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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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1 day ago
Building Futures

Want to help transition an individual or family into their new home? We have an amazing campaign for groups! Your friends, family, church, work, or other group can come together and partner to create a Move-In-Kit!
Building futures is partnering with the community so our housed clients are transitioning into their new homes with more than a few personal items. A great way to help is by providing their most essential and immediate needs for their first month in their new home. If you would like to participate, send an email to Inkind@bfwc.org to find out more! Please share so we can work to provide every new home with a move-in-kit of essential items!

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #NewHome #MoveIn #HomeSweetHome
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Want to help transition an individual or family into their new home? We have an amazing campaign for groups! Your friends, family, church, work, or other group can come together and partner to create a Move-In-Kit!  
Building futures is partnering with the community so our housed clients are transitioning into their new homes with more than a few personal items. A great way to help is by providing their most essential and immediate needs for their first month in their new home. If you would like to participate, send an email to Inkind@bfwc.org to find out more! Please share so we can work to provide every new home with a move-in-kit of essential items! 
 
#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #NewHome #MoveIn #HomeSweetHome
3 days ago
Building Futures

Happy Tuesday!
We wanted to take a moment today to thank our shelter staff, our outreach team, staff at our permanent supportive housing sites, housing case managers, domestic violence outreach team, and so many more for always getting the job done. Our wonderful staff has served more people this year than any other despite the ongoing pandemic. Through our staff's dedication we housed over 300 families and individuals in the last year!
We want to thank the wonderful Building Futures team that support each other and our residents.

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #StaffApreciation

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Happy Tuesday!
We wanted to take a moment today to thank our shelter staff, our outreach team,  staff at our permanent supportive housing sites, housing case managers, domestic violence outreach team, and so many more for always getting the job done. Our wonderful staff has served more people this year than any other despite the ongoing pandemic. Through our staffs dedication we housed over 300 families and individuals in the last year! 
We want to thank the wonderful Building Futures team that support each other and our residents. 
 
#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #StaffApreciation 

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1 week ago
Building Futures

Building Futures is growing our Domestic Violence Services team! Do you speak Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese? We are looking to hire a Bilingual DV Outreach Coordinator!

Our mission is to build communities with underserved individuals and families, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence. If our mission is something you are passionate about check out our open positions and share them with other interested folks!

Check for updates on this position and others, here: www.indeed.com/cmp/Building-Futures-With-Women-and-Children

#COVID #Frontlines #cantstopwontstop #gratitude #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #WeAreHiring #Job
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Building Futures is growing our Domestic Violence Services team! Do you speak Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese? We are looking to hire a Bilingual DV Outreach Coordinator!

Our mission is to build communities with underserved individuals and families, where they are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence. If our mission is something you are passionate about check out our open positions and share them with other interested folks!

Check for updates on this position and others, here: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Building-Futures-With-Women-and-Children

#COVID #Frontlines #cantstopwontstop #gratitude #EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #WeAreHiring #Job
2 weeks ago
Building Futures

We love gift cards! Gift cards help each client acquire basic housing needs based on their own requirements and allow flexibility. As part of our Move-In-Kit Campaign we are asking for gift cards in $25 increments to Target, Walmart, Visa, CVS, and Walgreens. These gift cards give our clients autonomy in choosing what goes into their new home!

You can mail gift cards to
Move-In-Kit Campaign c/o Development
1840 Fairway Drive
San Leandro, CA 94577

OR go online and donate a gift card virtually!
givedirect.org/buildingfutures/move-in-kit/

Building Futures is excited to be housing over 150 individuals and families and the support of our community makes a powerful and positive impact!

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #NewHome #MoveIn #HomeSweetHome
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We love gift cards! Gift cards help each client acquire basic housing needs based on their own requirements and allow flexibility. As part of our Move-In-Kit Campaign we are asking for gift cards in $25 increments to Target, Walmart, Visa, CVS, and Walgreens. These gift cards give our clients autonomy in choosing what goes into their new home!

You can mail gift cards to
Move-In-Kit Campaign c/o Development
1840 Fairway Drive 
San Leandro, CA 94577

OR go online and donate a gift card virtually! 
https://givedirect.org/buildingfutures/move-in-kit/  

Building Futures is excited to be housing over 150 individuals and families and the support of our community makes a powerful and positive impact! 

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #NewHome #MoveIn #HomeSweetHome
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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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