Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay

Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) providing quality wraparound services to low-income refugees and immigrants.

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Big Congrats to our community member Teferi, who just got a Truck Driver job! 🥳 Teferi is originally from Ethiopia, and ...
11/13/2020

Big Congrats to our community member Teferi, who just got a Truck Driver job! 🥳 Teferi is originally from Ethiopia, and was working as an app Driver in the Bay Area when COVID began. Suddenly facing a steep decline in business, we helped him apply for unemployment benefits. While unemployed, we also connected him to a fully-funded truck driving training to receive his Class A Driver's License. He successfully completed the training last month, and just told us he got a Truck Driver job last week! We are so proud of Teferi for making the most of such a difficult time, and wish him all the best in his new job. 🌟

Free flu shots for all -- this Saturday, November 14! No insurance required. This event will take place at McClymonds Hi...
11/11/2020

Free flu shots for all -- this Saturday, November 14! No insurance required. This event will take place at McClymonds High School in Oakland. Be sure to wear a mask!

First- and second-generation Americans score historic wins in key races across the nation 💜💚❤️https://www.pri.org/storie...
11/09/2020
First- and second-generation Americans score historic wins in key races across the nation

First- and second-generation Americans score historic wins in key races across the nation 💜💚❤️

https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-11-05/first-and-second-generation-americans-score-historic-wins-key-races-across-nation?fbclid=IwAR0EIkCDAmx1m5O-X5Tz76hfBRaOTDvjTM1PHSYwgNqJWVWjRRPwXyqXMbs

Immigrants and children of immigrants won key positions across the country in the 2020 elections, and they even helped flip whole states.

Thank you to everyone who participated in democracy and making your voices heard on important local issues! ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼✊ Read...
11/07/2020
Election results for Oakland City Council, OUSD school board, City Attorney, and Oakland ballot measures.

Thank you to everyone who participated in democracy and making your voices heard on important local issues! ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼✊ Read more about Oakland election results below:

https://oaklandside.org/2020/11/03/coming-soon-oakland-live-election-results-2020/?utm_source=Oaklandside+master+list&utm_campaign=20bc4f57bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_10_14_07_11_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8612bcc0f3-20bc4f57bc-333417962

Live election results from The Oaklandside.

Are you a US Citizen? Then you can vote! If you are an Oakland resident and have not yet received a ballot by mail or pr...
11/02/2020

Are you a US Citizen? Then you can vote! If you are an Oakland resident and have not yet received a ballot by mail or prefer to vote in person, you can vote at any of the following locations in Oakland at the times listed. Even if you are not yet registered to vote, you can vote provisionally using same day registration. See a full list of Alameda County voting locations here, which any voter can visit: https://www.acgov.org/rovapps/maps/avl/
Vote like your rights depend on it, because they do! 😎

🌟 COMMUNITY IMPACT! 🌟 In the past months during COVID, we have greatly expanded our Mobile Meal Program (MMP), which del...
11/01/2020

🌟 COMMUNITY IMPACT! 🌟 In the past months during COVID, we have greatly expanded our Mobile Meal Program (MMP), which delivers free food to low-income, senior, and medically vulnerable individuals and families. We are proud to now serve +1,300 individuals per month!

Happy Halloween from VACCEB (photo from last year)! 🎃 We wish we could be dancing in costume with you all again this yea...
10/30/2020

Happy Halloween from VACCEB (photo from last year)! 🎃 We wish we could be dancing in costume with you all again this year!

PIVOT - The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization
10/29/2020

PIVOT - The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization

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Some great tips for voting this year, through Ubuntu Collaborative.
10/28/2020

Some great tips for voting this year, through Ubuntu Collaborative.

Free online tutoring for Elementary and Middle School students!
10/27/2020

Free online tutoring for Elementary and Middle School students!

A new school year is starting! Need tutoring support? Reach out to Virtual Tutoring Center!

