Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Abode Services

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit


Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Abode Services is working to end homelessness for families and individuals by developing and leasing homes. Their utilization of the housing first model has proven so successful that they are now approached by local jurisdictions to get involved in their communities. They have a well deserved reputation of providing high quality services and achieving outstanding outcomes that are changing people's lives. I am proud to be associated with them.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

i have been a Board member at Abode Services for 13 years. I hjave seen the organization grow over those years, moving from just having an emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families to a multi-dimensional service provider that develops permanent housing for poor people accompanied with supportive services to keep them in their homes. It has received Charity Navigator's top 4 star rating for 6 years in a row. It is seen as the leading organization in the field of supportive housing. It has a growing loyal donor base of local people who believe in its mission to end homelessness. It has a professional staff that is frequently requested to consult with other like agenies nation-wide. It achieves meaningful results for people -- stable housing and connection with resources to assist in maintaining self sufficiency.

Read more

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very thankful to Abode Services for giving me the opportunity to work with this organization as part of the SSVF program. I was promoted to lead case worker three months ago. This was very rewarding to me and showed me that I had the trust of my peers and supervisor and upper management to carry out this task of training and supervising fellow co workers. This is a powerful program that assist homeless veterans or at risk of becoming homeless. It was very satisfying to help our veteran to get back on their feet and thrive in the community. This is by far the best program to date in assisting veteran families. From our shelter to the out reach workers in the field have extended a professionalism beyond compare to the veteran and their families.

Review from Guidestar


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Absolutely horrible place to work. They hire uneducated poor quality managers that dictate rather than lead, unhealthy negative work environments, and you will be surrounded by cut throat co-workers. Zero protection and or development of staff. Organization ran by four women mainly whom are liars, unprofessional, and undermining. HR is a joke and policies are ignored. If you are young, educated, smart, and beautiful stay away, you will be targeted! Best day of my life is when I left and never looked back.