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Contra Costa Interfaith Housing 2013-2014 Annual Report

You saved my life.

GROWING UP IN A SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLD WAS HARD. My parents suffered from addiction. I struggled with a physical disability, dropped out of school, and fell into addiction myself. Addiction led me through jails, rehabs, and homelessness. When I found out I was pregnant, I became sober but had nowhere to live and no job. With the support of CCIH, I have remained clean for four years. I have learned how to be a loving and supportive mother to a healthy and happy son. Mitchel and I both now have steady jobs, and I attend Diablo Valley College studying social work so I can give back to others like CCIH has done for me.

Thank you for saving my life.


Dear Friends and Supporters: HOPE HAS AN ADDRESS. Whether it’s overcoming lifelong challenges of trauma and/or poverty, becoming a better parent, working diligently to succeed in school, or learning job skills to support your family, hope begins with an address. Stable, permanent and affordable housing combined with life changing supportive services are critical to ending poverty and homelessness in our community. One thing we know for sure: once in their own home, formerly homeless and at-risk residents better utilize services that help rebuild their lives. For those with mental and physical challenges, housing is fundamental to regaining health. For children, a permanent home offers safety, comforting routines, and stability in school. For nearly 10 years, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing has been delivering a unique, successful, evidence-based supportive service model that today is helping more than 700 lowincome, at-risk residents in Contra Costa County. Our service model allows parents to successfully reunite with their children, residents to develop skills to gain independence and achieve their goals, children to excel in school, and individuals to work hard to overcome the difficult circumstances that have shaped their lives. This past year was marked with optimism, challenges and opportunities. We developed new community partnerships, opened the beautiful new HEDCO Community Center at Garden Park Apartments, helped individuals and families with HIV/AIDS facing eviction successfully remain in their homes, celebrated our three east county high school seniors’ acceptance into four year universities, reexamined our strategic plan and reaffirmed our vision for the future. With a shortage of affordable housing in Contra Costa County along with rising rents, your support and partnership are needed now more than ever. Change


begins with you - one person, one faith community, one corporation making a difference to help end poverty and homelessness. Together, we are building healthier communities. On the pages that follow, you will read the inspiring stories of formerly homeless and at-risk residents whose lives are changed forever because of your support. We are deeply grateful for your ongoing partnership in this most important work. Sincerely,

Stephanie Bontemps Board Chair

Louise Bourassa Executive Director




I’m a better parent. CAME TO GARDEN PARK TWO YEARS AGO, I was homeless with Kaylin. It was a bad situation; she was only a baby. But with stable, affordable housing and support, I’ve turned my life around. I completed my AA degree in accounting and am working at a global real estate firm. This fall, I’ll be attending Cal State East Bay working towards my BA degree. The motivation CCIH offers me for excelling in my job and academically has been life changing. Today, Kaylin is happy and healthy in preschool. I just bought my first car, and I’m now able to successfully juggle working, being a good mom, and going to school. NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT CCIH.




I beat the odds. I’m going to college.

HING CHANGED IN TWO YEARS. As a high school sophomore, I was barely getting by. My grades were suffering, I had no motivation. I was at a new school; in a new home. Life was rough. That’s when I heard about the Homework Club. Rosemary, (Youth Enrichment Coordinator), not only made sure I was doing my homework, she saw my potential. She didn’t let me skate by; she pushed me to excel, beyond what I thought I was capable of. My grades dramatically improved senior year. I never thought about college, but Rosemary urged me to apply. I was accepted to schools all over the country, but decided to stay close to home. This fall, I’m attending Holy Names College in Oakland. Today, I believe in myself. I want to help others, like Rosemary helped me.

Everyone can succeed. I know they can, because I did.


You give us hope.

Feeding the soul Volunteers serve dinner at monthly meetings where residents learn life skills and help shape programs to improve their lives.

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Volunteers from faith communities and service clubs help brighten Garden Park Apartments with landscaping and furnishings.

