As the largest provider of transitional housing for veterans in Alameda County, and the main street outreach provider in the City of Oakland, Operation Dignity makes a positive, measurable impact on the lives of more than 1,000 people each year.
In FY21, we served almost 200 veterans who were homeless. Of these, more than 70% reported having some kind of disability.
In 2021, 83% of veterans in our transitional housing programs exited to permanent housing (exceeding the VA’s goal of 65% for a program like ours), ending their homelessness.
Our street outreach team provided 25,000 units of harm reduction supplies to people who were homeless and living in encampments, including hygiene kits, bagged lunches, blankets, socks, and ponchos.
The outreach team served between 25 and 125 people per service day, providing supplies as well as case management, service referrals, and transportation.
Finally, we offered supportive services to more than 100 formerly homeless children and adults, empowering them to sustain their housing for life.