What We Do

East Oakland Community Project is a multi-service center offering emergency and transitional housing in Alameda County. We provide dignified temporary housing that homeless people, including individuals battling HIV/AIDS, can call home while rebuilding their lives. Close to 15,000 of Alameda County’s most needy people have come through our doors since 1990. With the opening of Crossroads, our new state-of-the-art emergency housing facility in Oakland, we have the ability to reach more people in need with comprehensive, holistic services.

Addressing a Pressing Need

When the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated Oakland in 1989, the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda joined forces to provide emergency housing for the community. Public officials turned to EOCP for assistance in locating and staffing a site. The immediate solution was a former Safeway warehouse in East Oakland hastily renovated into temporary shelter.

As the building that housed EOCP’s programs and residents deteriorated—costing too many public dollars to maintain—EOCP began the search for a new site. In 2008, EOCP moves to Crossroads. The new 125-bed facility enhances our ability as the largest 24-hour, multi-service emergency housing organization in Alameda County to provide dignified housing, comprehensive health care connections, and a wide range of support services in a secure, supportive environment.

In addition to Crossroads, EOCP operates three transitional housing programs. Our House offers a safe home and support services for homeless young adults.Matilda Cleveland is a 14-unit congregate living complex that gives single parent families a stable home environment with extensive resources for regaining their foothold. OurFamilies in Transition program assists homeless families living in 10 residential units scattered throughout Oakland.