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...
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...
BEST Benefits People Exiting Criminal Justice System

BEST Benefits People Exiting Criminal Justice System

Coming in Spring 2016, the BOSS Benefits & Entitlements Specialist Team (BEST) will implement a county-backed pilot program to restore SSI benefits for people leaving Santa Rita Jail. With five years and hundreds of GA recipients already served, BEST has...
New Possible Avenues for the Mentally Ill

New Possible Avenues for the Mentally Ill

A few weeks ago BOSS Board Member, Marlene Hurd, met with Scott Kernan, Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Ms. Hurd is closely tied to the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO) and is a member of the Committee. Scott...