24-hour, toll-free crisis line   
Our Mission: to build communities with underserved women and children where they  
are safely and supportively housed, free from homelessness and domestic violence.  


Building Futures is proud to offer a full array of domestic violence outreach and intervention programs
and services which include:

Sister Me Home domestic violence safe house
24 hour, toll-free Crisis Line: 1-866-A-WAY-OUT
Support Groups for residents of our sites and in the community
One-on-one support for victims including safety planning, counseling, and court accompaniment
Presentations to schools, workplaces, clubs and faith groups on the dynamics of Domestic Violence
Semi-annual Domestic Violence Counselor Training
Building Futures leads the Alameda domestic Violence Task Force and the San Leandro Domestic Violence Task Force 

For information or to request a presentation or printed materials for your school, workplace, club or faith group, contact Patricia Bidar at 510-357-0205, ext. 204 or pbidar@bfwc.org.

This month, be on the lookout for eight Domestic Violence Awareness-themed bus benches in San Leandro; a lighted poster at Bayfair Mall; Spanish language billboard and English-language billboardsin Ashland(*pictured above); a moving lighted poster at the Alameda Theatre; and a 25’ boulevard banner which will hang in Alameda (first half of month) and San Leandro (second half of month).

Articles of interest:

A Deadly Cycle (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/faq/a-deadly-cycle#.VhRN-6Bfa8A.ema)

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/time-doesn-t-heal-all-wounds#.VhRO8xzsz5o.email)

Safe at Home: The Housing First Program (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/home-safe-home-the-housing-first-program#.VhROT1pJ8EQ.email)

Books on Domestic Violence (https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-books


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Calendar for October

Oct. 5 - 7pm
San Leandro City Council (Proclamation for DV awareness Month)
San Leandro City Hall

Oct. 6 - 9:30 am
Alameda County Supervisors
(Proclamation for DV Awareness Month)
County of Alameda Administration Building
1221 Oak Street, #536, Oakland
Oct. 8 - 10am to noon
Kick Off - San Leandro DV Task Force Marina Community Center, San Leandro
Oct. 10 - 10 am to 4 pm
Ashland Cherry and FamFest
Healthy Communities Celebration
REACH Ashland Youth Center
16335 E. 14th Street, San Leandro
Oct. 12 - 10 am - 5  pm
Chabot College Clothesline Project
Decorate a t-shirt for yourself or someone affected by domestic violence
Chabot College cafeteria, Hayward
Oct. 17 - 9am to noon
Alameda Hospital
Health and Wellness Fair
Alameda Hospital
Oct. 18 - 4pm to 6pm
Building Futures’ Board-hosted Domestic Violence Month Fundraising Reception
Wine and Waffles, Alameda
Oct. 19  11:30 am - 1:30 p.m.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month Resource Fair
Upper Sproul Plaza
UC Berkeley, Berkeley
Oct. 20 - 7pm
Alameda City Council (Proclamation for DV Awareness Month)
Alameda City Hall


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