Volunteer and resident partnerships Volunteers from the White Pony Express deliver nutritious groceries for families at Garden Park Apartments. Residents then work together to divide and distribute food to families.

More than just homework Homework Clubs at each site offer students much needed academic support. Volunteers help children achieve California academic benchmarks through educational games and activities in addition to helping with homework.

Backpacks for success National Charity League volunteers help sort and fill backpacks generously donated by friends and supporters.


Highlights and Fast Facts Residents at CCIH program sites





single parent families

case management issues resolved




children (43%)

adults (57%)



Garden Park Apartments (GPA) (families with special needs in Pleasant Hill)



Lakeside Apartments (Concord)


families receiving case management


evictions prevented

Average annual income (per household)


Successful outcomes

# of families referred for eviction prevention



Bella Monte Apartments



Los Medanos Village (Pittsburg)

(Bay Point)


# of residents served in HIV/AIDS housing advocacy program


Cost of Homelessness






Annual cost of one inmate in California prison

Average annual cost of emergency room services by one homeless person




Percent of chronically homeless who remain unsheltered in Contra Costa

Annual cost to house one family*

*with special needs, including mental health, with supportive services at Garden Park Apartments



GPA youth receiving mental health counseling


GPA youth mental health counseling hours


# of evidencebased parenting classes

80% of children in Homework Club successfully achieved two or more new academic benchmarks

100% of east county high school seniors were accepted into four year universities


Total volunteer hours



member faith community partners


# of volunteers


Financials Source of Funds Individual Contributions Corporations and Foundations Government Grants Faith Communities Special Events, Net Earned Income Investment Income

9% 14% 49% 7% 8% 13% < 1%

145,755 217,316 761,239 100,001 127,527 186,632 5,604

Total 100% $1,544,074 Operating 962,079 Community Center 581,995 Use of Funds Direct Client Services 52% 816,216 Administration 3% 42,933 Fundraising 4% 61,620 GPA Community Center Expansion 38% 581,995 Program Reserve 3% 41,310 Total 100% $1,544,074 Operating 962,079 Community Center 581,995 Faith Communities 7% Individuals 9%

Government Grants 49%

Fundraising 4%

Earned Income 13%

Corporations & Foundations 14%


Administration 3%

Source of Funds

Special Events, Net 8%

Direct Client Services 52%

GPA Community Center Expansion 38%

Reserve 3%

Use of Funds

Our Community of Supporters We are grateful to you, our donors and community partners, for your support this past fiscal year (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014) which inspired and supported more than 792 low-income and at-risk residents. Together, we are helping to end poverty and homelessness in Contra Costa County. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list, however, sometimes errors or omissions may occur, and we hope you will accept our sincere apologies. Please call us at (925) 944-2247, and we will be happy to correct our records. We very much appreciate your support and generosity! Benefactor’s Circle

($100,000 or more) Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

Leadership Circle

($25,000 – $49,999) HEDCO Foundation Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church Moraga Junior Women’s Club

Safe Place Supporters ($10,000 - $24,999) Michael and Carolyn Bealmear Allan and Patricia Boscacci Christ the King Catholic Church Episcopal Charities First Republic Bank Grace Presbyterian Church Justice, Justice Foundation Keller Canyon Mitigation Trust Fund The Thomas J. Long Foundation Paul and Joanne Schweibinz


($5,000 - $9,999) A Loveable Feast Betty Bond Doug and Stephanie Bontemps Paul and Julie Candau Charis Fund Compass Marketing Carol Gilliland Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund JD Fine & CO Hal and Judy Leach Joseph Roebuck Family Warren & Katherine Schlinger Foundation Ivor and Beryl Silver St. Perpetua Catholic Church St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Temple Isaiah Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church


($2,500 - $4,999) Greg and Marilyn Bayer The Lowell Berry Foundation Conrad and Liz Corbett Diablo Valley Insurance Len Filippo

Norman and Kathy Lescure Herb and Randi Long Robert Mull and Stella Tsakonas Ed O’Brien and Caryn Redo Jon and Christine Oldfather Orinda Community Church Erick and Nichole Ormsby Prudential California Community Foundation Charie Reid Tom and Susan Rochford Les and Liz Simmonds Cherida Smith St. Bonaventure Catholic Community St. Timothy’s Catholic Church Union Bank Jerald Weintraub and Melody Howe Weintraub


($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous Laura Barnes Chris Berge Charles Bouch and Caroline Sherbourne


Mentors (cont.)

