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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Family Services, Foster Care, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Lincoln disrupts the cycle of poverty and trauma, empowering children and families to build strong futures.

Results: See some of our outcomes from last year at http://lincolnfamilies.org/impact/our-reach!

Target demographics: Children, youth, & families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,000 children, youth, and famiies

Geographic areas served: Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Programs: Early Childhood Mental Health, EXCEL Special Education Services, Family Resource Center, Helping Open Pathways to Education (HOPE), Intensive Home Based Services, Kinship Services, MultiDimensional Family Therapy, Oakland Freedom Schools, Project Permanence, School Engagement, Therapeutic Behavioral Services.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Stephen Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lincoln does a great job of addressing the needs of at-risk children in Oakland. Furthermore, the commitment of the staff is exceptional. I am proud to have such a hard-working, compassionate organization in our beautiful city of Oakland.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lincoln provides exceptional services to the children most in need children. The organization's culture, teamwork and dedication to helping others in evident in all of their activities. They act everyday day to make a difference in the lives of the others so deeply in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is active in the Kinship program in Hayward. My grandson enjoys the activities they provide and it gives us grandparents needed respite. There are times at the family events that we have a chance to win prizes and the kids are presented with a gift at Christmas time. There are support groups if you want to participate in too. Lincoln Child Center is a valuable non-profit organization.

Mary157

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am raising my younger sister and I participated in their Kinship program in 2011 and 2012. They have great activities and outings on Saturdays for the children. It was nice to have a few hours of time to myself and know that my sister was with people that could be trusted and she was having a great time. All of their Kinship staff was so great with the kids. They took the time to get to know each child, treated them with kindness and respect, and were overall great people. A few months ago, I moved out Alameda County and sadly I am no longer able to use their services. I have joined another Kinship program in another county and their services and activities don't compare to what Lincoln had to offer. I really miss the Lincoln Kinship staff and feel that they made a big difference in our lives.

They also offer support group meetings for the caregivers, which was a good benefit to me when I needed advice on how to handle situations with my sister and/or her absent mother.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wa referred to Lincoln by my attorney, to receive assistance for health care for our great grandson when we became his guardian. They came to my home and assisted with all the paperwork, to get him enrolled for medical benefits. They provide support groups for families li,e mine.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My grandson raymond Thorstenson has been helped a great deal by Lincoln services. He is ADD and ADHD and is in need of every service they can provide. There are no others out there that have helped or even offered to help me with getting custody and raising Raymond. Please help our families with these needs.

Darlene Boggini-Try Valley Area

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center provies support to children, teens and families within the communities they live and works to help them thrive in school, in the community and the home.

Anita9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center provides heart to heart mental health service to the greater Bay Area. The employees from the top all the way across truely has purpose driven lives to care about those who are in need of services. There is a collective mind set of "we are all in this together" which makes all the difference in the world, they say it and you see it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center serves as a community leader as it works to make an impact in the lives of children and families in the Oakland area. They are without a doubt an asset to the community. I am excited for the growth and outreach of this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lincoln provides life changing, and sometimes life saving, opportunities for chilren. It is an invaluable resource for the Oakland community, offering services based on a longstanding philosophy of integrated care and attention.

Steve63

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Keep up the good work. Your organization is making a big difference in the community.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lincoln is one of those special, under-stated organizations that has tremendous impact on the communities it serves. I am impressed by the staff, their expertise and the care they have in working with children and their families.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Lincoln Child Center is great. I love seeing organizations reach out to the communities of Oakland.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lincoln is a devoted organization that fully invest in the lives of at risk children in Oakland, providing for them a refuge in marginalized communities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This agency is exemplary. I feel reassured about the world in general knowing that an agency of this nature exists. May it continue to flourish.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Lincoln Child Center provides an important role in the lives of youngsters in California who would otherwise fall through the cracks of society. Please support this vital organisation in their valuable work...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center is a unparalleled community service organization. They are positively affecting the lives of the most at risk members of our society: our children. They are truly making tomorrow a better place, and I am proud to support them.

Shyam P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having volunteered at numerous LCC events in the past few years I've come to appreciate LCC's focus on not just the emotionally troubled youth but also the family. The organization recognizes that the children needs both a nurturing school environment and a nurturing home to thrive and succeed. Most of all, I've witnessed the care, compassion and wholehearted dedication of the staff toward their mission.

Jennifer193

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience while volunteering at Lincoln has shown me how the work of an organization can directly help the population it serves. It gives me great hope. Lincoln is truly getting involved, and helping build futures and opportunity for the disenfranchised and disadvantaged in the bay area. I am grateful that organizations with his kind of heart and passion exist. Others would do well to see how effective Lincoln is at transforming communities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center is making an impact in our communities’ future through investing in our children and families. Through community-based interventions and programs, they are making sustainable change that will surely last through the generations!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center provides outstanding support and service to childern and families with complicated and mutliple needs. They attract a talented and movitative team focused and committed to its purpose. Lincoln has been a pillar in the community for generations, and it has evolved and innovated its services to align with the needs of the community.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center recognizes that some of the most important relationships that we will have in our lifetimes are with family. However, some of our children have lives and relationships that are broken, stressed, or nonexistent. Lincoln Child Center helps to foster loving environments for our young people and let them know that they are special, cared for and valuable.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved through a family member who was passionate about the mission of LCC. I continue to stay involved because I am inspired by the terrific staff that works so hard to support children and families in the community. The organization is constantly working to ensure programs meet the needs of children and families, whether it is to provide parenting support, school-based services to keep kids in school, therapeutic support, support for those raising relatives' children or programs to inspire truant teens to continue to attend school while learning entrepreneurial skills (among other programs).

