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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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5 days ago
Building Futures

The next time you see navigation software, like Google maps, you can thank Dr. Gladys West, inventor of GPS technology

#BlackHistoryMonth #womenenginneers #GPS
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The next time you see navigation software, like Google maps, you can thank Dr. Gladys West, inventor of GPS technology

#blackhistorymonth #womenenginneers #GPS
1 week ago
Building Futures

Wishing a big happy birthday to Kari Thompson! Thank you for being one of our most generous and dedicated volunteers, community partners!

You are the president of the board of the Alameda Homeless Network, and work with Building Futures to support the Midway shelter for women and children.

We wish you a beautiful day, and a year filled with good health, good people, good food, and lots of happiness. This next year and beyond.

Thank you for everything that you do for our island of Alameda.

#womeninfinance - note - Kari is also a local women leaders in finance (manager of Poppy Bank, Alameda)

Pictured here in black jacket at the “December Run” and benefit for Midway
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Wishing a big happy birthday to Kari Thompson! Thank you for being one of our most generous and dedicated volunteers, community partners!

You are the president of the board of the Alameda Homeless Network, and work with Building Futures to support the Midway shelter for women and children.

We wish you a beautiful day, and a year filled with good health, good people, good food, and lots of happiness. This next year and beyond. 

Thank you for everything that you do for our island of Alameda.

#womeninfinance - note - Kari is also a local women leaders in finance (manager of Poppy Bank, Alameda)

Pictured here in black jacket at the “December Run” and benefit for Midway

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Thank you so much for the birthday wishes

Happy birthday Kari and make it a great one! 🎈🎂

Happy Birthday Kari!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday, amazing Kari! 🥳❤️

2 weeks ago
Building Futures

On Monday, join youth leaders from across California to Rally at the State Capitol encouraging us to work together to prevent and end teen dating violence, as well as support survivors. Prevention efforts require time and resources, which comes from crucial state funding. Come show your support as youth leaders and CPEDV share the importance of prevention funding in 2024 and beyond.

Thank you to California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) for your partnership with Building Futures, today and always. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out to Building Futures’ 24HR crisis line at 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

February is #TDVAM - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Collectively we will educate, empower, and advocate for healthy relationships. We will wear Orange - the color of Teen Dating Violence Awareness.

#TDVAM24 #LoveLikeThat #loveisrespect #EndDomesticViolence #EndHomelessness #BuildingFutures #DomesticViolenceAwareness

For info on rally: www.cpedv.org/communication-event/teen-dating-violence-awareness-and-prevention-month-rally
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On Monday, join youth leaders from across California to Rally at the State Capitol encouraging us to work together to prevent and end teen dating violence, as well as support survivors. Prevention efforts require time and resources, which comes from crucial state funding. Come show your support as youth leaders and CPEDV share the importance of prevention funding in 2024 and beyond. 

Thank you to California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) for your partnership with Building Futures, today and always. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please reach out to Building Futures’ 24HR crisis line at 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

February is #TDVAM - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Collectively we will educate, empower, and advocate for healthy relationships. We will wear Orange - the color of Teen Dating Violence Awareness. 

#TDVAM24 #LoveLikeThat #loveisrespect #EndDomesticViolence #EndHomelessness #BuildingFutures #DomesticViolenceAwareness

For info on rally: https://www.cpedv.org/communication-event/teen-dating-violence-awareness-and-prevention-month-rally
2 weeks ago
Building Futures

Celebrating Black History Month, today and everyday. Valerie Thomas is the NASA Physicist who invented 3D movies and television. We applaud all you have done.

#BlackHistoryMonth #everyday #womenscientists #changethenarrative #creativeexpression #BLM #BuildingFutures #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence #EndingHomelessnessOneKeyAtATime #CountingOnCommunity

Hat tip to @ChanceTheRapper for sharing this highlight
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Celebrating Black History Month, today and everyday. Valerie Thomas is the NASA Physicist who invented 3D movies and television. We applaud all you have done. 

#BlackHistoryMonth #Everyday #WomenScientists #ChangeTheNarrative #CreativeExpression #BLM #BuildingFutures #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #EndingHomelessnessOneKeyAtATime #countingoncommunity 

Hat tip to @ChanceTheRapper for sharing this highlight
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Featured Videos

These videos share some of the stories of community members who transitioned from challenging times of homelessness to being safely and permanently housed through Building Futures’ assistance.

Last Year’s Highlights

4,228
calls for shelter, housing and DV services
17,235
nights of shelter provided.
506
households helped with support services and rent assistance
51,705
meals served
52%
of shelter residents were children
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