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 800 people each year.
In FY17, we served 250 veterans who were homeless. Of these, more than 70% reported having some kind of disability.
69% of veterans in our transitional housing programs exited to permanent housing, ending their homelessness.
73% of veterans who were able to work maintained or started employment.
Our street outreach team provided more than 24,000 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 60 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.