I am raising money for Lincoln Child Center in Oakland, CA. Lincoln has been working with children in the community since 1883. Today, Lincoln has a continuum of programs designed to stop the cycle of violence, abuse and mental health problems for at-risk children and families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. These programs include support to relative caregivers who are raising other relatives' children, truancy prevention and redirection, parenting support, and support for children so that they may transition from foster care into a permanent home. Lincoln also provides educational and mental health services for children who have endured significant traumas which may include physical or sexual abuse, pre-natal exposure to drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, or familial instability and stress resulting from extreme poverty.