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Employment and Financial Resources

for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EAST BAY FINANCIAL/EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

  • Corporate Index: Human Rights Campaign Foundation
    Corporate Index (PDF)
    Webiste: www.hrc.org
    Email: Corporate Equality Index
    The Human Rights Campaign Foundation's eighth annual Corporate Equality Index shows an unprecedented 305 major U.S. businesses earned the top rating of 100 percent, up from 260 last year - despite the economic downturn. Detailed information on each employer rated is included in the report and on our employer database under "Employers with Corporate Equality Index rating.
  • Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
    Women’s Cancer Resource Center of Oakland, CA (Serves CCC & Alameda Residents)
    Toll Free Help Line: 1-888-421-7900 (English & Spanish)
    Web site: www.wcrc.org
    Email: wcrc@wcrc.org
    Information & Referral Helpline;  Resource Library; Multicultural Outreach Program (African Americans, Latinas and other women of color);  in-home supportive services; Cultural & Healing Arts Programs, workshops & classes; peer support and referral; and financial assistance to low income women with breast cancer living in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties who are currently in treatment (up to $500.00/year).
  • Craigslist
    www.craigslist.org
  • GayJob
    www.gayjob.biz
    One of the leading companies representing the gay and lesbian community for job and career placement. Must become a member to search job postings.
  • The Genard AIDS Foundation
    1630 North Main St #102,
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Web site:  www.genard.org
    Email: support @genard.org
    Helpline: 925-943-AIDS (2437)
    The Genard AIDS Foundation provides services, support and education to people in Contra Costa County with HIV/AIDS, their families and loved ones, as they move through the trauma of living with HIV/AIDS, thereby providing them with the capacity to face death with dignity and peace.  Services include hospice volunteers, respite care, symptom management, home based care and financial assistance (individual grants requested by case manager, physicians and patient advocates ($100-1,000.00).
  • Planetout
    www.planetout.com
    Online resource for the queer community with a section on money & careers.
  • Positive Resource Center
    415.777.0333
    www.positiveresource.org
    Through culturally appropriate counseling, education and advocacy, assists people who are affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS in making informed choices that maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.  (Benefits counseling only for SF County Residents—Employment Services also for Contra Costa Residents.)
  • Progayjobs.com
    www.progayjobs.com
    Online job and resume search engine
  • Visual Aid
    116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 640,
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Ph: 415-777-8242
    Fax: 415-777-8240
    Email: visaid@visualaid.org
    Grants, supplies, and assistance to artists w/AIDS. The mission of Visual Aid is to encourage artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work. Visual Aid helps produce, present, and preserve the work of professional artists whose careers are challenged because of a life-threatening illness. We serve professional artists from the nine-county Bay Area, providing artists with direct services from art supplies to exhibitions and career development.

SF BAY AREA INANCIAL/EMPLOYMENT RSOURCES

  • Brian McNaught
    www.brian-mcnaught.com
    Workplace trainings and writing on gay issues and the workplace.
  • Equality Project
    415.425.8257
    www.equalityproject.org
    The Equality Project works to support and help monitor the adoption of written employee nondiscrimination policies on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace by pressing companies to implement the progressive policies expressed in the Equality Principles (available in twelve languages).
  • Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund
    www.lambdalegal.org
    The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Out and Equal Workplace Advocates
    www.outandequal.org
    National organization, headquartered in San Francisco, to address GLBT issues in the workplace.
  • Positive Resource Center
    785 Market Street, 10th Floor,
    San Francisco, CA
    415.777.0333
    Fax: 415.777.1770
    www.positiveresource.org
    Benefits Counseling and Employment Services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Full spectrum of vocational rehabilitation and employment services.
  • The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Community Center
    1800 Market Street,
    San Francisco, CA
    415.865.5555
    www.sfgaycenter.org
    The Center provides free assistance with job searches, career growth, small business development, financial planning and security.
  • San Francisco Mayor's Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities
    www.disability-employment-sf.org

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