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Contra Costa Interfaith Housing 2016-2017 Impact Report

Contra Costa Interfaith Housing’s mission is to end homelessness and poverty by providing permanent, affordable housing and vital support services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Contra Costa County.

Kashmiere has

BIG DREAMS. Given the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that have been thrown her way as a former foster youth, there is a bright ember of hope that burns bright within her. Just ask her about her daughter, Kyra. “Kyra is my everything,” she says. Kashmiere had to make some tough decisions, a common occurrence for most single mothers like her. “We were homeless for five months. I had her young, and we just didn’t have any options. We floated around with some relatives for a time, but they weren’t good situations. I don’t like asking for help, but I would do anything for Kyra. When you have a child, it means swallowing your pride.” Soon thereafter, Kashmiere and her sweet daughter landed at Garden Park Apartments (GPA). Four years later, Kashmiere is finishing up her AA in Liberal Arts and has her eyes set to transfer to a four-year school with the intention of studying American Sign Language. “I want to help people and break barriers.” Quiet and unsure at first, Kashmiere and Kyra mostly kept to themselves. But recently, things have changed. The on-site support services team at GPA have assisted her with a variety of resources, especially in navigating the tricky application processes that come with applying to schools and financial aid. “They hear me out and have my back. If it wasn’t for GPA, I wouldn’t have been able to get my AA. Living here has taught me how to be much more independent. I’m working on my education to better our lives. When I’m discouraged, GPA staff remind me of how far I’ve come. I can’t give up now.” “Everyone gets a first chance, but not many people get second chances. I got a second chance. This is it, and it’s my stepping stone to get to where I want to be.” Kashmiere and Kyra’s future looks brighter than ever.


Dear Friends and Supporters: What a year it has been! In 2016, CCIH accelerated its impact in the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors while simultaneously shoring up our organizational strength. We have successfully executed a leadership transition, served the daily needs of over 1,100 homeless and at-risk families and individuals, and pioneered critical changes for the County’s homeless service system. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support of partners, funders, volunteers and other stakeholders. At CCIH, our commitment to providing permanent housing and support services is transforming lives every day. This year, we added a new program called Families in Supportive Housing (FISH) that provides homes for 80 adults and children (or 21 families) throughout the community, coupled with intensive education, employment, and life skills support to pull out of poverty toward self-sufficiency. Children in this program also receive clinical and academic support to begin healing the trauma they have experienced related to homelessness. While increasing our capacity to serve more vulnerable families, we also responded to a community request to develop a key piece of Contra Costa County’s “coordinated entry” system. CCIH has pioneered a Housing Navigation program that embeds staff within partner agencies across the County to provide housing readiness to 300 homeless individuals and families. Together with our partners, we are fundamentally streamlining how people access critical services, and ensuring that our county’s limited resources are targeted to help those most in need. Amidst the transition and program expansions, we continued to work with residents on their paths of healing and hope. On the pages that follow, you will read about how CCIH has served as a surrogate family for former foster youth Kashmiere and her daughter Kyra. You will learn how, through this support, Kashmiere found the inspiration to continue her education to provide a different life for her daughter.


You will also be touched to hear Becky’s story of being able to live out her golden years in comfort and warmth after many years being on the streets. You will meet a beautiful group of homework club volunteers who show up weekly to support CCIH students, communicating through every action that each child is valued and capable of doing great things. While navigating the changes and growth this year, CCIH has been steadfast in its commitment to our core values of promoting excellence and dignity while simultaneously holding residents accountable for their own success. For example, 97 percent of our residents have maintained permanent housing and 87 percent have maintained or increased income. The work can be challenging at times. But we are humbled by your trust and buoyed by your support. With your partnership, we remain committed to doing whatever it takes to end homelessness in our community. With gratitude,

Deanne Pearn

Executive Director

Carol Gilliland Board Chair



BECKY IS BEAMING WITH PRIDE in the middle of her warm and sunny living room.

Clean and neatly organized, she sits to take it all in. With a heavy sigh, she reflects on life before CCIH, “My life was very chaotic. It was lonely, cold.” Having a beautiful apartment to call her own is a new experience for Becky. Trouble began early in her life. The struggle began in her childhood, where she underwent a significant amount of instability and harrowing trauma which carried well into her adulthood. For almost three decades, Becky lived on and off the streets. Without a safety net and with mounting health complications, there wasn’t much hope. Finding permanent supportive housing through CCIH’s Scattered Site program was a life changer for Becky. “Everything is so much brighter now. I’m happy. My case manager helps me all the time, and even when I’m doing okay — she just calls to check on me. It’s nice to have that kind of support.” Becky isn’t the only one struggling. In the last five years, homelessness among seniors has skyrocketed by 116 percent. Many seniors like her are finding themselves without a safe and stable place to live, and with mounting complications that require medical assistance. In these cases, permanent supportive housing is not only the humane solution, it is cost effective as well. A recent county report shows that permanent supportive housing can save the community almost $50,000 dollars per year per person in health care costs alone. CCIH looks forward to continuing to support Becky and many others like her to live in dignity and health.


