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...
Mother and Daughter Reunited after Nearly a Decade

Mother and Daughter Reunited after Nearly a Decade

When a person loses their housing, they often begin to lose other things as well. It might start out with the loss of a job or financial security, then all their photo albums and heirlooms, then things really begin to unravel. Some will lose their medications, their...
Project Homeless Connect in Oakland

Project Homeless Connect in Oakland

Friday, February 19th was a very busy and eventful day. It was the first ever BOSS-sponsored Project Homeless Connect event! Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a national model for one-day resource fairs aimed at bringing multiple service providers together under one...
Local Kids Spearhead Sleeping Bag Drive for Homeless

Local Kids Spearhead Sleeping Bag Drive for Homeless

“Let’s help our kids learn early that they, too, can give back and help a hurting world, one small act of kindness at a time.” – Lea Berhane, Parent quote summarizing the event. Selam Youth Soccer Club (SYSC) is an Eritrean Youth Soccer Club, with programs for...
The 2015 Winter Holidays, Celebrated BOSS Style

The 2015 Winter Holidays, Celebrated BOSS Style

The Holidays are a time of family gatherings and celebration. Every year the BOSS family continues this tradition with our residents, program participants, staff, and community partners! This year was no exception – but it was truly exceptional! Hotel Shattuck...