Board Member

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about Lincoln Child Center's commitment and creative approach to serving vulnerable kids and families in the Bay Area. The menu of program offerings is rich with options and specific targeted outcomes. From frontline staff to senior leadership, the people of LCC give heart and mind to their work. It continues to be a privilege to be a part of Lincoln as it answers the needs of thousands of families and stays nimble in a time of great social and financial challenges.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I took some training at Lincoln Child Center recently. The trainings that they provided have been very beneifical and rewarding. While at the trainings, I observed how staff respected the trainers and treinees. I can understand why they received the 2012 Award. During my volunteer experience, I have been treated with respect and fairness. I really enjoy the coordinator, other staff, and volunteers at the Beehive. I can tell that all are very caring, compassionate, and competent staff. I liked planting the vegetables and plants while volunteering.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have encountered highly skilled professionals at all levels- from staff to administrative. Often serving the most vulnerable of children, Lincoln Child Center continues to believe and invest in children that many have given up on. Their strengths-based approach develops skills and abilities, no matter where a child is on his or her developmental path. A commitment to restorative justice helps reach for healing and new goals, even if a person previously chose tragic strategies to try to meet needs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The work that they do for children and families is remarkable. Great staff who are committed and care about the clients that they serve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 1979 I lived there. wonderful people work there. I was the first student to leave campus to go to Public school. I really want to thank the people who worked with me and the kids. I am now married 3 daughter and one grandson.

Jennifer A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center serves emotionally challenged youth and their families in the East Bay. They provide assistance for both residential and day treatment clients. Having worked with this population in the past I definitely support the efforts of this much needed program.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After many years of having a job, I suddenly found myself unemployed. Seeking something worthwhile to do while searching for a new job, I decided to volunteer at Lincoln Child Center. Initially I thought I would only volunteer at this non-profit’s annual fundraising gala event. However, as I learned more about the many different programs and services it provides to vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families, I eventually became an on-going volunteer mainly working with the development and marketing team. I am happy to share that once again I volunteered at this year’s Culinary Stars of the Bay tasting extravaganza benefiting Lincoln Child Center! Overall, my experience volunteering at Lincoln Child Center has been incredibly enriching as well as very rewarding.

Holly S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Lincoln Child Center is an amazing organization that helps to make a difference in the lives of thousands of troubled young people, who face so many challenges in their lives. The dedication of the professionals who work with and for these children are second to none and their commitment and passion to provide a caring, consistent environment for these children is obvious.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Lincoln Child Center in Oakland Ca for the past 10 years. Through my organization we have worked with many of the LCC staff, met the children and families that they serve, and helped to raise funds year after year. We do this and I do this because I know the struggles that families face in the current environment and how so many children are abandoned, abused, and left without anyone to really care for them. LCC is the beacon of hope for many children in the SF Bay area who have experienced some type of trauma in their lives that is no fault of their own. LCC provides the care; nurturing, education, and emotional support that children and their families need to survive and eventually become good citizens even though they have experience traumatic events in their lives. The dedication of the LCC staff is unwavering and they work tirelessly through economic ups and downs because when the day is done, they are helping to secure a healthy future for the clients that they serve, as well as the communities.

David d.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm new to the board, but I'm already impressed with the board makeup and the executive staffing at Lincoln. Lincoln is focused on what it does best - helping underserved and special needs children in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Through their 9 programs Lincoln has helped scores of children become successful when no one else would. It is an honor to serve an organization that is out there making a difference in the lives of so many children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been greatly impressed by the events held in support of L.C.C. as well as the very noteworthy work they are doing for our youth in need. There is nothing like Lincoln Child Center in the Bay Area that serves this type of population and is sorely needed. The expertise and caring from the staff and volunteers is evident in all they do. It is a group that I feel confidant in supporting by donating money, time and effort. Their results are obvious.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Lincoln Child Center Board for the past 17 years, during which time I have served as its Board Chair and Chair of practically all of its Board committees. This evidences my commitment to an organization that does a wonderful job of serving the needs of at risk youth, their families and their communities. Through a comprehensive set of programs -- from residential treatment to academic enrichment to therapeutic treatment and beyond -- Lincoln is able to prepare its clients for life outside of institutional settings where they can reach levels of success that years of abuse put practically beyond their reach. Lincoln restores hope and provides coping tools that put its clients in "a place" that is easily attained by children who are raised in loving, supportive, enriching environments.

Lincoln is going through a transition as it moves away from providing residential services that have been a major component of its service delivery regime. I am confident that Lincoln will exit this transition as a strong, stable organization with programs that meet the needs of the communities that Lincoln serves. I am excited about the intensified community-based direction that the organization is taking because it will allow Lincoln to be even more impactful than it has been.