The Problem Percentage increase in Contra Costa County rents since 2000



Percentage decrease in household income since 2000

In 2017, there are 6,322 literally homeless people in Contra Costa County The largest and fastest growing groups experiencing homelessness are children and seniors.

Renters need to earn

Families have seen a

the state minimum wage to afford market rent. This equates to working

in homelessness in the last five years, while seniors have experienced a

a week (or $90k/year).



in the same amount of time.



CCIH families earn between $12,000-$21,000 annually.

Market Rate Apartment: $2,265 Affordable rent at 30% Area Median Income: $598

Youth Homelessness


of youth are exposed to violence by the age of twelve There are



of homeless children under five have at least one major developmental delay


of school-aged children have mental health challenges

1,087 homeless youth in Contra Costa County

Our Solution Permanent affordable housing and intensive support services Studies show that permanent housing paired with support services is the best strategy to end homelessness and reduce poverty. CCIH bridges the affordability gap and helps breaks cycles of intergenerational poverty by providing permanent supportive housing. Homes are just the beginning. CCIH residents have access to a wide array of support services to help them climb the ladder out of poverty and into a life of self-sustainability and independence.

Our Results 97%

of households remained permanently housed

12,000+ hours of case management delivered


of households maintained or increased income


youth received fully stocked backpacks


of regularly attending youth in the afterschool program achieved four or more new academic benchmarks


Spotlight: East County Volunte

Los Medanos Village’s (LMV) community center was abuzz. The air was electric with the feel of all things new—a breath of fresh air to start the new academic school year. We sat down with Bill Herrera, Tom Zakaria, Jane Russell, Jim Davis, and Pat Kramer—five committed and passionate volunteers who tutor CCIH’s Pittsburg students on a weekly basis, to learn more about their commitment and life with the students of LMV.

Q: What makes volunteering at the afterschool program special? Jim (entering second year of volunteering): Well, this is one of the few opportunities to directly help people. Most other organizations just want you to write a check, and that’s it. Here, we can really work with the kids we’re helping every single week throughout the school year.

Q: What favorite moments have you had in your time here?

Jane (entering seventh year of volunteering): It’s always so exciting to see your “first class” graduate. I’ve been here so long, I’ve seen grade school students grow up and get accepted into four-year colleges. They come back to visit, and it’s really special. Bill: It’s great to see those relationships build. We had an 8th grader, years ago, who did not want to be here. He didn’t want to do the work, and it was difficult. But we stayed on him, and from one year to the next—he was like a different person. He gave me a hug! I couldn’t believe it. He’s doing great now…kids that didn’t care? They do now.


Jim: It shows that we stuck with him.


Pat (entering second year of volunteering): I love the opportunity to meet the parents. We get to know the kids so well, and because of the social events we put on—like the end of school year celebration and the holiday party—we get to see the whole family together. It’s really neat.

Q: What would you say to someone interested in volunteering with a CCIH afterschool program?

Jim: It’s easier than people think. It’s very rewarding. Of all the volunteer opportunities and non-profit work I’ve done, this is my favorite. This is when you really get a chance to do something.

You can make a difference! Get involved today. • Afterschool Homework Club tutoring • Summer backpack drive and Spirit of Giving holiday gifts drive • Ruby Slippers-There’s No Place Like Home auction committee • Manage the CCIH reception desk • Host a meal for CCIH families • Host a “Party with a Purpose” to introduce your friends and family to the great work of CCIH For more information, contact Outreach and Volunteer Manager Gloria Bertolozzi at


Financials* Source of Funds

Use of Funds

Individuals Corporations & 5% Foundations 4%

Use of Reserve 2%

Rent Income 4%

Fundraising 5%

Fee for Service 11% Special Events, Net 8%

Faith 2%

Government Grants 63%

Direct Client Services 90%

Source of Funds Individual Contributions Corporations and Foundations Faith Community Contributions Special Events, Net Rent Income Fee for Service Government Grants Investment Income Use of Reserve Total

5% 4% 2% 8% 4% 11% 63% < 1% 2%

140,946 127,050 58,387 227,251 126,447 322,903 1,847,100 2,318 63,610

100% $2,916,016

Use of Funds Direct Client Services Administration Fundraising

90% 2,614,431 5% 156,307 5% 145,277


100% $2,916,016 *unaudited


Administration 5%

Our Community of Supporters We are grateful to you, our donors and community partners, for your support this past fiscal year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) which benefitted more than 1,000 low-income and at-risk residents. Together, we are helping 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. We will be happy to correct our records; please call us at (925) 944-2247. We very much appreciate your support and generosity.