#community #CERI #oakland

Alameda County has 100 Accessible Voting Locations! To drop off your signed ballot or vote in-person, find locations htt...
10/26/2020

Alameda County has 100 Accessible Voting Locations! To drop off your signed ballot or vote in-person, find locations http://acvote.org/avl #VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia #acvote #yourvoice #yourvote

Alameda County has 100 Accessible Voting Locations! To drop off your signed ballot or vote in-person, find locations http://acvote.org/avl #VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia #acvote #yourvoice #yourvote

Our Mobile Meal Program (MMP) is well underway! We currently serve nearly 400 low-income families with free grocery deli...
10/18/2020

Our Mobile Meal Program (MMP) is well underway! We currently serve nearly 400 low-income families with free grocery delivery services during COVID-19. Go team!

Our virtual ESL classes are in full swing! Do you want to register for free online ESL classes? Please email our Teacher...
10/16/2020

Our virtual ESL classes are in full swing! Do you want to register for free online ESL classes? Please email our Teacher Joanne at [email protected].

Get connected! VACCEB has registered +100 low-income refugee/immigrant clients for low-cost home internet to date. If yo...
10/13/2020

Get connected! VACCEB has registered +100 low-income refugee/immigrant clients for low-cost home internet to date. If you would like help getting connected to low-cost home internet, please contact Joanne at [email protected].

We had a great outreach event last week, signing up many people for our Mobile Meal Program (MMP)! We are continuing to ...
10/13/2020

We had a great outreach event last week, signing up many people for our Mobile Meal Program (MMP)! We are continuing to connect low-income immigrant/refugee families to free food in these difficult times. 🍉🍇🥑

Check out this great resource on workers' rights during COVID-19 from Legal Aid at Work and Bet Tzedek - The House of Ju...
10/12/2020

Check out this great resource on workers' rights during COVID-19 from Legal Aid at Work and Bet Tzedek - The House of Justice. Link to download below:

fil:///home/chronos/u-08d0bbd889e5114bd3de24d33a026e8b043daad4/MyFiles/Downloads/The-Workers-Guide_-Your-Rights-During-Coronavirus-COVID-19-October-2-2020.pdf

Join us in congratulating Anh from Vietnam, who just got a job offer as an Office Clerk! Anh is currently in college pur...
10/08/2020

Join us in congratulating Anh from Vietnam, who just got a job offer as an Office Clerk! Anh is currently in college pursuing a Business Administration degree, and was seeking part-time work while in school. Through the support of our Jobs Program, and with her hard work and excellent administrative skills, she secured this position! Join us in wishing her the best in her new job. 😃

We are expanding our mobile meal program to all low-income Oakland residents! Come to our event this Thursday, October 8...
10/05/2020

We are expanding our mobile meal program to all low-income Oakland residents! Come to our event this Thursday, October 8th from 9:00am - 12:00pm to get help signing up for our program.

It's not too late to get counted! Complete your Census forms and contact us if you need help at 510-210-3820 (text OK). ...
10/01/2020

It's not too late to get counted! Complete your Census forms and contact us if you need help at 510-210-3820 (text OK). Since March 2020, we have made 8,576 impressions and counted/assisted 739 households in completing their Census forms!

➡️ EDD UPDATE! With federal and state legislative action, claimants now have access to what is called Federal-State Exte...
09/29/2020
FED-ED Extension

➡️ EDD UPDATE! With federal and state legislative action, claimants now have access to what is called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) (which some people refer to as Extend Benefits). The FED-ED extension provides up to 20 weeks of additional benefits for people who used all of their unemployment benefits during a period of high unemployment (determined based on a nationwide standard). Learn more here:

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/fed-ed.htm

Happy Fall! 🍂🍁🍃 Our Center misses you. 😭
09/27/2020

Happy Fall! 🍂🍁🍃 Our Center misses you. 😭

Affordable Housing for Seniors -- apply now!
09/25/2020

Affordable Housing for Seniors -- apply now!

The waiting list for 1-bedroom units at Monarch Homes in #Oakland is open! Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM on October 1, 2020. Learn more here: sahahomes.org/properties/monarch-homes

Great event, coming up tomorrow in Clinton Park right outside of our Center!
09/25/2020

Great event, coming up tomorrow in Clinton Park right outside of our Center!

