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Inspirational Video Spotlights Successes Earned by Abode Services Participants

Two Abode Services participants who left homelessness behind and turned their lives around were featured in our inspirational Journey Home Breakfast video, which was screened for hundreds of people who joined us at our yearly fundraiser.

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Community Supports Abode Services Event, Efforts to End Homelessness

Abode Services was pleased to welcome more than 300 supporters to its 12th annual Journey Home Breakfast on March 3, as the nonprofit organization shared its past successes and future plans with community members eager to lend it a helping hand. 

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Journey Home Breakfast Fundraiser Scheduled for March 3

Abode Services will host its 12th annual Journey Home Breakfast on March 3, when we’ll share our past successes and future plans with community members eager to lend a helping hand. Hundreds of guests are expected to attend our annual fundraising event at the Fremont Marriott. 

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Abode Services Led Panel on Homelessness at Fremont Library

Abode Services Executive Chief Operating Officer Vivian Wan led a panel about homelessness with local residents on Jan. 30, discussing the issue's causes and solutions at the Fremont Main Library. The community was invited to the free event at the Fremont Main Library.

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Abode Services Receives Google.org Tech Grant for Formerly Homeless People

We are honored and excited to announce that Abode Services is the recipient of a generous grant from Google.org, which is providing funding to help nonprofits worldwide bring phones, tablets, computers, training, and other tech resources to vulnerable populations and communities. 

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Abode Calls for Moratorium on Evictions for Oakland Live/Work Spaces

We urge Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Oakland City Council to impose an immediate moratorium on all evictions of live/work warehouse spaces, to ensure a safe environment to transition these spaces into legal, permanent affordable housing.

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Abode Services Hosts Vigil Honoring Those Affected by Homelessness

On Nov. 18, Abode Services hosted its annual Candlelight Vigil to honor community members who have passed away while homeless. It was the last of three events held in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

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Affordable Housing for Families and Formerly Homeless Opens in Fremont

The Grand Opening of the Laguna Commons development in Fremont illustrated how new affordable housing communities can help the Bay Area's most vulnerable populations, including working families, veterans, and seniors.

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Sisters of the Holy Family, Abode Services Bring Affordable Housing Project to Fremont

Abode Services, a Fremont-based nonprofit group working to end homelessness, has partnered with local organizations to build 59 new affordable housing units in central Fremont.

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Abode Services Launches "Make a House a Home" Campaign

We at Abode Services believe that finding a home is just the first step toward self-reliance. That's why we've partnered with Handup.org to launch the "Make a House a Home" campaign! 

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Abode Services to Provide Housing at Former Hotel in San Jose

Abode Services has partnered with the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, and the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara to provide long-term and temporary housing at a former hotel for individuals who are homeless. 

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Abode Services Volunteers Honored for Services

Abode Services was proud to recognize an individual and two businesses at its Volunteer Appreciation Reception on April 4, celebrating their commitment to ending homelessness through numerous volunteering efforts. 

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Abode Services to Participate in East Bay Gives on May 3

Abode Services is excited to participate again this year in East Bay Gives, a 24-hour online fundraising event. East Bay Gives is sponsored each year by the East Bay Community Foundation, an Oakland-based philanthropic leader that supports the work of nonprofit groups in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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Journey Home Video Features Successful Abode Services Participants

Abode Services hosted its 11th Annual Journey Home Breakfast last week, sharing our past successes and future plans with community members eager to lend a helping hand. It was heartwarming to see so many people gather to help end homelessness.

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Abode Services to Partner with San Mateo County to Help Families Secure Housing

Abode Services has partnered with San Mateo County to help lower-income and homeless residents find affordable housing, as rental prices continue to skyrocket on the Peninsula. 

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Abode Services Receives CalWORKs Award from the County of Santa Clara

Abode Services received a prestigious award at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 16th, when it was honored for its work helping low-income families in the South Bay leave homelessness behind. 

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Ending Homelessness through the Holiday Spirit of Giving

‘Tis the season for giving, but even the most generous donors often face a nagging question each holiday season: Where can I give to help those most in need?