ANNUAL GIVING Annual Giving allows CCIH to provide permanent affordable housing and evidence-based services to more than 1,100 formerly homeless and low-income residents, helps meet emerging needs and challenges, and reflects the shared spirit of our community to come together to strengthen, encourage, and assist our residents to build a better future for themselves and their families. Leadership Circle

($25,000+) Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Lafayette Junior Women’s Club Sunlight Giving

Safe Place Supporters

($10,000-$24,999) Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Carrie and Jorge Figueredo East Bay Community Foundation Justice, Justice Foundation Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church Warren & Katherine Schlinger Foundation Joanne and Paul Schweibinz


($5,000-$9,999) Grace Presbyterian Church Kristin Johnson The Lowell Berry Foundation Liz and Les Simmonds St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church


($2,500-$4,999) A Loveable Feast Cherida Collins Smith Betty and Frank Gilliland Carol Gilliland John Muir Health Medical Group Foundation Morgan Stanley Orinda Community Church Beryl and Ivor Silver St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

St. Perpetua Catholic Church Temple Isaiah Janet and Gottfried Tittiger


($1,000-$2,499) Georgia Alley Sandra and David Anderson Susan and Roger Blumer Melinda and John Campi Phyllis and Harvey Ceaser Chevron Matching Employee Funds Church of Santa Maria Nancy and Mike Curless Cindy and David Durant Episcopal Church of The Resurrection Tom Guyette


Ariane and Gaston Habets Ann Hirsch The Kathleen C. and Richard H. Thompson Charitable Fund Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Judy and Hal Leach Kathryn and Norman Lescure Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Karen and Thomas Mulvaney Thomas O’Brien Carolyn Ockels and Stephen King Theodore and Rosemary Ockels Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Nancy and Philip Park Patty Proctor Prologis Foundation Beth and Mark Ruben Ned Ryder Maudie and Charles Silverman Janice and Ray Stephens Diane and Harold Steuber San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church St. Bonaventure Catholic Community St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Nancy and Thomas Wander Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church


($500-$999) Aaron Allbrooks Vickie Barclay The Benevity Community Impact Fund Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Mary Lou Blumer Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot Kathleen and Richard Bowles Greer Burke and Michael McQuiller Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Danville Congregational Church Robert Davidson


Judy and David Fassler First Presbyterian Church of Concord Sue Gibbons and Jim Hermon Melissa and Adam Hamalian Grace and Peter Hartdegen Sheila and Harry Jayasingha Susan and Jerry Kaplan Sherrie Kay Fraser Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley Sandra and Doug Leich Claire and James Marchiano Lois and Fred Nelson Pam Price-Bergquist and Ken Bergquist Elizabeth and Michael Rusk Karen and Peter Smyth St. Agnes Catholic Church Linda Tedjakusuma and Howard Bulos Kathleen and Richard Thompson Deveney and Larry Totten Anne Webster Ray Zenoni


($250-$499) Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Anonymous Joan and Lyndon Arscott Emily Blanck and Dan Weiss Sarah Cahill Rosemarie and Perry Carter Mary and Patrick Carter Concord United Methodist Church Jennifer and Mario DiPrisco Ellen and Robert Docili Dianne and Hugh Erskine Shirley and Bill Guthreau Carol and Vern Hance Leander and Kress Hauri Susan Hollingshead Elizabeth Jameson and David Berry Bill Jones Elizabeth Karplus Karin Klarreich and Walter Wilson

Jacqueline McKinley Linda Mino Hall and Tom Hall Mary Munsell Maureen and Mark Nuti Kathleen and Thomas Schuenzel Judy Shanks and James Gracer The Shear Family Charitable Fund at JP Morgan Silicon Valley Community Foundation Maureen Wilhelm


($100-$249) Sue Adler-Bressler and Dave Bressler Linda and Robert Ambrose Karen Anderson Barbara and Melvin Bacher Linda and Michael Bandler Roberta and Marvin Baron Sharon and David Bateman Rhonda Batke Judy and Martin Berg Sarah and Steven Blumenfeld Brenda Bodine Anne and Colin Booth Pepe Bowman Margaret and Thomas Brennan Julia Bueren Debbie and Stephen Burrows Mary and Ron Carpenter Catherine and Gregory Carter Scott Chandler Sylvia Chatagnier Camilla Clare Elizabeth and Thomas Clogher Eileen Collins Congregation B’nai Tikvah Monika Cooper Johanna and Richard Crackel Pam and Joe Cunningham Penny and Jameson Davis Elizabeth and Robert De Chene Leslie and Sydney Dent Nancy and Gary De Weese

