AHA’s social services partner LifeSTEPS connects AHA tenants and program participants to important social services and resources including Alameda Food Bank, Medical services, Rental assistance, transportation, and trade school scholarships, just to name a few.
• The City of Alameda (Recreation and Parks Department) brings a mobile recreation unit to AHA’s Esperanza Apartments and Parrot Gardens/Village housing community twice a month to provide recreational activities to AHA youth.
• Free monthly art sessions (provided by www.drawbridge.org) are offered to all AHA youth (ages 5-12) and hosted at Esperanza housing community.
• The Boys and Girls Club of Alameda provides free membership to any family that resides at AHA properties or participates in the Section 8 program.
• Alameda Family Services provides critical support services to many Housing Authority families for a broad age range of children. The supportive services provided by AFS include school-based services, early childhood, and family support, plus clinic/community-based behavioral health care.