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                                                                                                                                                                                                      IN THIS ISSUE               From Homelessness to Stability: A Success Story
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fall 2010            Catholic Charities’ Housing Program Helps Those Who Help Themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sharon came to Catholic Charities of the East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bay as a victim of a crime. She was homeless and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        From Homelessness                                                                                          staying with her daughter, in shelters and in her
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to Stability: A Success                                                                                    car. She had lost her job and was severely depressed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   By the time she had reached our offices, she’d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   been homeless for two years. Through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catholic Charities

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Homeless Prevention and Rehousing Program,

                                                                                                                                                                                      Oakland, CA

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Receives Large Bequest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Catholic Charities of the East Bay worked with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sharon to help her secure housing that helped

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        East Bay Refugee Forum                                                                                     her depression, making it possible to look for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   job – a condition of our assistance. Within a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   month, Sharon had secured a full-time job as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chevron Volunteers                                                                                         cable installation worker for a recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Work with CCEB’s                                                                                           company, making a sound living wage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Family Literacy Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sharon is both emotionally and financially stable now – something that Sharon feels would have been

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  extremely difficult without the help of Catholic Charities of the East Bay.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Since 2009, requests for housing assistance at Catholic Charities of the East Bay has increased by 143%,

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                                                                                                                  Directed by our Faith, Catholic Charities lifts people                                                          many private donors, we have been able to help many of those in need – people in need like Sharon.

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                                                                                                                  out of poverty by promoting self-sufficiency,                                         Have You Heard…
Beneficiary of Your IRA Is a Big Advantage to You.                                                                strengthening families, and supporting safe and just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There are many more to help, however, but, just as we've done for the past 75 years, Catholic Charities of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the East Bay will continue to be here!
For the next two years, donors age 701⁄ 2 or older will be able to donate to charities directly
from their IRA’s, an accommodation that keeps the donated amount tax-free and avoids tax                                        • THOSE SERVED •
penalties for early withdrawals.
                                          This benefits you IF :                                                  Since 1935, we have played a central role in providing                                One cannot
                                                you are an eligible taxpayer who takes the
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                                                                                                                  Alameda and Contra Costa counties, regardless of
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                                                                                                                  their religious affiliation. During 2009, more than                                                                                                                                                                   November 6, 2010
                                              I you are an individual facing donation limits                      17,000 children, women and men were helped
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                                          both of us.
                                                                                                                  Catholic Charities of the East Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-
                                                                                                                  profit and locally, more than 80 cents of each donor                                   dined well.                                                                                                   followed by Dancing | Black Tie Optional
                                                                                                                  dollar is invested in programs and services, reflecting
If you have questions or an interest in providing for the future of those in need, please contact                 our deep commitment to those we serve and our                                                                                                                                                           $150 Per Person | $1,000 Per Table
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Payment in advance is required.
Colleen Miller at 510.768.3115 or                                                               donors.                                                                                    — Virginia Woolf                                                                                                            Tickets will not be sold at the door.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Room of One's Own, 1929
                                                                                                                  We, at CCEB, also appreciate the deep and sustained                                                                                
 PROVIDING HELP. CREATING HOPE.                                                                                   commitment of our donors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  R.S.V.P. to Joe Vallor 510.768.3138 or
    Catholic Charities                        Catholic Charities Receives $1 Million Bequest from                                                                                Chevron Volunteers Work with CCEB’s                                             MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
     of the East Bay
                                              Deobold & Marcella Van Dalen                                                                                                       Family Literacy Program                                                         CCEB – Celebrating 75 years and Beyond

