Programs at Allen Temple Health and Social Services- JUNE 2017 Updates

NOTE: All programs can be further explored by searching the “Programs and Services” tab.

Anger Management: For a complete list of available dates and times, please see Crystal Boxton Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 3pm at 8501 International Blvd in the front office (facing International Blvd). 510-544-3914. This progressive program is critically acclaimed and we are proud to be one of the few Alameda County agencies to offer it!

This month we are highlighting Rev Lorraine Allen, who works with women who are participating because of court-mandated procedures. Her classes reflect various levels of participation, from those in 5-week programs up to 52-week programs. Rev Allen facilitates root oriented conversation which aims to raise awareness around triggers, background/environmental influence and all with a spiritual foundation. The women complete the program with appropriate tools for self-sufficiency.

Bethsaida Mental Health Services: Do you ever feel too overwhelmed to deal with your problems? If so, you’re not alone. National Institute on Mental Health has reported that over a quarter of the population experience depression, anxiety and other mental health disparities. Black and brown communities experience mental health disparities at a higher percentage and often at a younger age that the national average, and we often times go without the crucial treatment necessary to cope. ATHHSM offers both individual and couples psychotherapy on a weekly basis as well as by appointment for little to no cost. For more information, please contact our offices to schedule a consultation.

Bridge Construction Project: There is a lot of development going on in Oakland, tons of it is here in front of our very doors. We feel that these opportunities to work on the projects should be available to YOU! We will help get  you ready. Bridge Construction Project is designed to develop skills preparing for construction training programs.

Commodities: 2nd and 4th Friday in the lobby. Open to the public, no proof of residency needed. Canned goods, bread, non-perishables. This is not an ATHSSM program, but many of our clients use this service and it is important that you know this valuable resource is here. Please bring valid ID or proof of Alameda County residency.

Food 4 Life: Besides hot nutritious meals, participants are invited to enjoy monthly talent shows! Dean Reed, Lead Chef of Food 4 Life, has served as not only our resident Chef but our resident artist and we are quite spoiled. His talent has opened doors for many others and our participants are brushing off old skills and captivating us! HOORAY for all of the collective talent within our community. Food 4 Life meets every Tues, Wed and Thursday from 12:30-2pm in the gymnasium. Client referral and intake are necessary to participate and space is available. Please call 510-544-3342 for more details.

Food Pantry: 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 10am-12pm in the Family Life Center. Please bring an ID or utility bill verifying Alameda County residency.  One bag per family. Valid ID or proof of Alameda County residency needed to participate.

Malachi Fatherhood Program: Third year of installments! Walk in’s and referrals welcome. We are proud to collaborate with the “Man to Man “program which refers many clients to our Malachi Fatherhood Program. Therapists available by appointment as well.

Medical Nutrition Therapy: (MNT) is a therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms via the use of a specifically tailored diet devised and monitored by a medical doctor physician, registered dietitian, or professional nutritionist. Our celebrated program is a success! Clients have improved in many health and wellness areas, including higher TCell and BMI levels.

Mercy Brown Bag: Seniors only. 2nd and 4th Friday from 9am-10am in the J. Alfred Smith Fellowship Hall. Must sign up in advance, requires a fee of $10 per year. Valid ID or proof of Alameda County residency needed.

Mobile Farmers Market: Our team partnered with Fresh Approach and many other food justice organizations to bring FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES to East Oakland! Please join us, Sunday from 10am- 11am. Fresh, local and organic produce. EBT receives additional 50% off.

Shower Access:

Shower Access:  Shower service open to those in need. Tuesday 10am to 1pm WOMEN, Thursday 10am to 1 pm MEN         Please see James Arrington (510) 544-8908 for more details.


What we’ve been up to…

 A Sip of Summer! On Saturday June 24th, we hosted a Wine and Cheese ATHSSM Fundraiser and Jefferson Award Celebration for ATHSSM Executive Director, Gloria Crowell.

Sponsorship and individual packages were available starting at $100, individual ticket sales at $40. Entry ticket came with 2 wine tickets and complimentary food. Additional cocktails and beverages can be purchased at the bar.  All proceeds (donations) are tax deductible.  We listened to the sounds of the Oakland Trio, an amazing band from Oakland School of the Arts. The event was incredible and we had a blast!



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