A New Day, A New Way

”Change is coming,” said Mr. Ben Pettus, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of West Oakland Health Council. Mr. Pettus was presiding over the recent happening at WOHC at Adeline and 7th Streets, on a sunny Thursday morning. More than 100 supporters came together to mark the launch of the turnaround and welcome the new leadership team. Mr. Loyd Ware, Board President, the entire Board of Directors, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-13), Supervisor Keith Carson, HRSA Regional Director, Dr. John Maroney, and Alameda County Health Director Kathleen Clanon, all participated and testified to their ongoing commitment and dedication to the success and sustainability of the West Oakland Health Council. More...

The community joins forces to celebrate the future


The West Oakland Health Council is a non-profit Community Health Center providing primary care, mental health, and substance abuse recovery services to residents of West, North and East Oakland, Emeryville and Southwest Berkeley. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents of these communities and to reduce morbidity, preventable disability and premature death.


“The minute I walked through these doors    my life opened up ...”

Jocquelene Erics, WOHC Patient