Since 1993, Operation Dignity has worked to house and serve the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness in Alameda County, including veterans and people living in encampments.

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Our Programs

Since our founding, we’ve expanded from serving veterans to conducting street outreach to helping families stay housed.


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Veteran Shelter & Housing

At Operation Dignity, we don’t leave our veterans on the battlefield. We help them get to a stable, permanent home.

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Mobile Street Outreach

Our outreach team provides people in encampments with basic needs and connects them to housing services.

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Permanent Supportive Housing

We partner with affordable housing developers to help formerly homeless adults and children keep their housing and thrive.

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Making An Impact, Making a difference


basic needs items distributed each year by our street outreach team


Veterans off the streets each year in Alameda County


serving homeless residents of Oakland


of veterans in our
transitional housing
exit to permanent housing, ending their homelessness.

In order to celebrate Military Appreciation Month… We will profile one of our exceptional veterans per week throughout May.
A college graduate at 64 says, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

Renee started with Operation Dignity six and a half years ago, shortly before ...beginning her college classes and has continued to work while pursuing her education. She says that Operation Dignity has been a supportive environment for her because her fellow staff are so great. “It’s important to have a core team who also have tenacity… Everyone here is unique, but together we make a magic puzzle.”

Kyla Singal, Operation Dignity’s Director of Human Resources says, “Renee is a beacon of hope, inspiration and joy. She exemplifies black excellence and the will to overcome obstacles in order to succeed.”

Congratulations, Renee! We’re so happy you’re a part of the Operation Dignity family and we wish you much success!

A big Thank You to the Alameda Elks Lodge (No. 1015) for the beautiful new pergola at Dignity Commons, and to the Home Depot Emeryville store (#67) for the grills, playset and picnic tables!

Operation Dignity staff and residents celebrated their great new outdoor space with a cookout on ...May 10th and many other events are being planned.

This month we spotlight a veteran a week and their amazing stories. Today we recognize Mr. Raymond Williams.

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