Our mobile outreach team is on the front line of helping people who are homeless. Each weekday, our team goes directly to homeless encampments, parks, sidewalks, and underpasses in Oakland and Alameda to provide services to people who are without housing.
The services the outreach team provides are twofold:
needs, providing bagged lunches and snacks, bottles of water, hygiene kits, rain gear, and other supplies they need to stay as safe and healthy as possible. Last year, we distributed more than 25,000 such supplies to hundreds of people in Oakland.
We partner with the cities of Oakland and Alameda, Alameda County, and other local nonprofits to place those with the deepest needs into permanent housing. In fact, because of our long outreach experience, we are often asked to be the lead outreach partner in multi-agency collaboratives, and to train other organizations in outreach.