Published February 22, 2000
Volume 8, Number 2

Service Agencies and Service Clubs in the Tri-Valley
Tri-Valley Community Fund
Karin Topping of Shaklee, left, stands with Tri-Valley Community Fund
president Dick Karn and administrative assistant Cheryl Cox in the
organization's new Resource Center, which provides access to
printed and online resources to other non-profits. 

By Denise Howe
Special to Network

Editor's Note: As we worked on this story about Tri-Valley human service agencies and service clubs, we were surprised and, indeed, delightfully overwhelmed by the incredibly high level of community involvement by so many people in the Tri-Valley area. This truly is a community of caring and involved people as evidenced by the dozens of organizations and clubs that contribute to a wide spectrum of charitable and community concerns. 

We want to thank the many generous Hacienda companies and their employees for their participation with these community groups through the sharing of time, talent and resources and we look forward to continued business involvement in the community through these organizations. 

All phone numbers are 925 area code, except where noted.

Alisal-Sequoia-San Ramon Masonic Lodge, 462-8424. Supports local charitable and community groups. 

Assistance League of Amador Valley, 461-6401. Children's literacy programs, services for teen age mothers, and senior outreach program. 

Association for Retarded Citizens, 417-5200. Work opportunities for people with disabilities. 

Child Care Links, 417-8733. Tri-Valley child-care referrals and community resources. 

Keystone Adult Learning Center, 484-5330. Opportunities for developmentally- disabled adults to lead meaningful and active lives within the mainstream of the community. 

Kiwanis of Pleasanton, 846-1866. Service club dedicated to helping people with emphasis on children and senior citizens. 

Pleasanton/Blairgowrie Sister City Organization, 846-6002. Sponsors sister city organization activities with Blairgowrie, Scotland. 

Pleasanton Newcomers, 461-0382, 485-0933. A social organization for Pleasanton residents to meet and make new friends and acquaint them with the community. 

Pleasanton Lions Club, 461-5350. An international community service organization with extensive services for blind and hearing impaired individuals. 

Pleasanton Partnerships In Education Foundation, 846-5620. Programs enhance learning experiences for the Pleasanton Unified School District students through a partnership of schools, businesses and the community. 

Pleasanton Rotary Club, 443-0855. Club motto is Service Above Self, throughout the community and internationally. 

Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City Organization, 846-2966. Sponsors sister city organization activities with Blairgowrie, Scotland. 

Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, 426-2510. Supports charitable and community services in the Tri-Valley. 

Ruby Hill Giving Thanks Charity Committee, 484-2976. Group of volunteers who raise money for worthy causes in the Tri-Valley Area. 

Senior Support Program, 462-7643. In-home services to keep seniors living independently. 

Soroptimist International of Pleasanton/Dublin, 846-5620. Supports issues directly affecting women and children locally and globally. 

Tri-Valley Community Fund, 734-9965. Raises and distributes contributions made to health and human services, educational, cultural and recreational programs. 

ValleyCare Health Library & Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, 734-3315. The only not-for-profit consumer health library in the Tri-Valley area, with easily-understood medical information in a supportive environment. 

Valley Community Health CenterValley Community Health Center, 462-5544 x 6210. Agency dedicated to making medical, psychological and support services available to all members of the community. 

Volunteer Center of Alameda County, 462-3570. Refers individuals and groups to non-profit agencies for volunteer opportunities.

American Assn. of University Women Educational Foundation, 447-3672. Supports aspiring scholars globally, teachers and activists in local communities, and women at critical career stages. 

American Indian Center, 606-3405 Educational program, part of the Livermore School District, provides educational, and cultural activities for 400 American Indian children in the Livermore Valley public schools. 

American Red Cross, 294-7800. Helps the community in times of disaster with services including shelter, food and clothing. 

Fraternal Order of Eagles #609, 449-4557. Serves the community with donations to local and national charities. 

LAGATS, 449-6355 A local educational non-profit organization providing after-school enrichment classes. 

Livermore Lions Club, Phone: (800) 943-3364. Provides eye/ear healthcare referrals, and used eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents in need. 

Rotary Club of Livermore, 373-5509. Business and professional people who support local charitable and community projects. 

Shepherd's Gate, 443-4283. Services and housing for homeless and battered women and children. 

Soroptimist International of Livermore, 449-0100. World's largest classified service organization for business professionals. 

Taylor Family Foundation, 455-5118. Caring for children at risk. 

Tri-Valley YMCA, 456-9125, Build strong children, families and communities through youth camps, youth sports and father-son, father-daughter programs. 

Tri-Valley Haven, 449-5845. Shelter and counseling for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, rape and other crisis situations. 

Twin-Valley Learning Center, 447-3455. Individual professional tutoring in elementary through high school subjects for children and adults.

American Cancer Society/Tri-Valley Unit, 833-2784. Dedicated to helping those who face cancer through research, patient services, early detection, treatment, and education. 

Children's Emergency Council, 828-5363. Provides food to needy people in Dublin, San Ramon, Pleasanton and Danville six times a year and grocery certificates twice a year. 

Dublin Partners In Education Foundation, 828-2551 x-8024. See description under Pleasanton. 

Dublin Lions Club, 829-4106. See description under Pleasanton. 

Dublin Rotary Club, Marty Cutrone, 551-3300, 803-0331. See description under Pleasanton. 

Kaleidoscope Activity Center, 828-8857. After-school activity center fordisabled persons ages 5-22. 

Hope Hospice, 829-8770. Provides compassionate, in-home medical care, regardless of ability to pay, for patients facing the difficult challenges of a life-threatening illness, and support for their families and the bereaved.

San Ramon
Contra Costa - Child Care Council, 830-0506. Child-care referrals and information for Contra Costa County. 

Danny Foundation, 833-2669. Dedicated to crib and nursery equipment safety with a mission to eliminate the millions of unsafe cribs that are currently in use or in storage. 

Diablo/SRV Rotary Foundation, 415-398-4769 x 230. Provide grants to community groups and and local schools. 

Discovery Counseling Center of the SRV, Inc., 837-0505. Non-profit community-based outpatient mental health and state-certified substance abuse and treatment counseling center open to live or work in San Ramon Valley. 

Down Syndrome League of the Greater Bay Area, 556-1700. Twenty-five years of services providing literacy, education, advocacy, support and new-parent outreach to help children reach their full potential. 

Rotary Club of San Ramon, 838-9640. Provides grants and scholarships to support local charitable and educational activities. 

San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, 279-6670. Founded in 1982 as a non-profit tax-exempt corporation that raises private funds to support educational enrichment for San Ramon Valley Unified School District students. 

Soroptimist International of San Ramon, 355-2442. Community service group of professional men and women.

Pleasant Hill 
American Lung Association, 935-0473. Goal is a world of clean air, free of lung disease.

Alameda County Community Food Bank, (510) 568-3663. A central clearinghouse for donated food for non-profit organizations that distribute food to people in need in Alameda County. 

American Heart Association, (510) 632-9606. Dedicated to providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.

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