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Our Mission, Team, and Partners

About UsOur Mission, Team, and Partners
Our mission
EOCP empowers individuals and families who are homeless in Alameda County to regain a life of self-reliance. We provide dignified emergency and transitional housing and compassionate, comprehensive support services that prepare homeless people to successfully transition to well-being and sustainable permanent housing.
Our people
Team Leadership
Wendy U Jackson
Wendy U JacksonExecutive Director
Mike Keller
Mike KellerDirector of Quality Assurance
Sandra Williams
Sandra WilliamsHuman Resources/Operations Manager
Charles Osuji
Charles OsujiLead Accountant
Elaine Brooks-Cox
Elaine Brooks-CoxFamily Matters Shelter Manager
Fletcher Haley
Fletcher HaleyDirector of Transitional Housing Services
Judy Jones-Germany
Judy Jones-GermanyResidential Services Manager at Crossroads
Tambra Duren
Tambra DurenRapid Rehousing Manager
Danishia DavisLead Case Manager for Realignment
Myeeka CalhounCase Management Services Manager
Marcelo JaimeCoordinated Entry Services Manager
Carmen HidalgoFamily Services Manager

Interested in joining EOCP’s team? Learn about our open positions.

Board of Directors
Kevin BremondBoard Chair
Program Administrator, First 5 Alameda County
Aisha BrownBoard Member
Principal Government and Community Relations, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Linda GardnerBoard Vice Chair
Former Director, Alameda County Housing and Community Development (Retired)
Janice GranbyBoard Secretary
ILS Program Coordinator, Stepping Stones Growth Center
Angela B. JenkinsBoard Member
Vice President, Accountable Communities, Prisma Health
Emily M. LoBoard Treasurer
How EOCP StartedEast Oakland Community Project’s story begins as a grassroots support network that evolved into a sustainable community resource. In 1990, a group of community activists began the Mission Safe program in a vacant lot on East 14th Street. They provided street-level support — food, motel vouchers, and service referrals — to people experiencing homelessness. At the time, thousands of people had recently been displaced from their homes due to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, adding to the already existing crisis of minimal shelter for people experiencing homelessness in East Oakland. In response, the City of Oakland, Alameda County, and Mission Safe joined together to establish an emergency housing shelter that became known as the East Oakland Community Project.
Our partners
Government Partners

Alameda Health System

Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare Services

Alameda County First 5, Resilience Fund Grant

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Coordinated Entry Housing Navigation

Alameda County Housing and Community Development, HOPWA

Alameda County Housing and Community Development, Housing Support Program

Alameda County Housing and Community Development, Realignment Program

Alameda County Social Services Agency, Emergency Shelter and Services

Alameda County Social Services Agency, Family Rapid Rehousing Program

City of Oakland, Community Development Block Grant

City of Oakland, Department of Human Services, PATH

City of Oakland, Department of Human Services, HUD- Supportive Housing Program

City of Oakland, Department of Human Services, Measure Q

United Way of the Bay Area Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board, FEMA

Veterans Administration, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans – Residential Services

Veterans Administration, Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Foundations/Private Partners

AmazonSmile Foundation

Bright Funds

Day 1 Families Fund

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

Dylan Jackson Community Focus

East Bay Community Foundation

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Holmgren Charitable Lead Trust

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation

Morgan Stanley Gift Fund

Patelco Credit Union

Ruth and Peter Metz Family Foundation

Sunlight Giving Foundation

The Blackbaud Giving Fund

The Cohen Living Trust

The San Francisco Foundation

Business Partners

Bay Security

Cheiron

Imperial Star Empire

One Toyota of Oakland

Sysco Food Services of San Francisco

Target

Faith-Based Partners

Christian Bible Fellowship Church

Skyline Community Church

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