Union City Youth & Family Services (UCYFS)

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Youth & Family Services (YFS)




Working together with our community to build self-sufficiency, healthier relationships, and a safer environment.

  • We support our community each step of the way to discovering and achieving their goals
  • We have compassion for families in their time of need
  • We believe growth is achieved by inspiring hope and empowering the families we serve
  • We prove our dedication one family and one individual at a time
  • We value and respect everyone’s unique story and the diversity of our community


How to access YFS services?

Individuals, family members, school personnel, or other agencies can directly contact Union City YFS for services and support. All services are free or offered on a sliding scale basis based on annual income.

For more information contact: 510.675.5817 / yfs@unioncity.org



Union City Youth and Family Services have two office locations to better serve the people of Union City.  Office hours vary day to day so please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Contempo Resource Center, 4361 Agena Circle, Union City, CA 94587

Decoto Resource Center, 505 H Street, Union City, CA 94587 



Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Services


Street Outreach

Engaging youth and young adults to connect them with intervention services and support that best fits their needs.

Contact: David Madrid - 510.675.5822 / davidm@unioncity.org (English)

Contact: David Sarinana - 510.427.5419 / davids@unioncity.org (English/Spanish)


Taking Care of Business (TCB) Workshops

TCB is a weekly young men’s group using self-reflection, education, and mentorship to help inspire life changes.  These groups take place at various middle and high schools in the New Haven Unified School District. 

Contact: Street Outreach team

Location(s): Conley HS / Logan HS


10th Street Boxing Gym (Brick House Boxing Club)

The boxing gym is an YFS sponsored program in which youth and young adults can participate in weight lifting, physical fitness, and boxing exercises supervised by a certified USA Boxing Instructor.  

 Contact: Hotline - 510.675.5477

Supervisor: Trish Heuer – 510.675.5328 / trishh@unioncity.org

Location: 33948 10th St. Union City, CA. 94587


Case Management

CM provides assistance to families and individuals by assessing needs as well as locating appropriate services and resources.  CM also addresses and assists with education and personal barriers.

Contact: Sergio Abundis - 510.675.5819 / sergioa@unioncity.org (English/Spanish)



Provides short-term individual and family counseling to help improve family relationships, address academic or behavior issues, and provide support around crisis and traumatic events.

Contact: Kristie Potter, MFT #43455 – 510.675.5217 / kristiep@unioncity.org (English)

Contact: Adrian Valadez, Registered Associate CSW #27019 – 510.675.5821 / adrianv@unioncity.org (English/Spanish)

Contact: Heather Curtis, MFT Registered Intern #78975– 510.675.5695 / heatherc@unioncity.org (English)


Parenting Workshops

(New information coming soon!)



Our employment division assists youth and young adults in connecting with local businesses for employment and internship opportunities.  We also provide Job Readiness and Life Skills training to help our clients be prepared for the workforce and life’s everyday challenges.

Contact: Delia Torres / 510.675.5820 / deliat@unioncity.org


YFS Collaborative Partners


Cypress Mandela Training Center (CMTC)

The CMTC Union City Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a green construction training program that provides free Instructional Training, College Credits, Green Technologies and Pathways, 8-week Environmental Certification Training, Job Placement Assistance, Solar Concepts and Engineering.  Applicants must be 18 years of age to qualify.  See flyer for requirements for eligibility. 

Tri-Cities Contact: Sergio Abundis - 510.675.5819 / sergioa@unioncity.org 

Location: Barnard-White Middle School 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA 94587
Main Office: 510.208.7350
Website: www.cypressmandela.org  


Timelist Group – Re-Entry Program

The Timelist group aims to help ease the transition of those who are on probation, parole, or individuals that are seeking out to reform themselves. Unfortunately, many previously incarcerated individuals are ill equipped to reorient themselves into an ordinary and positive lifestyle. This is due to the fact that these individuals are lacking education, career based skills, and support. Timelist aims to assess this disparity, and help individuals rebuild their lives. "Our mission is to end the cycle of violence, crime and adult recidivism through our reintegration services.”

Main Office: 510.431.3606
Fax: 510.431.3582
Website: www.timelistgroup.org

and many more…


24 hour hotlines

Bay area Women Against Rape

(510) 845-7273

California Youth Crisis Line

(800) 843-5200

Ruby’s Place (listed as Emergency Shelter Program)


Family Emergency Shelter Coalition

(510) 581-3223

Crisis Support Services (Including Suicide Prevention)

(800) 309-2131

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition

(510) 581-3223

Family Paths

(800) 829-3777

Foster Parents Advice Line

(888) 580-3725

Lavender Youth (GLBT)                     M-F 4 pm-12pm

(800) 246-7743

Second Chance. Inc.

(510) 792-4357

Shelter Against Violent Environments (S.A.V.E.)

(510) 794-6055


Family Services and Crisis Counseling

Alameda County Adult and Aging Services

(510) 577-1900

Alameda County Children and Family Services

(510) 259-1800

Alameda County Victim-Witness Program

(510) 272-6180

Centro De Servicios

(510) 489-4100

Eden Information and Referral Inc.


Eden Youth Center

(510) 887-1146

Fremont Family Resource Center

(510) 574-2000

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

(510) 471-5907



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