Executive Summary

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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 shelter. 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 significantly 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 shortcomings 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.

Sincerely Yours,
John and Debra Anderson
Bay Area Rescue Mission
CEO John and wife Debra Anderson