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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you, Abode Services, for believing in us. We won’t let you down.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abode is great because its workers have been willing to assist me for any inquiries for services I need or problems that arise. They’ve helped me adapt to the neighborhood. It’s been really good having someone there to answer questions or give you guidance to the answers. Having someone from Abode here on site, having that point of reference, has helped me because, without them, a lot of times we’re alone and don’t know who to ask. Abode has made the transition from homelessness to being housed a lot better. It’s a weight off my shoulders knowing that someone is there to help. Abode helps in so many ways. It’s shocking to me – in a good way – that this kind of help is available.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My income is quite low and my family of five needed help with food and with moving, and Abode Services helped us out. Their employees go the extra yard -- they helped us settle in, and got us clothes and furniture and they're even going to give my son his first real birthday party. I'm a veteran and, from what I've heard from other veterans, Abode has helped them out a lot, too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abode has given me a home for me and my kids, and made my life a lot better. I felt really stagnant before; I had things to do but I couldn't do them because I didn't have stability. Now that I have stability, I can live my life. That stability allows me to do the simple, normal things I couldn't before. Now that I'm housed, I don't feel stuck anymore.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was two or three days away from being on the street and Abode Services saved me. My experience at Abode was nothing but wonderful. When my ship comes in, I’d like to help Abode the way it helped me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really appreciate all that Abode Services has done for me. Several Abode workers have not only assisted me, they've also been straight shooters with me. I've gotten a roof over my head and I've gotten back on my feet, and a lot of that is because of Abode. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Abode gave me stability, which gave me the ability to branch out. Now, my self-esteem and trust in people have grown. Having my own place allows me to do positive things. When I do the right thing now, I feel great. That's what life's about: helping others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abode Services helped me. Everybody was nice and helpful and they've helped me in many ways. They've been great

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank all the staff at Abode services for all their help and support before, during, and after my move-in process.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

ENTERED THE PROGRAM AFTER BEING HOMELESS SLEEPING IN CAR WITH CHILDREN; AND DEPARTING THE SAME WAY. IM SURE THERES PPL WHO HAVE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE WHILE RECEIVING ASSISTANCE WITH RE-ESTABLISHING HOUSING HOWEVER, THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE I PRAY TO GOD I NEVER HAVE TO EXPERIENCE AGAIN. IT WAS THE BEST AT FIRST WHEN WE STARTED WITH THE PROGRAM HOWEVER, TOWARDS THE END IT HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE OUT OF HELL. NOT GOING TO SAY ALL BUT THE PPL THEY HAD HANDLING MY CASE, HAVE NO KIND OF SYMPATHY, COMPASSION & INSENSITIVE. I FEEL LIKE THE LEADER OF THE TEAM INTENTIONALLY SET ME AND MY FAMILY UP FOR FAILURE, HAVING SOME FORM OF PERSONAL ISSUES WITH MYSELF AND NEVER MET ME. SHE STAYED TALKING ABOUT ME LEAVING THE PROGRAM CAUSING EXCESSIVE STRESS, AND I MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK WITH SOME ONE ABOVE HER TO EXPRESS MY CONCERNS WITH HER AND NOT ONCE WERE THEY TAKEN SERIOUSLY INSTEAD THIS WOMAN HAS ME APPEARING AS THOUGH I AM CRAZY AND BEING THE END I GUARANTEE SHE FEELS ACCOMPLISHED TO THAT FACT THAT MY FAM AND I HAVE TO LEAVE THE SHELTER NOW, NOT KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING RECEIVING NOTHING BUT HARASSMENT CRITISIM AND SARCASM REGARDING MY SITUATION THE ENTIRE TIME.. And THE COMMENT IVE BEEN ADVISED TO DO HAVING TO LEAVE THE SHELTER... TO SEE "TEMPORARY OIL" TO PRETTY MUCH STAY IN UNTIL I GET INCOME BEING DOOR DASH ISNT SUFFICIENT INCOME TO THEM AND ITS JUST BEEN A BUNCH OF HELL AND BEING THE END IM JUST GOING TO LET GO AND LET GOD BEING A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. THEY DO NOT CARE WHERE MY CHILD AND I WILL GO AS LONG AS WE LEAVE THE SHELTER AND STAY IN CONTACT WITH THEM WHILE IM GONE REQUESTING I PROVIDE THEM WITH DOCUMENTS WEEKLY BUT NOT ASKING OR CARING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE WE WILL GO... ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THE PROGRAM MAYBE SUCCESSFUL FOR SOME, HOWEVER IN MY CASE WITHOUT A DOUBT THERE WAS DISCRIMINATION IF NOT BY RACE; DUE TO THE FACT THAT I HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND INSTEAD OF WORKING WITH ME THE ONE WOMAN IN CHARGE LOVED TO EMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT THIS IS A "RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM" MEANING "RAPID" BASICALLY TELLING ME MY SITUATION ISNT ONE THEY CAN ASSIST AND SO THEY ARE NOT AND WILL BE WAVING GOODBYE WITH SMILES AS THEY WATCH US DEPART BACK INTO THE STREETS RESIDING IN MY CAR.. AND DO THEY CARE, PLEASE THEY HAVENT EVEN ACTED CONCERN OR ASKED WHERE WILL WE GO AND ONLY RECOMMENDED WE FIND TEMPORARY OIL AND DONT HAVE AN ISSUE BECAUSE ALL OF MINE WENT UNHEARD TO WHERE THEY TOOK ME SERIOUSLY, NEVER, BUT THEY PLAYED THE ROLE VERY GUD..