Some Abode housing specialists are unhonest and corrupted. Housing specialist for Calworks in San Mateo attempted to push my family to rent through Abode program the terrible unit in the basement approximately 240 sqft for $2400 monthly it is very overprised. The address of the unit is 148 bryne st, Daly City CA. The same units on Craigslist are $1600 monthly. I can guess that the owner is her friend and she wants to give him more governmental money or that she is in conspiracy with him and they have additional $800 monthly. Also this property was not published for rent with fixed price in open sources and housing specialist confirmed me in text messages that she knows the owner and that he didn't post the advertisement. I have reported that in State Senate and l hope this staff will be fired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The greatest bridge to work through my daily struggles is Abode Services. Adjustment was hard but they were and are there for me.
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.
Abode is awesome they are awesome people. Alex my service coordinator, she is great and I always feel comfortable going to her for anything.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.