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BOSS Responds to COVID 19-Related Release of Jail Inmates

BOSS Responds to COVID 19-Related Release of Jail Inmates

BOSS Executive Director Donald Frazier received a call over the weekend about the release of hundreds of individuals from Santa Rita Jail, and asked if BOSS could be there to offer resources. Mr. Frazier dispatched BOSS Reentry staff to Santa Rita Jail to welcome an...

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Th, Apr 2 — The State of Reentry Virtual Town Hall

Th, Apr 2 — The State of Reentry Virtual Town Hall

Th, Apr 2 — State of Reentry Virtual TownhallUpdate: You can watch the event online here.   Things are rapidly changing every day and BOSS is part of a network coordinated by Californians for Safety and Justice that is closely monitoring how our leaders are responding...

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The People’s Series: Martin Malone’s Journey

The People’s Series: Martin Malone’s Journey

If you haven’t already visited CTEC, BOSS’ Career Training and Employment Center, you’ll find some amazing people there to help with almost anything you need. This is the first in a series of profiles on the supportive people in BOSS who are helping our participants...

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Facing Challenges with Passion and Determination

Facing Challenges with Passion and Determination

By Ed Buchanan, LMFT Melissa Dempsey is a Pacheco court resident and has been connected to BOSS for nine years. She’s the proud mother of five children. Melissa has faced and overcome many challenges in her life such as homelessness, various substance use addictions...

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Congratulations Innovations Graduates!

Congratulations Innovations Graduates!

OAKLAND, CA – On the evening of February 6th at the Eastside Arts Alliance, BOSS staff and staff from partnering agencies gathered to celebrate the achievement of seven special graduates – citizens returning from incarceration who have completed the pilot BOSS Social...

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New Laws in 2020

New Laws in 2020

Following are some new laws taking effect this year that relate to BOSS’s work and the very low income people we serve. Many of these laws attest to the power of civic engagement, and were the subject of statewide organizing, advocacy and public education to help get...

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Community Conversation and Call to Action

Community Conversation and Call to Action

FREMONT, CA – On the evening of Thursday, January 23rd, BOSS staff gathered with other community-based service providers and neighbors for a Community Conversation and Call to Action, to talk about making our schools and communities safe. Hosted at Fremont High...

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A Holiday Season Full of Joy and Giving

A Holiday Season Full of Joy and Giving

BOSS was founded in 1971 by a group of volunteers from Berkeley’s Jewish community who saw the need to reach out to and support to an emerging homeless population, and this same sense of community and selflessness still exists today. Every year, we work in partnership...

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