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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Housing Development, Construction & Management

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.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Abode because Abode is committed to doing good things in my community and society. Plus volunteering there makes me feel happy because all the folks who work there are just warm and wonderful people who truly care about their clients.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a volunteer, I have provided administrative assistance to Abode Services Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter for the past five years. I have also helped organize fundraisers through another non-profit organization providing donations of clothing for the residents of this Shelter. Abode Services provides an outstanding service for the homeless in the area and is totally committed to improving the lives of homeless people. I know they really appreciate all of the volunteers that help keep this Shelter going.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have volunteered with other church members to provide dinners ever since Abode's Sunshine Village opened. We also donate to Abode because of the value of their services.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Have been going to the Sunrise Village for the past 20 years. Jean is very friendly to work with. We cook meals(mostly dinner) for the residents. Although my daughter would like to tutor some day. Kitchen is clean and well maintained.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our church group has been purchasing, preparing, and serving a monthly evening meal for the residents at Sunrise Village ever since it opened. We have stayed committed because we have seen how dedicated and effective the administration has guided the homeless to better opportunities for themselves and their families. Their methods have gained national and regional attention. The residents themselves have been so appreciative of the help, we feel a kinship to them.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Very well organised place that provides temporary shelter with all facilities for needy people. Great service to the community.

Alex Starr

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have supported Abode for a number of years. When we choose a non profit to align with we look for several positive factors: efficient use of donated funds or services, great staff members who exemplify the mission of the organization and visionary leadership from both the top staff members and the board. Abode excels in all three categories. They have ranked at the top with Charity Navigator for 5 straight years, their staff members all believe in the mission with vigor and often support it with their own donations and finally the top staff and board could not be more supportive and in sinc with one another and the entire community they serve. Abode is a winner in every senses of the word.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

My husband and I have been volunteers with Abode Services for many years. We have cooked dinners at Sunrise Village, delivered food from the food banks, and tutored children at Sunrise and the Winter Relief Program. The Abode staff is always so helpful, attentive and most appreciative. They really care about the families they are helping. We also enjoy the compkany of all the other volunteers - great people!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have cooked dinner once a month at Abode (formerly at Tri City Homeless Coalition) for about 12 years. It is a great place providing much needed services in our community. The staff is wonderful. They do so much with so little. Over the years, I have involved my 2 oldest children, teaching them the value of giving back to our community. I feel strongly about the services Abode provides. So strong, that last year I persuaded my church to make a significant donation to fund a piece of capital equipment needed for the kitchen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I found ABODE Services through a friend and have been a volunteer tutor for the last couple of weeks. I am looking forward the next school season and see results...it will be the most rewarding experience.