Our mission is to assist homeless individuals and families attain skills leading to self-sufficiency in order to achieve employment and permanent housing and become contributing members of the community.
Bay Area Homeless Services is the only emergency homeless shelter in a 2100 square mile semi-rural service area. Basic services include shelter and 3 meals daily as well as intensive case management. Our programs are designed to stabilize homeless individuals and families, provide basic job search skills education, guide and monitor employment search activities and assist with search for safe and secure housing.
Case management staff provide high quality, intensive casework services to all clients with the goals of assisting clients achieve living-wage employment and a return to housing which will prevent further episodes of homelessness.
The Board of Trustees of Bay Area Homeless Services is very aware of the need to develop policies which insure sustainability of individual innovative programs as well as the overall fiscal needs of the agency itself. Toward that end, the agency has undertaken a forward looking approach to financial well-being. Beginning in 2013 we increased the number of Board members from 9 to 13. We deliberately chose new Board members with very specific skill sets who had deep ties to the community, and a proven affinity for the agency and its mission. These included two CPA's, a small business owner, and a manager of our key local employer. These individuals all contribute in time, talent and treasure to our agency in order to insure its viability.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.