Thank you to all the community volunteers and BOSS staff who worked together to deep clean, organize, and improve the environment at our emergency shelter in Hayward – South County Homeless Project.
On Saturday March 7th, a team of over a dozen volunteers who had responded to our call for help converged on South County to put their nose to the grindstone and make a difference for the homeless disabled people who live at the shelter. Working alongside staff, they worked both inside the facility and in the garden area in back.
In the words of Aimee Armata, BOSS Director of Programs & Services, “I am so humbled by the care and labor offered by the volunteers who were on their hands and knees scrubbing floors and walls!!!! The space looks really beautiful, including the outdoor lounge area and yard! We still have a ways to go, but there is a tremendous improvement and the participants were so appreciative of “the blessing.””
BOSS provides compassionate, trauma-informed care to individuals with disabilities, which includes making sure our service and living environments are welcoming, comforting, and attractive. This workday was long overdue at our Hayward facility, which has been in heavy continuous use since 1989.
BOSS will be continuing the site-improvement process across BOSS – stay tuned as we plan other workdays at other programs!