LOCAL RESOURCES and BERKELEY ADULT SCHOOL PARTNERS
Ala Costa • Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay • Berkeley City College • Berkeley Youth Alternatives • BORP • BOSS • California Dept of Rehab • Center for Independent Living • City of Berkeley Senior Centers • Creative Wellness Center • East Bay Center for the Blind • East Bay Community Law Center • East Bay Works/One Stop • First Source Employment Program • Jewish Community Center of the East Bay • Satellite Affordable Housing Associates • Seeds Conflict Resolution Center Training • Treasure Island Job Corp Center • Young Adult Project
3075 Adeline St Ste. 290
Ala Costa’s Adult Transition [ACAT] program serves students ages 18-22 with developmental disabilities from the Berkeley Unified School District and North Region SELPA. ACAT is a person-centered, community based program which focuses on self-determination skills, vocational skills, and community integration.
BAS offers an art exploration class for Ala Costa participants on Thursdays. Stay tuned for an added vocational skills class.
Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay
2320 Channing Way
The mission of ASEB (Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay) is to provide services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia; provide support to their caregivers; and educate and inform the general community about issues related to dementia care.
BAS offers Mental Fitness on Tuesday and Communication Skills on Wednesday.
Berkeley City College
Part of the Peralta Community District, Berkeley City College is located on Center Street close to BART. Click the logo above for more information.
Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)
1255 Allston Way
BYA has served youth and families by providing comprehensive services in a supportive and bias-free haven. During a period of soaring dropout rates, juvenile crime, drug abuse, and family breakdown, Berkeley Youth Alternatives has successfully helped thousands of young people sustain themselves on the difficult journey toward becoming productive and contributing adults. Click the logo for more information.
BORP (Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program)
BORP is a non-profit organization that provides fitness, recreation and competitive sports programs for people with physical disabilities. Volunteers are welcome, and donations are gratefully accepted. Check out BORP’s websitewww.borp.org (or just click on the logo above) for class locations and to verify times.
BAS offers Goalball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wake Up Your Memory! And Power Soccer.
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
BOSS is an organization committed to helping homeless, poor and disabled people in Alameda County to achieve health and self sufficiency. Access to housing, employment, and good health are basic human rights. BOSS believes that people also have the right—and the responsibility—to stand up and demand changes to policies which restrict or deny those rights. BOSS advocates for change and supports people fighting for their rights and social justice. Click the logo for more information.
California Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities. For more information: www.dor.ca.gov/
Center for Independent Living
3075 Adeline St. Ste. 200
The world’s first organization run by and for people with disabilities, CIL was founded in 1972 and supports disabled people in their efforts toward independence. CIL encourages people with disabilities to make their own choices and works to open doors in the community to full participation and access for all. Click the logo for more information.
BAS offers an Arts & Crafts class on Fridays.
City of Berkeley Senior Centers
- North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst St.
- South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
Both the North Berkeley and South Berkeley Senior Centers offer a variety of resources and activities for the senior community. BAS offers classes Monday through Friday at both centers.
Creative Wellness Center – Bonita House
PO Box 3037 94703
Founded in 1971, the Berkeley Creative Wellness Center (CWC) is a program for adults who have significant mental health problems. CWC provides socialization, rehabilitation and counseling services to clients – who are called members in this clubhouse model program.
BAS offers classes Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
East Bay Center for the Blind
2928 Adeline St 94703
Founded in 1939, The East Bay Center for the Blind, Inc. is a unique and vital self-governing membership organization, owned and operated by and for people who are blind or low vision. The Center’s activities and operation instill independence, dignity, self-determination and respect.
BAS offers ceramics, movement and music classes Tuesday and Friday.
East Bay Community Law Center
2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Since its founding in 1988 by law students at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, EBCLC has become the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay and a nationally-recognized poverty law clinic. EBCLC’s work makes the lives of East Bay community members more healthy, secure, productive, and hopeful. Click the logo for more information.
North Cities One-Stop – Berkeley
We now have a One-Stop office at BAS to support anyone working through a transition in employment. Find information on hours and services offered by the One Stop.
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay has provided a Jewish gateway and home to a large community since 1978. People of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to join us as we build community, meet new friends, and celebrate together.
BAS holds classes at the JCC Monday – Thursday
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
Vibrant residences for low-income seniors who enjoy living independently.
- Amistad House
2050 Delaware St
BAS offers tai chi Monday mornings.
- Helios Corner
BAS offers Wake Up Your Memory! and Drawing on Mondays.
- Strawberry Creek Lodge
BAS offers a Film Appreciation Class on Tuesday nights.
SEEDS Community Resolution Center
BAS is now hosting trainings offered by the SEEDS organization. Check our SEEDS page with the latest class information, or go directly to the SEEDS website for registration.
Treasure Island Job Corp Center
“At Treasure Island Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families. If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, Treasure Island Job Corps is the place for you!” Details and contact info…
Young Adult Project (YAP)
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center
1730 Oregon Street
YAP is a resource center for at-risk youth serving Southwest Berkeley. This City of Berkeley page has information about the features of the M.L.K. Center, classes and programs available, the Berkeley Youth Commission, and information about renting facilities.