Melinda and Jeffrey Dieden Dodge & Cox Matching Gift Program Mary and James Drennan Jill and Giles Eberhard Viola Egli Gail and Thomas Enright Theresa Falk and James Claytor Joyce and Carl Feil Eenee and Mark Ferrano Sharon and Tom Francis Eric Frank Janet Freiman Mike Furay Valerie Gardner Judith and Kent Garvens Carol Gerich Wendy and Adam Gilberd Kaiser Community Giving Matching Gift Program Nancy Gilbert and Bruce Kaufman Dorothy and Charles Glass Sandy and Robert Goldberg Kay and Ron Goodyear Pat and David Graham Barbara Groenveld Susan Haas Lauren and Tom Hammitt Shirley Hausser Pam and Bill Herrera Wilson Jackson Karen Jones Elaine and Alan Kaufman Susan and Alan Kingsley Stephen Krochmal Elissa Lawson and Kirk Shaper Walter Lessman Barbara and Rod Levander Sherry and Billy Lewis Dolores and John Loague Dana and Harry MacDannald Richard Mangini Anne Moulds Joseph Mullen Network for Good Old Republic Title Company Cheryl Patterson Frances Paxson Virginia and Michael Peiser Joyce Pollack Bobbie and Thomas Preston Ashely and George Rafal

Deva Rajan Charie Reid Pamela Rey and Jeffrey Hicks Donna and Joe Saba Melissa and Richard Sauve Barbara and Kenneth Serwin Katrina and Rick Silvani Shell Ridge Community Church Patricia and Don Snyder Robert Stankus Deanna Tom Patricia Turkovich West and Phillip West Marta Van Loan Vista Wealth Management Donald Wacks Gail Walden Elizabeth and Robert Williams Christine and Richard Wise Yahoo, Inc. Carolyn and Donald Zerby


(Up to $99) Marylou Acorn Patty Alexanderson Claire and John Bevis Jacqui and Eric Blair Dorothy Blint Terri and Jack Bookbinder Eileen Bordenave Amanda and Brodie Brazil Janet and Donald Buenting Catherine and Robert Butler Michael Carter Simin Chetnikov and Mike Khoshdelazad Carol and William Chiasson Church Women United Coates Family Charitable Fund Carolyn Courtright Peggy and Horace Crawford Marian Cruz Margie Darlington Wendy and Robert Duncan Sara and Donald Eagling Patricia Farris Barbara Fendel Carol Fidler

First Christian Church of Concord Anne Flato Diane and Dennis Flicker Debra Frank and Edward Hanley Melinna Gershik Robbie and Thomas Godfrey Mira and David Gong Karen and William Gourdin Evelyn and Rabbi Roberto Graetz Faith and Daniel Greenberg Katherine Hatch Judy and Brad Heckman Carol Hiestand Mary Holden-Artist and Richard Holden Janis and Chris Hoyt Margaret and Albert Hudock Nora and Stephen Hudson Judith and Ivan Jasko Cheryl Jennings Carol Krueger Jones Kit and Dennis King Kathryn Kling Frances Krug Susan and Mike Lefelstein Donna Lenhardt Joan Lewerenz Marcia Liberson and Herb Salomon Susan Lieber and Thom McDannel Alexandra Lofrese Anne and Richard Long Julie and James Mackenzie Sara Marsh Evelyn and Donald Marvin Judith May Kim Michaud Margaret Miller Merrie and Mike Miller Sally and Larry Miller Kathe Mitchell Marilyn Mitosinka Sandra Moriarty Margaret and Philip Morrill Marilyn and Thomas Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Patti and Doug Peterson Susan and Clinton Phalen Wendy Pohlmann Maureen and James Pope Janice and Bradley Pratt Nancy Rivara


Lori and Marty Sacco Ben Salven Laura J. Sanchez Lisa and Chris Sanders Mary and Sandy Sandri Nancy Satterford and Paul Theiss William Schneider Lydia and Paul Schneider Diane Schubert Mary Ruth Sears and James Kusz Doris Sharrock David Shaw Mary Shipley Susan and Dennis Simkin Andrea Simms and Albert Dytch Linda and Richard Staaf Deborah and John Stangland Diane and Richard Stein Lisa Stewart Ann Sussman Robert Taines Billie Mae Taylor Judith and David Tedesco Jacki and Denis Thomson Decky Thornton Virginia Voelkel Constance and Alan Wadsworth Carrie Waters Judith and John Wible Linda Wood Hobie Woods Candace Wray Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church Rena Zurn and Spencer Fulweiler


Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot Kathleen and Richard Bowles Sandy and Robert Goldberg Peggy and Horace Crawford Laura J. Sanchez Pam and Joe Cunningham Carolyn and Donald Zerby Amy Faltz Temple Isaiah Barbara Fendel Susan Lieber and Thom McDannel


