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Phone System Upgrade

Eden I&R/2-1-1 Alameda County is upgrading to a new cloud-based phone system that will complement our cloud-based database. The move from our current phone system to the new system will take place on Tuesday, August 14 between 8 am and 9 am . Every effort has been made to avoid extensive downtime or unplanned outages, but we wanted to share this news in advance so no one is caught off guard by a possible outage. We are also announcing this move on our 2-1-1 phone Continue reading →

WORLD Positive Women’s Health and Wellness Summit August 14-16, 2018

WORLD is sponsoring a free 3-day wellness summit on August 14th – 16th, 2018 for women living with HIV/AIDS.   This wellness intensive will include arts activities and meditation and networking, and will focus on relaxing, inspiration, empowerment and self-advocacy.  It will be held at Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, about 2½ hours’ drive north of Oakland.  Transportation to the retreat center will be provided from the WORLD house. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday August 1, 2018.  A $25 registration deposit is required with the application, Continue reading →

2-1-1 Day February 11 2018

Did you know that nearly 94% of the U.S. population has access to 2-1-1 services? 2-1-1 Day highlights the important benefits and the aggregate impact of 2-1-1. 2-1-1 Alameda County is the easy way to access information about financial, emotional, social and basic needs support at any time. Struggling to make ends meet? Confused about government benefits? Caring for an aging parent? Need to find mental health support? Help Starts Here. Dial 2-1-1  

Free Tax Preparation

Tax season is here! Call 2-1-1 for information on free tax preparation assistance and the California Earned Income Tax Credit. Trained volunteers at VITA sites offer free tax filing assistance through April 15 (dates and times vary by site). VITA volunteers help taxpayers prepare basic tax return forms. VITA sites are held at libraries, churches, senior centers and other community meeting places. All locations that are open to walk-ins will serve clients on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are preferred, if available. Call 2-1-1 for Continue reading →

Response to North Bay Wildfires, Additional Information

North Bay Fire (Napa, Solano, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma County) – October 9, 2017 1. Road Closure (All Counties)- Map from CalTRANS  http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ 2. School Closures-  Napa County- Per Napa Valley Unified, all NVUSD schools will be closed today, Monday October 9th. Sonoma County- Check for updated school closures here Sonoma Closures. 3. Evacuation Centers for people, Animal shelter info below (All Counties)-  Napa County- Napa Valley Junior College on SR-221 south of Imola Ave Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on Oak Street Solano County- Solano Community College Continue reading →

Response to North Bay Wildfires

Thousands of Residents Forced to Evacuate Thousands of residents in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties were forced to evacuate their homes in the middle of the night as an estimated 10 fires burned uncontrolled across the North Coast, driven by strong winds that for hours fueled the fires and forced entire communities to flee. 2-1-1 Alameda County is in contact with our 2-1-1 Bay Area partners to offer any needed assistance and support. We are staffed and ready to help. For people forced from Continue reading →

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Eden I&R is hosting a private event in April to celebrate the many volunteers who dedicate their time and energy assisting and taking part in Eden I&R’s mission to help homeless people and low-income families obtain health, housing, and human services. Volunteers are an essential part of our efforts. Enrich your life and help the community. For more information on volunteering, please click here.