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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.

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“People Power” helps keep Building Futures’ programs and services vibrant and whole. Learn about our volunteer opportunities.

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23 hours ago
Building Futures

Building Futures Domestic Violence service team has been working so hard to support our residents and survivors.

As a housing first agency, our goal is to find a safe place for survivors to call home. This year, 79% of survivors were able to find permanent and safe housing.

Fleeing from an abusive relationship takes a lot, know that Building Futures has the resources to help you or a loved one. If you or someone you know needs support, call our to our 24- HR crisis line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #Housing #HousingFirst
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Building Futures Domestic Violence service team has been working so hard to support our residents and survivors.

As a housing first agency, our goal is to find a safe place for survivors to call home. This year, 79% of survivors were able to find permanent and safe housing. 

Fleeing from an abusive relationship takes a lot, know that Building Futures has the resources to help you or a loved one. If you or someone you know needs support, call our to our 24- HR crisis line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence  #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #Housing #HousingFirst
2 days ago
Building Futures

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Building Futures is partnering with coffee shops in Alameda to raise awareness! These coffee sleeves will be (for a limited time) used at the listed partner coffee shops below to help share resources for those experiencing domestic violence (DV) or those who know someone experiencing DV.

Grab a coffee at one of these coffee shops and help raise awareness on Domestic Violence and support our residents and survivors!

Starbucks Bay Farm, 980 Island Drive
Starbucks Webster Square Shopping Center, 720 Atlantic Avenue

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#Coffee #CoffeForChange #DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #LoveIsRespect
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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Building Futures is partnering with coffee shops in Alameda to raise awareness! These coffee sleeves will be (for a limited time) used at the listed partner coffee shops below to help share resources for those experiencing domestic violence (DV) or those who know someone experiencing DV. 

Grab a coffee at one of these coffee shops and help raise awareness on Domestic Violence and support our residents and survivors! 

Starbucks Bay Farm, 980 Island Drive
Starbucks Webster Square Shopping Center, 720 Atlantic Avenue

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence  #DVAM #BuildingFutures 
#Coffee #CoffeForChange #DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #LoveIsRespect

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Thank you for your support, Starbucks!

3 days ago
Building Futures

Domestic violence can be overlooked or go unrecognized for many reasons. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, know that they need support and resources to end the cycle.

Education is one of the important aspects of how we will end domestic violence. Knowing signs of DV, the proper resources, and overall how to support makes a huge difference.

To learn more about domestic violence from our DV Outreach team, please call 510-375-0705X207 or send an email to jrogers@bfwc.org.

Reach out to a friend, a family member, or to our 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT. There is hope!

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #SafetyPlanning #Hope
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Domestic violence can be overlooked or go unrecognized for many reasons. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, know that they need support and resources to end the cycle.

Education is one of the important aspects of how we will end domestic violence. Knowing signs of DV, the proper resources, and overall how to support makes a huge difference.

To learn more about domestic violence from our DV Outreach team, please call 510-375-0705X207 or send an email to jrogers@bfwc.org.

Reach out to a friend, a family member, or to our 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT. There is hope!

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence  #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #SafetyPlanning #Hope
4 days ago
Building Futures

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and this week we are asking our staff to participate in any form of self-care. Those who dedicate their lives to helping others need to make time to take care of themselves! Self-care and mental health look different for everyone.
We are looking forward to seeing what staff end up doing for their self-care activities, check back here for an update this Friday!
What are ways you practice active self care and keep up your mental health? Ideas welcomed in the comments!

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #WorldMentalHealthDay #SelfCare #ActiveSelfCare
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Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and this week we are asking our staff to participate in any form of self-care. Those who dedicate their lives to helping others need to make time to take care of themselves! Self-care and mental health look different for everyone.
We are looking forward to seeing what staff end up doing for their self-care activities, check back here for an update this Friday!
What are ways you practice active self care and keep up your mental health? Ideas welcomed in the comments! 

#COVID #FrontLines #EndHomlessness #EndDomesticViolence  #DVAM #BuildingFutures
#DVAM2021 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #WorldMentalHealthDay #SelfCare #ActiveSelfCare
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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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