Evelyn and Rabbi Roberto Graetz Elaine and Alan Kaufman Sue Adler-Bressler and Dave Bressler Roberta and Marvin Baron Judy and Martin Berg Ashely and George Rafal Rabbi Judy Shanks and James Gracer Beryl and Ivor Silver Susan Hollingshead Anne Webster Sheila and Harry Jayasingha Ann Hirsch Susan and Mike Lefelstein Karen and William Gourdin Wendy Levich Karen Christenson Marcia Liberson and Herb Salomon Susan Lieber and Thom McDannel Nancy Linfoot Hubert and Kevin Hubert Karin Klarreich and Walter Wilson Mary Munsell Anne Webster Bobbie and Thomas Preston Karen Anderson Deva Rajan Bobbie and Thomas Preston Charie Reid Pepe Bowman Elizabeth and Robert Williams Margaret Thornton Marilyn Mitosinka Carrie Waters Sylvia Chatagnier Linda Wood Kathe Mitchell Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church Sylvia Chatagnier Ray Zenoni Ann Hirsch


Kyle Alley Taylor, Mom, and Dad Georgia Alley

Duane Brown Sharon and David Bateman Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot Merrie and Mike Miller Patti and Doug Peterson Janice and Bradley Pratt Gary Dowell Marylou Acorn Rhonda Batke Brenda Bodine Amanda and Brodie Brazil Carolyn Courtright Johanna and Richard Crackel Leslie and Sydney Den Nancy Dowell Sara and Donald Eagling Dianne and Hugh Erskine Diane and Dennis Flicker Carol Gerich Carol Gilliland Robbie and Thomas Godfrey Pat and David Graham Margaret and Albert Hudock Judith and Ivan Jasko Kit and Dennis King Frances Krug Donna Lenhardt Judith May Kim Michaud Anne Moulds Lydia and Paul Schneider Diane Schubert Doris Sharrock Deborah and John Stangland Diane and Richard Stein Jacki and Denis Thomson Constance and Alan Wadsworth Judith and John Wible Grandpa John Jacqueline McKinley Bill Griffitts Mary and Sandy Sandri Mary Martinezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Father â&#x20AC;&#x2039; Evelyn and Rabbi Roberto Graetz

Rosemarie G. Ockels Carolyn Ockels and Stephen King Mary Shipley Margaret Thornton


Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mindy and Ratzi Aiello Maria Albert Denali Allen Thelma Alvarez Sandra and David Anderson Rennie Archibald Lara Baldwin Diane Barton-Brown Ali Bastani Elizabeth Berkes Gloria Bertolozzi and Jeff Morrow Laura Bertolozzi Beth Chaim Congregation Joel Bird DeeDee and Charles Blankley Jade Blomstrand Cora Bohacek Mitchell Pam and Chuck Bond Boy Scout Pack 210 Beth Bremer Jamie Bricca Barbara Briggs Buchanan Fields Women’s Golf Association Greer Burke and Michael McQuiller Seaside Bush Christy and Darrell Campos Kathryn Cardinale Angela Carlisle-Brown Simin Chetnikov and Mike Khoshdelazad Carol and William Chiasson Kevin Childs Christ the King Catholic Church Church of Santa Maria Ceal Clay Nicole Collins Concord United Methodist Church Congregation B’nai Shalom Contra Costa Interfaith Coalition Karen Cook

Cooking Round the World Leora Cope and Gary Pearl Jane Copps CRDN Greater Bay Area CSAA Black Employees Association Cubic Transportation Systems Danville Congregational Church Margie Darlington Donna Davidson Elaine and Craig Davis Anne Dhanda Diablo Rock Gym/ Touchstone Climbing Melissa Dimapilis Jennifer and Mario DiPrisco LoriAnn Donahoe Dona Donaldson Michele and Larry Downes Dutch Girl Cleaners Gail Dutcher Robin and Brett Eckert Elevate Basketball & Performance Training Ellen Ellery Jody and Olaf Elze Encore, Inc. Episcopal Church of The Resurrection Deniene Erickson-Yuen Estate of Sandra J. Kasprzak Norma Evans Lisa and Leif Fairfield Faith Lutheran Church Amy Faltz and Tony Crea Family Forever Photography Mary Fenelon Sue and Steve Fielding Carrie and Jorge Figueredo First Christian Church of Concord First Presbyterian Church Mission Sewing Workshop First Presbyterian Church of Concord Nora and Ken Fishbach Mary Fitzhugh Carol Fitzpatrick Tracy Fledman Libby Flynn Patricia and James Francis Debra Frank and Edward Hanley

