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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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Join us today at 3pm…Please join Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Rev. Laura Rose, Alameda Family Services, Building Futures for Women and Children, Alameda Police Chief Nishant Joshi, and others to remember and honor the Alameda family we tragically lost to gun violence last Wednesday.

WHEN: Sunday, July 14, 3pm

WHERE: In front of Alameda City Hall

WHAT: A family-friendly gathering in memory of the four precious lives lost. All are welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring flowers or other items to create a memorial.
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Join us today at 3pm…

💔 Our hearts ache for the loved ones affected by the tragic shooting in Alameda this past Wednesday night, which claimed the lives of an #Alameda woman, her six-year-old child, and her parents, while leaving her one-year-old critically injured. Her husband, and father of the children, has been “arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder”.* 💔

🏠 This news is profoundly difficult, especially when it strikes so close to home. According to the #CDC, over half of female homicide victims are killed by current or former male intimate partners, highlighting the pervasive issue of #DomesticViolence. 💜💙💛

⚖️ May justice prevail for the lives lost in our community. Domestic violence can affect ANYONE as it knows no bounds. As our community navigates collective grief from these tragic and preventable losses, we must remember that empathy transcends any of our differences. It's crucial not to let these individuals be reduced to numbers – they were members of our community and loved ones. Names have not yet been released for those who were killed. 🤝🕊️

🌟☎️ Domestic violence is preventable. Building Futures is standing by 24/7 answering calls on our crisis line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT, 1-866-292-9688. We also offer 1:1 counseling, support groups, shelter, education, and even court accompaniment for domestic violence survivors throughout Alameda County. ☎️🌟

*For more details, you can read the City’s official press releases: www.alamedaca.gov/Shortcut-Content/News-Media/Update-on-Shooting-Incident-in-the-City-of-Alameda

#AlamedaCA #AlamedaCounty #LoveOurIsland #EndDomesticViolence #EveryoneKnowsSomeone #DomesticViolenceAwareness #BreakTheSilence #EndViolenceAgainstWomen #VAWA #EndVAW #EndGunViolence #TogetherAgainstViolence #NoMore
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💔 Our hearts ache for the loved ones affected by the tragic shooting in Alameda this past Wednesday night, which claimed the lives of an #Alameda woman, her six-year-old child, and her parents, while leaving her one-year-old critically injured. Her husband, and father of the children, has been “arrested on charges of murder and attempted murder”.* 💔

🏠 This news is profoundly difficult, especially when it strikes so close to home. According to the #CDC, over half of female homicide victims are killed by current or former male intimate partners, highlighting the pervasive issue of #DomesticViolence. 💜💙💛

⚖️ May justice prevail for the lives lost in our community. Domestic violence can affect ANYONE as it knows no bounds. As our community navigates collective grief from these tragic and preventable losses, we must remember that empathy transcends any of our differences. Its crucial not to let these individuals be reduced to numbers – they were members of our community and loved ones. Names have not yet been released for those who were killed. 🤝🕊️

🌟☎️ Domestic violence is preventable. Building Futures is standing by 24/7 answering calls on our crisis line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT, 1-866-292-9688. We also offer 1:1 counseling, support groups, shelter, education, and even court accompaniment for domestic violence survivors throughout Alameda County. ☎️🌟

*For more details, you can read the City’s official press releases: https://www.alamedaca.gov/Shortcut-Content/News-Media/Update-on-Shooting-Incident-in-the-City-of-Alameda

#AlamedaCA #AlamedaCounty #LoveOurIsland #EndDomesticViolence #EveryoneKnowsSomeone #DomesticViolenceAwareness #BreakTheSilence #EndViolenceAgainstWomen #VAWA #EndVAW #EndGunViolence #TogetherAgainstViolence #NoMore

🏠 HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A CRIME 🚫

📢 Survivors of #domesticviolence shouldn't face fines or charges for seeking safety. Laws like those in #GrantsPass punish those fleeing abuse. 📢

#DomesticViolence often forces individuals and families into #homelessness, where they remain vulnerable. Stable housing is crucial for healing and rebuilding lives affected by violence. At #BuildingFutures, we advocate for compassionate policies addressing root causes and offering vital support.

Last year alone, Building Futures provided services for over 5,000 individuals in #AlamedaCounty. Our Domestic Violence Services program includes shelter at our Sister Me Home safe house, a 24-hour help line, community outreach/education, individual and group counseling, as well as referrals for legal and other services for survivors of all genders.

