UC Students Assemble & Donate Care Packages to the Homeless

Earlier this year BOSS was approached by a volunteer from UC Berkeley, Maria Milekhina, about a service project to help homeless people that was being organized by residents of UC Berkeley Residence Halls Unit 3. The students planned to have … Continued

Easter Dinner at Rosa Parks

Every year BOSS tries to provide special holiday events to the families and individuals in BOSS programs who are working to turn their lives around – a delicious meal, fun and games, decorations, and the company of others. These activities … Continued

Berkeley MLK Day

Thank you¬†to everyone who attended the recent Berkeley Martin Luther King Jr. community breakfast! Co-sponsored by BOSS, it was an inspiring, fun, meaningful event that annually brings together all parts of the community in unity, as we rally our energies … Continued

A New Home, and a New Start

Marvin McKinnely developed many relationships while serving his nearly five-decade sentence in Deuel Vocational Institution, which is located in Tracy, California. While in custody, Mr. McKinnely developed close bonds with several of the inmates and from these relationships, there were … Continued

On the ballot – Housing!

Below are housing-related ballot issues that are relevant to BOSS’s work of helping people¬†overcome homelessness and rebuild their lives. However you choose to vote on these and other ballot initiatives, please make your voice heard and exercise your hard-won right … Continued

Wine Tasting Fundraiser!

Please join BOSS for a fun Friday night wine tasting fundraiser at local Lusu Cellars! Learn about a great local winery, fun Friday night networking & support a great cause!!! Tickets on Eventbrite – Share the Facebook page – Download … Continued

Employee Spotlight: Junea Lewis

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Junea Lewis joined the BOSS Benefits Team in April 2013. Although she was immediately tasked with taking over a full caseload, Junea came through with grace from day one. Since then, she became … Continued

BEST Benefits People Exiting Criminal Justice System

Coming in Spring 2016, the BOSS Benefits & Entitlements Specialist Team (BEST) will implement a county-backed pilot program to restore SSI benefits for people leaving Santa Rita Jail. With five years and hundreds of GA recipients already served, BEST has … Continued

Ollie and the Lettuce

BOSS Employee Spotlight: Ollie Daniels

Ollie Daniels works 10 hours per week at USV and McKinley House, completing routine landscaping work, trimming and pruning trees, cultivating donated plants and doing whatever it takes to keep the USV grounds looking inviting and welcoming on a shoestring … Continued