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We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. That's why all of
Building Futures' programs and services prioritize linking our clients with housing.
Mayor Cutter accepted the award from the League of CA Cities on behalf of the City with Recreation and Human Services Director, Jeanette Dong, and representatives from the San Leandro City Council, Building Futures, April Showers, and the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County

Congratulations to the City of San Leandro for
winning a Helen Putnam Award for the
San Leandro Homeless Compact!

The San Leandro Homeless Compact is a collaborative program with Building Futures, the City of San Leandro (human services and police departments) and the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County (landlord association) dedicated to providing long-term housing and services to chronically homeless individuals in San Leandro.

This unprecedented partnership is the only one of its kind in Northern California, and was bestowed by the League of California Cities for excellence in Community Service and Economic Development.

San Leandro Winter Warming Shelter
Registration NOW OPEN

Volunteer dinner cooks from Bishop O’Dowd’s Rugby team.

This seasonal refuge provides a safe, warm place to get out of the cold and rain from November 24th, 2017 to April 2018. Registration is required. Please contact Jose Garcia at 510-722-2558 or jgarcia@bfwc.org for more information.

Registration Locations

Building Futures (Tuesday - Thursday11am – 12pm or by appointment) @ 1395 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577

To schedule an appointment, call Jose at 510-722-2558

April Showers (1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, 11am - 2pm) @ the San Leandro Boys & Girls Club (401 Marina Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577)

Want to Help?

We need your help making the holidays special for community members in need! We are NOW COLLECTING: new socks, underwear, sweatpants, sleeping bags, and hand warmers for guests of our Winter Shelter. Donations can be made Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm at our administrative office located at 1395 Bancroft Avenue in San Leandro.


Check out our new Newsletter!

Building Futures'
Annual Holiday Gift Drive

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3 Ways You Can Help
This Holiday Season

1. Organize a drive for our Holiday Gift Drive or Warming Shelter wish list items with your company, faith group, community organization or neighborhood. (Contact Kaeleigh at kthorp@bfwc.org)
2. Provide a Wednesday dinner for our San Leandro Winter Warming Shelter. (Contact Lorie at lcurtis@bfwc.org)
3. Send a monetary gift by mail, online or join our Circle of Strength as a monthly donor. (Join online or contact Lorie at lcurtis@bfwc.org)

San Leandro Warming Shelter Drive


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