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Ending homelessness in Alameda County, California.
EveryOne Home envisions a system of care in Alameda County that by 2020, ensures all extremely low-income residents have a safe, supportive and permanent place to call home with services available to help them stay housed and improve the quality of their lives.
Imagine children sleeping in their own beds instead of in a frosty car, attending school, having hope for the future. Envision mentally ill persons recovering in an apartment, with neighbors and friends, rather than wandering the streets in isolation, talking to themselves. Think of an acutely ill person with AIDS being able to pay rent and purchase life-sustaining medication. For homeless people and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and/or serious mental illness EveryOne Home has a Plan to make these dreams reality in communities throughout Alameda County.
This vision is ambitious...and possible. We are building a future in which there are sufficient resources, political leadership, and community involvement to erase homelessness as a permanent fixture in our social landscape.