Beyond Emancipation

Programs & Services

B:E offers a range of services to support current and former foster youth in their transition to living as independent adults, including:

B:E is staffed by a small but dedicated group of professionals with a wide range of experience in social work, mental health, social services, and the foster and emancipated youth population.

Our work is youth centered and strength based. We use a comprehensive case-management model for serving emancipated youth and connecting them to a wide array of intensive support services, both in-house and through other providers in the Bay Area.

If you would like to make a referral to B:E or need more information, please call (510) 667-7694 and ask to speak to the worker of the day.


B:E serves current and former foster and probation youth residing in Alameda County who meet all of the following criteria:

  • placed out-of-home through the California child welfare or juvenile justice systems;
  • for at least one day after their 16th birthday;
  • in any of the following: foster home, group home, residential treatment, probation or Kin-Gap

Generally, we serve youth aged 18-24. All of our services are available to youth aged 18-20. Starting at 21, eligibility varies by program area. It’s best to give us a call or stop by the office so we can determine the ways we can help you.


B:E is located near the Coliseum in East Oakland and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Click here for directions and public transit information.

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