This past week, we continued to distribute hygiene kits, emergency preparedness info, and 200 masks safe for wildfire sm...
09/25/2020

This past week, we continued to distribute hygiene kits, emergency preparedness info, and 200 masks safe for wildfire smoke to unhoused folks. Go team!

Free upcoming COVID-19 testing for the African community in Oakland -- see below! All immigration statuses are welcome. ...
09/22/2020

Free upcoming COVID-19 testing for the African community in Oakland -- see below! All immigration statuses are welcome. Call 510-280-4555 to make an appointment. Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, and Arabic interpreting is available.

Reminder: Coming up this Friday!!
09/21/2020

Reminder: Coming up this Friday!!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration for our online and distant ESL classes is coming up! It will take place on Friday, September 25 from 9am-12pm at VACCEB (655 International Blvd, Oakland). Masks are required. We will also be providing support in signing up for low-cost home internet, and completing census forms. See you there! :) 😷

Address

655 International Blvd
Oakland, CA
94606

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(510) 891-9999

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There are times when families are unable to care for their loved ones. This is when becoming a Family Home Provider can make a big difference in someone’s life. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Melba Castellano is a Family Home Provider. She and her partner, Domingo DaRosa, opened their home to two gentlemen with developmental disabilities. Both Melba and Domingo’s families emigrated to America, often needing the support of others to help them build successful and happy lives. They feel blessed, and wanted to give back to those less fortunate in their community. Melba states that even though there can be difficult times, she and Domingo have experienced love, trust, and appreciation in return for opening their home to others. Enriching Lives is a Family Home Agency which certifies members of the community as Family Home Providers to provide care and supervision to adult Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain injury. Family Home Providers receive a monthly stipend and can serve up to 2 Individuals in their home at a time. Family Home Providers come from all different ethnic backgrounds, education, neighborhoods, and family constellations. They receive an initial week-long orientation, on-going continuing education and professional support. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the Individuals they serve. Ronda Gardner had been a foster parent for many years before becoming a Family Home Provider for Enriching Lives. She has cared for 6 Individuals with developmental disabilities since joining the program. Ronda states that they share meals together, attend community events together, and many of them have attended church with her. “ I would recommend becoming a Provider as it is a good way to help someone else, and to offset the high cost of living in the Bay area at the same time.” Enriching Lives has a need for all types of caregivers, and a special need for bi-lingual homes that speak Vietnamese and Cantonese – as well as homes who are familiar with American Sign Language. Family Home Providers also need to have average computer skills. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? For more information and to register for a live, phone or virtual Information Session, please contact Paula Meyer at our Enriching Lives Office at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at
Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Enriching Lives is a Family Home Agency which certifies members of the community as Family Home Providers to provide care and supervision to adult Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain injury. Family Home Providers receive a monthly stipend of $1400 - $2400/month per Individual and can serve up to 2 Individuals in their home at a time. Family Home Providers come from all different ethnic backgrounds, education, neighborhoods, and family constellations. They receive an initial week-long orientation and on-going continuing education and professional support. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the Individuals they serve. There are times when families are unable to care for their own loved ones. Becoming a Family Home Provider can make a big difference in someone’s life. Melba Castellano is a Family Home Provider. She and her partner, Domingo DaRosa, opened their home to two gentlemen with developmental disabilities who wanted to experience a loving and caring home. Both Melba and Domingo’s families emigrated to America, often needing the support of others to help them build successful and happy lives. They feel blessed, and wanted to give back to those less fortunate in their community. The Individuals they serve - Josh and Juan - both came from difficult pasts and after living in different types of care settings asked to live in a Family Home Agency where they could experience life in a family environment. Melba states “I put my heart and soul into showing them what a family should be” and that even though there can be difficult times, they have experienced love, trust, and appreciation in return. Ronda Gardner had been a foster parent for many years before becoming a Family Home Provider for Enriching Lives. She has cared for 6 Individuals with developmental disabilities since joining the program. Ronda states that they share meals together, attend community events together, and many of them have attended church with her. “ I would recommend becoming a Provider as it is a good way to help someone else, and to offset the high cost of living in the Bay area at the same time.” Enriching Lives has a need for all types of caregivers, and a special need for bi-lingual homes that speak Vietnamese and Cantonese – as well as homes who are familiar with American Sign Language. Family Home Providers also need to have average computer skills. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? For more information and to register for a live, phone or virtual Information Session, please contact Paula Meyer at our Enriching Lives Office at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at [www.yourenrichedlife.org](http://www.yourenrichedlife.org/).
