Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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Berkeley Food and Housing Project's mission is to ease and end the crisis of homelessness in our community.

Validators

Crystal Crystal
My job title is Employment Specialist. My work involves providing employment services to the homeless. This entails providing soft skills workshops, job readiness, resume and cover letter building, mock interviewing, and job development. We also provide transportation and many times interviewing… More
Lauren Lauren
My job title is Intern Case Manager. My work involves working one on one with clients to support them in finding housing and employment. I also do client intakes and create and maintain new client files including Intakes, database records, program entries and program exits, as well as assist with… More
LaDiamond LaDiamond
My job title is Program and Case Management Assistant. My work involves helping homeless individuals and families enter our Transitional Housing Program through outreach. Once they enter our program, our Housing Case Managers, including myself, help the individual or family find affordable… More
Cathy Cathy
My job title is Housing Case Manager Intern. My work involves permanently housing clients, case managing them, and dealing with issues other then just being homeless. What I like about my job is getting women permanently housed.
Felicia Felicia
My job title is Assistant Manager. My work involves doing assessments with clients, as well as getting clients support resources and finding them housing. I also work to support all clients and staff that need my help around the building. What I like about my job is getting clients housed and in a… More
Laura Laura
As the Employment Service Specialist I offer employment services to the homeless populations served by Berkeley Food & Housing. My goal is to provide participants with the tools and support they need to obtain career oriented, living wage employment. What I like about my work is seeing… More
Maria Maria
I am a Shelter Plus Care Case Manager. My program serves adults who are homeless and disabled. I work with them to locate and secure housing in the area. Once housed, I work together with the client to retain their housing and thrive. The participants I work with motivate me. Their stories, their… More

Needs validated

$440of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Michael from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled and my income barely covers rent. I need money for bus pass & clothes

My disability income only pays rent, medicine co-pays, and some food. I need a bus pass and some clean clothing to get out to my medical appointments. More

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$505of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Roberto from Berkeley, CA

Homeless, but now employed, I need uniforms to keep my new job

I’ve been homeless, but have just started a new job. Having a supply of clean uniforms will help me keep this job and find housing. More

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$310of $310

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/6/2014

Kay from Berkeley, CA

I am studying to be a paralegal, and I need to learn to drive to open up opportunities.

I was a paralegal back in Sri Lanka, and am studying to be one here. Learning to drive will help me get employed when I finish my training. More

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Smithers from Berkeley, CA

I’m a homeless veteran & I need a transit pass to make my VA appointments + look for work

Since leaving active duty work has dried up. A transit pass will help me make my appointments at the VA, job interviews, and get me back on my goals. More

Validated by Anthony from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$445of $450

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Preness from Berkeley, CA

I’m a veteran living in a shelter. I need a tablet to help with my job & independence

I couldn't work due to injuries in my shoulder and leg. Now I’m in training to do security. I need a tablet for my training and to get more hours. More

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$445of $445

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Amirah from Berkeley, CA

I’m in transitional housing and working part time. I need clothing for my job and the cold winter.

My goals are to stay employed and warm, and get my own place. Clothing to be professional at work and a warm coat for the winter will help me succeed. More

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$604of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Darlene from Berkeley, CA

I'm homeless but licensed in tax preparing. I need a laptop to work & be independent

I want to continue improving my skills, and helping clients, while I search for permanent housing and work to re-unite with my daughter More

Validated by Cathy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$390of $390

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Sandra from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled from polio & I need a wheelchair for mobility, safety, & independence

I have limited mobility, miss my appointments, and cannot go out in public or do grocery shopping. A wheelchair will help in all aspects of my life. More

Validated by Andrea from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$255of $255

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Kamil from Berkeley, CA

I am a homeless veteran, and I need professional attire to look for work

I have been homeless for five months, and need proper clothing to find employment and eventually housing. More

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

Rick from Berkeley, CA

I’m in a shelter & have job interviews set but need help with transportation costs to get to them

My job ended when the business lost its lease, now I’m in the shelter. The agency is helping me get interviews, but I need help getting to them. More

Validated by Anthony from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$625of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Beth from Berkeley, CA

My children & I escaped DV & are in shelter. We need coats to get through winter.

We escaped from a domestic violence situation and had to leave everything behind. Warm coats would help us go out during the day. More

Validated by Felicia from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$640of $615

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24 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

Ms. Mac from Berkeley, CA

I’m homeless + returning to school. I need a computer and backpack to be a student.

I am studying psychology and hope to be a school counselor. First, I need to continue my studies, get work, and get out of the shelter. More

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$415of $390

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2014

Randall from Berkeley, CA

I need to replace stolen tools to work as an electrician once again

I currently work as a lower-paid laborer. With the proper set of tools, I can earn more and take care of my family. More

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$365of $365

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/26/2014

Dee from Berkeley, CA

I am homeless, and need warm clothes and food to survive until my benefits are approved

I have applied for SSI & GA benefits, but have no income until they come in. Surviving on the street will be easier with warm clothes and decent food. More

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$120of $113

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2016

Tim from Berkeley, CA

My bike was stolen. Help me purchase a bike & lock so I can get to work.

I am homeless at the moment, and need a bicycle for transportation purposes. I would also like to purchase an efficient bike lock to protect the bike. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2015

Kumari from Berkeley, CA

Rebuilding my career in the US. Becoming a notary public will help me get hired!

I'm a Sri Lankan and US citizen. I need to become a notary public to be more competitive in the job market. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2016

Aisha from Berkeley, CA

Mom entering a career in green energy. I need help with bus passes to my training.

I need some assistance paying for transportation to get to my career training program. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$351of $350

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/7/2016

Heather from Berkeley, CA

Recently housed. A futon will enable me to improve my rest and health!

I haven't had a bed since I moved to my new unit and it is starting to take a toll on my health. A futon will help me sleep well & have guests visit. More

Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$550of $550

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2016

Jonathan from Berkeley, CA

Overcoming homelessness. A bed will let me build stability.

I recently found housing, and I am sleeping on an air mattress. A bed will give me a place to sleep and start each day rested and ready. More

Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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6 supporters
Funded on 8/16/2016

Ray from Berkeley, CA

I'm striving toward permanent housing. I need a laptop to move forward.

A laptop will allow me to go back to school to train in the helping field. It would also aid in my search for permanent housing. More

Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$420of $420

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/15/2016

Kumari from Berkeley, CA

Ready to start work! I just need to pay for my driver's license to make it to my job.

Once I pass my driving test, I will be able to apply for a position at a bank and make enough to be self-sufficient. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$203of $600

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/20/2017

Sarah from Berkeley, California

I was displaced by a fire. Furniture will help me re-establish my home base!

After a fire displaced me from my home, health issues have made it hard to rebuild. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$405of $400

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2016

Donald from Oakland, CA

I'm finally housed! I just need a pull-out sofa to sleep and wake up rested.

I need a sleeper sofa for my apartment. Because my apartment is small, a compact and multi-use sofa would be a perfect fit. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$375of $375

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/2/2017

Fleetwood from Oakland, CA

I've been sleeping on my couch. A bed will give me the sleep I need to move forward.

I need an adequate mattress and box spring to be comfortable and take care of my physical health. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$255of $250

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/20/2017

Chris from Oakland, CA

I need a laptop to earn my degree in Substance Abuse counseling.

Earning an education can propel me to a career that can dramatically improve my family's future. A laptop will be a huge step toward me getting there. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$328of $500

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/17/2017

Cabelle from Oakland, CA

I want to be an agent of change in my community. With 1 ticket I can make that happen

A trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture would be a life-changing experience & give me a better understanding of myself. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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