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Abode Services

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

To end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness in Alameda County, California. An ambitious goal set by an ambitious organization, staffed by dedicated professionals, all working united behind the common goal of ending homelessness as we know it! I have been associated with Abode Services for over 12 years, the last 1.5 year serving on the Board of Directors. In my tenor on the Board I have become ever more aware of the scope and reach of the organization and how many lives Abode Services changes for the better every day. It is inspiring to watch the dedication and commitment of the management and staff.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Abode Services not only helps homeless people, it helps prevent them from becoming homeless ever again. Unlike organizations that provide emergency shelter only, Abode is in it to stablilze participants' living situation for the long term. It treats people with respect and professionalism.


Board Member

Rating: 5

I currently set on the Board of Abode Services and Allied Housing. I have been involved with the organization for over 12 years. The growth and development of the programs this organiztion serve in our community is outstanding.