BOSS Kitchen of Champions Graduate!

BOSS Kitchen of Champions Graduate!

Darnell Oliver is a 57 year old who had been sleeping in his car on the streets of Oakland, his home community, since 2016. In 2017 when he was staying in the winter shelter at St. Vincent de Paul, he started working with BOSS staff member Rick Fortenberry in the PATH...
U.N. Investigates U.S. Efforts on Homelessness

U.N. Investigates U.S. Efforts on Homelessness

We are a country divided. We have extreme polarized views on everything from vaccines to gun control. We also have extremes in lifestyle: from individuals so rich they incorporate themselves for protection, to people who must make the horrible choice between shelter...
Big Wins!! California Legislative Updates

Big Wins!! California Legislative Updates

On October 14th, California Governor, Jerry Brown, Signed into Law a whole host of Housing Bills aimed at making housing more affordable, and getting more of our most at-risk neighbors housed. One such bill was AB 74, the Housing for a Healthy California Bill....
In The Wake Of Disaster, Some Places To Turn

In The Wake Of Disaster, Some Places To Turn

We want to take a moment to express sympathy and solidarity with the people impacted by what is being called the Wine Country Wildfires of 2017. Helping those in housing, economic, and emotional crisis is what BOSS has done for 46 years. We also operated two crisis...
Rising Stars Class of 2017!

Rising Stars Class of 2017!

Photos by Jon-Mychal Cox On the evening of Friday, June 9th in Berkeley the warm, golden glow of community pride and multi-colored balloons beckoned people into Hotel Shattuck Plaza to gather, recognize, and celebrate local youth who are the embodiment of Turning...