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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.



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.


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.


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.


We count upon monetary support to keep our life-changing services strong. Your donation improves lives, families, and communities!
Want to help by donating 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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“This day and everyday, we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors and remain committed to the work ahead.”
- Jenna Herring, Artist
#juneteenth #wecanbecauseofthem #createsharesmile #jennaherring #freedomisntfree #buildingfutures #frontlines #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence
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“This day and everyday, we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors and remain committed to the work ahead.”
- Jenna Herring, Artist
#juneteenth #wecanbecauseofthem #createsharesmile #jennaherring #freedomisntfree #buildingfutures #frontlines #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence
1 week ago
Building Futures

It’s summertime and summer reading program time! The San Leandro Public Library offers a Reading Colors Your World summer reading program where participants can earn different badges for reading. This year, SLPL is partnering with Building Futures where each badge earned will be a $1 donation to Building Futures!
Get your kids (or yourself!) involved in a fun summer activity and help support Building Futures at the same time.
We are so appreciative of partnerships like this and can’t wait to see how many badges are earned by the end of the summer!
#COVID #itsaboutlove #Frontlines #cantstopwontstop #gratitude #endhomelessness #enddomesticviolence #PublicLibraries #SummerReading
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We can all get involved the summer reading program it’s open to all ages!

#Pride #PrideMonth #itsaboutlove
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Last Year’s Highlights

calls for shelter, housing and domestic violence assistance
homeless adults and children housed in our rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing programs
people helped by our street outreach teams in Alameda and San Leandro
individuals received domestic violence education, counseling, intervention and safety planning
nights of shelter provided to (403 people) at Midway, San Leandro, Sister Me Home and San Leandro/Alameda Warming Shelters
of the guests at our emergency shelters were children
volunteer service hours
meals were served at our five emergency shelters
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