Homeless Services Program
Our Homeless Services Program works specifically with individuals facing homelessness and the multitude of related challenges. This program offers employment and comprehensive support services to homeless individuals and families in Alameda County. This Program is primarily supported by a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant, which provides for housing stabilization, case management, and in-house counseling for those facing chronic homelessness as well as community members more recently impacted by the economic downturn. Goodwill provides these support services at our One Stop Homeless Employment Center in downtown Oakland. Goodwill’s ”Bridges to Work” initiative helps our homeless participants secure transitional employment and job training, and, once skills are established, search for competitive employment. In 2012, our Homeless Services Program served 637 individuals and continues to meet high demand for their services as community members continue to struggle with rising unemployment and subsequent instability in their housing.