Eliminate Homelessness for Oakland's Unsheltered

by Roots Community Health Center Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

OAKLAND HOMECOMING will provide a pathway to exit homelessness to unsheltered Oakland residents through: transitional housing, transitional employment in our social enterprise, and individualized intensive navigation (case management). OAKLAND HOMECOMING will serve Oakland's homeless/eminently homeless residents who are ready and willing to engage in employment and transition from homelessness. Roots provides services to the most marginalized members of our community.

$10,000
total goal
$185
remaining
81
donors
2
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

California has more homeless people than any other state - about 118,000 according to last year's count (NY is next with ~86,000). Of California's homeless, about 66% are completely unsheltered and living on the streets, compared to 4% in NY. The city of Oakland alone has almost 2,000 people living on the streets and the number keeps increasing. Of these, 36% said that employment assistance could have prevented them from being homeless.

Solution

OAKLAND HOMECOMING focuses on equipping homeless individuals with employment skills, coupled with housing and wraparound support designed to facilitate a smooth transition to a stable, self-sustaining life. Roots will provide on-the-job training and skill-building for individuals who have been marginalized from the workforce, demonstrating an effective, replicable model for ending homelessness for employable individuals living on the street.

Long-Term Impact

We are determined to help solve the persistent social problem of homelessness, and implement solutions that go beyond direct services to address the root causes of the problem. Roots has a longstanding history of addressing social determinants of health disparities that are often not prioritized by traditional medical providers, such as unemployment. Programs are designed to engage and empower all members of our community and demonstrate innovative, long-term solutions.

Resources

http:/​/​www.rootsclinic.org
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Organization Information

Roots Community Health Center

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rootsclinic.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Roots Health Center (@rootsempowers)
Project Leader:
Noha Aboelata MD
CEO
Oakland, CA United States
$9,815 raised of $10,000 goal
 
101 donations
$185 to go
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