BOSS Holiday Celebrations

Every year, families and individuals in BOSS programs work hard to find affordable homes, living wage jobs, and resources to increase their educations, social connections, physical health, and long-term healing … Continued

DrawBridge Art Therapy with BOSS Children & Families

Since 1989, DrawBridge has inspired over 35,000 homeless and underserved children through weekly expressive art programs that are offered free of charge right where these kids live – in dozens … Continued

The Berkeley School – Helping Homeless Kids

New Partnership With BOSS Children’s Learning Center The Berkeley School began as the first Montessori school in Berkeley in 1963, and has since evolved into a school that employs Montessori … Continued

SCHP 6-Month Renovation Project

The BOSS South County Homeless Project (SCHP) has been providing shelter and life-changing support services to 24 homeless Hayward residents per night since 1989. In April of this year, BOSS … Continued

Community Service Project by Hayward Shelter Residents

Every month for the last few months, residents and staff at South County Homeless Project (SHCP) take part in a special service project day. The project was the idea of … Continued

Thank You Berkeley Project Volunteers!

On Saturday October 26th, about 30 students from UC Berkeley came to BOSS’s Ursula Sherman Village program as part of an annual community service initiative called The Berkeley Project. The … Continued


Legislative Victories!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of BOSS staff and participants, Californians for Safety and Justice, dedicated legislators, and so many other organizations and community members who are fighting for criminal … Continued


2019 CTEC Graduation

Please join BOSS, our partners, graduates, supporters, elected officials, business leaders, and other to celebrate men and women who have overcome difficult challenges and are NOW EMPLOYED! Over 90 graduates … Continued

Oakland Mini Grants Available!

BOSS is partnering with Oakland Unite in making a series of mini-grants to community organizations or individuals in Oakland with ideas for great activities or projects to support their community! … Continued

His Heart Is Always With The People On The Street

Michael Diehl, In Memoriam – Berkeley, CA \ Michael’s friends are currently organizing a Celebration of Life in his honor, we will share details when we have them. Michael Diehl … Continued

Dudek – Making A Difference in Oakland

In March 2019, employees at Dudek, the Oakland branch of a nationwide environmental consulting firm, were walking down the sidewalk on the street outside their offices when their attention was … Continued

BOSS Community Forum on Justice Reform

On Friday September 13, BOSS and Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ) hosted a special community forum to continue the conversation on criminal justice reform – building on the progress … Continued

EKC Technology/Dupont Gives Back!

The BOSS South County Homeless Project (SCHP) provides emergency shelter and support services nightly to 24 homeless individuals with mental health issues. The project receives generous support from neighbors and … Continued

Congratulations 2019 Rising Stars!

BERKELEY, CA – It was a beautiful late Spring evening on May 31, 2019, and the Warriors had the night off (!), so the evening was free for the community … Continued

Homeless Community Loses A Shining Light

A couple of weeks ago the Bay Area experienced tragedy across three cities with the shooting of three different individuals in a day by a single gunman. One of the … Continued

Upgrades to BOSS Hayward Shelter

BOSS opened the South County Homeless Project in 1989, providing 24 emergency shelter beds and on-site services to homeless individuals in Hayward who are experiencing mental illness. Funded by Alameda … Continued

Meekland – An Evolving Youth Community

by Edward Buchanan, LMFT, Therapist and BOSS Staff Meekland is a permanent supportive housing community in Hayward that serves a small community of transition age youth who have overcome – … Continued

BOSS Fair Chance Hiring Event

Employers struggle to find great employees – but there is an under-utilized source of amazing talent that BOSS is passionate about sharing: fair chance hiring. On April 18th at Cal … Continued

Looking for Great Employees?

Learn about recruiting qualified, hard working, trained and carefully screened employees!    Thursday April 18   5:30-7:30 pm   California State University, East Bay Continuing Education   1000 Broadway, Suite 109   Grand Lake … Continued

Zip Code East Bay’s 2nd Annual Charity 5k Race Benefits BOSS

BOSS was recently approached by Zip Code East Bay, a local organization that was putting on their 2nd Annual Colusa Circle 5K Walk/Run. They were looking for a charity to … Continued