Statement of Need - Bridge of Hope by jianglifang


									         Table of Contents

Serving the Needy: Demographics and Needs    2
Serving the Needy: Impact and Results        3
What We Offer: Services and Programs         4
The Need: Our Vision for the Future          6
Stories of Those We Help                     7
Center for Women and Children                8
Building Plans                               9
Campaign Leadership                         13
                 Executive Summary

Since 1965 the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been dedicated
to helping the homeless and desperately needy men, women,
and children of the greater Bay Area.
Over the years the Rescue Mission has been able to provide
more than 20,000,000 meals and 4,750,000 bed nights of shel-
ter. In addition, countless numbers of people have received the
assistance they needed to permanently change their lives.
However, in recent years the number of women and children
coming to the Bay Area Rescue Mission for help has signifi-
cantly grown beyond the resources of our current facilities. In
2010 the Bay Area Rescue Mission Board of Directors began
the process of assessing how we could best alleviate the short-
comings of our current facilities and subsequently launched
the Bridge of Hope Project.
At its completion the Bridge of Hope Center will significantly
increase our capacity to provide comprehensive continuum of
care programs to the Bay Area’s most vulnerable population,
homeless women and children.
We hope the information contained within this brochure will
enlighten, encourage, and motivate your involvement with the
Bridge of Hope.
Serving the Bay Area’s Most Needy Since 1965

 Demographics and Needs

There are more than 9.6 million people living in the San Francsico
 Bay Area, of which180,000 are homeless men, women
 and children

   Between July 2010 and June 2011, over 88,202 people were
    identified as the newly homeless within the 9 counties of the
    San Francisco Bay Area

             There are enough homeless
          in the Bay Area to fill AT&T Park
                 more than 4 times!
                                                                     57% are newly homeless
Impact and Results

In 1965, the Bay Area Rescue Mission had 12 beds
  and served 35 meals each day.

   In 2012, the Mission provided 87,500 nights of shelter
     and more than 1,325,000 meals

In 2011 alone, in addition to thousands of men we helped,
  we rescued more than 2,000 women and children
   Currently we have 150 shelter beds for homeless single women
    and women with children. Of those, 32 beds are for emergency
    shelter and 118 beds are for long-term recovery.
      Last year we were at capacity 341 nights of the year.

   Over a span of 12 years from 2000-2012,
    our programs have maintained an 81% success rate.

  Over the last 10 years,              Over the last 10 years,
donations were allocated to:          funds were received by:

                                            7% Churches
    Programs                               9% Foundations
    & Services                             19% Businesses
    6.25% Fundraising
                                           65% Individuals
       6.25% Admin.

                                            Serving the Needy: Impact and Results   3
What We Offer:
Services and Programs for Women and Children

                 Emergency Shelter
              The Mission helps meet the basic needs of hurting and homeless men,
              women, and children in the Bay Area with food and a clean, safe place
              to sleep. This protection from the elements and from the hazards of street
              life is essential to our guests’ health and state of mind, especially for
              women with small children. It also gives them the opportunity to begin
              addressing their problems.

                 Recovery Programs
              Men, women, and families are encouraged to find long-term relief from
              homelessness at the Mission through extensive, residential recovery
              programs. The complete recovery package is designed to remove the
              obstacles of chemical addiction and destructive behavior while equipping
              clients with the necessary resources to establish independent lives of self-
              sufficiency and self-determination.

              Last year more than 200 men, women and children successfully
              completed various components of the Mission’s Recovery Programs:
                    • drug and alcohol addiction recovery
                    • job skills training and vocational classes
                    • education and GED certification with local community colleges
                    • counseling and spiritual guidance
                    • computer training
                    • biblical training
                    • life management skills
                    • family management skills
                    • job placement
   Transitional Living
After graduation from the Recovery Program, Transitional Housing is
made available. The Mission offers its graduates a 12-month stay in
transitional housing so that they can obtain employment, accumulate
funds to venture out on their own, and establish healthy life patterns
under the supervision of Mission staff. This final component of recovery
is essential to their long-term success. In our current facility, we can only
accommodate up to 18 women with children.

   Youth Outreach
Begun over 20 years ago, the Youth Outreach Program is an important
key in the Mission’s proactive efforts to combat homelessness, alcohol-
ism, and drug addiction by equipping youth with spiritual, academic
and emotional resources needed for successful adulthood. It is our goal
to identify and address barriers our youth face such as gang-related ac-
tivities, substance and physical abuse, and exposure to violent crime,
by providing a safe place to support students in their academic success,
physical, social and psychological development and to encourage them
to set goals which will assist them in becoming positive contributors to
their communities.

      Our Mission:
            Helping the homeless and needy
       and empowering them to change their world.

                                                What We Offer: Services and Programs   5
The Need: Our Vision for the Future

                     We have seen an alarming trend in the number of women and children
                     who seek the services of the Bay Area Rescue Mission. They are the
                     fastest-growing demographic among the newly homeless and, sadly,
                      our facilities cannot accommodate all who need our help. Last year, we
                     were forced to turn away 3,520 women and children who may have had
                     nowhere else to turn.

                     To better address the needs of this most vulnerable population, we plan
                     to build the Bridge of Hope Center for Women and Children. This new
                     facility will allow us to:

                          • Increase by 146 the number of women and children we serve
                          • Provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment for women and
                            children to rebuild their lives
                          • Help break the perpetual cycle of homelessness through our
                            proven system to restore the whole person
                          • Restore dignity and self-worth to our clients through physical,
                            mental, spiritual, educational, job and life-skills training that will
                            allow them to break free and become self-sufficient and produc-
                            tive members of society

                                The Bridge of Hope Center will allow us
                                    to transform thousands of lives
                                of women and children in the Bay Area.


