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When you make a donation, you want to know that gift will be used as efficiently as possible. That's one of many reasons why we were proud to have recently received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a national organization that evaluates nonprofit groups.
Reporter Wayne Freedman recently produced a great TV news story that highlighted the many achievements of Louis Chicoine, the longtime chief executive officer of Abode Services.
For Anthony De Maio and his family, helping homeless people find housing has become a passion. De Maio enjoys helping those in need, in general. However, those efforts have taken on even greater meaning for De Maio in recent years.
We are proud to announce that Abode Services has been honored by an organization that revews the performance of nonprofit groups aroun the world. GuideStar USA, the world's largest source of information about nonprofit organizations, has awarded us their Gold Seal of Transparency!
We'd like to give big thanks to Kids Against Hunger Fremont and Mission Valley Elementary School students, staff, and volunteers for recently packing almost 14,000 meals for families in need.
We thank Premier Subaru of Fremont for selecting Abode Services for its Share the Love Event this holiday season. From Nov. 14 to Jan. 2, Premier Subaru will donate $250 to us for every new vehicle leased or purchased from its Fremont location.
Around the year 2000, Pamela Nash took a job at Abode Services that was supposed to last just three months. Nearly 20 years later, that "temp job" has become a defining tenure of Pamela’s career and a crucial part of Abode’s success in rehousing formerly homeless people.
We’d like to give a hearty salute to Doug Ford, who has retired from Abode Services’ Board of Directors after serving for many years. Doug has served a number of roles during his long Abode tenure, using his expertise and passion for fighting poverty to help Abode reach its goals and face major challenges posed by the Bay Area’s housing crisis.
Kids Against Hunger Fremont has announced that it has started a pilot partnership with Abode Services’ HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic, which provides health and social services to homeless people in southern and eastern Alameda County. Abode operates the mobile clinic with Tri-City Health Center.
Abode Services is pleased to announce that it has received from the Sobrato Family Foundation a challenge match grant that will allow donors to double the positive impact of their gifts. Contributions from new donors, those who increase a recent gift, or donors who have not given to Abode within the last 12 months will be eligible to be matched by this grant.
Wonderful people. Excellent food. Beautiful setting. A great cause. All of that was there and more as Abode Services hosted a barbecue for our Home Builders Society and Harriet Despeaux Legacy Circle members, who give generously to help us provide more housing and services to those in need.
Abode Services is honored to announce that the Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded it an Essential Human Services grants. The Foundation awards this grant to a number of "organizations that serve low-income clients in Silicon Valley with essential services and safety net services."
Abode Services is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the East Bay Community Foundation that will help its mission to end homelessness.
Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has honored Abode Services as the 20th Assembly District’s "2019 Nonprofit of the Year." Louis Chicoine, Abode’s executive director, joined Assemblymember Quirk at the State Capitol in Sacramento for a celebratory lunch and ceremony organized by the California Association of Non-Profits.
A Bay Area landlord who works to rehouse people in need and two Abode Services participants who have turned their lives around were each featured in our inspirational Journey Home Video, which was screened for hundreds of people at our recent annual breakfast.
Abode Services hosted its 14th Annual Journey Home Breakfast on Friday, when we shared our past successes and future plans with hundreds of community members and supporters of our organization.
Abode Services is proud to recognize Frank Li, an Oakland housing provider who has earned top-tier "Skyscraper" status, which Abode awards to rental housing providers who engage with us and our programs at an exceptionally high level.
There is still time to RSVP to our 14th annual Journey Home Breakfast at the Fremont Marriott, where we'll share our past successes and future plans with community members eager to lend a helping hand. The event is Abode Services' yearly fundraiser.
Abode Services is proud to announce that Goldie's Home LLC is a member of our honorary Circle of Community Elevators, a recognition society of housing providers who house people in Abode programs. Goldie's has earned the additional title of "City Highriser" for its notably high level of engagement, working with more than 10 Abode program households.
We are excited to announce that we are receiving a $5 million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund to support our mission to end homelessness. Abode Services is one of the first organizations to receive a grant from the Day 1 Families Fund, created by Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to support organizations addressing family homelessness.
We shouldn't be surprised that Margaret Lewis has worked so well with Abode Services on its mission to find a solution for homelessness. The clues were always right there in the name of her organization: Into the Solution, Inc.
Abode Services, one of the Bay Area’s largest provider of housing services to homeless people, is pleased to announce it has added two new members to its board of directors. Attorney Brian Gin and environmental scientist Tarrah Henrie each recently joined Abode’s board, increasing its membership total to 15 people.
It’s been said that only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. It’s a philosophy shared by Justin Accola, senior property manager at Sunnyvale-based Altos Realty Advisors.
It was a pleasure hosting a barbecue recently for our Home Builders Society and Harriet Despeaux Legacy Circle members, who give generously to help us provide more housing and services to those in need.
The Leadership Fremont Class of 2018 invites you to its Sunrise Village Kick-off Kitchen Reception on May 10, to celebrate the completion of its project fundraiser that will benefit Abode Services.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our efforts to end homelessness in our community. In fact, more than 2,500 volunteers performed thousands of hours of service last year, helping many Abode participants.
Abode Services welcomed hundreds of people to its 13th annual Journey Home Breakfast on Friday at the Fremont Marriott, where supporters made generous donations and pledges that will help the nonprofit organization continue its mission to end homelessness.
Abode Services is proud to announce that Sen. Robert Wieckowski has named Jean Morgan, our Community Outreach Director, one of the recipients of his 2018 African-American Heritage Leadership award. Jean is one of the longest-tenured employees at Abode Services, where she is our most recognized community ambassador.
Abode Services and St. James’ Episcopal Church co-sponsored an annual Candlelight Vigil to honor those who have been affected by homelessness. The yearly ceremony was held in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Abode Services is pleased to announce that it has received from the Sobrato Family Foundation a generous challenge match grant that will allow donors to double the positive impact of their gifts. We thank the Sobrato Family Foundation for its continued support.
Abode Services recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at Casa de Novo, where it has provided housing to people in need, including some victims from the recent flood that engulfed downtown San Jose and displaced thousands of residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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?
Educate. Advocate. Let's end homelessness! Find out about our #NHHAW activities and how you can help raise awareness of homelessness in our community.
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.
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.
“Project Welcome Home” will Improve Housing Stability and Supportive Services for the Chronically Homeless.
This grant is designed to help Abode Services maximize our fundraising efforts during the current fiscal year (July 2015 – June 2016).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
Visit our Journey Home Breakfast page for more information about our only annual fundraising event.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abode Services was pleased to welcome more than 400 supporters to its ninth annual Journey Home Breakfast Fundraiser on Thursday, March 6th.
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.
For the ninth year in a row, non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Abode Services its top four-star rating.
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.
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.
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.