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211 Alameda County helps thousands each year connect to services

VM always considered herself “an overcomer,” especially when it came to helping others overcome their own adversity. There was the time she ...
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Beyond Emancipation helps Oakland woman find stability after a life bouncing from place to place

Growing up in a whirlwind of households – spun around from her parents’ home to foster care, to apartments of various relatives ...
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Opportunity Junction’s career training restores lives

There’s pride in the portrait Gwenette Moore uploaded to her LinkedIn profile, head erect and smiling directly into the camera. But the ...
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Even during the pandemic, BORP keeps disabled participants active

Ben Thornton is dribbling a basketball in Arizona these days, but the sound of the ball pounding the hardwood floor brings him ...
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Rubicon in Richmond helps formerly incarcerated men and women succeed in society

In September 2019, East Contra Costa native Joseph Sickler walked out of High Desert State Prison with plans and optimism, but plenty ...
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Shelter Inc. fights Bay Area hunger, homelessness

Karol Padilla knew she and her family were in trouble. Padilla and her husband had contracted COVID-19 last spring, and Padilla’s symptoms ...
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