Lynn and Jerome Franz Tina Frechman Franklin Kurt Fuller Chrissy and Jim Gailbraith Elizabeth and John Ganey Sue and John Gardella Susan Geldin Jeanette and Douglas Gerber Maya Ghazal Sue Gibbons and Jim Hermon Callie Gilbert Gino’s Soccer Academy Girl Scout Troop 32193 Girl Scout Troop 32468 Girl Scout Troop 32986 Girl Scout Troop 33080 Grace Cooperative Preschool Grace Presbyterian Church Evelyn and Rabbi Roberto Graetz Jessica Grant Grateful Gatherings Julie Grisham and Ken Winters Barbara Groenveld Lisa Gumpel Tom Guyette Courtney Harden Linda Hargreaves Bev and Steve Harms Lynn Harrington-Golde Donovan Heinlein Roxie and Bill Herbert Nancy and Bob Hodgson Karen Hokanson Sandra and Drew Holland Hope Center Covenant Church Saro Iskenderian Japanese Christian Church Lanette Jensen Elizabeth Johannesen Nikki Jones Bill Jones Susan and Jerry Kaplan Jeannie Kassof Donna Kaulkin Grace and Rob Kawamura Nicole Kelly Jenelle and Robert Kelly Julie and Chris Kemp Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley Foundation Kiwanis Club of Walnut Creek Valerie and Michael Knoth Patricia Kramer


Hal Kushins Lafayette Christian Church Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church Lafayette Junior Women’s Club Lisa and David Lamm Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Pam Lane Susan and Bill LePat Jennifer Lawry and Howard Cloud Thuy-Huynh Le Wendy Levich Anne Lewis Judy and Maynard Lichterman Terri and Fred Lindeman Lindsay Wildlife Experience Renee and Robert Little Nancy Luna-Walker and Ed Dyke Mark Scott Construction Christine Marie Kathryn Master Lori McDonald Lois McGee Carol McNeil Toni McShane Trudy Meigs and Richard Celano Isabel Mendonsa Dan Middleton Linda and Richard Miller Nancy Mino Linda Mino Hall and Tom Hall Bonnie Montoya Kimberly Moore Moraga Garden Center Moraga Garden Farms Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Kathy Munneke Lia Munoz Bristol Diana Nam Carla Nardi


NCL Acalanes Chapter Lee Nicolaisen Ben Nikbakht Linda O’Brien Tina O’Brien Kimberly Ogle-Anderson and Brad Anderson Orinda Community Church Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Shelley Pattison Peace Lutheran Church Joanne Peterson Paula Petti Mary Phalon and Nathan Bricklin Norma Phelan Ann Porcella Michelle Prato Patty Proctor John Putis Chris Raimondi Erica and Jeff Randall Alice Rector Arlene Reed Deborah Reiling Pat and Pedro Reyes Mark Roberts Alyssa and Dave Roche Alexis Ross Theresa and Duane Rustad Mary Jane Ryan Jan and Rick Saillard Satellite Affordable Housing Associates Dagmar Satterla Yolanda Selwitz Liz and Les Simmonds Sharon Singh Darcy Smith Marlene and Sam Smith Jessica and Bill Smith Carol Somerton and Frank Scuder St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

Church St. Bonaventure Catholic Community St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Robin Stearns Cathy Strauss Sufism Reoriented Sue and Scott Summer-Moore Ann Sussman Amtul Tahir Jill Tarkoff Temple Isaiah Decky Thornton Tony Tilleskjor Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation Laura Tow Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club Antoinette and Antonio Valla Emily Van Uden Gail Walden Jane Walton Sherry Wang Axelrod Rosaiti Wee Hillcrest Congregational Church Allison and Chuck Wendelberger Cathy and Curtis Whitley Barbara Williams Rose Wilson Christy Winkles Cathy and Paul Witkay Carole Wynstra Miel Yap Martin Yeaman Ygnacio Valley Presbyterian Church Kain Yi Stephanie Young Sarah Zedaker Shadi Ziaei Verizon A Wireless

RUBY SLIPPERS CCIH’s annual gala, Ruby Slippers, was an amazing success thanks to the generosity of donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Thank you for your impact on the lives of CCIH families. Committee

Wendy Levich, Chair Dee Dee Blankley Louise Bourassa Greer Burke Sherry Cecconi Natalie Ciapponi Laura Crane Molly Daws Mary Fenelon Carrie Figueredo Elba Morales Goostree Jennifer O’Neal Trudy Presser Charie Reid Veronica Rocha Joanne Schweibinz Joan Toney


Presenting Sponsor ($20,000) McKesson Foundation Emerald Sponsor ($10,000) Carrie and Jorge Figueredo Ruby Sponsors ($5,000) Stephanie and Doug Bontemps The Bealmear Family Compass Marketing Sally and Don O’Neal Susan and Jeff Rideout Temple Isaiah Diamond Sponsors ($2,500) A Loveable Feast Mark Scott Construction Charie Reid Sapphire Sponsors ($1,250) Diana and Kent Godfrey Sandy and Robert Goldberg Resources for Community Development

Pearl Sponsors ($500) Claytor Lay Group Congregation B’nai Shalom Elaine and Craig Davis Mark Critchfield and Steve Paroli Mary Fenelon Evelyn and Rabbi Roberto Graetz HomeAid Northern California Kelly and Tom Matson John C. McClure II Yolanda and Thomas Peeks Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry Exchange Pleasant Hill Rotary Seiler Epstein Ziegler Applegate LLP Superior Mechanical Services, Inc.

