Special Needs Families Journeying Together, Hand-in-Hand! 特殊家庭手牽手,一起向前走!
Who We Are
Helping Hands East Bay is a startup 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by individuals and family members who have lived experience negotiating the challenges of developmental disabilities. A number of our board members and volunteers have successfully navigated multiple service systems such as Regional Center, special education, Department of Rehabilitation, specialized health care, and other helpful community resources to enable their loved ones with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential and become contributing members of society.
Helping Hands East Bay seeks to empower Asian immigrant families impacted by developmental disabilities to live dignified andsatisfied lives by providing information, education, support and services. Our bilingual and bicultural staff and volunteers specialize in serving Asian immigrant families with limited English proficiency.
Asian immigrant families with limited English proficiency who are living with developmental disabilities will have easy and equal access to available resources in health/behavioral health care, education, employment, housing, social, recreational, and developmental services, as well as community and faith-based resources to enable them to live hopeful and joyful lives.
We focus our efforts on reaching residents of north and central Alameda County in the following cities: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro and San Lorenzo. However, participants from other Bay Area cities are welcome to attend our community events.