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Educate. Advocate. Let's end homelessness! Find out about our #NHHAW activities and how you can help raise awareness of homelessness in our community.

Thank You, HIF and Partners!

The Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) and twenty-two corporate volunteers helped renovate one of our housing properties in Santa Clara County today, making a home "like new" for six residents.

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Abode Services Receives Top Honors From Nation’s Leading Charity Evaluator

For the 11th year in a row, Abode Services has earned a 4-star rating, the best rating possible, from Charity Navigator for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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Abode Services and County of Santa Clara Launch California’s First “Pay for Success” Project

“Project Welcome Home” will Improve Housing Stability and Supportive Services for the Chronically Homeless. 

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Abode Services Receives Challenge Match Grant from the Sobrato Family Foundation

This grant is designed to help Abode Services maximize our fundraising efforts during the current fiscal year (July 2015 – June 2016).

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New Study Illustrates the Importance of Re-Housing Individuals and Families

It costs more than $520 million each year to provide services to the individuals and families in Santa Clara County who do not have a home, a new study commissioned by our partners found. The report, published jointly by Santa Clara County and Destination:Home, found the county would realize considerable savings if it worked aggressively to re-house individuals and families.

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In case you missed it: Our 2015 Spring Newsletter

"What a blessing. I thank God every day. When I come home, it's just a great feeling. I now have a front door, and I can lock it!" - Annette

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Abode Services and Partners Break Ground On New Housing for Veterans and Families

Laguna Commons is an innovative supportive housing community that will provide 64 homes for low and very low-income individuals and families in the heart of Fremont’s Irvington District. It is the result of a visionary partnership between the City of Fremont, Alameda County, Abode Services, and MidPen Housing.

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Abode Services Partners With HandUp to End Homelessness

Community members seeking to support neighbors in need have a new way to help as Abode Services and HandUp launch an online partnership that allows supporters to make an immediate difference in somebody’s life.

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On the Radio: Listen to our Executive Director on KLIV AM 1590

Our Executive Director Louis Chicoine recently spoke with the Rental Housing Network on a radio program that aired on KLIV AM 1590. It’s an informative interview where Louis challenges some common myths about homelessness and provides a comprehensive explanation of how we are working to end homelessness in the Bay Area. Have a listen!

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2015 Journey Home Breakfast Recap

More than 400 guests attended the breakfast this year to make donations of support and hear about the progress Abode Services is making towards ending homelessness. It was an honor to host you, and heartwarming to see so many people from our community gather to help bring an end to homelessness.

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Read Our Winter 2015 Newsletter

Abode's First 25 Years - Part Two of the Journey

“We have been successful because people became tired of just working through emergency shelters,” Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine said. “At the same time, Abode Services was there ready to stand up and say, we have a different way of doing this. We will continue to find different ways, as long as we are working toward reaching our goal of ending homelessness.”

 

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Journey Home Breakfast Fundraiser March 5th

Visit our Journey Home Breakfast page for more information about our only annual fundraising event. 

Abode Services Helping Homeless Santa Clara County Families Find Homes

More than a dozen previously homeless families from Santa Clara County are now living in their own homes, and up to 90 more could be transitioning from homelessness to a home in the next six months through a new program administered by Abode Services.

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Read Our 2014 Fall Newsletter

Abode's First 25 Years - Part One of the Journey

"In the beginning, it was a very simple, shelter-focused, crisis-oriented organization that was reacting to a problem," Executive Director Louis Chicoine said. "But we were initially successful because people were ready and willing to find and support a different way." 

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A Week of Awareness

Educate. Advocate. Let's End Homelessness!

We’re proud to be part of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week!  We're planning several activities throughout the week including a "Feed Your Soul" performance night at Mission Coffee on Thursday, November 20th, at 7 p.m. and a candlelight vigil at St. James' Episcopal Church on Friday, November 21st, at 7 p.m.

 

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Get Into the Holiday Spirit of Giving

Too many members of our community are still without housing, and have little to look forward to this holiday season. They need your generosity.

Your donation will create a joyful holiday for a child or adult in our programs who would otherwise not be able to celebrate the season.

