Basic Organization Information
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
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- NTEE Category:
L Housing, Shelter
L40 Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels)
P Human Services
P85 Homeless Services/Centers
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K30 Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
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- How This Organization Is Funded:
Grants and Contributions - $821,189
City of Berkeley - $785,170
Federal Sources - $781,852
To ease and end the crisis of homelessness in our community, Berkeley Food and Housing Project provides emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing, and housing placement with support services to homeless individuals and families.
Ms. Terrie Light
has spent the past eleven years easing and ending the crisis of homelessness
through her work at the Berkeley Food & Housing Project. She began her work
in 1998 as a program supervisor of transitional housing services for women and
children, and held several other managerial positions until she was promoted to
Executive Director in May 2006.
As Executive Director Terrie has shaped
a diligent, loyal team of managers who have brought, and continue to bring fiscal
and operational stability and best-practice standardization to BFHP’s programs.
The agency is responsible for 197,000 meals annually, serves 2,500 individuals,
and places over 150 people of Alameda
County’s homeless population into
permanent housing per year. Terrie has partnered and collaborated with many nonprofits
in the East Bay
in order to pool resources and create a network of safety net agencies to effect
positive change for the homeless population. She is also working with the City
of Berkeley housing department and
other Berkeley CBO’s to help create a systems change which has and will continue
to effectively house more of our community’s homeless population.
Terrie serves actively on the Board
of EveryOne Home Leadership Council, which is working to end homelessness in Alameda
County by 2020. She is a fellow of the
Leaderspring Fellowship Class of 2010, and meets monthly with other Executive
Directors who are equally interested in creating stellar nonprofit
Executive Director, Terrie Light, has spent the past nine years easing and ending the crisis of homelessness through her work at the Berkeley Food & Housing Project. She possesses a Master's Degree, a Marriage and Family Therapist license, a teaching credential from California State Hayward and a Bachelor's Degree from UC Berkeley. Her early clinical training was at Project Eden in South Hayward, working with low-income, drug addicted and/or alcoholic addicted families, as well as people who suffer from mental illness.
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- Population Served:
BFHP operates two emergency shelters for women and children and men. We serve a daily meal five nights a week. BFHP also provides resource counseling so that our clients may begin to resolve the issues in their life that caused and prolong their homelessness. We also offer transitional housing and recently opened a permanent housing program for formerly homeless adults with psychiatric disabilities.
Program Long-Term Success:
Provided short-term housing to over 1,100 men, women and children and provided over 143,000 meals.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
BFHP assists low-income and homeless individuals with needs and disabilities that are not effectively met by mainstream social services. The agency hallmark is to provide services with compassion to foster a nurturing, healing environment that can effectively end an individual’s cycle of homelessness.