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A Diamond in the Ruff, Incorporated

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Women


5940 Hayes StreetOakland, CA 94621 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is provide a strong self-image; to help change; encourage and motivate women, to become self-sufficient and successful members of their community. A Diamond in the Ruff as a designated essential business, would like to continue providing quality and safe transitional housing program services for women; who are at risk in Alameda County, and other nearby counties. The specific purpose of our organization is to work with single women and women with children in Alameda County and other nearby counties, impacted by substance abuse, domestic violence survivors, mental health, homelessness and those coming out of incarceration. While providing temporary housing and addressing the identified gaps in services and interventions that perpetuate unresolved issues, while helping those to obtain self-sufficiency.


A Diamond in the Ruff is one of the integrated nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations fighting against homelessness, domestic violence and mental health in Alameda County. We work hard to stress the importance of social and economic justice. Establishing a sense of belonging to our community; with love of self and neighbor; heal and grow together; promote self-esteem; practicing non-violence; act to protect the safety and security of our children and women; nurture, stress relief and conflict resolution. Creating diversity, within our organization, which is built on a place of deep respect, breaking down barriers and stereotypes; encouraging diversity of our values, beliefs and experiences.

A Diamond in the Ruff showing sustainability, consistency, living in a community and taking responsibility for the impact of our actions and choices that have on our communities. Building bridges/erecting ladders for women of all colors in our community. These are the collaborative efforts, that stem from the heartbeats of women we serve in our communities.
A Diamond in the Ruff determination to use our work as vehicle for healing not just the lives of women, but their families, their children and future generations.


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