The Board and Leadership Team of Berkeley Food & Housing Project is very pleased to announce the appointment of Calleene Egan as Executive Director, effective September 3rd. Egan joined the agency in January 2019 as Director of Programs and has already played a pivotal role in bringing BFHP’s programs and services into alignment with the changing needs of a burgeoning – and intraregional – homeless population. She succeeds Terrie Light, BFHP’s former Executive Director, who retired on June 15th after 21 years with the agency.[Read More…] about Berkeley Food & Housing Project Announces a New Executive Director
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.
“I’m very grateful that this meal happens.” Says “Lena,” as she eats at our free Community Meal. Lena has lived in Berkeley for nearly three decades, but last year she lost her housing. “Berkeley is my home. I made it my home 27 years ago. I raised my children here.” Now she lives out of her vehicle and eats at Community Meal every day she can. Lena doesn’t have a home, but she is thankful to have somewhere she can get a hot and nutritious meal. “I have food. I cannot explain to you how grateful I am.”[Read More…] about Help Support the Hungry in Berkeley
This month we bid a fond farewell to Sharon Alford. Sharon joined BFHP in 2007, and in her more than 12 years with us, she has played an instrumental role in developing BFHP’s Community Meal and our Veteran’s Transitional Housing program, as well as in the design and implementation of many of the tools we use to serve our clients, including: HMIS (the digital Homeless Management Information System), the City of Berkeley Shelter Reservation hotline, and Berkeley’s Coordinate Entry System for homeless services (CES).
For Sharon, it has always been a priority to create safe and inviting spaces for our most vulnerable community members, to treat them with respect, and to foster that value in her staff. We are grateful for Sharon’s many years of service, her straight-talking, her passion for her job, and her commitment to working with high-risk and underserved populations. “What I love most about my work,” she says, “is that we are changing lives.”
We interviewed Sharon at the beginning of August.[Read More…] about Farewell Interview with Sharon Alford