Our last event of 2018 was a great success! The Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and Kaiser sponsored a Pop Up Care Village with our partner Lava Mae Oakland where we provided 69 services to 29 people. The event was at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center parking lot and served many of our homeless neighbors in Oakland.

Leveraging community outpouring of love and support, 26 partners offered services and a day to remember to our many unhoused neighbors living on the streets. Services included meditation, acupuncture, and vaccinations, to fresh food, music, art and so much more.

What strikes us most as we do these events are the number of people who can’t afford housing in the Bay Area. Issues contributing to this are skyrocketing rents, lack of fair wages, the barriers to overcoming poverty, addiction and mental illness. The opportunity to share human to human connections via haircuts or a manicure continues to open up pathways for change and wholeness for all involved.

A great big thank you to:
Paul Mitchell US for their support via gifting hair products
Teresa Delgado for the gift of wool hats, homemade cookies and hygiene products
13 volunteers in our booth showing support in many different ways

Ways to get involved in the new year:
Free-Fest 2019
We will partner with Freenome in San Francisco offering a day of services, food, connection, care packages and art for kids, all for the unhoused community in San Francisco. Sign up to volunteer or make a donation to support the event.

Stay tuned for our 2018 year end review!