Through the Human Services Commission and the Community Assistance Grant Program, the City of San Leandro seeks to support San Leandro residents who are in need by providing social service resource information and by supporting community-based nonprofit organizations whose services and programs meet San Leandro's social service needs. The City supports organizations that offer prevention education, crisis intervention and basic needs services. Agencies funded through the Community Assistance Grant Program provide affordable services based upon need to individuals and families living in San Leandro.
For comprehensive social service resource information for Alameda County, contact Eden Information & Referral Resource Finder.
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For comprehensive information about Social Security benefits such as: Retirement, Disability, Survivor's, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or replacing a Social Security card. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)
The Human Services Commission (HSC) identifies social service needs in the San Leandro community, recommends to the City Council possible ways to meet those needs, evaluates and encourages the provision of social services in the City and reviews requests for City financial support to social service agencies. The HSC has nine members who serve four-year terms. The commission meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery Room at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.
For further information on the City's Community Assistance Program, contact Jeanette Dong at (510) 577-3466 or Elsa Castillo at (510) 577-3469 in the Recreation and Human Services Department.
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