There are times when families are unable to care for their loved ones. This is when becoming a Family Home Provider can make a big difference in someone’s life. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Melba Castellano is a Family Home Provider. She and her partner, Domingo DaRosa, opened their home to two gentlemen with developmental disabilities. Both Melba and Domingo’s families emigrated to America, often needing the support of others to help them build successful and happy lives. They feel blessed, and wanted to give back to those less fortunate in their community. Melba states that even though there can be difficult times, she and Domingo have experienced love, trust, and appreciation in return for opening their home to others. Enriching Lives is a Family Home Agency which certifies members of the community as Family Home Providers to provide care and supervision to adult Individuals with developmental disabilities such as Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain injury. Family Home Providers receive a monthly stipend of $1400 - $2400/month per Individual and can serve up to 2 Individuals in their home at a time. Family Home Providers come from all different ethnic backgrounds, education, neighborhoods, and family constellations. They receive an initial week-long orientation and on-going continuing education and professional support. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the Individuals they serve. Ronda Gardner had been a foster parent for many years before becoming a Family Home Provider for Enriching Lives. She has cared for 6 Individuals with developmental disabilities since joining the program. Ronda states that they share meals together, attend community events together, and many of them have attended church with her. “ I would recommend becoming a Provider as it is a good way to help someone else, and to offset the high cost of living in the Bay area at the same time.” Enriching Lives has a need for all types of caregivers. And a special need for bi-lingual homes that speak Vietnamese and Cantonese – as well as homes who are familiar with American Sign Language. Family Home Providers also need to have average computer skills. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? For more information and to register for a live, phone or virtual Information Session, please contact Paula Meyer at our Enriching Lives Office at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at
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I am reaching out to the Vietnamese community to help fill a special need. Enriching Lives provides Family Homes for adults with developmental disabilities and we have recently been asked to provide homes with Vietnamese speaking caretakers. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Our Family home providers care for one or two individuals in their home, providing care and supervision to adults with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our providers need to be bilingual with average computer skills. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the individuals they care for. As a Family Home Provider, you will receive a tax free stipend of $1400 to $2300/month per individual. You will receive support from Enriching Lives to assist you in providing services in your home such as initial and continuing education, the support of a multidisciplinary team, 24 hour on-call professional support, and overnight relief support. Enriching Lives staff will visit you and the Individual regularly to provide support and ensure that the Individual’s goals are being met. For more information or to register for an Information session, please call Paula Meyer at our office Mon-Fri at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at www.yourenrichedlife.org. Our Concord office is located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 272, Concord, Ca, 94520
I am reaching out to the Vietnamese community to help fill a special need. Enriching Lives provides Family Homes for adults with developmental disabilities and we have recently been asked to provide homes with Vietnamese/Cantonese speaking caretakers in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Do you have an extra bedroom and a heart for helping others? Our Family home providers care for one or two individuals in their home, providing care and supervision to adults with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our providers need to be bilingual with average computer skills. The most important quality of a Family Home Provider is a commitment to the well-being and personal growth of the individuals they care for. As a Family Home Provider, you will receive a tax free stipend of $1400 to $2300/month per individual. You will receive support from Enriching Lives to assist you in providing services in your home such as initial and continuing education, the support of a multidisciplinary team, 24 hour on-call professional support, and overnight relief support. Enriching Lives staff will visit you and the Individual regularly to provide support and ensure that the Individual’s goals are being met. For more information or to register for an Information session, please call Paula Meyer at our office Mon-Fri at 925-344-4565 or visit our website at www.yourenrichedlife.org. Our Concord office is located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 272, Concord, Ca, 94520