Part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the form of two new programs in Alameda County: the Berkeley Respite Program and Project Safer Ground. The goal of both programs is to provide people experiencing homelessness with a safe place to shelter in place. Priority is given to people experiencing homelessness who are 65+ years of age and/or those with pre-existing medical conditions who are at risk of complications if exposed to the COVD-19 virus. Clients in both programs can stay in the hotel rooms until the pandemic is over, or until they achieve permanent housing.[Read More…] about The Berkeley Respite Program & Project Safer Ground
This phone line is open 24/7.
Tell them you are homeless and looking for help
If you are a homeless veterans call:
1-888-479-1926 (Alameda County)
1-855-862-1804 (Contra Costa, & Solano Counties)
1-833-255-4899 (Sacramento & Amador Counties)
The Department of Labor has announced they are expanding their Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) funding.
Berkeley Food & Housing Project has been an HVRP provider in the counties of Solano and Contra Costa, since 2016, this additional funding will allow us to bring these much-needed employment services to Alameda and Sacramento counties as well.[Read More…] about Veteran Employment Services Come to Alameda and Sacramento Counties
[Read More…] about Berkeley’s most ambitious homeless housing project ever breaks ground (Berkeleyside)
The complex planned for 2012 Berkeley Way is actually two projects on one shared site. On one side, Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) will develop the Hope Center, featuring 53 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled men and women; 32 shelter beds for homeless men; and 12 transitional housing beds for homeless male veterans. There will be on-site medical and mental health services, as well as a communal dining room where residents and people who remain unsheltered can share meals and support.