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.  

  Join us April 23rd at the Oakland Zoo’s Snow Building for fine wine, delicious food, and entertainment by electrifying blues songstress  Annie Sampson and her band. All proceeds benefit programs and services that end homelessness and domestic violence in the lives of our neighbors in need. Tickets are $75. 

To purchase raffle or event tickets or for more information, contact Lorie Curtis at 
510 357-0205, ext 206 or lcurtis@bfwc.org

Purchase tickets online at



     This winter with our partners at Interfaith Task Force/April Showers, Building Futures
     is operating an overnight Warming Shelter for San Leandrans living on the street.
     The Shelter is open when the temperature dips below 40 degrees or rain is predicted.
     Click here for details on how to access help or ways you can help the Shelter.

    We're seeking individuals with commitment and enthusiasm to help make our  
life-changing programs possible. Click here to view current openings.


How was Building Futures
Helpful to Me?

By allowing me to feel un-stressed about where my kids would lay their heads.  The shelter staff took the time to listen to my problems. My case manager lined me up with the connections I needed to start again. The love I felt made it feel like a real family there.

~A former resident, now housed,
Sister Me Home Safe House 

It really does take a village. Please use the button below to make a simple online gift today-or make it a
monthly pledge.


Want to Request a Presentation about Domestic Violence?

Building Futures' domestic violence outreach staff members are available to provide FREE educational presentations on the dynamics of domestic violence. Presentation topics can include:

 Recognizing the Signs
Safety Planning
 Advocacy and Peer Counseling
 Why People Batter
Resources and Community Responses

We can also develop training curriculum specific to your organization's needs. To request a presentation for your workplace, school, club or faith group, please email Annie Maltester at amaltester@bfwc.org or call 510-357-0205 x 226.

Provide at least two possible dates and times, allowing for at least 60 minutes. Please note that submission of this inquiry does not constitute confirmation. A presenter will contact you to finalize dates and times and confirm details.

Domestic Violence affects everyone.
Thank you for your interest in
learning more about this
important topic.


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