Dave Bressler and Sue Adler-Bressler Debbie Burrows Community Economics, Inc. Congregation B’nai Shalom Jacqueline Crist Joe and Pam Cunningham Danville Congregational Church Paul and Jean Faust First Presbyterian Church of Concord Frank Gilliland James Gracer and Judy Shanks Roberto and Evelyn Graetz Grossi Group/ Pleasant Hill Coin and Jewelry Exchange Susan & Richard Hare Family Foundation Alan and Barbara Hodgkinson Kevin and Nancy Hubert John and Joan Keegan Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley Foundation John and Donna Linfoot Peter Linfoot and Louise Bourassa Christopher Long and Janet Ahlgren Long James and Claire Marchiano Terry McGlynn Pat McGrath and Kyra Kennedy Brendan and Christina Morley Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Thomas and Karen Mulvaney Chuck and Leslie Murray Jon Nicosia Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Sam and Mari Parino Pleasant Hill Community Foundation Bruce and Trudy Presser Jeffrey and Susan Rideout Ryder Family Foundation San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church


Arlene Sirott Steve Smith and Pamela Nikias St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Donald and Elizabeth Stanners Fred and Eleanor Toney Bill and Frances Vaculin Mark and Cathy VandenBerghe Jim and Anne Marie Walberg The Wight Fund


($500 - $999) Peter and Ann Appert Frank and Marie Ascatigno Vickie Barclay Phillip and Helen Bazell Dario and Natalia Bernardi Howard Bulos and Linda Tedjakusuma Bob and Kathleen Burke Harvey and Phyllis Ceaser The Covello Group Bradley and Carol Davis Brett and Aderet Drucker Bill Durgin Scott and Donna Elliott Episcopal Church of the Resurrection James and Bette Felton Mary Fenelon Ross Fisher Charles and Karen Fiske Sherrie Fraser Janet Freiman Julia Gearhart Sue Gibbons Bill and Shirley Guthreau Linda Mino Hall John and Mary Hanlon Stephen Hill and Susan Parker Hill Greg and Joni Hirth William and Mary Johnstone Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley John and Joyce Klassen Frank Krisnowich Douglas and Sandra Leich Wendy Levich Judy Lipson

Azmie and Melanie Madanat Keith and Lauren Maddock Mark Scott Construction Jon and Melissa Masland John C. McClure II Jacqueline McKinley John and Barbie Mensendiek Peter Metzner Mitch and Andrea Nakagaki Mike and Kat O’Donnell Suzy Pak Phillips 66 Patty Proctor Harvey and Kathryn Rudman Seiler, Epstein, Ziegler & Applegate LLP Harold and Diane Steuber The Sutton Law Firm Gottfried and Janet Tittiger Fred and Joan Toney Larry and Deveney Totten Alex and Janet Trzesniewski Gail Walden Kelly Webster Marshall Welch Mary Wiley Jerry and Laura Williams Woodard Family Foundation Diane Yoder


($250 - $499) Georgia Alley Robert and Linda Ambrose John and Julie Ashmore John and Debra Babin Todd Bealmear Beth Brown Shaun and Sandra Collard Concord United Methodist Church Costco Wholesale John and Sharmine Danpour Trevor and Sian Davies David and Cindy Durant East County Unitarian Universalist Neighborhood Group Mark Ferrano