Outright Gifts and Fund-a-Need

$10,000 or more Julie and Paul Candau The East Bay Community Fund Nicola and Jim Hemerling Joanne and Paul Schweibinz $5,000 - $9,999 Diana and Kent Godfrey Mira and David Gong Leslie and Chuck Murray $2,500 - $4,999 Ashley Ackerman and Jason Diaz Stephanie and Doug Bontemps Liz and Conrad Corbett Joyce and John Klassen Barb Pelletrau and Ernie Furtado Theresa and Duane Rustad Liz and Les Simmonds

$1,000 - $2,499 Alcosta Capital Management Betty Bond Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot Ena and Mark Cratsenburg Jacqueline Crist Nancy and Mike Curless Elaine and Craig Davis Carol and Brad Davis Theresa Falk and James Claytor Mary Fenelon Carrie and Jorge Figueredo Elizabeth and John Ganey Leslie and Nick Geannacopulos Janet and Dennis Govan Evelyn and Rabbi Roberto Graetz Morris Hirsch and Sheila Massoni Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments Inc. Kyra Kennedy and Pat McGrath Paula and Bill Kostorus Donna and John Linfoot Deidre and Loren Lingenfelter Lisa and Stuart Merkedeau Bill and Lynn Naylor Sally and Don O’Neal Yolanda and Thomas Peeks Gail Peterson Pam Price-Bergquist and Ken Bergquist Jane Reid Charie Reid Susan and Jeffrey Rideout Theresa and Duane Rustad Katrina and Rick Silvani Diane and Hal Steuber Janet and Alex Trzesniewski Frances and William Vaculin Frances Wallace


$500 - $999 Vickie Barclay Gloria Bertolozzi and Jeff Morrow DeeDee and Charles Blankley Shaun and Sandra Collard Joni and Greg Hirth Rene and Henry Kim Leslie and Scott Lomond Christine Lopez Maura Nicolini and Bob Sverak Ginny and Royce Paulsen Don and Elizabeth Stanners Christine and Richard Wise $250-$499 Ashley Ackerman and Jason Diaz Todd Bealmear Ingrid and Jim Brommers Bergquist Natalina and Dario Bernardi Melanie and Michael Brent Dee Brook Debbie and Stephen Burrows Andy Casper Sara and Tim Cecchin Sherry and Richard Cecconi Charlotte and Lyle Deck Katherine Dey Diane and Tom Elliott Amy Faltz and Tony Crea Laura and Richard Hamai Carol Hiestand Jack Kemp Julie and Chris Kemp Rita Kwan Feinberg and Todd Feinberg Sue and Mike Lescure Ish Mendonsa Faye and Geoff Mettler Michael Oliver and Associates Network for Good Lindsey and Brendan Noonan Joann and Mike Oliver Mari and Sam Parino Trudy and Bruce Presser Pat and Pedro Reyes Jim and Carol Riley Linda and Jeff Rosenthal


Liz and Mike Rusk Steve and Ellen Seiler Mimi and Greg Smith Tim Szarnicki Peter and Deborah Talbot Domini and John Tarman Antoinette and Antonio Valla Risa and Rhette Wallach $100 - $249 Val Agostino and Lois O’Connell Linda and Peter Banwell Susan and Roger Blumer Karen Christenson Nancy Clark Laura Crane and Philip Linfoot Marian Cruz Ellen and Greg Davis Christa and Joe Fairfield Allison and Murril Gash Carol Gilliland Mario Goins Judy Halden Katherine Hart and Paul Beadleston Rev. John Kasper Ken Kent Bob and Cathy Lewis David Louttit Kathy and Richard Marshall Louise Milford Christine and Jon Oldfather Alice and Al Perez Stephanie Peters and William Stolte Rob Schock Domini and John Tarman Margaret Thornton Joan and Fred Toney Cynthia and Michael Whitchurch Up to $99 Anonymous Carol and William Chiasson Janis and Chris Hoyt Bridget Teranen Mary Terjeson