         Solomon Belette
                                              Bequest Part of 75th Anniversary Campaign                                                      DID YOU KNO                         From Science to Tutoring English, Chevron’s Help Was                                                  Dear Friends,
       Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                                          W?                       Appreciated by All!
  510.768.3105 or           Deobold and Marcella Van Dalen realized the importance of leaving a                            The poverty le                                                                                                                            This year, on November 6th,
                                              lasting legacy…those in need still exist long after those who give have                                       vel
          Cynthia Rothschild                                                                                                                income for a fa                      On, Thursday, September 16, 2010 a group of Chevron employees came to                                 Catholic Charities of the East Bay
         Chief Program Officer
                                              passed. Because of their awareness and forethought, Mr. and Mrs. Van                                           mily                Verde Elementary School in Richmond to volunteer for the day with the                                 will be celebrating its 75th
                                              Dalen recently left an incredibly generous $1 million bequest to
                                                                                                                                            of four is $22,0
                                                                                                                                                            50.                  Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s Family Literacy Program.                                         Anniversary with a Gala at the
            Colleen Miller                    Catholic Charities of the East Bay – just in time for the 75th
      Chief Development Officer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blackhawk Auto Museum.
                                              Anniversary Campaign.                                                                                                              Chevron, headquartered in Richmond, has been a strong supporter of Catholic
         Rhonda Marion-Lott                                                                                                                                                      Charities of the East Bay’s programs, including our Early Childhood Education   For 75 years, Catholic Charities has done an enormous
        Chief Operations Officer              The 75th Anniversary Campaign has been in what is known as its “Silent Phase”. The Silent Phase of a                               program, Project ACCESS. A strong supporter of employee volunteering,           amount of good work to lift people out of poverty. We
                                              Campaign is the time when the object of the Campaign is to raise approximately one-third to one-half of                            Chevron employees logged approximately 60,000+ volunteer hours in 2009.         have not only acted as a social and moral alarm in the
                                              the entire campaign goal from 10-20% of our regular donors. Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s 75th
                                                                                                                                                                                 Chevron’s volunteer day at CCEB’s Family Literacy Program included volunteer    community, but also responded to needs decisively, with
                                              Anniversary Campaign goal is $1.4 million, and prior to the generous bequest from the Van Dalen’s, CCEB
           Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                 activities to suit everyone’s needs:                                            passion and professionalism. It is something that we here
                                              had achieved over 20% of the goal!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at CCEB are committed to doing for at least another
Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone
        Bishop of Oakland                     In this special 75th Anniversary year, the Campaign is designed to raise funds for two reasons: first, unless                      The volunteers worked one-on-one with non-English speaking students with        75 years.
             President                        designated for a special program, 75% of the monies are to be placed in the CCEB Endowment Fund to                                 such activities as:
                                              ensure that CCEB remains solid for the future and is prepared for any kind of emergency, e.g., a downward                                I Learning the alphabet                                                   On a day-to-day basis, our charge is also to intervene in
             A.R. Neubauer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       dealing with poverty and violence and disrupting the
                                              spiraling economy; a natural disaster; a huge influx of those in need. Second, 25% of the funds will be used                             I Days of the week
              Board Chair
                                              to shore up the general operating funds of CCEB to continue to meet the increasing demands placed on the                                                                                                           impact these have on people, families, children, youth,
                                                                                                                                                                                       I Elementary reading and basic vocabulary
           Solomon Belette                    agency since the economic downturn in the past few years and to prepare for growth to meet those in need.                                                                                                          and the community. Without our continued intervention
   Secretary, Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                                                            Three volunteers worked with the non-English speaking students at the           and disruption, poverty and violence hold generations of
                                              Those interested in giving to specific programs through their campaign donation may state that on their                            intermediate level in small groups with such activities as:                     people hostage disabling them from pursuing their God-
            Stephen Wilcox
                                              gift. For more information on how you can participate in the Campaign, please contact Colleen Miller at                                                                                                            given talents, dreams, and imaginations.
            Board Vice Chair                                                                                                                                                          I Conversation
                                              510.768.3115 or
             Mike Brown                                                                                                                                                               I Advanced Reading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 While there is no space to share our programs with you in
        Diocesan Representative
                                                                                                                                                                                 Six volunteers worked at the Children’s Center with our children on such        great detail, I would like to tell you about a few of them.
     Teiahsha Chalon Bankhead                 The East Bay Refugee Forum                                                                                                         activities as:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I   The Family Literacy Program works with children and
           Charles Bellavia                                                                                                                                                            I A science project called “Shadows, Exploring
              Pete Delisi                     CCEB’s Dedication to Community Support and Collaboration                                                                                     The Physics and Matter of Shadows”                                          families that are disadvantaged due to poverty but are
              Mary Fair                                                                                                                                                                I Art projects involving shadows                                                determined to change the course of their future.
            Richard Garcia                                                                                                    Once a month, over 20 refugee suppport
        Fr. Aidan McAleenen                                                                                                   organizations gather at Catholic Charities of      Six volunteers did landscaping and general maintenance including:                 I   The CARE Program works with youth who are eman-
           Dave McCosker                                                                                                      the East Bay. The East Bay Refugee Forum has             I Cutting the grass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cipating from foster care but are totally unprepared
            Vito Magliano                                                                                                     been in existence for over 32 years. Its mission                                                                                         for life on their own. We work with them to make
                                                                                                                                                                                       I Removing the weeds in the garden area
             Rita Mitchell                                                                                                    is to promote self sufficiency, leadership,                                                                                              sure their lives can be one of hope and success rather
                                                                                                                                                                                       I Planting
            Vince Perpetuo                                                                                                    advocacy and a common voice for the refugee                                                                                              than fear and failure.
            Ben F. Polando                                                                                                                                                             I Watering
                                                                                                                              communities of the East Bay Area.
                                                                                                          Photo by Hoang Ho