In 2012,
                                          Women and Children Turned Away


we were forced to turn away                                                2100
3,520 women and children who may                                           1800
have had nowhere else to turn.














   Stories of Those We Help

 Rose Marie Coffey                                      Monica Johnson Lee
Sleeping behind garbage cans and in door-              My life changed in an instant! I was living in
ways I’d cry myself to sleep. I was always             an apartment with my family, taking vaca-
afraid, always looking over my shoulder,               tions, with no worries. Then, everything was
knowing that I could be the next victim of             gone, seized by the IRS. No one wanted to
the streets. Weak and alone I turned to drugs          take us in, so we lived in our car. Confused
and alcohol for comfort. Soon, drug dealers            we turned to drugs and alcohol to relieve the
were asking me for favors. I’d admit myself            pain that comes when you feel hopeless. In
into a detox center to escape them, eat hot            my moments of clarity, I’d call the Bay Area
food, and sleep in a warm bed; it was a                Rescue Mission to see if they had room, but
cycle, living on the streets and the temporary         I knew that I wasn’t ready to change my life.
escape of a detox center. Six months I ran             So it was a relief when they told me that
and hid to keep myself safe!                           they were full. The car wasn’t that bad, I’d
This January was the ending of my vicious              tell myself. I felt trapped; my husband be-
cycle; I enrolled into the Women’s Recovery            came more abusive and blamed me for all
Program at the Bay Area Rescue Mission.                the tragedy. After the third month he evicted
The first night I slept on a mat in the nursery,       from the car; I felt betrayed, abandoned and
all the beds were taken, but I was so happy            forsaken, but my four year old daughter gave
they didn’t turn me away. Recovery is a pro-           me courage. Over and over she assured me
cess that is shared with other people, some I          it would be alright.
know, and some I hope to meet to tell them             When I called the Women’s Shelter this
thank-you. I’m grateful for the opportunities          time, I was ready for a change and they
offered by the recovery program. Sometimes             were ready to have me. This community of
all I can do is trust all is well, even though         healing women allows us to share our pain
it’s not as I had hoped. On bad days I need            without ridicule and judgment. Each of us
only to reflect on the past to know that I’m           has a story to tell that others can benefit
moving in the right direction.                         from. It is this pain that is our gift. Here I feel
                                                       loved. Love is powerful. And I know that it
                                                       will change the direction of my life.

                                                   Stories of Those We Help                        7
                                Building Renderings
Center for Women and Children

                              First Floor

Building Plans: First Floor       9
Second Floor

     10        Building Plans: Second Floor
                              Third Floor

Building Plans: Third Floor      11
                        Campaign Leadership

                 Walter D. Rogers – Chairman of the Board of Directors
           Walt practiced law for 22 years in Contra Costa County and was appointed to the
           Mt. Diablo Municipal Court where he served until being elevated to judge of Contra
           Costa Superior Court where he in 1979 served until his retirement in 2004. Walt
           continues to serve as a part-time judge since retirement and he has served as Chairman
           of the Permanent Judicial Committee of the San Francisco Presbytery. Walt joined the
           Board in 2006.

                 John M. Anderson – President/CEO Bay Area Rescue Mission
           John established his own computer operations consulting service specializing in main-
           frame computer system conversions, and operating systems training. He also worked
           for Exxon as their computer operations analyst expanding over several continents. For
           the last 30 years, John has dedicated his life to helping the homeless and impoverished
           (in San Diego until 1993, and currently as the President/CEO of the Bay Area Rescue
           Mission). His past occupational expertise has brought innovative educational and job
           skills training programs to the homeless and impoverished. John’s experience in business
           has served well in establishing sound business procedures and practices in non-profit
           management and ministry. John joined the Board in 2000.

                 Daniel C. Helix – Honorary Chairman of the Bridge of Hope Committee
           Daniel retired as a highly decorated major general in the U. S. Army in 1989, complet-
           ing a 41-year career. He earned a bachelor’s degree in History from UC Berkeley and a
           master’s degree in Political Science at San Francisco State University. He is a published
           author, past president of the Rotary Club of Concord and John Muir Health, Concord
           Campus and is active in numerous philanthropic and military organizations. He served
           on a U.S. Congressional Commission considering changes in the Department of the
           Army and Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Military Base Retention Commission. He lives in
           Concord with his wife, Mary Lou. They have two children and five grandchildren.

                               Campaign Executive Committee
Debra Anderson                                     Christina Mathis†
John Anderson*                                     C.N. (Gus) Petsas*
Patricia Brown                                     Arthur J. Reimers*
Dale Cross*                                        Walt Rogers*
Greg Goodman                                       Robert D. (Bob) Robertson*
Tim Hammack                                        Andy Santamaria*
Charles J. (Jerry) Hammer*                         Brian Stripling*
Sherwin Harris                                     Woody Tausend
Daniel C. Helix                                    David Van Zomeren*
Matthew Henry*                                       * Board Member
Gary Kingsbury                                       †
                                                       Campaign Counsel

                                                                    Campaign Leadership                13
      Board of Directors
      Walter D. Rogers - Chairman
      Brian Stripling - Vice-Chair
      David Van Zomeren - Secretary
      Matthew Henry - Treasurer
      John M. Anderson - President/CEO
      Dale Cross
      Charles J. (Jerry) Hammer
      C.N. (Gus) Petsas
      Arthur J. Reimers
      Robert D. (Bob) Robertson
      Andy Santamaria

2114 Macdonald Avenue
 Richmond, CA 94801                           PO Box 1589
    (510) 215-4555                        Richmond, CA 94802            

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