We urge governments to reject harmful decisions and invest in #HousingFirst and #TraumaInformed solutions. 💜💙💛🏠 Join us in advocating for a future where everyone has a safe place to call home. Together, we can build communities where every individual can thrive!

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help, call Building Futures’ 24-hour crisis line at 1-866-292-9688.

Learn more about the issue by reading the article: msmagazine.com/2024/06/28/homeless-domestic-violence-supreme-court-camping-ban-grants-pass/

#EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #HousingFirst #HousingJustice #HousingEndsHomelessness #HousingNotHandcuffs #HomelessnessIsNotACrime #CommunitySupport #SupremeCourt #JohnsonVGrantsPass
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🏠 HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A CRIME 🚫

📢 Survivors of #domesticviolence shouldnt face fines or charges for seeking safety. Laws like those in #GrantsPass punish those fleeing abuse. 📢

#DomesticViolence often forces individuals and families into #homelessness, where they remain vulnerable. Stable housing is crucial for healing and rebuilding lives affected by violence. At #BuildingFutures, we advocate for compassionate policies addressing root causes and offering vital support.

Last year alone, Building Futures provided services for over 5,000 individuals in #AlamedaCounty. Our Domestic Violence Services program includes shelter at our Sister Me Home safe house, a 24-hour help line, community outreach/education, individual and group counseling, as well as referrals for legal and other services for survivors of all genders.

We urge governments to reject harmful decisions and invest in #HousingFirst and #TraumaInformed solutions. 💜💙💛🏠 Join us in advocating for a future where everyone has a safe place to call home. Together, we can build communities where every individual can thrive!

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help, call Building Futures’ 24-hour crisis line at 1-866-292-9688.

Learn more about the issue by reading the article: https://msmagazine.com/2024/06/28/homeless-domestic-violence-supreme-court-camping-ban-grants-pass/

#EndHomelessness #EndDomesticViolence #HousingFirst #HousingJustice #HousingEndsHomelessness #HousingNotHandcuffs #HomelessnessIsNotACrime #CommunitySupport #SupremeCourt #JohnsonVGrantsPass

🏠 HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A CRIME 🚫

Over 50% of those in our housing program and three shelters are children. A recent Pediatrics study shows that housing insecurity in childhood leads to long-term health challenges. Stable housing is a basic human need that impacts every aspect of well-being.

Every individual deserves a safe place to call home. #buildingfutures stands against the criminalization of homelessness. The recent #SCOTUS decision in Johnson v. Grants Pass is inhumane and counterproductive.

Last year, Building Futures provided shelter, domestic violence support, and housing services for 5,397 individuals in #alamedacounty. Our trauma-informed approach prioritizes permanent housing solutions for those in need.

Join us in advocating for compassionate policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Together, we can build communities where everyone can thrive! 💜💙💛🏠

Learn more, listen or read this NPR article:
www.wyso.org/npr-news/2024-07-01/when-little-kids-dont-have-stable-housing-it-can-affect-their-he...

#endhomelessness #housingfirst #HousingJustice #HousingEndsHomelessness #HousingNotHandcuffs #homelessnessisnotacrime #communitysupport #JohnsonVGrantsPass
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🏠 HOMELESSNESS IS NOT A CRIME 🚫
 
Over 50% of those in our housing program and three shelters are children. A recent Pediatrics study shows that housing insecurity in childhood leads to long-term health challenges. Stable housing is a basic human need that impacts every aspect of well-being.
 
Every individual deserves a safe place to call home. #BuildingFutures stands against the criminalization of homelessness. The recent #SCOTUS decision in Johnson v. Grants Pass is inhumane and counterproductive.
 
Last year, Building Futures provided shelter, domestic violence support, and housing services for 5,397 individuals in #AlamedaCounty. Our trauma-informed approach prioritizes permanent housing solutions for those in need.
 
Join us in advocating for compassionate policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Together, we can build communities where everyone can thrive! 💜💙💛🏠
 
Learn more, listen or read this NPR article:
https://www.wyso.org/npr-news/2024-07-01/when-little-kids-dont-have-stable-housing-it-can-affect-their-health-later
 
#EndHomelessness #HousingFirst #HousingJustice #HousingEndsHomelessness #HousingNotHandcuffs #HomelessnessIsNotACrime #CommunitySupport #JohnsonVGrantsPass
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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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