Formerly Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Celebrating Black History Month

A Message from the Executive Director

As we celebrate Black History Month at BFHP, it reminds us that access to affordable housing is one of the most prominent racial divides and inequities that we face as a society today. We work to change that. We live by our values of diversity, inclusion and equity, and through the services BFHP provides, we advocate for all communities that are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Still, we realize, there is so much work to be done.   

I want to share with you the story of one of our clients, William, a Veteran who experienced hardship due to the pandemic. BFHP met William exactly where he was at and we had the honor to work with him.  

I wasn’t on the street, but I was fast approaching.  Work was drying up and I had to keep a roof over my head.  I couldn’t keep up with my bills. The pandemic came about and that is where they [BFHP] really shined.  BFHP gave me a hand up, not a handout. They’ve just been 100% there for me.  Now, my future looks good.”

William is now thriving and looking forward to better days ahead for him and his daughter  

Together, we can make impactful change for those that need a hand.  Everyone deserves a safe and dignified place to call home.  

Calleene Egan
Executive Director

Please consider donating today to give a hand up to someone like William.


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