Under the oversight of the CARES Team are programs that provide outreach and services to individuals experiencing homelessness. These are a product of work by CARES Team members including City departments, non-profit agencies, and community and faith-based organizations in Alameda. These programs include:
Non-profit organizations Operation Dignity and Building Futures provide basic necessities to those experiencing homelessness while working on stabilizing their situation and helping them to find housing.
Dine and Connect
Held on the first and last Monday of each month, and the second Tuesday of each month, dinners lead by Alameda’s faith-based community provide more than just a warm meal to those experiencing homelessness. Alongside dinner, this program connects individuals to services and resources and fosters community with an opportunity for individuals to meet, talk, and connect. Volunteers are welcome.
- First Monday of each month at Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 2259 Central Ave Alameda, CA (click to view map)
- Second Tuesday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave Alameda, CA (click to view map)
- Last Monday of each month at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. Alameda, CA (click to view map)
Intensive Case Management
The City supports case management services in addition to that provided through the countywide Continuum of Care. Building Futures provides a comprehensive, individualized array of services, including securing identification documents, obtaining pension or social security income, and physical and mental health needs. This helps to prepare unhoused individuals to obtain housing.
Sunsetting Homelessness in Alameda – Parking Meters for the Homeless
Orange like an Alameda sunset, these parking meters are located throughout the community to both draw attention to the issue of homelessness and to allow community members to make donations of spare change (or credit card transactions) toward homeless programs in the City. Local businesses can show their support for the City’s efforts to address homelessness by sponsoring a meter. Contact Ana Bagtas for more information 510-747-6883.