Our Founder, Rebecca Beardsley, sat down with Jack and Carolyn, radio hosts for The Morning Breeze on 98.1, to discuss Haircuts with Heart, the extensive efforts of each volunteer member, and our part in giving back to those in need locally.
To raise awareness of homeless people’s needs and to provide opportunities for communities to get involved, October 10th has been marked as World Homeless Day.
Our newest partner, Oakland Unite, hosts a Friday Summer Nights program through the summer in the highest risk neighborhoods in Oakland. Their mission is to prevent violence before violence occurs by utilizing proven and effective methods to reduce violence.
Some of our team joined the Rita da Cascia staff for an inspiring day serving women who suffer from chronic illness, and homelessness/low income. Rita da Cascia sponsored us to come in for a couple of hours to support the women in remembering their self-worth.
Once a month we set up a salon at ROOTS Community Health Center as part of their Welcome Wednesday. We’ve been serving the unhoused and people living in poverty in this East Oakland community since August of 2018.