BACS is delighted to announce a historic grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, which awarded BACS $100,000 to support our housing & homeless solutions programs in Oakland. BACS’ Executive Director, Jamie Almanza, says, “I am ecstatic and so grateful to the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation for the generosity and creativity put forward in this […]
In 1953, BACS became one of the very first non-profits in the Bay Area. Over the last 65 years, the Bay Area has changed dramatically, yet some things remain the same. Many societal issues – homelessness, substance use, racial prejudice, and behavioral health challenges – still need to be addressed. We are doing whatever it […]
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 […]
Uplifting News: Program Graduation Congratulations to Shirley, a North County Senior Homeless Program participant who worked with us for six years on finding permanent housing. She’s an Alameda native and struggled with street homelessness and all its challenges prior to coming into the program. BACS supported her with finding permanent housing – in Alameda! – and […]
BACS would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! Our staff, Board of Directors, and families celebrated together, giving thanks for our community and supporters for our successes this year. 2015 has been an exciting year at BACS, including opening new programs in Alameda and Solano Counties, celebrating our 5-year anniversary […]
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!