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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that one in three women in this country will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? All month long, ...
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Holiday Wish List & Gift Drive

Holiday Wish List & Gift Drive

Donate gifts to children and individuals we serve! Drop off gifts by 12/17/19 ...
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Building a Better Future

Building a Better Future

Ten words changed Sophia Campos’ life. The police had been summoned again to the home she shared with her four ...
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Jazz It Up!

Jazz It Up!

With your help, Jazz It Up! 2019 was our most successful fundraiser yet! Thank you! This article was first published ...
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San Leandro Homeless Compact Lauded

San Leandro Homeless Compact Lauded

On June 6th, The Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission honored the San Leandro Homeless Compact ...
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We Love Our Volunteer Dinner Donors!

We Love Our Volunteer Dinner Donors!

Calling all cooks—can you help? “It gives me great joy because it combines my passion for cooking with my desire ...
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City Prepares Warming Shelter

City Prepares Warming Shelter

Alameda Sun, Staff Reports • Thursday, December 6, 2018https://alamedasun.com/news/city-prepares-warming-shelter The City of Alameda, Building Futures and Christ Episcopal Church have ...
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Back to School—in Style!

Back to School—in Style!

School’s in session! Generous community members and local businesses made sure 150 children served across Building Futures’ programs began the ...
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Presenting Building Futures’ 40-Hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Presenting Building Futures’ 40-Hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Building Futures is highly respected for our 40-hour Domestic Violence Training. Each training equips about 25 community members to serve ...
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Spanish Language Services Help Survivors Build Better Futures

Spanish Language Services Help Survivors Build Better Futures

¡YA BASTA LA VIOLENCIA DOMÉSTICA! Seguridad. Esperanza. Empoderamiento. ¡PORQUE USTED LO VALE! Building Futures has strengthened our efforts to address ...
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Working with Homeless Residents to Build New Futures

Working with Homeless Residents to Build New Futures

Street Outreach, Warming Shelter Change Lives “Building Futures was the perfect place for help to get off the street. Not ...
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Honoring Those That Made Our Successes Possible

Honoring Those That Made Our Successes Possible

Jazz It Up! 2018 brings together Building Futures’ supporters and partners to celebrate the many successes of the past 30 ...
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Volunteers at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Kaiser Permanente Gives the Gift of Service

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 15th, Kaiser Permanente led ...
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Stephanie and Diamond: A Place to Call Home

Stephanie and Diamond: A Place to Call Home

“Building Futures does what the name implies: it provides the foundation for a better life.” Stephanie Pendarvis speaks with a ...
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Providing Nourishment, Inspiring Hope

Providing Nourishment, Inspiring Hope

The Dalai Lama said, “The act of bringing food is one of the basic roots of all relationships.” Generous community ...
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Midway Art Nights

Midway Art Nights

All year, volunteer Mridula Singh has shared her passion for art by presenting Art Nights at Midway Shelter. For each ...
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Back to School—in Style

Back to School—in Style

We were humbled by the outpouring of school supplies and backpacks that flowed into collection bins and our San Leandro ...
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San Pablo Fire Families Housed

San Pablo Fire Families Housed

Last March the City of Oakland called upon Building Futures and other service providers to house the victims of the ...
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The Family Front Door

The Family Front Door

Families sleeping in their cars and on the streets have a new pathway back into housing. Two years ago, Building ...
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Everyone Counts!

Everyone Counts!

Every year, Alameda County conducts a point-in-time count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. “EveryOne Counts” records the number of ...
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The San Leandro Warming Shelter

The San Leandro Warming Shelter

For the third year running, Building Futures and April Showers/Interfaith Homelessness Network partnered with the City of San Leandro on ...
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Ending Homelessness in San Leandro

Ending Homelessness in San Leandro

San Leandro Street Outreach Team Our street outreach team provides help for San Leandro residents who are unsheltered and living ...
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“I’m Worth the Time.”

“I’m Worth the Time.”

Success Story from Latrese Fowler When you meet Latrese Fowler, words that leap to mind are Poised. Engaging. Warm. She ...
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Our Community Is Kind!

Our Community Is Kind!

For over a year, Community Impact LAB members (pictured) have gathered every month to cook a delicious, healthy meal for ...
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In His Own Words: August Anglemyer

In His Own Words: August Anglemyer

August has been a Building Futures client for over a year. Recently he visited us after an absence of several ...
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Circle of Strength

Circle of Strength

Have you thought of making a recurring donation to Building Futures? Members of our Circle of Strength provide Building Futures ...
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Linda’s Success Story

Linda’s Success Story

When Linda came to live at Bessie Coleman Court, she had been homeless for over a year, having relapsed into ...
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“AHN” Keeps Midway Strong!

“AHN” Keeps Midway Strong!

Back in 1988, then-Alameda Mayor Chuck Corica invited community leaders to help establish a homeless shelter in Alameda. The members ...
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Photo Day at Bessie Coleman Court

Photo Day at Bessie Coleman Court

What’s the hallmark of a true blue friend? Showing up to make a difference, time after time. In August, acclaimed ...
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A Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

A Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

Gaurika Duvur loves to read. That’s why the sixteen-year-old collected donations to build a library for children living at Sister ...
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Community Rallies for Students’ Success

Community Rallies for Students’ Success

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of community donors, some very special students in our community stepped into the school year ...
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Goal = Achieved

Goal = Achieved

Natassia’s spotless apartment and ready smile belie the Oakland native’s troubled history. She describes herself as having been a spoiled ...
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Ending Homelessness in San Leandro

Ending Homelessness in San Leandro

Last year, the City of San Leandro launched a Homelessness and Housing Task Force to create a plan for San ...
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Welcome Home, Rachel!

Welcome Home, Rachel!

The first thing you notice about Rachel Jones is her sunny disposition. “I don’t have Alzheimer’s. I say I have ...
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Warming Shelter Provides Refuge for San Leandro Residents

Warming Shelter Provides Refuge for San Leandro Residents

Between December 2014 and April 2015, Building Futures and April Showers piloted an overnight Warming Shelter for unsheltered homeless San ...
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Volunteer Cooks Serve Dinner and Community Care

Volunteer Cooks Serve Dinner and Community Care

Our San Leandro and Midway Shelter volunteer dinner cooks provide much more than a weekly or monthly meal to the ...
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Speakout at Alameda City Hall Draws Crowd, Raises Awareness

Speakout at Alameda City Hall Draws Crowd, Raises Awareness

In October, a well-attended “Speakout” and Resource Fair on the steps of Alameda City Hall marked Domestic Violence Awareness Month ...
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“BCC” Lavished With Love

“BCC” Lavished With Love

Bessie Coleman Court was lavished with community love over the year, with major exterior paint and structural improvement funded by ...
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Hard Work Builds Stability—With Our Help

Hard Work Builds Stability—With Our Help

Arkansas native Mercedes Alexander had moved to Los Angeles to start a new life in a region that provided lots ...
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Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Torris and Yolanda Ridgeway are determined to help spread the word: Building Futures can help veterans overcome financial setbacks that ...
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We’re Number One! Midway Shelter Honored For Highest Outcomes

We’re Number One! Midway Shelter Honored For Highest Outcomes

At Alameda County’s recent Achieving Outcomes Community Celebration on June 12, our Midway Shelter was lauded by Alameda County as ...
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