BACS is delighted to announce the appointment of Sage Williams, MFT-Trainee and Personal Services Coordinator of BACS’ Homeless Outreach program, to the Chair of the BACS Cultural Responsiveness Committee! The Cultural Responsiveness Committee’s goal is to bring a cultural perspective to how we work with participants, how we engage new participants, and how staff work […]
In September of 2016, BACS posted about our new partnership with Simply the Basics. The mission of Simply the Basics is to provide for individuals, organizations, and communities their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals. Since our partnership first began, Simply the Basics has donated more than 800 hygiene […]
Pandora Internet Radio, a local Oakland company since 2000, is using their talent to give back to the community! During their Sales Boot Camp for incoming team members, Pandora’s incoming sales staff dedicated time to making an impact on homelessness. The Pandora team assembled more than 100 hygiene kits for BACS, including deodorant, dental hygiene items, […]
Yesterday, a 67 year old man passed away quietly in our largest homeless program. A program that houses 137 lives while we actively look for permanent housing for them. He was part of a short term respite program. Respite from the streets after a hospitalization. He died seemingly peacefully in his sleep. He died in […]
BACS Participant Releases Book! Jason’s hard work paid off as people came to celebrate his book signing on January 11, 2017. Jason had been writing his essays with the hope of publishing them for over a year. The book signing went well, with Jason personalizing more than 20 copies! The book, entitled “A Portrait of […]
Happy Holidays from BACS! Our staff and their families celebrated the holidays together and gave thanks for our wonderful community. This year, we are grateful for our community partners, whose work supported our shared vision of making the Bay Area a better place to live; for our participants, whose dreams and goals we can support; […]
Last winter, our donor community sent BACS over $180,000. Here is how you made a difference, and how you can do it again. Donate today, and have an impact.
Thank you to our community members and artists who attended Health Through Art’s ‘Roving Art Exhibit’ at BACS’ Towne House Wellness Center! The pieces of art on display are entries from Health Through Art’s Bi-Annual Contest. Artwork was created by all ages, races, and skill levels to bring you positive messages.
Kaiser Permanente Awards BACS a Grant to Bring Healthy Living to Our Supported Independent Living Sites! BACS was awarded a $20,000 Healthy Eating, Active Living grant by Kaiser for our Supported Independent Living Houses for people living with behavioral health needs! This will enable us to invest in our housing sites with healthy activities so that […]
Simply the Basics – Our Newest Partner! Simply the Basics is partnering with BACS! Simply the Basics donated more than 150 hygiene kits, as well as feminine hygiene products and laundry detergent! These products are so critical to the homeless participants we serve who have no other alternative to basic hygiene care when surviving on […]