ABODE SERVICES

Rating: 4.28 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 40849 Fremont Blvd. Fremont CA 94538 USA

Mission: Abode Services believes everyone should have a home. Every day we provide housing and services to homeless people in our community while working to end the cycle of homelessness.
Target demographics: Homeless and low-income families and individuals in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. Several of our programs provide service coordination for specific populations (e.g., individuals with disabilities, or youth aging out of the foster system).
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,280
Geographic areas served: Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, California
Programs: We offer a wide breadth of programs intended to help homeless and low-income families and individuals find and keep stable housing. These include our emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs, a program that supports homeless and formerly homeless children and their parents, employment support, and several others. For information about specific programs, please visit our website, www.abodeservices.org, or contact us at info@abodeservices.org.
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EIN 94-3087060
(510) 657-7409
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have a very fun time volunteering at this non-profit organization. They are doing a great job helping homeless people out. They give these people a shelter which they can call home.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing all the families it has given a roof to.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful, kind, and sincere.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

impact the Bay Area population significantly. There would be a whole change in the population of the region since everybody was being cared for.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Having attended the annual Journey Home breakfast and hearing testimony from people who have been helped, I know Abode is doing amazing work. This organization truly helps people in need.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the Bay Area significantly

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen at least once a week for the last three years. I am impressed at the full range of services that are given to those in need. Abode not only gets homeless people into shelter but gets to the causes of homelessness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful and friendly. Everyone goes the extra step to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its live saving help to more homeless people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Abode Services not only helps homeless people, it helps prevent them from becoming homeless ever again. Unlike organizations that provide emergency shelter only, Abode is in it to stablilze participants' living situation for the long term. It treats people with respect and professionalism.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the dramatic relief of stress for parents and children who no longer have to worry about where to find a place to sleep each night.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

devoted people who pour their heart and soul into their work. Equally important, Abode is well managed. They are artists at stretching a dollar and getting bang for the buck.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund an endowment to even out the peaks and valleys of an uncertain economy. Abode could help even more people through their darkest hours.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I currently set on the Board of Abode Services and Allied Housing. I have been involved with the organization for over 12 years. The growth and development of the programs this organiztion serve in our community is outstanding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The quick response of getting the $28 million Main Street Project "shovel ready" to be able to take advantage of current stimulus funds, has been nothing but outstanding effort on the part of the Allied and Abode Services staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The professional and caring approach that management and staff take in solving homelessness in our community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some of the most caring and dedicated people I have ever meet.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread their outstanding service to more homeless in our communities.

Ways to make it better...

there were more money to do more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the continuing economic recession that we are currently experiencing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Abode Services is a very careful steward of their resources. The organization's commitment to the homeless of Southern Alameda County is without compare, due in large measure to the skills of the professional staff. Abode has a vital role to play in ensuring that needy individuals receive shelter in a worsening budgetary climate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

first-rate, committed, smart and selfless. They stretch limited resourced to make sure that clients receive the full benefit of every dollar contributed to the organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a long-time supporter and former board member of Abode Services and Allied Housing, and was chair of the Fund Development Committee. I worked especially hard on the Journey Home Breakfast using the "Raising More Money" model. I think the property tours and the timely following up with potential donors is imperative for this model to be successful.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The working together between the board and staff. This 'teamwork' is refreshing and essential.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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