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The work and impact of EOCP can be felt through the stories of our people: Our team, our residents, and others who make up our community.

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At EOCP, Staff From East Oakland Grow As Leaders
While our work has expanded to serve across Alameda County, we’ve been steadfastly committed to our home neighborhood, East Oakland. This commitment is brought to life every day by our dedicated team — many of whom are lifelong East Oaklanders. Their work and their presence demonstrates: EOCP is committed to who we say we are committed to, not only in the people we serve, but also in the people whose careers we invest in and grow.
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Growth and Resilience in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest challenges for our entire world. For people experiencing homelessness in Oakland and Alameda County, it was an especially heavy hit. At EOCP, we maneuvered with the flexibility, creativity, and deep commitment that we’ve embodied from day one of doing this work. Our team stepped up to adapt to the crisis, strengthen our teamwork, and keep following through. Read more about EOCP’s resilience in responding to COVID-19.
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A New Chapter for Two Families
We’re sharing stories of success and growth for two families. With the support of EOCP, each of these families charted a pathway out of homelessness for themselves and their children. With resilience and commitment, each of these families is now on the road to well-being, and a new chapter in their lives.
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EOCP Receives Day 1 Families Fund Grant to End Homelessness
EOCP was selected to receive a $2.5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund, which issues annual leadership awards to organizations and civic groups doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the immediate needs of young families.
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