Anna’s House will be a safe home for mothers and children struggling with homelessness in Oakland.
Anna’s House recognizes that many factors contribute to housing instability, including prior experiences with sexual assault or domestic violence. Anna’s House will offer a safe community for mothers who are working to overcome past trauma and striving to provide a loving, nurturing home for their children.
Anna’s House is named after Anna, a mother, sister, daughter and friend, who lost her life tragically after many years struggling with trauma resulting from sexual violence. BACS made the down payment for Anna’s House using funds donated in Anna’s memory and completed a gorgeous remodel to accommodate multiple families. Anna’s House officially opened its doors in 2024.
Read more details and updates here.
In the News
KCBS – New safe haven for homeless mothers and their children opens in East Oakland. BACS just opened Anna’s House, a new safe haven for homeless mothers and their children in East Oakland. KCBS Radio’s Shannon Golden tells us more about the interim housing, and who it intends to honor.
San Francisco Chronicle – Oakland house for homeless moms offers safe haven and tailored services. BACS and Jackie Downing raised more than half a million dollars to set up Anna’s House, a nurturing home in East Oakland for unhoused mothers and children in remembrance of her childhood friend Anna Flynn, who struggled with homelessness.
ABC Channel 7 – Anna’s House Grand Opening
BACS – A New Beginning: Anna’s House Grand Opening Ushers in Hope for Homeless Mothers and Children. See photos and read our post about the grand opening (courtesy of Noah Berger).
We have raised $550,000 so far! Huge thank you to everyone who has donated to date.
We still need to raise $315,000 to pay off the mortgage and renovation costs and cover the first year of operating expenses. We also seek to create a $1 million endowment fund to support Anna’s House. A fund of this size will produce enough annual income to fully cover the cost of operating the house. To discuss a gift via stock or other method, please contact Nora Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org.