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November 20, 2012 > Abode Services rated 'most effective'

Abode Services rated 'most effective'

Submitted By Katie Derrig

In a recent announcement, nonprofit rater Philanthropedia listed Abode Services among the top nonprofits addressing homelessness in the entire San Francisco Bay Area, and the most effective of the East and South Bay nonprofits included.

To determine its list of top nonprofits, Philanthropedia surveyed 100 Bay Area experts in the field of housing and homelessness. Each expert was asked to recommend the nonprofits they considered most effective in addressing the issue of homelessness in the Bay Area.

According to the compiled results, Abode Services is the highest-rated nonprofit providing services in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties.

In the opinions published online, one expert attributed the choice of Abode Services to their position as "a leader in providing supportive housing for homeless families and children." Another remarked, "Their continued growth and expansion of services is impressive."

In the 2012 fiscal year, Abode Services served 3,912 people in its housing, emergency shelter, and outreach programs.

Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine said of the recognition, "We are very proud to have received this vote of confidence from local experts in our field. Increasingly, what we hear from donors and stakeholders is a focus on results: they want to make sure that their donations translate directly into homes for homeless families and individuals. This recognition from Philanthropedia really inspires us to continue working on getting those results, and on ending homelessness here in our community."

To learn more about the Philanthropedia survey and how it was conducted, visit To learn more about Abode Services and its mission and progress toward ending homelessness, visit

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