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Our Mission

To build communities with underserved individuals and families, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence.

HOMELESSNESS

HOMELESSNESS

No one should have to sleep in a car, park, or beside a freeway overpass. Since our founding, Building Futures has provided shelters for community members experiencing homelessness. As a housing first agency, our aim is to connect shelter residents to housing.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

In a devastating ripple effect, Domestic Violence affects individuals, families, and communities. Building Futures provides an array of services to help survivors heal, and to equip neighbors, workplaces, churches, and other allies to help.
HOUSING

HOUSING

A stable life begins with housing. Once housed, an individual or family can move forward, with the help of needed supports and services. Building Futures’ Housing Services include permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing programs, housing navigation, and landlord advocacy.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We count upon monetary support to keep our life-changing services strong. Your donation improves lives, families, and communities!
Want to help by donating move-in kits, holiday gifts, fundamental items like socks or sweats, or household supplies? Check out our wish lists.
“People Power” helps keep Building Futures’ programs and services vibrant and whole. Learn about our volunteer opportunities.

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2 weeks ago
Building Futures

The first day of school is around the corner. Time for Building Futures’ annual Back-to-School drive! About half of residents at Alameda’s Midway Shelter, the San Leandro Shelter, and Sister Me Home Safe House are children. We count on caring neighbors like YOU to help these young people start the year right.



Make an online donation today at givedirect.org/buildingfutures/backtoschool/ – now set up as a “registry” or “shopping list” so you can choose. You can also help by mailing or dropping off Target, Walmart, or a Visa Gift Cards in $25 denominations to 1840 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577. THANK YOU!



#BuildingFutures #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #BackToSchool #school2022 #CountingOnCommunity #Education #NewSchoolYear
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The first day of school is around the corner. Time for Building Futures’ annual Back-to-School drive! About half of residents at Alameda’s Midway Shelter, the San Leandro Shelter, and Sister Me Home Safe House are children. We count on caring neighbors like YOU to help these young people start the year right.  

 

Make an online donation today at  https://givedirect.org/buildingfutures/backtoschool/ – now set up as a “registry” or “shopping list” so you can choose. You can also help by mailing or dropping off Target, Walmart, or a Visa Gift Cards in $25 denominations to 1840 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577. THANK YOU! 

 

#BuildingFutures #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #BackToSchool #school2022 #CountingOnCommunity #Education #NewSchoolYear

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Hi I was about to contact you : my daughter wants to donate art kits again , will you be interested ? Let me know how many kits you need this year . Thank you !

3 weeks ago
Building Futures

Volunteer Spotlight!

Luella Santos received the Mayor’s Award for Kindness from Mayor Cutter of San Leandro. She makes lunches for the homeless. One of the programs that she provides lunches to is our Building Futures Laundry Program, that provides a weekly space for our homeless program participants to wash and dry their clothes. Congratulations Lue! We appreciate you! We applaud you!


#EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #BuildingFutures #CountingOnCommunity #kindness #laundry #lunch #warmanddry #cleanclothes #fullbelly #SanLeandro #award
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Volunteer Spotlight!
 
Luella Santos received the Mayor’s Award for Kindness from Mayor Cutter of San Leandro. She makes lunches for the homeless. One of the programs that she provides lunches to is our Building Futures Laundry Program, that provides a weekly space for our homeless program participants to wash and dry their clothes. Congratulations Lue! We appreciate you! We applaud you!
 

#EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #BuildingFutures #CountingOnCommunity #kindness #laundry #lunch #warmanddry #cleanclothes #fullbelly #SanLeandro #award
3 weeks ago
Building Futures

We are excited to partner with Housing Authority of the City of Alameda to serve formerly homeless households and work towards ending homelessness one key at a time.

#buildingfutures #community #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence #cityofalameda #partnershipThe Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) continues to secure more funds for the #NorthHousing development. #AHA was recently awarded a $660,000 grant via the FHLBank San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program General Fund (AHP). Major thank you to Bank of Marin for their commitment to building #AffordableHousing.

This grant was an extremely competitive process and to receive the award is a testament to AHA's well-designed housing development that will serve formerly homeless households with high quality services by our service providers Alameda Point Collaborative and Building Futures. For more info, please click fhlbsf.com/community-programs/grant-programs/ahp-project-info?fromyear=2022&toyear=2022
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We are excited to partner with Housing Authority of the City of Alameda to serve formerly homeless households and work towards ending homelessness one key at a time.

#buildingfutures #community #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence #cityofalameda #partnership

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Fantastic! Another important step

Along with many in the community, I was disappointed to learn that the City and Building Futures was not selected for the second round of the State Project Homekey Grant that would’ve funded the purchase of the Nimitz Hotel for the Navigation Center. I also appreciate how much work both organizations have put into this project and am hopeful that they will be successful in the next round of funding. As a community organizer, I know how much stronger we are when we work together and encourage more collaboration between the city, communit-based organizations, and state and federal agencies. Thank you Assemblymember Mia Bonta for your support in efforts to secure this critical funding.

I am proud to live in a community that is prioritizing care for our unhoused neighbors. While the Navigation Center will not be a panacea for the homelessness crisis, it will serve as a critical stopgap to bridging more long term and sustainable solutions. A multi-tiered approach that includes the pursuit of more affordable housing, rental assistance, access to substance use and mental health services, and employment assistance is necessary. I will enthusiastically help move these efforts forward on the City Council. Any person experiencing an episode of homelessness, whether for a short period or for years, deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion.

Here are a few organizations I have volunteered and worked with that I encourage you (and your family!) to support through in-kind gifts, cooking dinner, donating money, and more. I’m happy to share projects I’ve organized in the past — please message me!

Building Futures With Women & Children
Ruby's Place
Homeless Prenatal Program
Bay Area Community Services (BACS)
Interfaith Homelessness Network of San Leandro (April Showers)

*For those who are just learning about the Homeless Navigation Center/Housing Project, here is the project summary per the City of San Leandro:

“The City of San Leandro is currently in escrow to purchase and rehabilitate the Nimitz Motel (at 555 Lewelling Blvd) initially into an interim homeless navigation center with shelter/housing units. Then within five years convert the property into permanent supportive rental housing primarily for the homeless. The City is partnering with local nonprofit Building Futures, which will provide supportive services during the interim phase, and regional nonprofit developer Eden Housing, Inc., to provide technical assistance and assist with the permanent supportive housing phase. The City and Building Futures submitted a State Project Homekey application on May 2, 2022.”
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Last Year’s Highlights

4,153
calls received requesting shelter, housing, and domestic violence assistance, including individual counseling.
343
homeless adults and children housed—nearly one a day!—including Marina Village Inn guests at high risk for COVID-19. Overall, 6 of every 10 people housed were children.
109,244
meals served at three shelters for women and children, and at COVID-safe hotels where Building Futures sheltered individuals and families at high risk.
50%
of shelter residents are children at Midway, San Leandro, and Sister Me Home domestic violence safe house. During 2020-21, 70% of them participated in distance learning, and 30% were toddlers or infants.
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