            Frances Rojek                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I   Our Homelessness Prevention Program has helped
                                                                                                                                                                                 Chevron's dedication to global community engagement supports sustainable              hundreds of families remain housed and stable while
         Sr. Elaine Sanchez                                                                                      The Forum consists of organizations such as:
            Estrella Shoka                                                                                                                                                       development in communities around the world where it operates. Chevron has            they work on getting their lives together.
                                                                                                                 The Alameda County Health Care Agency; Lao
         Charles H. Woods                                                                                                                                                        a strong focus on meeting basic human needs, education and career training,
                                                                                                                 Family Community Development, Inc.; Bay Area
                                                                                                                                                                                 and supporting local nonprofit development. We at the Family Literacy           After 75 years of good, hard work, we need a time for
                                                                                                                 Immigrant and Refugee Services; Cambodian
                                                                                                                                                                                 Program are grateful for their help and hope they come back soon!               celebration. But let us also make this an opportunity to
                                              Community Development, Inc.; Vietnamese Association of the East Bay; College of Alameda/Employment Program;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rededicate ourselves to lift people out of poverty and
                                              Oakland Unified District’s Refugee Student Assistance Program; Bhutanese Community Support in America; Bay
   Comm[unity] is published by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   violence, to welcome those who are marginalized and
                                              Area Legal Services and, of course,Catholic Charities of the East Bay.                                                                           Thanks to Chevron and all its
  Catholic Charities of the East Bay                                                                                                                                                                                                                             assist them to become more integrated.
        433 Jefferson Street                  Each month, speakers from different services in the East Bay community meet, speak and network to provide                                        volunteers for their support.
     Oakland, CA 94607-3539                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We need your pledge of continued support so that no one
       Phone 510.768.3100                     information about their services, changes in law regarding refugees, discuss new opportunities and provide
         Fax: 510.451.6998                    additional helpful education to each other in order to meet the needs of their clients. Their services can                                                                                                         remains hostage to poverty, violence, and marginalization
     Donations 510.768.3138                   include mental health care; county social services; health care services; housing issues; immigration issues;                                                                                                      because we didn’t do our fair share.
                        resettlement issues; employment services; and social adjustment and cultural issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                     ADOPT-A-FAMILY in need this Christmas and
                                                                                                                                                                                     help to make their lives a bit easier. Donate                               So, please…in our 75th birthday year, join us in celebration
                                              As refugees flow into the United States, particularly from countries such as Myanmar, Iran, and Bhutan, it is                                                                                                      by supporting our good work and good services.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Christmas gifts, clothing and more.
                                              especially vital that the East Bay Refugee Forum is in existence, as our duty to “welcome the stranger” is
        Catholic Charities of the East Bay
                                              paramount in our minds.                                                                                                                For more information, contact Karla Salazar,                                May God Continue to Bless You.
    is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization,
       with tax ID number 94-2677202.         For more information, please contact Sr. Elisabeth Lang at 510.768.3106.                                                               (510) 768-3107.

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