Terrie Light, our esteemed Executive Director since 2006 has retired from her role as of June 15th. We have known of Terrie’s plans for some time and our Board of Directors has been conducting a search for her replacement since last fall. The search has been extended and in this transition period Marc-Andrew Aguilera, our Director of Finance and Administration, has assumed the role of Interim Executive Director.[Read More…] about Terrie Light Retires as Executive Director
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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.
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
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