BACS staff and participants had an amazing time at the annual 10×10 Wellness We Move for Health event! This 5k around Lake Merritt included dancing, drumming, and even a farmer’s market. Participants from BACS and other organizations shared stories about their road to health. 2015 was great, and we are already looking forward to 2016!
Staff Had a Blast at Appreciation Picnic
100 staff, friends, and family members of BACS spent a beautiful day in the sunshine at Lake Chabot. Our staff played lawn games, enjoyed grilled goodies, and won exciting prizes like tickets to A’s games, extra days off, tickets to the New Parkway, an iPad, and more.
BACS is fortunate to have an incredible, talented, and dedicated staff. Thank you to everyone who came!
FSP Conference on September 25th
BACS invites you to register for the “Full Service Partnerships Conference: A Decade of Transformation and Success.”
The conference will share successes and best practices for Full Service Partnerships through the dynamic World Café process. This is an opportunity to share ideas, strategies and gain knowledge from one another.
The conference will take place Friday, September 25th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in San Leandro. Click here to register.
Mural at Towne House
Darren L., Artist-In-Residence at the Health and Human Resource Education Center (HHREC), is working with BACS on a large mural at Towne House!
Darren is proud to be a former participant of the BACS Wellness Center, and is happy he gets to be involved in its beautification. “This mural reminds me of all the good times I had at Towne House, and all of the collaborations that we all have at Towne House. All the peers stick together, and get to be who we are.”
The mural will depict some of the most popular activities at Towne House, including cooking and gardening classes. Thank you, Darren, for our new, beautiful mural, and we cannot wait to display the finished piece!
Employee of the Month
BACS has an All-Star staff! Below, we honor our “Employee of the Month” for September!
Barbara McAuliffe, Controller, Finance Team:
Barbara has been involved with BACS for more than 26 years. She worked for BACS for 25 years, then retired. But Barbara always goes above and beyond the call of duty! She is currently taking time out of her retirement to facilitate smooth transition of leadership in the Finance department.
BACS continues to benefit from her 25+ years of experience, and she has been generous sharing her knowledge. Barbara enthusiastically takes on detailed projects, including closing out the fiscal year finances. BACS is a favorite around the office, as she is always kind-hearted towards staff and participants.
BACS Announces Gender-Inclusive Access
Towne House has established gender inclusive bathrooms! In the spirit of providing a safe, welcoming space to everyone, all Towne House Wellness Center bathrooms are now gender inclusive. We seek to align with communities who identify with and outside of the gender binary and strive to ensure everyone participating at Towne House feels accepted and welcome.
Join Our Cause!
Do you want to join BACS in our mission to provide crucial services to individuals and families struggling with homelessness, mental health issues, or aging-related issues?
Or, donate gently used blankets, coats, canned goods, and other items to our housing programs. Email us to learn more.
Do you want to get into your community and make a difference? Do you have an idea you cannot wait to tell us about, or a skill you know could help our participants? Email us to get involved!
BACS services are always expanding, and we are currently recruiting! Check out our job opportunities.
Learn more on our website or by calling 510-613-0330.
View the newsletter here: BACS Connections August 2015
View the newsletter here: BACS Connections July 2015
View the newsletter here: BACS Connections June 2015