Monthly Archives: March 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Event

Eden I&R is hosting a private event in April to celebrate the many volunteers who dedicate their time and energy assisting and taking part in Eden I&R’s mission to help homeless people and low-income families obtain health, housing, and human services. Volunteers are an essential part of our efforts. Enrich your life and help the community. For more information on volunteering, please click here.

Mother of Five Finds Food and Shelter

A Dublin resident who is a mother to five children all under age 10, one of whom is disabled, called for information on homeless shelters and for contact information for 2-1-1 in Sonoma County. The caller was provided referrals for Henry Robinson Multi-Service Center, Berkeley Food & Housing and Bay Area Rescue Mission for emergency shelter, as well as to Helping Hands Homes and Alpha Omega for transitional housing. The caller was also provided 2-1-1 information in Sonoma County. The caller called back later in Continue reading →

Help for Suicidal Man

A Spanish speaking man from Oakland called to inquire about child support assistance and job assistance. The caller was referred to Centro de Servicios and Alameda County Department of Child Support Services for child support assistance, and to East Bay Works One-Stop Career Center for job assistance. After the referrals were given the caller told the Resource Specialist that he was suicidal and the caller was promptly connected with the Crisis Support Service Hotline of Alameda County.

Youth Uprising Uses 2-1-1 Daily

“I use 211 daily. 211 provides connections to transitional and emergency housing opportunities for the young people I serve at Youth UpRising. At Youth UpRising, the young people I work with often have housing needs that require immediate support. I love the simplicity of 211 and the added security of knowing that the resources listed are current and reliable, allowing me to quickly assist youth in gaining stability and comfort.” – Kellisha Moore, Intake Case Manager, Youth Uprising

Family Resource Network Is Thrilled

“I am a Family Navigator at Family Resource Network (FRN) who helps families that are referred from professionals such as physicians from Childrens Hospital or Highland Hospital to access services like the Early Intervention Program at Regional Center of East Bay or Special Education in school districts. FRN also offers free parent support groups, resources, and workshops to educate families on Special Education and parenting education. I am thrilled to learn that your agency is so responsive. I will continue to send families who are Continue reading →

Lifelong Medical West Berkeley Uses 2-1-1 Frequently

“At LifeLong Medical West Berkeley we use 211 frequently. It’s one of the most frequent resources we provide to our patients who often have many needs. At times, while patients are in clinic we help them make the call if they have no phone or are have difficulty communicating their needs. We also ask our medical providers to provide the 211 number to their homeless patients. 211 specialists ask the right questions and are very helpful.” – Gillian Fynn, LCSW, Manager Psychosocial Services, Lifelong Medical Continue reading →