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Abode Services Wins Prestigious National Children's Book Grant

Abode Services received more than 100 books targeting children from pre-school to 12th grade. The book collection is being rotated through Abode Services' supportive housing communities and Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter to offer as many participants as possible an opportunity to read the books.

 

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Abode Services expands Tri-Valley presence

Expanding partnerships with other service providers and with local governments, including Livermore and Pleasanton, are allowing Abode Services to increase its program offerings in eastern Alameda County to reach more individuals and families who are homeless or facing a housing crisis.

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Library Services Enriching Lives of Shelter Residents

A unique partnership between the Alameda County Library and Abode Services resulted in the delivery and installation of a P.U.L.S.E. (Pop-Up Library Services for Everyone) site at the shelter earlier this week. 

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A Decade of Excellence

Abode Services earns top honors from Charity Navigator, the country’s leading nonprofit evaluator.

“Abode Services supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly,” Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger said.

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Exciting News About A New Public-Private Partnership

We have exciting news to share about a new public-private partnership that will house individuals who are chronically homeless while saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Through this "Pay for Success" project, Abode Services will have a unique opportunity to demonstrate, on a regional and national stage, how effectively we can end homelessness for the most vulnerable individuals in our community. 

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Read Our Summer 2014 Newsletter

"Volunteerism comes in all shapes and sizes . . . I could fill this entire newsletter with examples of all the ways that people volunteer for Abode Services.  These donations of precious time create a strong foundation from which our organization and community can grow."

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Sharing Our Expertise

Abode Services was proud to have two directors recently speak on panels during the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington D.C. The directors spoke about successful efforts housing people using a rapid re-housing philosophy.

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Hundreds to Benefit From Gift of New Oven

A generous donation from the Foundation for Initiatives Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation allowed Abode Services to purchase a new oven, ensuring hundreds of residents a year at Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter will continue to receive warm meals three times a day. 

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The Power of Volunteerism: Housing Industry Foundation Helps Abode Renovate Homes

In just 29 days, four apartments at one of our properties in San Jose received home makeovers thanks to the Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) and dozens of volunteers and tradespeople.

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Abode Helps In National Effort to House 100,000 People

Abode Services is excited to be part of 100,000 Homes, a national campaign that recently announced it had reached its four-year target of housing 100,000 chronically homeless and medically vulnerable people. Read more about our successful efforts here

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Veteran Housing Programs In the News

The Argus recently covered our efforts, as lead agency of the Every Veteran Home coalition, to ensure that no veteran family in Alameda County is homeless. Read the story here. 

Volunteers Honored for Service to Abode

More than 200 community members gathered Monday evening at the Centerville Presbyterian Church gym for a celebration of their volunteerism at Abode Services and dedication to ending homelessness in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

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Abode Services Receives Generous $30,000 Grant from the East Bay Community Foundation

Abode Services is pleased to announce that it has received a $30,000 grant from the East Bay Community Foundation toward its mission to end homelessness.

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Record Crowd Celebrates Abode's 25th Anniversary at Our Journey Home Breakfast

Abode Services was pleased to welcome more than 400 supporters to its ninth annual Journey Home Breakfast Fundraiser on Thursday, March 6th. 

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Stacey Murphy Named One of Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under 40"

We are thrilled to share the news that Stacey Murphy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Abode Services, has been named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under 40" list.

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Charity Navigator Awards Abode Services Ninth Consecutive Four-Star Rating

For the ninth year in a row, non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Abode Services its top four-star rating. 

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Niles Rotary Donates Socks, Underwear for Homeless Adults and Children at Abode Services

The Niles (Fremont) Rotary Club today made a large donation of socks and underwear to Abode Services. These items will benefit the homeless and formerly homeless adults and children in Abode Services’ programs. 

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Abode Services Receives Challenge Match Grant from the Sobrato Family Foundation

Abode Services is excited to announce that it has received a challenge match grant from the Sobrato Family Foundation. The grant will total up to $123,000 over two years.

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400 Homeless Veterans in Alameda County to Receive Homes and Services

We are pleased to announce that Abode Services has received renewed funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Every Veteran Home program.

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