A true innovator in the development of housing opportunities for youth with emotional disturbance, Fred Finch Youth & Family services continues its leadership in the field with the development of Rising Oaks, which provides a new lease on life for 30 foster youth aging out of the child welfare system. Additionally, Fred Finch provides transitional housing for homeless youth as well as permanent housing for young adults with serious mental illness. These housing opportunities provide youth and young adults the chance to reside in a safe and secure environment while developing the necessary skills to live independently.

Coolidge Court

  • Supportive permanent housing for low income adults with serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of being homeless

  • Comfortable 18-unit complex adjacent from the Fred Finch Campus

  • A US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-subsidized program, persons interested are referred through the Alameda County Coordinated Entry System.

  • Provides 24-hour case management, ranging from financial organization to day-to-day mental health support.

  • Candidates with priority given to 18- to 24-year-olds


Rising Oaks

  • Transitional housing and comprehensive supportive services for former foster youth and non-minor dependents of Alameda County who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness

  • Modern 30-unit studio apartment complex on the Fred Finch Campus

  • Maximum 2-year stay

  • Residents receive personalized services ranging from individual and family therapy to life skills training and leadership development to assist residents as they mature into productive, self-sufficient, and successful adults

  • The majority of residents are 18-24 and are either employed or enrolled in an education or vocational program.


Turning Point

  • Transitional housing program designed to assist homeless youth obtain and maintain independent permanent housing

  • Located in the City of Berkley with a 12-resident capacity

  • Residents ages 18-25 years, are referred through the Homeless Coordinated Entry System in Alameda County

  • Individualized services for each resident ranging from psychiatric resources, career development, life skills training, transportation, health education, and community involvement

  • Average length of stay is 12 months; however, residents may stay for up to 24 months