Programs | Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

For over 48 years BOSS has worked to fight poverty, homelessness and injustice, and to bring love, hope, and support to families and individuals in need!

Self Sufficiency

Hope Reentry Campus

BOSS provides 15 beds of housing at the Hope Reentry Campus for citizens returning from incarceration, with on-site services and referrals to support successful community reintegration. Services include personalized case … Continued

Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program

The Annual BOSS Rising Stars Youth Leadership Gala provides support and recognition to young people who are experiencing serious life challenges – poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, criminal justice, substance abuse and … Continued

Housing Navigation Team

The Housing Navigation Team provides mobile assistance, services on-site in BOSS programs, and services in the field to help BOSS participants secure permanent affordable housing as rapidly as possible.   … Continued

Community Healing

The Reclaiming Our Communities (ROC) program is funded through the City of Oakland’s Measure Z-funded Oakland Unite project. The goal of ROC is to reduce violence and recidivism in high … Continued

Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC)

Located in downtown Oakland, this program offers comprehensive services to homeless, low-income, and returning citizens. The goal is to help participants find gainful living wage jobs and other support needed … Continued

South County Meekland Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

South County Sober Housing, known as Meekland (for the Hayward street it is located on), provides permanent supportive housing for Transition Age Youth (TAY), age 18-24.   Need information on … Continued

Representative Payee Program

BOSS provides Representative Payee service to individuals who have been designated by Social Security as needing someone to manage their income, or who have requested this assistance. BOSS works with … Continued

Social Justice Collective (SJC)

The Social Justice Collective (SJC) is an initiative of BOSS that is working to actively fight the root causes of mass homelessness, mass incarceration, and community violence. The SJC does … Continued

Casa Maria

Casa Maria is an interim emergency housing program for the severely mentally ill and Transition Age Youth (TAY). Residents have access to health, wellness, and peer support services on-site.   Need … Continued

Rosa Parks House

Rosa Parks is a permanent supportive housing program in downtown Oakland that offers housing to homeless disabled adults. Residents have private units as well as shared community space and kitchen, … Continued

Pacheco Court

Pacheco Court is a collection of small bungalows on a quiet cul-de-sac in Hayward that provides housing to both homeless individuals and families. The number of people served depends on … Continued

McKinley House

McKinley House is a permanent supportive housing program for disabled homeless adults. First created as transitional housing for families, it was BOSS’s first program created with funds from the US … Continued

Gardening training at South County Sober Housing

South County Homeless Project (SCHP)

South County Homeless Project opened in 1988 to serve the homeless mentally ill in southern Alameda County. Residents stay up to 6 months, with extensions as needed while people are … Continued

Ursula Sherman Village

Ursula Sherman Village was born in 1975 out of the merger between Berkeley Streetwork Project and Berkeley Youth Hostel, to become Berkeley Support Services, a 10-bed shelter for the homeless … Continued