Local Kindergarteners Helping The Homeless!

Recently, a teacher from Monticello Academy school in Santa Clara donated a large quantity of much-needed toiletries last month – pajamas, towels, toothpaste/toothbrushes, socks, lotion, deodorant, and other items, along with a … Continued

Legislative Update!

Shared from Housing California: The governor signed the Homeless Youth Act of 2018 (SB 918, Wiener) into law last week, giving direction and funding to the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council … Continued

Legislative UPDATES!

BOSS is watching a series of important bills that affect the individuals and families we serve. Please read through and let your elected officials know if you support them! — … Continued

Lobby Day CA – Advocating for Housing!

Sacramento, CA – On Monday March 19, 2018, BOSS staff members Gwen Austin and Sonja Fitz, along with UC Berkeley intern Kira Shea and BOSS participant (Casa Maria resident) Tenille … Continued

Two Young People, Changing the World

This story is about two young students who are social change agents creating and inspiring others in their school and community and committed to making a difference. Frances and Xiomara, two … Continued

California Legislative Updates Spring 2017

To do our best in supporting and advocating for the most at-risk individuals in our community, BOSS tries to stay up to date on what is happening in local and statewide … Continued

A Thank You Card from BOSS

A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our community, whose generosity truly shines during the holiday season – because of you, the homeless, disabled, and low income families and … Continued

BOSS Staff Graduate From County Leadership Academy

Congratulations to BOSS staff, Executive Director Donald Frazier and Community Builder & Development Associate Gwen Austin, who were among the recent graduates of the 16th Annual Alameda County Citizens Leadership Academy! The … Continued

Cal Social Justice Intern Learns and Leads

For the last few years BOSS has partnered with the UC Berkeley Public Service Center — a Student initiated service learning organization within Cal’s curriculum to place UC Berkeley students … Continued

Update on California Homelessness Legislation

These are two of the bills, that directly address issues faced by individuals without stable housing, that have been authored by California State Senator Liu during the 2015-16 Legislative Session: SB … Continued

BOSS Oakland A’s Outing!

BOSS is very grateful to be partnering with the Oakland A’s this season, including the recent donation of 150 tickets to the July 5th home game as part of their ‘Little A’s’ … Continued

SB 608 Moves Forward in the State Legislature

Thank you to State Senator Carol Liu for introducing SB 608, the Right to Rest Act, in the California legislature! A sponsoring author is what bill organizers have been pressing … Continued

Rising Stars

A ‘rising star’ is a beautiful, sometimes forgotten or invisible, point of light in the sky that rises steadily higher towards a place of greater visibility and prominence. Here on … Continued

Ken’s Story

Born in Tokyo Japan, Ken and his mother moved to California when he was a child where he grew up. He attended El Cerrito High School, where he received a … Continued