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Alameda County Homeless Action Center *

Organization Description:

The mission of the Homeless Action Center is to provide high quality legal services to people who are homeless and mentally ill while respecting the dignity of each person. HAC provides legal representation and assistance to homeless and low-income residents of Alameda County in claims for public benefits. HAC represents individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including Cambodian refugees, previously incarcerated individuals, children in foster care, survivors of domestic violence, and homeless veterans, to name but a few.

HAC's specialty is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) advocacy for individuals with mental disabilities. Please note HAC has opened a second office: 1432 Franklin Street., Oakland, CA 94612. (510) 836-3260. Please contact the program directly for Pro Bono Opportunities information.


Please note this organization has 2 offices:

(1) 2601 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 and

(2) 3126 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Alameda
  • Area of law: Disability, Homeless, Public Benefits
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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