Published February 18, 2003
Volume 11, Number 2

Service Agencies and Service Clubs in the Tri-Valley

One of the most notable characteristics of people who live and work in the Tri-Valley is the level of community involvement they provide. Committing  personal time and resources to improve the quality of life in the region is an exemplary way to show civic pride. The dozens of service organizations and clubs listed on these pages are a testament to this spirit of community commitment. Whether you’re looking to participate in one of these organizations or you need the services they offer, you will find a broad range of civic life represented in this listing.

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

Alisal-Sequoia-San Ramon Masonic Lodge, 462-8424, www.calodges.org/no321. Supports local charitable and community groups. 

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

Independent Way, 417-5200. Work opportunities for people with disabilities. 

Child Care Links, 417-8733, www.childcarelinks.org. 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. 

Make a Difference for Pleasanton Coordinating Group, 918-0759. Organizes Make a Difference Day.

Pleasanton/Blairgowrie Sister City Organization, 462-8490, www.pbsco.org. Sponsors cultural exchanges with Blairgowrie, Scotland and Fergus, Ontario, Canada.

Pleasanton Newcomers, 417-5961. A social organization for Pleasanton residents to meet and make new friends and acquaint them with the community. 

Pleasanton Lions Club, 485-1772. An international community service organization with extensive services for blind and hearing impaired individuals. 

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

Pleasanton Rotary Club, www.pleasantonrotary.org. Club motto is Service Above Self, throughout the community and internationally.

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

Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, 426-2510, www.pnr-rotary.org.

Ruby Hill Giving Thanks Charity Committee, 426-0615. Group of volunteers who raise money for worthy causes in the Tri-Valley Area. 

Senior Support Program, 931-5378. In-home services to keep seniors living independently. 

Soroptimist International of Pleasanton/Dublin, 803-8758. Supports issues directly affecting women and children locally and globally. 

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, 803-7043, www.tvar.org. Works in cooperation with area shelters, humane organizations, the S.P.C.A., and other groups interested in animal rescue; and to work towards establishing a low cost spay/neuter clinic in the Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin area.

Tri-Valley Community Foundation, 734-9965, www.tvcfund.org. 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, www.valleycare.com/library.html. 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 Center, 462-1755. Agency dedicated to making medical, psychological and support services available to all members of the community. 

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

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 462-4951, aauwlpd.homestead.com. 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, www.bayarea-redcross.org. Helps the community in times of disaster with services including shelter, food and clothing.

Fraternal Order of Eagles 449-6281, www.foe.com/california/livermore. Serves the community with donations to local and national charities.

Livermore Lions Club, Phone: 443-7674. Provides eye/ear healthcare referrals, and used eyeglasses and hearing aids for local residents in need. 

Rotary Club of Livermore, www.livermore-rotary.org. Business and professional people who support local charitable and community projects. 

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

Soroptimist International of Livermore, 449-0598http://www.soroptimists-of-livermore.bigstep.com, www.soroptimists-of-livermore.bigstep.com. World's largest classified service organization for business professionals. 

Taylor Family Foundation
Taylor Family Foundation, 455-5118, www.ttff.org. Enhances the quality of life for children in Northern California suffering from HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases and disabilities.

Tri-Valley YMCA, 456-9125, www.ymcaeastbay.org/TriValley/trivalley.html. Builds strong children, families and communities through youth camps, youth sports and father-son, father-daughter programs. 

Tri-Valley Haven, 449-5845, www.trivalleyhaven.org. 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, www.cancer.org. 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 Lions Club, 484-5964, lions.inreach.com/dublin-host. An international community service organization with extensive services for blind and hearing impaired individuals.

Dublin Partners In Education Foundation, 828-2551 x-8024. See description under Pleasanton. Programs enhance learning experiences for students of the Dublin Unified School District through a partnership of businesses, schools and the community.

Dublin Rotary Club, 828-1315. Supports charitable and community services in the Tri-Valley.

Hope Hospice, 829-8770, www.hopehospice.com. 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. 

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

Muscular Dystrophy Association East Bay, 803-1100, www.mdausa.org. A voluntary health agency aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases.

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

Danny Foundation, 833-2669, www.dannyfoundation.org. 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/San Ramon Valley Rotary Foundation, 838-9110, acorn.he.net/~rotaryc/Rotary. Provide grants to community groups and and local schools. 

Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley, Inc., 837-0505, www.discoverycenteronline.com. 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. 

Rotary Club of San Ramon, www.smithmerrill.com/rotary. Provides grants and scholarships to support local charitable and educational activities.

San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, 820-9181, www.srvef.org. 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, www.soroptimist-sr.org. Community service group of professional men and women. 

Tri-Valley Interfaith Poverty Forum, 820-0758. Provides advocacy on important issues related to poverty in the Tri-Valley.

Pleasant Hill 
American Lung Association, 935-0472, www.lungusa.org/eastbay. Goal is a world of clean air, free of lung disease. 

Alameda County Community Food Bank, (510) 834-3663, www.accfb.org. 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. 

A Safe Place, (510) 986-8600, www.asafeplacedvs.org. Agency offers comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.

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

Easter Seals Bay Area Oakland Rehabilitation Center, (510) 753-8955, bayarea.easter-seals.org. Helps thousands of Bay Area residents with disabilities and special needs through our services, which include health and wellness, after-school programs, a child development center, and early intervention.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter, (510) 268-0572, www.nmss.org. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. 

Special Olympics, (510) 553-9833, www.specialolympics.org. Dedicated to empowering individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

San Francisco
March of Dimes, (415) 217-6374, www.marchofdimes.com. Improves the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

Walnut Creek
Community Health Charities, 947-5771, www.healthcharitiescal.org. Raises funds through workplace-giving campaigns to support the local California chapters of over 50 national and regional member health charities.

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