Andrew and Bonnie Field Manohar and Chitra Furtado Wendy Gilberd Robert Goldberg Sarah Goozee Terry and Nancy Hall David and Elise Hatchell Robert Hess Hillcrest Congregational Church Kristin Horne Johnson Roy Kaplan George and Carla Karsant Rick and Candy Kattenburg Mark Kimmell and Kathryn Furst Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek Jeff and Susie Kohl Lafayette United Methodist Church Walter and Jennie Lessman Peter and Helen Loewenstein Sarah Maninang Rob Melrose and Carmen Schiavone Nicole Noga Peace Lutheran Church Thomas and Yolanda Peeks Al and Alice Perez Leslie and Sue Polgar

Ann Porcella Ron and Anne Rabe Roger Reaber and Leslee Prahl Duane and Theresa Rustad Thomas and Kathleen Schuenzel Jill Sechrest Virginia Semrau Alberto and Cynthia Sevilla St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Society St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church St. Monica Catholic Church Sufism Reoriented James and Victoria Sutton Steven Weinzimmer Maureen Wilhelm Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church


($100 - $249) Brad Anderson and Kimberly Ogle- Anderson Mary Lou Blumer Fred and Phyllis Bolton Richard and Kathleen Bowles Pepe Bowman Chris Carvalho Sylvia Chatagnier Chevron Humankind

William and Carol Chiasson John and Bethany Chung Nancy Reese Clark Thomas and Elizabeth Clogher Morris Colleen Richard and Mary Collett Dean Coons Earnie Cunningham Robert De Chene Margaret DePriester Nancy and Gary DeWeese Diamond Bill Review Inc. Vi Egli Tangia Elieff Thomas and Gail Enright Willis and Lura Esparza Carl and Joyce Feil Susan Felton Allison Gash Patrick and Barbara Gilmore Charles and Dorothy Glass Dennis and Helen Greenwood Marlene Hall Bill and Pam Herrera David and Nancy Hill Ann Hirsch Scott Hovey Wilson Jackson Karen Jones William Jones Kaiser Permanente John Kasper Carol Jones Krueger Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Lafayette Christian Church Matthew Lakin and Brigid Rose David Lee Billy and Sherry Lewis Cameron and Lorraine Lyon Harry and Dayna MacDannald Patricia Martin Julie Mason Donald and Claire Meredith Shirley Miller T.J. and L.J. Moore John and MaryPat Moxon John and Becky Nuckolls


Enthusiasts (cont.)

Walter and Jackie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Jon and Christine Oldfather Jerome and Grace Paolini Mary Piepho Steve and Ellen Poling Thomas and Barbara Preston Mark and Beth Ruben Sandy and Mary Sandri Andrew and Ilene Scharlach Robert and Gloria Schiller James Stanek and Lauren Glotzer Richard and Belinda Sullivan Robert Taines Peter and Deborah Talbot Doug and Pamela Taylor Kevin and Sarah Thornton Nicole Tse Ron and Benita Turner Thomas and Nancy Wander Gwen Watson Anne Webster Dan Weiner and Lynn Gitomer Daniel Weiss and Emily Blanck Joyce Wells Phillip West and Patricia Turkovich West Richard Whitmore and Jacinta Pister Robert and Marilyn Wilkens Robert and Elizabeth Williams Walter Wilson and Karen Klarreich


(Up to $99) Marilda Averbug Melvin and Barbara Bacher Daniel and Laura Baker Michael and Linda Bandler Emily Becker Martin and Judy Berg Roberta Berkman John and Claire Bevis Lauren Bryant Donald and Janet Buenting


Harry and Beth Byrne Anne Cahn Ivadell Caruso Anthony and Susan Chenault Rand and Susan Chritton Peter and Carol Chrobak Church Women United Margie Darlington Jameson and Penny Davis Allan and Jennifer Deal Albert and Emilie Dillingham Robert and Ellen Docili Marie Duncan Annette Dunton Albert Dytch and Andrea Simms Ellen Emold Susan Fineman Anne Flato Scott and Phyllis Frazer Robert Freda Rick and Anette Fuller Lawrence and Jenne Gossett William and Karen Gourdin Daniel and Faith Greenberg John and May Hanecak Edward Hanley and Debra Frank Daniel and Mary Hardie Richard and Dineke Hartmann Chet and Kay Hatch Shirley Hausser

