The Link To Children

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews


5236 Claremont Ave 2nd floor Oakland CA 94618 USA


TLC exists to promote the healthy emotional development of children 0-5 so that they will be able to learn to their fullest potential by providing on-site mental health services to childcare facilities in the Bay Area,mental health training to preschool teachers and childcare providers, and parent education. TLC is grounded in sensitivity to the diversity of the communities it serves.


TLC has set up fully equipped play therapy rooms at seven child development centers in Northern Alameda County that are funded by the State to serve low-income, high risk families.TLC is a qualified internship for post masters registerd MFT interns who are working to fulfill thier internship licensing requirements.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

The work that TLC is doing at the Fruitvale Elementary site personally impacts my family because my grandson is one of the clients and I can see the improvements in his speech (somewhat delayed for his age) due to working with the TLC staff person assigned there.

I believe the work that TLC is providing to Alameda County, ie play therapy for children, parent and teacher education class and early childhood behavioral mental health intervention, to families, caregivers and educators is much needed. Assisting children within their own unique cultural environments to develop tools to assist them in coping with today's stress indicators will build well-rounded adults who are able to rationally assess, adjust and thrive within our very dynamic society.

Kudos to all involved in providing this to our community.

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I have a grandson who works with TLC staff at Fruitvale Elementary School, Oakland, Ca

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I would give them more funding to expand and develop their program so that they could take on more interns from more varied and diverse backgrounds. I am sure that with adequate funding they could conduct more outreach to the universities and to people otherwise unable to participate in such an enriching program.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

A phenomenal organization that meets a great need in the community. The communities that TLC serves should make it a priority to help the organization expand services and touch more lives. As a former Board Member, I can say, with confidence, that the current leadership team is dedicated to its mission - I'm excited to follow TLC and its future accomplishments to come!

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