Events

What’s happening at SSA and in our community

Recurring event

Washington's Birthday - Offices Closed

Monday, February 19, 2024 -

All County Offices

Washington's Birthday - Offices Closed

The Agency will be observing Washington's Birthday on Monday, February 19th. Offices will be closed.

For a list of the other County Holidays click here.

Recurring event

Lincoln's Birthday - Offices Closed

Monday, February 12, 2024 -

All County Offices

Lincoln's Birthday - Offices Closed

The Agency will be observing Lincoln's Birthday on Monday, February 12th. Offices will be closed.

For a list of the other County Holidays click here.

Recurring event

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm*

Hybrid Meeting

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

*Commission meeting schedules are subject to change. 

To access the agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) for this meeting as well as previous minutes please visit our Commission on the Status of Women page.

To participate in meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women:

In Person:

Gail Steele Multi-Service Center (formerly Eden Area)

Room: Lupine A #331, 3rd Floor

24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Join the webinar:

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 275 519 355 469 

Passcode: Qu9Wgn

Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 415-915-3950,,764269720# United States, San Francisco 

(888) 715-8170,,764269720# United States (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 764 269 720# 

Recurring event

COSW - Policy and Advocacy Committee

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 5:30 P.M.

Hybrid Meeting

The Commission on the Status of Women - Policy and Advocacy Committee will meet at 5:30 P.M. It will be followed by the full Commission meeting at 6:30 P.M.

In Person:

Gail Steele Multi-Service Center (formerly Eden Area)

Room: Lupine A #331, Floor 3

24100 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Join the webinar:

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 288 412 445 948 

Passcode: ZowH5z 

Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 415-915-3950,,943927133#   United States, San Francisco 

(888) 715-8170,,943927133#   United States (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 943 927 133# 

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Advisory Commission on Aging

Second Monday of each month - 9:15 am - 11:45 am

Online

Advisory Commission on Aging

Meets every second Monday of the month. In-person meetings will resume in March and General Sessions will be held at:

Oakland Eastmont Center in the Maxwell Park Room, 1st Floor (next to the Self-Sufficiency Center)
6955 Foothill Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605
 
Public participants may also attend the meetings online via Zoom.
 

 

Or Dial-in by your location 
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 899 2454 4024
Passcode: 839169Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abzuOIeRu4

Recurring event

Veterans Affairs Commission

Third Monday of each month (subject to change; please see below) - Executive Mtg: 9:30am to 10:00am /General Mtg: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Alternating Sites

(See below for more information)

Veterans Affairs Commission

To be more inclusive of our Veterans Community, the Commission will be holding its meeting at various locations within Alameda County.  Please check our website regularly for updated information. 

*County offices are closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Washington's birthday. The meeting will be moved to Tuesday, February 20th. See details below for location and meeting access.  

In-person Meeting location:
Chabot College's Event Center

25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Building 700, Room 722D
Hayward CA 94545

Please click  here for the Chabot Campus Map


For public participation through virtual meeting attendance, join online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99526750740?pwd=YlpjQ1JsRm5FM2VsNndTL3FZRmg0Zz09  or Dial-in by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  Meeting ID: 995 2675 0740   |  Passcode: 995735Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abzuOIeRu4 

To access the meeting agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) or previous meeting minutes, please scroll to the corresponding section above.

Recurring event

Human Relations Commission Meeting

Fourth Wednesday of the Month - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Gail Steele Multi Service Center and Online

Human Relations Commission Meeting

To access the agenda (normally available at least 72 hours in advance) for this meeting as well as previous minutes please visit our Human Relations Commission page.

