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BRIDGE OF HOPE CENTER

​Building a safe place for growing numbers of homeless women and children in the Bay Area

Homelessness in the Bay Area is increasing. Since 2017, there’s been a 43% increase in the San Francisco Bay Area. ​Homelessness won’t stop increasing.
So we’ve made a commitment:

WE WON’T STOP

While more women are losing their jobs and income.
While more women are escaping domestic violence at home.
While more women are caring for their families alone.

Now we need YOU!

You can help build a safe home at our Bridge of Hope Center for the growing numbers of homeless women and children in the Bay Area.

​You can help more women build a bridge to a new life

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We were forced to turn away 3,500 vulnerable women and children last year because we didn’t have beds for them. We didn’t even have the space to put mats on the floor. It broke our hearts to turn away any woman and child, but our current shelter was at capacity 341 nights out of the year.

You can change that by building our Bridge of Hope Center today.

BRIDGE OF HOPE CENTER

Our new Center will offer 114 new emergency and long-term beds. ​
That’s a total of 210 beds for homeless women and children!

Having a safe, nurturing environment allows these women to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty through:

● Classes and counseling that heal broken lives
● Job-skills training, including our culinary arts programs
● Programs for children that focus on their education and
emotional well-being
● Discipleship programs based on biblical teachings and principles

This completes the third phase of our total building project:
Phase 1: Alma Calton Learning Center for women and children – completed 2018.
Phase2: Upgrade to Kitchen for Women and Children – completed 2019.
Phase 3: Bridge of Hope Center.

​ Plus even more life-changing help:

Nourishing Meals

Referrals to Health Services

Groceries, Diapers & Other Essentials at our Food Pantry Distribution Center

​Help Finding Affordable Housing

Bridge the gap today by helping us reach this goal!

STILL NEEDED:
$1.9 MILLION

GOAL: $5.6 million

We won’t stop until we have a safe place for more homeless women and children. They’re counting on us – and we’re counting on you!

Homeless Women & Children
Need YOU More Than Ever

Paris never thought she’d be living on the streets while raising a daughter.

When I lost my job, my daughter and I became homeless. Because we were moving from place to place, my daughter lost her favorite teddy bear and I couldn’t afford to buy her another one. She cried and cried. As I wiped away her tears, I felt like all my hope was gone too.

Viva and her son are together again… and stronger than ever.

They took away my 3-year-old son because I was using drugs. I had nowhere to go and I was lost. I came to the Mission and it’s been nothing but amazing ever since! I was able to get my son back in three months and he is so happy here. This place keeps families together.

Homelessness is HARD on women

Women make up 36% of the nearly 30,000
homeless people in the Bay Area.

  • They lack access to healthcare and hygiene items
  • They are often the victims of assault, rape & violence on the streets
  • They have 2x the rate of mental illness
  • They are unlikely to have a high school diploma, making job searches harder

BRINGING NEW HOPE to
homeless women & children

It starts with people like YOU!

“For 20 years, Richard and I have been touched by the men and women we’ve met who were served by the Rescue Mission. It’s a joy and a blessing to see all the lives that have been changed for the better thanks to the Bay Area Rescue Mission.”

RICHARD AND CHERYL ARMSTRONG, VOLUNTEERS

“I have been supporting the Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) for over 20 years including volunteering in the kitchen, working in the warehouse, participating in numerous painting projects, volunteering at back to school events, donating to the mission and serving on the Board of Directors. What attracts me to BARM, is that it is a Christian organization that changes people’s lives. It not only gives them a place to sleep and food to eat but it truly transforms their lives so that clients at BARM can turn their lives around to serve others. I am thankful that Chevron’s partnership with BARM has provided me and many other employees with opportunities to help the community.”

MIKE LUBCYIK, UNIT MANAGER/CHEVRON ENGINEERING, CHEVRON REFINERY RICHMOND, CHEVRON PRODUCTS COMPANY

“As homelessness continues to be an intractable problem, the City maintains collaborative efforts with partners to address the needs of the City’s more vulnerable population. The Bay Area Rescue Mission’s Bridge of Hope Project will offer 114 beds to women with children experiencing homelessness here in Richmond. Participants will receive the support, critical skill-sets and services needed to work towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.”

MAYOR TOM BUTT, CITY OF RICHMOND

Help build a safe place for more homeless women and children by supporting our Bridge of Hope Center today!

 

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