Building a Solid Foundation

Rating: 2.57 stars   23 reviews


11070 San Leandro St. Oakland CA 94603 USA


Building a Solid Foundation (BSF), founded in 2003, exists to support individuals struggling with homelessness. Acknowledging the destructive effects drug and alcohol addiction can have on the lives of individuals and families, BSF strives to support the recovery effort with a focus on sustainable life changes.

Target demographics:

homeless addicted to drugs, alcohol, or both.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

954 men and 263 mothers with children.

Geographic areas served:

SF Bay Area


Building a Solid Foundation provides direct assistance through our 180 Day Drug and Alcohol Program, 365 Day Transitional Housing Program, 12 Step Recovery Program, GED support courses, and our Urgent Shelter Assistance Program for women with children.

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This organization appears to be a scam. Their website shows them in Oakland, but the government website shows them to be in Long Beach and we saw one gentleman with paperwork showing them in Fontana. The e-mail addresses and phone numbers are no good. The website says they help single mothers, women and those with drug and alcohol problems. The solicitors that we have met are asking for donations for a shelter for homeless veterans. The city where this shelter is has never heard of them or their shelter. The legitimate veterans organizations in the area also have not heard of this suppose shelter. They are unprofessional in their soliciting tactics and don't appear to be on the up and up.

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

See above. They don't think the laws and rules that eveyone else has to follow apply to them.

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

prosecute them for taking money under false pretenses.

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