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Resources Directory

RNHS strives to keep East Bay citizens educated on all available community resources. This page is dedicated to display available programs for assistance with legal issues, shelters, food and much more. Be sure to call us with any questions you may have.


Down Payment Assistance (Alameda County)

Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance, Inc.

Through the Alameda County Boost Program (AC Boost), Alameda County has allocated funds to help promote homeownership for households who live and/or work anywhere within Alameda County. Only one person in a household is required to live or work within the County limits.

Click HERE to go to BAAHA website

Contra Costa County

211 Contra Costa

A comprehensive, up-to-date database of local health and social services is the backbone of 211. Call specialists use the database to refer callers to resources.

Click HERE to go to 211 website

Contra Costa Assistance Program

Find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help with paying bills, mortgage and debt expenses.

Click HERE for more information

Surviving Parenthood – Child Abuse Prevention Council

A resource directory of services available for children and families in Contra Costa County.

Click HERE for more information

Champions for Change™ – Tips & Resources

Champions for Change™ is a program from the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB), that offers free information, tips, and tools that empower low-income families in California to eat healthier and become more physically active.

Click HERE to learn more

Covia – Aging Life Plan Communities

Covia’s affordable housing communities combine great locations with onsite support to help qualifying seniors get the services they need to live their best life.  For over 50 years as a nonprofit, Covia has made a continuous commitment to helping individuals fortify their own well-being by building strong and engaging communities, connecting people with the services and relationships they need to thrive, and providing compassionate support. Created for seniors with financial limitations, Covia’s affordable communities set the standard for engaged and affordable living with excellent support services.

Click HERE to learn more

Rental Financial Support

(These organizations prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless by providing one-time assistance with a portion of either the move-in or stay-in costs for rental housing in Contra Costa County.)

Shelter Inc.

1815 Arnold Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
For rental or deposit assistance call (925) 338-1038 from 9 am to 4pm Monday – Friday (except holidays)

Click HERE for more information

Season of Sharing of Contra Costa County

400 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 521-5065

Catholic Charities of the East Bay

433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 768-3100

Alameda County Boost (AC Boost)

Alameda County has allocated funds to help promote homeownership for households who live and/or work anywhere within Alameda County.

Click HERE for more information

Veterans Support

The Veterans Resource Center

934 Maine Ave
Richmond CA 94804
(510) 233-9313

Shelter Inc.

1815 Arnold Drive
Martinez, CA 94553
For rental or deposit assistance call (925) 338-1038 from 9 am to 4pm Monday – Friday (except holidays)

Click HERE for more information

Homelessness Resources

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (G.R.I.P)

165 22nd Street
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-2141

Bay Area Rescue Mission

200 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 215-4555

Food Services


FoodBank of Contra Costa & Solano

Richmond Emergency Food Pantry

2369 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 235-9732

Legal Assistance

Bay Area Legal Aid

1025 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-9954

BayLegal’s consumer law practice represents clients in cases involving:

  • Fair credit reporting
  • Fair debt collection practices
  • Defending third-party debt collection lawsuits
  • Bankruptcy counseling and advice
  • Unfair and deceptive advertising of financial products and services
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Innocent spouse tax relief
  • Student loan collections
  • Federal student loan consolidation and discharge assistance
  • Criminal background check issues on housing/employment applications

Housing & Economic Rights Advocates

(510) 250-5270

Some of the services that HERA offers

Free legal advice:

  • Representation in court for individuals in some cases
  • Consumer workshops
  • Trainings and technical assistance for attorneys, government, counselors, social workers and more
  • Collaboration
  • Policy work
  • Building new institutions

Financial Literacy


NerdWallet makes it simple to find the best deals on credit cards, insurance, mortgage rates and more. We’ll help you save time, reduce your monthly payments and rest easy knowing you’ve made the best financial decisions for you.

Mechanics Bank Financial Wellness Center

Credit card bills, debt, and saving may not be top of mind for you, but the financial decisions you make today will have a long-term impact on your life. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!

Click HERE for more information


Water Heater Rescue

Water Heater Rescue exists to teach people how to maintain hot water heaters to last for decades — a unique concept.

Community Energy Services Corporation (CESC)

CESC is a certified contractor for Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade program. Through Home Upgrade, CESC will provide you with a home assessment and improvements that can save energy and money and make your home more comfortable.

Home Repair Program provides free, high quality, major and minor home repairs to low income Berkeley and Contra Costa residents. Our Home Repair Program in Oakland serves senior citizens age 50 and older.  Our services include: most plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, furnace and minor roof repairs, and the installation of safety features such as grab bars, handrails, and ramps.

Community Resources

The Richmond Promise is more than a scholarship.

The Richmond Promise is a community wide College Scholarship Fund and College Success Program. It is a unified effort between the City of Richmond, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa College and the Richmond community to create a college graduating culture in Richmond and provide comprehensive support to help Richmond students realize their ambitions and succeed in college!

 Richmond Rainbow Pride.

Richmond Rainbow Pride (RRP) is a group of LGBTIQQ individuals and allies who live, work and/or play in or near Richmond, CA, coming together for the collective benefit of the LGBTIQQ community of Richmond.

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