Dream Youth Clinics
The Dream Youth Clinic was established in 2017 by Roots Community Health Center under the leadership of Dr. Aisha Mays, Roots Director of Adolescent and School Based Programs, and Founding Medical Director of the Dream Youth Clinics, to provide comprehensive health services to the most vulnerable youth of the Oakland community. Dream Youth Clinics are located within the Wellness Centers of Dreamcatcher and Covenant House Youth Shelters in downtown Oakland and provide free medical, behavioral health, health navigation services, and supportive groups for youth between the ages of 12-24.
Dream provides youth-led, youth-inspired, and youth-engaged programs and services for Oakland’s most vulnerable youth, including youth affected by homelessness, commercial sexual exploitation, the foster care and juvenile justice systems, LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming youth, and newly immigrated youth. Dream delivers over 1,000 medical visits to approximately 400 youth annually.