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 perseverance and their smiles. Their willingness to share parts of their lives with me is so inspirational and humbling. It is an honor to walk beside them and share in their journey and I consider myself blessed to be able to get to know so many people.

Organization

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

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$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

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$385of $385

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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

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$155of $150

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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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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$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

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