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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 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.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Lincoln Child Center has enjoyed a long, rich history of providing critical services to vulnerable children in the Bay Area. We provide intensive mental health services, community-based wrap-around services, school-based services, and a nonpublic school program located on our campus high in the Oakland hills. Lincoln's programs have adapted through the years to community health needs and therapeutic trends. Today, we serve over 1000 children in two counties and 17 schools.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Lincolln Child Center ("LCC") is a great non-profit that offers assistance to a marginalized population of Oakland. These kids are in need of support which is provided by the staff of LLC. Children who are often over looked are placed front and center. They are encouraged to flourish and their families are given the support necessary.

LLC has been able to keep programs that assist their emotionally and physically abused kids through art and sports. LCC is an established presence in Alameda County.

This organization does wonders for a population that is rarely given a voice let alone a chance to succeed in this world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been proud to work with foster youth in Alameda County for over ten years now, and my admiration for the work of Lincoln Child Center has grown tremendously during that time. Especially over the past several years - a time of ever intensifying challenges for all human service agencies in California - Lincoln has consistently demonstrated and affirmed its commitment to serving the most vulnerable among us. Its rich array of programs continues to evolve, and its leadership is fully engaged in ensuring that Lincoln is ahead of the curve, always striving to develop better ways to serve children and families impacted by foster care.

Lincoln is an institution - part of Oakland's past, present, and future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Lincoln Child Center was introduced to our company, Matsco, in 2000, by one of Lincoln's board member, who was also an employee of Matsco. The employees as well as the CEO, at the time, feel in love with their program. We were very moved by their dedication and commitment in helping these emotionally and vulnerable children in our community. Matsco decided to have a toy drive and help fulfill the children's wish list adn we succeeded. But a handful of employees wanted to do more than provide holiday gifts to the children, we wanted to dedicate our time throughout the year and so a small group of eight decided to call ourselves "The Breakfast club" and we began preparing home cooked breakfasts for the staff and children on a monthly bases. They enjoyed the home cooked breakfasts, so we decided to expand our culinary skills and prepare luncheons and dinners for the kids on campus and continued to do so for years. We changed our name to "The Gourmet Club" and our group grew from 8 volunteers to around 20 and we are currently volunteering our time and dication as of today. What keeps us going is the appreciation from the kids and their smiles and thank you's. They tell us that it reminds them of their home meals and it makes them feel loved. It's all about the children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been lucky enough to volunteer at a few different organizations on the west coast that help kids make it through tough transitions. LCC is top notch for the following reasons: they're flexible with the times, they're unflaggingly committed, and they're passion is uplifting. In a nut shell, they're had working AND fun to be around. I can't think of a better combination.