Thank you to all who have supported the work that Berkeley Food & Housing Project is doing to ease and end the crisis of homelessness. In Berkeley, over the last fiscal year, we have been able to serve 982 homeless people and of these, 174 have moved into permanent housing. In addition we have 97 people under our care at our residential programs. We are working with each one of them to create a plan to help them move from a life on the streets into permanent housing and stability.[Read More…] about Say YES to homeless services in your community
This phone line is open 24/7.
Tell them you are homeless and looking for help
If you are a homeless veterans call: 1-855-862-1804
As of November 1st, 2017 the coordinated entry system has become
a county-wide system providing services for people who are homeless
across Alameda County.
The percentage of older homeless adults is growing at an alarming rate. In the Bay Area, the representation of homeless adults older than 50 has gone from 11% in 1990 to 23% in 2003 and is currently estimated at 50%. We have been seeing this reflected in the population we serve as well. In 2016, 23% of those BFHP served were over the age of 55. In 2018, 36% of our clients were over the age of 55.[Read More…] about The Aging Homeless Population: Our Elders Are Our Responsibility
I am deeply gratified to tell you that our long-awaited new building on Berkeley Way is on its way to being fully funded with an anticipated groundbreaking in 2020 and completion in late 2021 or early 2022. This is a project that seemed impossible from the start. Yet, thanks to so many people, the impossible is happening.
By Executive Director, Terrie Light