Adamika Village is a collection of volunteers and credible messengers specializing in de-escalation, referrals, and supporting families affected by violence. Adamika Village is currently working to provide care packages to their at risk clients during the COVID-19 crisis.
Akonadi Foundation’s mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. Akonadi supports and nurtures grassroots organizing, culture shift, and policy changes that build Oakland’s racial justice movement.
BOSS is dedicated to helping homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fighting against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. During the crisis, BOSS has been working to ramp up the availability of beds to service both the homeless and re-entry individuals recently released en masse from prisons.
The East Oakland Black Cultural Zone is a coalition of black residents, leaders, organizers, and advocates formed to keep culture and place for Black folks in East Oakland. They work to innovate, incubate, and elevate community driven projects that allow our people and culture to thrive.
The East Oakland Collective (EOC) is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. Known for their Feed the Hood program, EOC is working on the frontline to consistently deliver food and resources directly to homeless encampments..
Just Cities is a collection of dreamers and seekers of community justice that believe race, space, and place still matter in defining individual and community outcomes. Following the example of co-founder Ron Dellums, Just Cities works to center the people most impacted so they may have the power to forge new road maps of inclusion and equity.
Mercer works to leverage Hip Hop as a platform for social change. They’ve mobilized a network of cultural media experts and consultants including photographers, video, graphic design, event production, sound engineering, etc, which work with up and coming conscious artists to ensure their success.
CEO and licensed therapist Tina Robinson created Owning My Own Truth to provide support for survivors of domestic violence through their STEP UP SISTER program. Partnering with Adamika Village and BOSS, Owning My Own Truth also assists with providing life coaching and mentorship services to prevent youth gun violence.
The mission of Roots is to uplift those impacted by systemic inequities and poverty. We accomplish this through medical and behavioral health care, health navigation, workforce enterprises, housing, outreach, and advocacy. Roots is continuing its essential services during the Shelter in Place Order which include Covid-19 testing, medical and mental health services, street outreach, emergency housing, and resource distribution, and enrollment support.
Vision Quilt empowers communities to create their own solutions to gun violence through the power of art and inclusive dialogue. They are working to distribute art kits to ensure their youth and survivor families have continued access to arts and healing during COVID-19..
Bay Nation Homecare provides a full range of cost-effective and quality-focused home healthcare services to their clients including case management and personalized delivery of home health care. During the crisis, they are partnering with Dr. Watson and the Doctor’s alliance to provide COVID-19 testing.
The Downtown Oakland Association is committed to revitalizing Oakland’s historic downtown by maintaining cleanliness, promoting business attraction, building community, and fostering cultural opportunities. During the crisis they are working to distribute hygiene kits to homeless encampments in Downtown Oakland.
Men of Influence is a collection of mentors, some of whom are ex-convicts, dedicated to curtailing violence in Oakland. Their main objective is to reach out to people of influence to use as contacts when conflicts occur in their communities before violence escalates.
Loren Taylor is a nationally recognized community, business, and non-profit leader who is regularly recruited to solve tough problems for cities, non-profits, and organizations. Representing Oakland’s District 6, he has deep roots in Oakland and a record of bringing people together, building trust, and getting results that make a big difference for diverse communities.
Lynette Gibson McElhaney is serving a second term representing Oakland's Council District 3 – the area that includes West Oakland, Downtown/Uptown, Jack London, Pill Hill/KONO, the Lake, and the Port of Oakland. A 20-year leader in affordable housing, she is known as a bridge builder and advocate that balances neighborhood needs with the need of the local economy while leading the charge to eradicate violence in Oakland.
The DVP was created in 2018 to address homicides, the exploitation of our children, and domestic violence that disproportionately affect Oakland’s Flatland Communities. DVP Chief Guillermo Cespedes brings a wealth of experience and innovation to Oakland informed by his successful work in Los Angeles and in Honduras to significantly reduce homicides.
The VPC is a group of individuals and organizations working to break the cycle of violence in Oakland by uplifting community-led, healing centered practices and political advocacy. Their mission is to work directly with victims, and those most likely to be future victims or perpetrators of violent crime, to dramatically reduce violent crime and end the cycle of trauma affecting our communities.
RPI strives to make a positive impact in the community by guiding under-served youth and young adults in making choices that will improve their quality of life. RPI utilizes over 25 years of community program experience to assist clients in overcoming the challenges of urban disenfranchisement and placing them on the path to personal growth and development..
Word Assembly exists to teach people how to live the way God intended. The church runs a program called Project HOPE that feeds individuals in homeless encampments.
Located in North Oakland, Preventive Care Pathways and the James A. Watson Wellness Center are private medical providers working to provide wrap around services at their “one stop shop” location. They are working with other minority providers to form a Doctors Alliance capable of providing medical services and testing to those who are not adequately housed, immunocompromised,and lack medical access.
GCEA’s mission is to educate, serve, train, inform, and empower the African Diaspora in the Bay Area. GCEA provides a large host of services to the community including language translation, legal service support, health and wellness trainings.
Youth Uprising is a neighborhood hub whose mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them. During this crisis, they are providing no cost virtual services which include confidential one-on-one counseling, case management, resource linkages, and virtual workshop training. YU has also partnered with the Alameda County Food Bank to provide food security through their Grocery Bag Giveaway.
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