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WHATProvides critical, temporary and rapid housing placement services for seniors who are chronically homeless and have a mental health and substance abuse issues.
WHYTo provide outreach to homeless seniors who would otherwise be unable to access housing and/or mental health counseling.
WHEREBay Area Community Services (BACS)
Oakland, California, USA.

Program Description

“Bay Area Community Services is a California leader in innovative & ambitious solutions to ending homelessness. We are an effective provider of housing & homelessness solutions, working to make visible changes in our community. We operate effective rapid-rehousing programs, and we are buying single-family homes across the service area to provide permanent housing. We are doing whatever it takes to address this crisis.”

"The programs are outreached based, which means our staff hit the streets to locate hard-to-reach people. Many of our participants were connected with a variety of other programs in the past, but failed out of those programs because of their complexities….we may bring toiletries, food, and clothes to a homeless camp and visit for a matter of months to build trust with someone before they agree to join services."

The Bay Area Community Services Homeless Senior Outreach Program is able to provide homeless seniors money for rent, move in costs, application fees, furniture set and more.

The program is committed to doing whatever it takes to provide safe, appropriate housing for homeless seniors, regardless of their condition and without restrictions on their participation in other mental heath or substance abuse programs.

Outreach staff identify homeless seniors and helps them to find suitable, safe housing for their unique circumstances.  

BACS also specializes in mental health programs at their wellness centers to help seniors understand and discuss their illness, recognize and manage their symptoms, and receive medical and counseling services.

Bay Area Community Services provides cost-effective services to adults with mental illness and seniors in Alameda County, CA and is committed to providing effective alternatives to institutionalization and improving the quality of life for seniors.

Bay Area Community Services was founded to respond to the growing needs of elders and people with mental health issues and has since evolved to provide behavioral health and housing services for teens, adults, older adults, and their families.

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