In the words of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, we can and will end family homelessness! The California Interagency Council on Homelessness has just awarded $17 million to ten communities across the state—including $2 million for Oakland—to help end family homelessness.
Building Futures is proud to announce the expansion of our housing assistance and support services like mental health care and job training for Oakland families in need!
Thank you to the In the words of, California Interagency Council on Homelessness and all of our partners.
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Day in and day out, our work with survivors in crisis has shown us just how important it is that everyone is given full control over every decision they make including the ability to decide whether to become or remain pregnant.
Check out this post to learn from our partners at NNEDV and click the link to read more about how the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion affects domestic violence survivors.
#buildingfutures #community #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence #NNEDV #Dobbs #DobbsvJacksonThe #Dobbs decision is an unconscionable rollback of constitutional privacy rights for all people. This decision may lead to total bans on abortion in about half of the states and further harm domestic violence survivors, especially low-income survivors, survivors of color, survivors with disabilities, and others who already face substantial barriers to accessing the healthcare they need. Read our statement: bit.ly/3Ooyr0u ... See MoreSee Less
Slavery did not end on Juneteenth.
Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation's history.
Since 1865, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States. Today, Juneteenth is a is a federal holiday.
After gaining their freedom, former enslaved African Americans and their descendants would travel to Galveston, TX annually in honor of Juneteenth. That tradition soon spread to other states, but it wasn't uncommon for white people to bar African Americans from celebrating in public spaces, forcing them to get creative. According to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Black community leaders in Houston saved $1,000 to purchase land in 1872 that would be devoted specifically to Juneteenth celebrations. That land became Emancipation Park, a name that it still bears. Juneteenth celebrations often involved helping newly freed Black folks learn about their voting rights.
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