Refugees and the Displaced

YEAH!: One week of meals

2021-11-22T09:39:12-08:00November 8th, 2021|

In partnership with compassionate community members in Berkeley, YEAH! provides shelter, case-management, mental health counseling, and supportive services to people ages 18 to 25 who are experiencing homelessness. YEAH!’s programs focus on co-creating community with young people to help them achieve the stability, wellness, and personal goals they desire. YEAH! is a program of Covenant House California.  $25 provides YEAH!’s shelter program one  week of hot, nutritious meals

Together for the Family: Food basket

2021-11-22T09:36:29-08:00November 8th, 2021|

The impact of the economic crisis particularly related to the prices of food is much worse on Syrian refugees who have already been suffering from lack of resources.  This is the main reason for Together, For the Family (TFF) to help in this dire situation. We will  prepare 1000 food baskets consisting of the following materials: rice, sugar, flour, oil, cheese, pasta, lentils, tea, tomatoes, luncheon meat, tomato sauce, bulgur, beans and chickpeas to be distributed to families throughout the month of Ramadan. The cost of each basket is $30.00 (total of $30,000). The children whom we care for their education [...]

Harbor House Ministries: Support teen interns in youth leadership development programs

2021-11-22T09:11:39-08:00November 8th, 2021|

Harbor House is a Christian community development organization that serves children and families in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland. We seek to provide a safe place for opportunities, resources, and relationships to be shared so that all families in Oakland can flourish. Our programs are Christ-centered, relational, and empowering, and they focus on the education, leadership development, spiritual formation, and health of our community. Our Youth Leadership Program (YLP) offers high school students an opportunity to become community leaders by gaining hands-on work experience. YLP interns tutor and mentor the elementary children in our after-school program and participate in leadership [...]

CityTeam, Oakland: Food, shelter, and love

2021-11-22T08:59:34-08:00November 8th, 2021|

Cityteam is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who are poor or homeless around the United States since 1957. During these challenging Covid-19 times, Cityteam has continued  to serve the community by providing meals and shelter for men and women as they grow and heal and gain new life skills centered in the love and mercy of Christ. The broader Oakland community is being served with increased meal deliveries and living and school supplies. Some highlights:  The women in the Turning Point house (formerly House of Hope), continue  to grow in community in a safe and supportive environment surrounded  [...]

Berkeley Food and Housing: One holiday gift

2021-11-22T09:00:13-08:00November 8th, 2021|

Berkeley Food & Housing Project’s mission is to ease and end the crisis of homelessness in our communities. Since 1970, BFHP has been a compassionate provider of food, housing, and support services. We work one-on-one with clients to help them move toward independence and into safe and affordable housing. In addition to offering a free Community Meal 5 days a week, BFHP operates emergency shelters for men and women, housing and employment support for Veterans and their families, permanent supportive housing for clients with serious mental health diagnoses, and programs for clients to shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. BFHP [...]

1951 Coffee Company: Milk and coffee beans for barista training

2021-11-22T09:54:12-08:00November 8th, 2021|

1951 Coffee Company is a non-profit specialty coffee organization, providing job training and employment opportunities for asylees, refugees, and special immigrant visa holders via our two-week Barista Training Program. Given the criticality of employment for both economic stability and social integration, the Barista Training Program was developed as a springboard for trainees  into jobs that pay living wages and serve as a connection point  to the community. Since 2015, 200 trainees have graduated from the Barista Training Program, with 80% going on to find quality employment, earning an average $19/hour, either at one of 1951’s three cafes or one of our partner companies (including, Blue Bottle, Red [...]

Street Meal: A hot nourishing meal, bagged lunch, welcoming hand

2022-11-09T12:09:40-08:00November 8th, 2021|

The First Pres Street Meal is much more than hot, tasty food served to our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and food-insecurity. It is a loud, energetic, experience of God's grace. On the second and last Saturday of each month, a team of volunteers opens their hearts and the First Pres kitchen and gym for community, clothing services and a hot meal. Guests are welcomed into the gym from 2 pm with drinks, snacks, activities such as movies and bingo, along with services providing clothing, toiletries and more. The hot meal is served in the gym at 5 pm. $10 provides [...]

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