May 29, 2018

Homecoming House Now Accepting Residents!

One bedroom of three for our new residents
One bedroom of three for our new residents

As a result of all your support, Roots Community Health Center's Oakland Homecoming House is now completely furnished and ready for move in! Since the launch of our campaign in November, we have raised $10,064, surpassing our original goal of $10,000.

Our staff have been working hard to put together a welcoming home for our new residents, building out programming and support services. We have hired a House Manager, and we are so excited to soon welcome seven residents into their new home and start them on the path to stable housing and employment.

Oakland Homecoming residents will acquire job skills, training, and experience at Roots' Clean360 social enterprise while engaging in community building and life skills workshops.

Future funds raised during the GlobalGiving campaign will help Roots provide our newly sheltered residents with:

  • Food
  • Bus tickets (to travel to and from work at Clean360)
  • Medical Care, Behavioral Health Care, Case Management - all provided by Roots' health professionals, and
  • Factory training stipends

We look forward to sharing stories from our new residents with you soon after they settle into their new home.

Thank you for your generosity which has allowed us to provide a home for Oakland's unsheltered residents; we appreciate your continued commitment to helping us uplift our community.

Sincerely,

The Roots Family

Kitchen ready for preparing healthy meals
Kitchen ready for preparing healthy meals
Upgraded bathroom
Upgraded bathroom
Entryway and Living Room
Entryway and Living Room
Feb 27, 2018

You Have Turned Our Vision Into Reality

Oakland Homecoming House Renovations
Oakland Homecoming House Renovations

Roots Community Health Center is humbled by the outpouring of support we received for our Oakland Homecoming project!

Roots launched the Homecoming campaign last November to transform the lives of community members who would otherwise go unrecognized - Oakland's homeless and unsheltered. With your help, we have raised $9,195.  These funds helped Roots to purchase supplies, and renovate our Oakland Homecoming House, which is on track to open in March 2018.

Centrally located in Oakland’s Fruitvale District, the Oakland Homecoming House offers generous living space with three bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and a shared meeting space for group sessions.  During the day, residents will acquire job skills, training and experience at Roots’ Clean360 social enterprise, also in Oakland.

With renovations almost complete, we are now seeking donations to help equip the Homecoming House with items that will make the house a home for our participants.

Future funds raised during the Global Giving Campaign will help Roots provide our newly sheltered residents with:

  • Appliances
  • Bedding
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Bus tickets (to travel to and from work at Clean360)
  • Medical Care, Behavioral Health Care, Case management – all provided by Roots’ health professionals, and
  • Factory training stipends

We look forward to sharing updates and stories of the currently unsheltered people whose lives we are committed to uplifting. 

Thank you for making Roots’  Oakland Homecoming project a reality  – we hope you will continue supporting this journey in upcoming months. 

 Sincerely,

The Roots family

Oakland's Unsheltered
Oakland's Unsheltered
 
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