistance Center is a government agency at the state, county, or local level that provides support and assistance to the victims of crimes. In many locations, the Victims Assistance Office is run by the local Prosecutor’s Office. Victims Assistance Offices provide a range of support services to the victims of crimes, including crisis intervention services, support groups, mental health services, and medical advocacy. Victims Assistance Offices can also assist the victims of crimes with obtaining compensation.
Alameda County Victims Assistance 1401 Lakeside Drive Oakland CA 94612 510-272-6180
Vine Victims Assistance 1025 Mission Court Fremont CA 94539 800-511-1687