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Berkeley Food and Housing Project Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/27/2014: Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: BERKELEY FOOD AND HOUSING PROJECT

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AKA  BFHP
Berkeley, CA
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Berkeley Food and Housing Project Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/27/2014: Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: BERKELEY FOOD AND HOUSING PROJECT

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Also Known As: BFHP
Physical Address: Berkeley, CA 94704 
EIN: 94-2979073
Web URL: www.bfhp.org 
Blog URL: bit.ly/hcDWYi 
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
Ruling Year: 1986 
Top Funders: Grants and Contributions - $821,189
City of Berkeley - $785,170
Federal Sources - $781,852


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Mission Statement

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.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2009
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2010

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Leadership

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Ms. Terrie Light

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Since Jan 2007

Profile:

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 organizations.

Leadership Statement:

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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Programs

Program: Multi-service Center (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

The MSC presently hosts six (6) programs / services, including: 1) Housing Case Management: rapid re-housing and housing retention 2) Shelter Plus Care: representative payee services for up to 48 households 3) Collaborative Opportunity to Address Chronic Homelessness / COACH: representative payee services for 11 chronically homeless households 4) Project HOPE / Housing Opportunities Expanded: street outreach, housing counseling, and housing placement for homeless persons residing in Albany Bulb and neighboring communities in the City of Albany 5) Post-Release Community Supervision / PRCS: housing stabilization, housing counseling and placement, and time-limited financial assistance for offenders on probation 6) Community Meal Program / Quarter-meal: annually serving up to 30,000 free meals to largely chronically homeless, “service-averse” populations

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Program: Men's Housing Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Homeless
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The MHP is located in the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Downtown Berkeley and provides 48 single men’s beds and 5 emergency cots/beds on a nightly basis. Of the MHP’s 48 beds: 1) twelve (12) are reserved for men who are homeless Veterans and who may remain in the program for a period of up to 24 months; 2) ten (10) are designated for Community Housing and Shelter Services (CHASS) clients who are referred by Alameda County Social Services and receive General Assistance (if not filled daily, these beds are open to anyone referred through the City’s Centralized Shelter Reservation System operated by BFHP); 3) Twenty-six (26) are available to be placed through community referrals and direct calls to the MHP during weekdays, and evening and weekend placement through the Centralized Shelter Reservation Program. The MHP provided 12 additional beds during the 2013-14 Winter Season due to the closure of the Winter Shelter Program at the Oakland Army Base.

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Program: North County Women's Center (GuideStar Exchange,
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Homeless
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The NCWC houses two interconnected programs that target the unique needs of homeless women and their children. These programs include: 1) Women’s Overnight Shelter, which serves up to 32 women and their children nightly; and 2) Transitional House, which serves up to 23 individual women with disabilities and their children for a period of up to 18 months and includes dedicated units for the chronically homeless.

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Program: Russell Street Residence and RSR annex (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

The Russell Street Residence (RSR) provides permanent supportive housing to 17 formerly chronically homeless adults, aged 18 and older, diagnosed with serious mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). Of the 17 beds, nine (9) are reserved for HUD-eligible clients, and eight (8) are for Community Care Licensing clients. The RSR Annex is a 4-bedroom house on the same property as RSR and provides independent housing for four (4) formerly homeless persons living with SMI. Annex residents live independently and are responsible for the maintenance of the home, cooking and cleaning.

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Program: ROADS Home/ SSVF (GuideStar Exchange,
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Military & Veterans
Population Served:
Homeless
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Made possible by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, ROADS Home is a partnership with Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., a behavioral health specialty provider. ROADS Home is based in the City of Richmond but services a three-county target region, including Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano. The purpose of ROADS Home is to promote housing stability through the direct provision or coordination of the following: Street, encampment and venue-based outreach Housing counseling Housing search and placement Provision of time-limited financial assistance to third-party beneficiaries Supportive services, such as: Health care services Daily living activities Personal financial planning services Transportation services Fiduciary and payee services Legal services Child care services Employment Income support

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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.
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