Housing and Shelters

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency – BOSS

Located in Berkeley, CA.

BOSS is an organization dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness in our community. BOSS devotes it’s time to economic development, community building, supplying housing and support services to those in need. BOSS helps to provide residency, employment, training and advocacy services for homeless and indigent people in the greater East Bay.

Rebuilding Together

Located in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Berkeley, CA.

Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income, elderly, and/or disabled people. They strive to create warm and safe living spaces, as well as to provide volunteer opportunities such as repairs and renovation of owner-occupied and non-profit facilities. The minimum age to volunteer is 14.

Shelter Inc. of Contra Costa County

Located in Concord, CA.

Shelter’s mission is to help the homeless of Contra Costa to obtain economic self-sufficiency, sustain permanent housing and regain human dignity. You can help out at their homeless shelters or by conducting food and toiletry drives, volunteering with Shelter to work on home improvement projects, or chaperone children at various children’s events Shelter creates. The minimum age to volunteer is 15.

Shepherd Gate

Located in Livermore and Brentwood, CA.

Shepherd’s gate is a place where homeless and battered women and children can come to regroup. They are given clean clothing, a bed, hot meals and support services. It is the first step in creating a stable lifestyle for their children, many of whom have been exposed to drugs, violence and appalling living conditions. Volunteer opportunities include: event planning and support, marketing, programs such as childcare and classes, and environmental work.