“Alex is a leader and sets a great example. He knows homelessness. He knows how to talk with the people he encounters. He has walked in their shoes.”
- Natalie Siva, SSVF Program Manager
BFHP’s outreach team visits homeless encampments, public libraries, senior centers, parks and free meal programs in order to engage with those who are often the hardest to reach, and to connect them to our services. The team covers a tri-county region that includes Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano.
We coordinate efforts with the city of Albany and the city of Emeryville housing staff and with local law enforcement services, and Berkeley Mental Health. In addition, the team conducts educational outreach to community organizations such as local businesses, senior centers, churches, and businesses within these municipalities to ensure that community groups and homeless residents are aware of BFHP’s services.
- Hub Intake staff goes out with our outreach team to meet our clients where they are, and to bring in anyone who wants services
- Supplying homeless residents with emergency items
- Linkages to services such as housing, veteran programs, drug treatment providers, domestic violence services, & other essential services
- Advocating on behalf of the homeless when need arises