C.A.R.E.S. Navigation Center

What is C.A.R.E.S.?

When police contact a person suspected of committing a low-level offense, but who may display mental health or substance use struggles, they will be offered transport to the CARES center rather than jail. There, they meet with a peer support specialist and will be assessed by a clinician.

La Familia Counseling Services is our partner for mental health and substance abuse while law enforcement from Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and Fremont will be working with the program.

Posted on Jul 12, 2021