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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, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Napa 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: 4,800

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

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Abode Services is a wonderful nonprofit in the Greater Bay Area. They provide services and resources to the community in regards to affordable housing. The staff is passionate with helping the community. Abode believes and remains committed to their mission by eradicating homelessness. Their approach is to use the Housing First Model. And it works! Housing First equates to life stability. It gets people into housing by eliminating the many obstacles one needs to find housing. In addition, staff provides the resources to participants by meeting them where they are at and assessing plans that help them succeed to get them into housing and keep them there.

I'm not only a donor, I've also referred a close friend of mine to Abode's resources. Outside of Abode, she had many hardships to overcome. She was immediately placed in our shelter for a short period until her case worker was able to secure permanent housing for her and her 4 children. She has since been housed for the last 6 months of this review. With the support of staff, family and friends, she now has created an even bigger support group to keep her housed thanks to Abode.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Administrative staff member of this organization, I see a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that occurs at Abode Services. It is incredible to see how much work goes into making our services possible and how dedicated our agency is to making it happen every single day.


Donor

Rating: 5

Abode is help the less fortunate and giving people their lives back. They do amazing work.

Donor

Rating: 5

I feel confident that my donations are going to a good cause.

Advisor

Rating: 5

From my experience working here for more than 3 years I feel that the organization's mission to end homelessness is a top priority for all employees and that responsibility is carried forward in the communities that we serve and clients we encounter.

I feel proud to work for Abode Services.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It's welcoming environment where everyone cares about their mission to house everyone they can :)

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Abode Services provides variety of services to reduce homelessness in the Bay Area. The clients are served by getting shelter, food and clothing and also employment so they can provide for themselves in future. Abode Services has been recognized for their good work in the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The greatest bridge to work through my daily struggles is Abode Services. Adjustment was hard but they were and are there for me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abode Services has saved and changed my life. Without their resources and someone to help I would still be in a tent. They helped me be stable, I got a bed and stability for the past 3 years. They help feed us so we won’t starve, have clothing for us, anything we may need they try there best to get it for us. They make me feel that they care about my situation and it feels good to know someone is always there to help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Abode is awesome they are awesome people. Alex my service coordinator, she is great and I always feel comfortable going to her for anything.

Bronwyn H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I see first hand every day the lifesaving work that Abode does. We serve the most vulnerable members of our community - and we do it proudly and respectfully.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a senior manager with Abode and this agency is uber focused on ending homelessness. I have been in management for over four years and the commitment to service and continuing to come up with creative ways to create more homes is unsurpassed in our industry. Abode knows how to do it and does it right!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Abode Services is a wonderful nonprofit that is making head way in the bay area. Homelessness is at an all time high and Abode is working to put an end to this. They have helped several people in many ways from shelters to building homes and even working with landlords. Their employees are friendly and caring people who are passionate for the work they do. I would recommend Abode Services to anyone who is currently experiencing homelessness. Great Job!

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.