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Oakland is home to independent organizations responding to people affected by violence daily. Read more about them below and visit their sites to learn how you can help.


Adamika Village founded by Daryle Allums is committed to educating our village in order to decrease violence and increase prosperity; to encouraging our village to love and support one another in an effort to bring unity to our community; to empowering our village to live a successful and safe life. 

BOSS - Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency is dedicated to helping homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fighting against the root causes of poverty and homelessness.

Dave Deporis's website, which was set up by his friends and family to share his music

East Oakland Collective is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. With programming in economic development, civic engagement and leadership, we help amplify underserved communities from the ground up.  We are committed to driving impact in the landscape, politics and economic climate of deep East Oakland.

King David Respect for Life  raises awareness on the intergenerational trauma that has been caused by perpetuated gun violence. We are focused on integrating programs into schools and juvenile detention centers with a focus on At-risk youth and provide them with the vital resources needed to sustain a productive life. Somewhere we have been failed by our society, so it is our mission at King David Respect for Life Inc., to plant seeds of leadership, accountability, and integrity that will blossom into respect for all lives. 

Oakland Unite  violence prevention and intervention programs, funded by the Public Safety and Services Act and other funding sources, works to create a healthier and safer Oakland.

One Thousand Mothers is a grassroots nonprofit organization devoted to serving families who have been directly impacted by violence. 

SAVE Oakland  Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere.

Youth Alive! Since 1991, Youth ALIVE! has helped violently wounded people heal themselves and their community.  Youth Alive believes that young people growing up and going to school in the city’s most violent neighborhoods, possess the power to change the city for the better. Its staff meet its clients where they are, at home, in school, at the hospital bedsides of young shooting victims, on the streets of our most dangerous neighborhoods.