Bradford and Judy Heckman Ida Henderson Mary Henrekin Tyler Hofinga Sean and Lynn Hogan Robert and Dorothy Howell Cheryl Jennings Mary Jepson Harold and Diane Johnson Bruce Kaufman Mariann Kessler Kathryn Kling John and Linda Knowles Martha Landon Tim and Terry Leach Rod and Barbara Levander Zida Levy Joan Lewerenz Richard and Anne Long LM Consulting Engineers, Inc. Patricia Lucht R.W. and P.L. Ludmer Ulrich Luscher Shirley MacCabee Seth Madnick and Nancy Ross-Madnick Barbara Mall Sara Marsh George and Joy Maze Robert and Sally Mehaffey Marilyn Mitosinka Sandra Moriarty Philip and Margaret Morrill Helen Morrison

Thomas and Marilyn O’Connell Carol Olmert Clinton and Susan Phalen Joyce Pollack Lorie Rivas Joseph Saba Anthony and Carolyn Scarr Leroy and Mary Shipley Johan and Gerda Snapper Wayne and Nancy Snyder Ted and Laura Spencer Richard and Diane Stein Van and Lilly Storer Purushottam and Carolyn Tambwekar David and Judith Tedesco Paul Theiss and Nancy Satterford Marjorie Tweedie David and Janet Van Etten Prashant Verma Mark and Maureen Vierengel Donald Wacks James Wagner John and Joan West Frank and Deanne Winer Harry Wolf

TRIBUTE GIFTS In honor of:

Louise Bourassa Sandro and Mary Sandri Christ the King Catholic Church Mark and Eenee Ferrano Steve Paroli and Mark Critchfield Hal and Judy Leach Hazzan Marc Dinkin Brett and Rabbi Aderet Drucker Evelyn Graetz William and Karen Gourdin Rabbi Roberto Graetz Marilda Averbug Michael and Linda Bandler Martin and Judith Berg Dave and Sue Bressler Dan Weiner and Lynn Gitomer Shirley MacCabee Robert and Gloria Schiller Harry Wolf

The Graetz Family Ellen Emold Bill and Bunnie Griffitts Sandro and Mary Sandri Kevin and Nancy Hubert Walter Wilson and Karin Klarreich Doug Leich Wilson Jackson Charie Reid Pepe Bowman Anthony and Susan Chenault Grace Presbyterian Church Marlene Hall Robert E. and Elizabeth H. Williams Liz Simmonds Orinda Community Church Decky Thornton Susan Fineman Marilyn Mitosinka Linda & Milford Waldroup Carol Olmert Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church Sylvia Chatagnier

In memory of:

Arthur Z. Barnes Laura Barnes Gene Caruso Ivadell Caruso Carl and Bettie Fisher Grace Presbyterian Church Madeline Fudim Frank Krisnowich Daniel Gilmore Peter Linfoot and Louise Bourassa Ruth Graetz Roberta Berkman Peter Linfoot and Louise Bourassa William and Karen Gourdin Ivor and Beryl Silver Nicole Tse Barbara Kaplan Roy and Barbara Kaplan Donald Klarup Edward Hanley and Debra Frank Grandpa John McKinley Jacqueline McKinley

Our Parents Wayne and Nancy Snyder Dave Persson Julie Mason Joanne Peterson’s Father Roberto & Evelyn Graetz Matthew Schneider Peter Linfoot and Louise Bourassa Becky Strater Roberto and Evelyn Graetz Meyer Teitelbaum Gail Walden Noah Atticus Weber Mathew Lakin and Brigid Rose Mary Ellen Wiley Albert and Emilie Dillingham Alvin and Mary Jepson Marjorie Tweedie


