March 6, 2018 > Community shows support for Abode
Community shows support for Abode
Submitted By Chris De Benedetti
Abode Services welcomed hundreds of people to its 13th annual Journey Home Breakfast on March 2 as the nonprofit group shared past successes and future plans with community members and longtime supporters of the organization. The yearly fundraiser allows Abode Services to further its mission of ending homelessness in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Napa counties.
During breakfast at the Fremont Marriott, supporters made generous donations and pledges that will help Abode Services continue to serve more than 6,100 adults and children each year.
Anu Natarajan, a former member of the Fremont City Council, served as the event emcee. She was joined by elected officials, community leaders, and Bay Area residents who shared a meal and learned about the powerful impact that AbodeÕs work is having on those in need.
ÒCommunity was the theme of this yearÕs breakfast,Ó said Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine. ÒA healthy community means coming together to help its most vulnerable individuals and families. It was heartwarming to see our community do exactly that on Friday at the Journey Home Breakfast.Ó
Four participants at the event shared their stories of how working with Abode helped their individual journeys from homelessness back to a home. Three of them Ð Angie, Barbara, and Trinity - appeared in a six-minute Journey Home Video that was screened for those attending the event. Another participant, Christopher, described in a live speech how he battled major injuries and addiction that led him to experience homelessness, but is now on the right track after being successfully re-housed with AbodeÕs help.
Read more about these stories at www.abodeservices.org, and watch the Journey Home Video on our website at www.abodeservices.org/about. You also can visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AbodeServices, or find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/abode_services.
The Journey Home Breakfast was generously sponsored by: * Fremont Bank Foundation * Kaiser Permanente * Mean Well USA * Premier Nissan of Fremont * Premier Subaru of Fremont * Devcon * Digital Nirvana, Inc. * Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Attorneys at Law * Washington Hospital Healthcare System * Wells Fargo * Bernard, Balgley & Bonaccorsi, LLP * Heritage Bank of Commerce * MLC Holdings * Symantec.
To learn more about Abode Services visit www.abodeservices.org.