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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.


Rating: 5

Lincoln Child Center (with locations and programs in Oakland, Hayward, and Concord, CA) is an amazing resource for families in the East Bay. I am most impressed by their dedicated staff. Whenever I get the change to speak to a Lincoln employee, I am moved by how deeply they care for the families they serve. They are never patronizing or overly judgmental, but instead act as partners to educate parents and care-givers to become the best possible family for the children in their lives. They are always evaluating where the need is and reaching far beyond the child or home to the school and community to effect real change. They are inspiring beyond words and I feel deeply honored to donate my time and money to assist them in their noble efforts.