A Loveable Feast A.C.T. Ace Dance Academy Eileen Ackley Alex Rose Design Amarin Thai Cuisine Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria Arthur Murray Dance Studio Artisan Bistro B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company Balloons Above the Valley Greg and Marilyn Bayer Beach Blanket Babylon Michael and Carolyn Bealmear Bed, Bath, & Beyond Berkeley Playhouse Bette’s Oceanview Diner BevMo! Lauren Blum Doug and Stephanie Bontemps Boundary Oaks Golf Club Merry Burns Debbie Burrows Buttercup Grill & Bar California Lithographers Carmen Priolo Design


In Kind Gifts (cont.)

Sara Carter Charles R. Vineyards Cheesecake Factory William and Carol Chiasson Color Zone, Inc. Concannon Vineyard Concord Patch Congregation B’nai Shalom Contra Costa Wine Group Tony Crea and Amy Faltz Jacqueline Crist Crow Canyon Country Club Joe and Pam Cunningham Danville Congregational Church Dave DeLong School of Golf Di Rosa Art Alive! Diablo Valley Insurance Agency Disneyland Resorts Ruth Donner East County Shared Ministries El Charro Entourage Salon-Spa Spirit Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Mary Ewing Theresa Falk Barbara Farnsworth Andrew and Bonnie Field First Christian Church of Concord Madeline Fleischmann Flying Flour Baking Company Manohar Furtado Allison Gash Wendy Gilberd Callie Gilbert Carol Gilliland Glamours Boutique Golden Skate Grace Presbyterian Church Reigh Granlund Greenwood’s Golf Jon Griffin Emily Hall Havana Cuban Cuisine Liz Hawkes Heller Jewelers Sandy Hermann


Jeffrey Hicks and Pamela Rey Alan and Barbara Hodgkinson Hotel Shattuck Plaza Kevin and Nancy Hubert J. Hettinger Interiors Eliza Jamkochian Randal and Janis Jang JD Fine & CO Gloria Judge Jeanne Kaplan Kathleen Burke Designs Alan Kaufman Kaur Photography Heather Kennedy Kepler’s Golf KFOG Kathryn Kling Patricia Kramer Cindy Kuo Pat McGrath and Kyra Kennedy La Mediterranee Restaurant Ladera Vineyards Lori Lane Lawrence Hall of Science Steve and Mackenzie Lesher Wendy Levich Debbi Lewis Lindsay Wildlife Museum Peter Linfoot and Louise Bourassa Christopher and Janet Long Mary Kay McClure John C. McClure II Erin McGlynn Patricia McKowen Anne Moulds Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Murietta’s Well Nerd4Rent Nothing Bundt Cakes Oakwood Athletic Club Orinda Community Church Mike and Kat O’Donnell Suzy Pak Thomas Peeks Al and Alice Perez Photo Reflections Gary Pope and Leora Cope Powell’s Sweet Shoppe Bruce and Trudy Presser

Lisa Quiros Renaissance Club Sport Renaissance Rialto Inc. Resort at Squaw Creek Retzlaft Vineyards Jeffrey and Susan Rideout Rise Body Works Gavin Rochford Role Players Ensemble Theatre Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. Catherine Rymer Salvatore Ristorante San Francisco Giants Sandra Martin Skin Care & Makeup Gail Schumpert Guy and Stacey Schwartz Paul and Joanne Schweibinz Andrea Scott Jill Sechrest Kevin Shelooe Silver Oak Cellars Arlene Sirott Sonoma Raceway St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Frank Stanek Susie Cakes Synergy Collaborative Fred and Joan Toney Temple Isaiah Trinity Lutheran Church Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club Wente Family Estates Jerry and Laura Williams

