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Who runs EBCRP? Is there an Executive Director?

Joan E. Zweben, PhD, EBCRP’s Executive Director, is a clinical psychologist who has been involved in the addiction field for over 43 years and oversees the entire agency. Marta Rose, LMFT, is the Associate Executive Director and has overseen daily operations of the agency since its founding in 1989. It’s unusual to have both founders still involved almost 30 years later, but their combined experience and passion for the work informs the type of care EBCRP is able to offer.


Dr. Zweben has over thirty-five years’ experience in treating addiction, and training treatment practitioners. She has a broad based background in both alcoholism and drug dependence, and has experience with both residential and outpatient modalities. She has a long-standing commitment to building treatment resources through networking activities.


Dr. Zweben’s activities as an author, teacher, consultant and participant in NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network keep her informed of new developments in the field. She is the author of 3 books, over 55 articles or book chapters and editor of 15 monographs on treating addiction.

Who is EBCRP?

EBCRP is one of the largest co-occurring service providers in Alameda County.


We offer at-risk men, women, children, adolescents and families the tools they need to succeed, including education, adequate housing, health care, nutrition, and support.


We serve more than 1,500 underserved individuals each year.


Through EBCRP’s work, more than 15,000 people have chosen positive alternatives to addiction, mental illness, crime, and poverty.   We use a strength based model of care to achieve the best results.

What is EBCRP's mission?

Our Mission is to support the well being of the community by providing comprehensive services for mental health, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and related health problems.


We offer housing and employment services as a means to wellness and self-sufficiency.


We respect and encourage the strengths of individuals and families, and their ability to make healthier choices.

Where is EBCRP located?

We have four primary locations, three in Oakland and one in Hayward.


Each site is tailored to meet the needs of those served.


General Inquiries
2579 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612


What services does EBCRP provides?

Child Welfare Services

Children & Youth Services

Mental Health Services

Substance Use Services

Supportive Services

Supported Housing

Smoking Cessation

HIV Testing and Prevention

Who does EBCRP serve?

The ethnicity of our clients reflects the population of our service communities

Children 0

Adults with substance use disorders 0

Adults with mental health disorder 0

Individuals and families living bellow the federal poverty level 0

  • 60% African American

  • 25% Caucasian

  • 10% Latino(a)

  • 5% other

What are the goals of EBCRP?

Promote family reunification and support families remaining intact in the community

Reduce the stigma of mental illness

Utilize client strengths to inform treatment

Promote self sufficiency and economic independence

What makes EBCRP special?

EBCRP has always maintained close ties to the community it serves. Over 40% of staff members have lived experiences that mirrors the lives of the clientele. Many were born and raised in West Oakland and some maintain residences here. They are close to the community because it where their roots are. EBCRP has successfully hired program graduates to serve as peers, and champions the role that paraprofessionals play in partnership with professionals, to offer a welcoming, culturally competent environment for healing to occur.


We are proud to serve the community and honored by the recognition we have received.  For example:

EBCRP programs have received multiple awards and recognition for their successful outcomes, including recognition in many TIPS

EBCRP programs have also been cited as best-practice models for women and children by the California State Legislature, the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, the California Institute of Mental Health, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care, and the National Health Policy Institute

How can I learn more and get involved?

We welcome your questions and support.


To learn more, please call 510-446-7100.

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