To participate in meetings of the Human Relations Commission:

Option 1: In person (required of all Commissioners)
24100 Amador St Hayward, CA 94544 

Gail Steele Multi Service Center, 2nd Floor, Room: Cal Poppy

Option 2: On Microsoft Teams

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 249 170 014 714 

Passcode: c9TQnK 

 Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 415-915-3950,,635160506#   United States, San Francisco 

(888) 715-8170,,635160506#   United States (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 635 160 506# 

Recurring event

Preparation is Power: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

June 28, 2023 - November 30, 2023 -

Alameda County

Preparation is Power: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

What is PSPS?

Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) occur in response to severe weather conditions. During a PSPS, power is turned off by PG&E to help prevent wildfires and keep communities safe–these are planned events.

June marks the beginning of wildfire season and can run through late October or November in Northern California.

A power shutoff may:

  • Cause food spoilage and contamination of water.
  • Prevent the use of medical devices.
  • Disrupt operations and delivery of services at Alameda County Social Services Agency’s (SSA) offices.

PG&E’s Role

  • Forecasts for severe weather conditions before power shut off.
  • Notifications informing customers of potential power shut off to prevent wildfires.
  • Updates of power restoration.

SSA’s Role

The SSA Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) monitors planned PG&E outages and coordinates needed mass care and shelter services with partners. Examples include supporting with emergency food and water distribution sites and family resource centers.

SSA

  • Ensures older adults and individuals with disabilities are safe and have access to needed resources/medical devices during a power shutoff.
  • Alerts managers immediately when outages occur in our facilities. Management will provide guidance if staff need to remain on standby or temporarily report to another site.

Learn more at:

Questions?

Contact Office of DPEM at SSADPEM@acgov.org

Take care and stay safe!

Government and Community Relations (GCR)
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM)

Video available -

Resource Parent Receives KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award

Virtual - see below

Resource Parent Receives KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award

Watch and be inspired: Ms. Linda Owens of Hayward has received KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award for her 34 years as a resource parent with SSA's Department of Children and Family Services (DCSF). You can watch the KPIX report to learn what her experience caring for more than 80 newborns means to her - and what her dedication has meant to DCSF and the community they serve. "It's a challenging job, but very rewarding," notes the retired grocery department manager, who has cared for babies with challenges such as drug exposure in the womb and developmental delays. Mia Buckner-Preston of DCSF comments, "Her experience, the care, the love she provides to the babies - it's immeasurable."

Recurring event

Focus on Clients-Not Case Numbers-Wins KPIX Jefferson Award for ACSSA Assistant Director & Staff

Video available -

Virtual

Andrea Ford, Assistant Agency Director for the Alameda County Social Services Agency – Workforce and Benefits Administration (WBA), received KPIX Channel 5's Jefferson Award on June 30, 2021 for her work to address the human needs of clients beyond documents and case numbers. She noted that in more than 30 years with the Alameda County Social Services Agency (ACSSA), including ten years at the helm of WBA, she and her dedicated colleagues and staff “have made a top priority of overcoming misconceptions and stereotypes about the Agency, and humanizing our role beyond simply issuing benefits.”

It was this spirit that moved Ms. Ford and WBA staff to create the Agency’s annual “A Purse of Her Own…” Mother’s Day event six years ago. The following year, they added “A Father Is…” Father’s Day event. Both quickly became annual traditions, mobilizing staff from ACSSA and other County departments to donate purses, toiletries, clothing, and other necessities, and to create meaningful celebrations at ACSSA sites for mothers and fathers to mark the national holidays in their honor. This year alone, both events served 700 people. One dad who attended the Father’s Day event with two of his children told KPIX, “When they help out in those little ways it’s great, because you know there’s some kind of hope out there.”

Feeling inspired? Join Andrea Ford and the dedicated staff from WBA and other County departments in celebrating the parents of our community. Anyone interested in contributing to the Mother’s Day “A Purse of Her Own” event or the Father’s Day “A Father Is… ” event can contact Alameda County Social Services Public Affairs Director Sylvia Soublet at ssoublet@acgov.org.

Check out community events happening around Alameda County, including festivals, town hall sessions, health and wellness events, job fairs, and more. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.