“Monetary counseling” sounds much more interesting when it comes with free massages, pastries, and books.
You may get all of that and extra without spending a dime at a “pop-up care village” on Friday exterior Metropolis Corridor in downtown Oakland. Hosted by non-profit LavaMaeX, town of Oakland, and different organizations, the occasion will characteristic quite a few assets—together with housing, well being, hygiene, and employment providers—geared towards unhoused residents. LavaMaeX, which operates mobile showers in Oakland, hosts useful resource festivals like this one periodically.
What: A “pop-up care village” useful resource honest the place guests can entry free providers
The place: Oakland Metropolis Corridor, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
When: Friday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to three p.m.
The thought of the occasion is to congregate many various providers and suppliers in a single place, making it simpler and extra handy for Oakland residents to entry assets which might be sometimes provided at completely different areas and thru completely different processes.
On the care village, guests will be capable to join with case administration, rental help, shelter providers, COVID-19 vaccines, monetary counseling, paid volunteer alternatives, pet care, and extra, in line with LavaMaeX. Individuals who drop by the honest may also choose up free clothes, books,DVDs, a library card, and low. Metropolis and county businesses will likely be current, together with a number of native nonprofits.
Organizers say they consider everybody deserves “extraordinary care” no matter their background or circumstances.