Community Partners

City of Pleasant Hill Contra Costa County, AIDS Program Contra Costa Health Services, Mental Health Division Contra Costa County, Employment and Human Services Mercy Housing California Resources for Community Development Saint Mary’s College of California US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Take action. How you can help. MAKE A GIFT We welcome your partnership and support to help end poverty and homelessness for vulnerable, at-risk families in Contra Costa County. Make a gift online by going to BECOME A VOLUNTEER Volunteers provide a much needed resource of support to our families, especially children. Volunteer opportunities include becoming an afterschool tutor to help an at-risk child succeed in school, hosting dinner at a monthly resident meeting, joining our business advisory board to share your insights and advice, coordinating our furnishings program, or serving on the Ruby Slippers committee to help raise much needed support for our programs, to name just a few. JOIN OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS Corporate partners demonstrate community leadership by fostering a tradition of vision and collaboration in philanthropy and community service. Help at-risk, vulnerable families through employee volunteer opportunities, mentoring, on-the-job training and more. ADVOCATE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING Attend a city council meeting, write your local congressperson, and raise your voice in support of new, affordable housing in the community. We receive calls daily from desperate families living in their cars, couch surfing, or just unable to afford their rising rents in Contra Costa County. To successfully solve poverty and homelessness, we must commit to increasing affordable housing for all. For more information, please visit our website or call us at (925) 944-2244. We remain truly grateful for your interest and support!


Create change. Leave a legacy. HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? Here are a few ways to leave a lasting legacy of excellence, encouragement, purpose and love at Contra Costa Interfaith Housing (CCIH). Help end poverty and homelessness. BEQUEST A bequest may be designated for a specific purpose or left undesignated to support the greatest need. Bequests are easy to arrange and preserve assets during your lifetime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give to Contra Costa Interfaith Housing (CCIH), a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, the sum of $________/______% of my estate, to be used for charitable purposes as the Executive Director shall direct.â&#x20AC;? NAME CCIH AS A BENEFICIARY You may name CCIH as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan, or life insurance policy. This allows you to benefit from lifetime withdrawals and avoid estate taxation when you designate these savings to CCIH. MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK By transferring appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to CCIH, you receive an immediate tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you paid for them. You pay no capital gains tax when the stock is sold. CCIH will sell your securities and use the proceeds to benefit homeless and at-risk families at our four program sites or as you designate. Our development staff can work with you or your financial advisor to determine the gift most appropriate to your philanthropic and financial circumstances. Please contact Erin Jones, Director of Development at (925) 944-2247.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Stephanie Bontemps, Chair Carol Gilliland, Vice Chair Charie Reid, Secretary Jerry Williams, Treasurer Michael Bealmear Joe Cunningham Rabbi Aderet Drucker Mary Fenelon

Rabbi Roberto Graetz Barbara Hodgkinson Reverend John Kasper John C. McClure II Mary Muller Thomas Peeks Jeff Rideout, MD Steve Seiler

MEMBER FAITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Christ the King Catholic Church Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg Beth Chaim Congregation Concord United Methodist Church Congregation B’nai Shalom Congregation B’nai Tikvah Danville Congregational Church Episcopal Church of the Resurrection First Presbyterian Church of Concord Grace Presbyterian Church Hillcrest Congregational Church Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church Lafayette United Methodist Church Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church New Hope Community Church Orinda Community Church Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Peace Lutheran Church Santa Maria Catholic Church St. Agnes Catholic Church St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church St. Bonaventure Catholic Community St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church St. Monica Catholic Church St. Paul’s Episcopal Church St. Perpetua Catholic Church St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church Sufism Reoriented Temple Isaiah Trinity Lutheran Church Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church

CONTRA COSTA INTERFAITH HOUSING 3164 Putnam Boulevard, Suite C Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (925) 944-2244 PROGRAM SITES Garden Park Apartments Pleasant Hill, CA (925) 677-7480

Lakeside Apartments Concord, CA (925) 827-2805

Bella Monte Apartments Bay Point, CA (925) 261-1256

Los Medanos Village Pittsburg, CA (925) 252-9296


Contra Costa Interfaith Housing 3164 Putnam Boulevard, Suite C Walnut Creek, California 94597




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