Ruby Slippers In-Kind Donors

A Loveable Feast A.C.T. Ace Dance Academy Grace Ambrose Yau Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria Arthur Murray Dance Studio Bob Athayde Beth Azcona Deborah Bautista Beach Blanket Babylon Carolyn and Michael Bealmear Berkeley Rep Gloria Bertolozzi and Jeff Morrow Bette’s Oceanview Diner Cathy Blake and Mike Gilson DeeDee and Charles Blankley Linda Bochte Stephanie and Doug Bontemps Boundary Oak Golf Course Louise Bourassa and Peter Linfoot Joan Breece Broadway Plaza Trudy and Bruce Presser Cal Shakes Canvas and Cabernet Caroline’s Salon Rosemary and Perry Carter Sherry and Richard Cecconi Chef Phillipe Chevalier Carol and William Chiasson Church of Santa Maria Claim Jumper Concannon Vineyards Cooperage Danville Congregational Church Naomi Davis Ramona Davis Betty Delisio Delta Kayak Adventures Disneyland Domini and John Tarman Eating House 1849: by Roy Yamaguchi El Charro Elizabeth and John Ganey Diane and Tom Elliott

Exploratorium Faction Brewing Family Forever Photography Mary Fenelon Festival Napa Valley Carrie and Jorge Figueredo Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Kathryn Furst and Mark Kimmel G3 Enterprises Allison and Murril Gash Carol Gerich Margaret Gierke Wendy and Adam Gilberd Carol Gilliland Teresa Goodfellow Anne Granlund Heller Jewelers Brenda Henderson Hidden Oaks Neighbors Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Linda Jinks Joan and Fred Toney Joseph Phelps Vineyards Julie Cheshire Photography Just Tix Rev. John Kasper Kathleen Burke Designs Richard Kemink Kyra Kennedy and Pat McGrath Kepler’s Golf KFOG

Mary King KQED Virginia and Al La Faille La Mediterranee Lafayette Car Wash Lawrence Hall of Science Wendy Levich Lindsay Wildlife Experience Nancy Linfoot and Kevin Hubert Delores and John Loague Marci Longchamps Lotus Acupuncture Mama’s Fish House Mari and Sam Parino John C McClure II Bro. Mickey McGrath Linda Mino and Tom Hall Trisch Moosburgger Elba Morales Goostree Napa and Sonoma Valley Bike Tours Nicole Noga and Dan Northway North Bay Brewery Tour Oakland Raiders Oakwood Athletic Club Christine and Jon Oldfather Oregon Shakespeare Festival Pacific Park Santa Monica Pier Sue Pato Peju Province Winery Piatti Pier 39

Nancy Pinio Powell’s Sweet Shoppe Charie Reid Renaissance Club Sport Renaissance Rialto Resort at Squaw Creek Retzlaff Vineyards Rialto Cinemas Susan and Jeffrey Rideout Marie and Dennis Rowland The Ruth Bancroft Garden Joanne and Paul Schweibinz Emmelie Sabette and Arthur Woo Sacramento Kings San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Giants San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco Zoo Sandra Martin Skin Care and Makeup Studio Jess Seghers Anne and Tim Seiler Steve Simpkins SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa Mimi and Greg Smith Sonoma Raceway Southwest Airlines St. George Spirits SusieCakes Hisako Tanaka Louise Tanno Cassandra Van Dyke Wente Vineyards Yogurt Shack


Leadership Board of Directors Jeff Rideout, Chair Carol Gilliland, Vice Chair Charie Reid, Secretary Jerry Williams, Treasurer Michael Bealmear Stephanie Bontemps Mary Fenelon

Rabbi Roberto Graetz Reverend John Kasper John C. McClure II Donald O’Neal Thomas Peeks Steve Seiler

Member Faith Communities Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Beth Chaim Congregation Christ the King Catholic Church Church of Santa Maria Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Concord United Methodist Church Congregation B’nai Shalom Danville Congregational Church Episcopal Church of The Resurrection First Christian Church of Concord First Presbyterian Church of Concord Grace Presbyterian Church Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church Lafayette United Methodist Church Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Orinda Community Church Our Savior’s Lutheran Church


Peace Lutheran Church San Ramon Valley United Methodist 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 Sufism Reoriented Temple Isaiah Trinity Lutheran Church Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church

You Can Make a Difference Make a Gift

We welcome your partnership and support in ending poverty in Contra Costa County. Make a gift by sending a check to 399 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 115 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 or visit our website to make a gift online at

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of CCIH. Opportunities include afterschool tutoring, plan-ning a meal for resident dinners, serving on the Ruby Slippers gala committee, helping the Backpack Drive or Holiday Adopt-A-Family, and many more.

Make a Gift of Stock

By transferring appreciated stocks, bond, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than a year to CCIH, you receive an immediate tax deductions for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you paid for them. For more information, call us at (925) 944-2247.

Advocate for Affordable Housing

Attend a city council meeting or write your local congressperson in support of more affordable housing in the community. To end poverty successfully, we must commit to increasing affordable housing for all.

Leave a Legacy Create a legacy to benefit future generations by leaving a bequest designated for a specific purpose or to support the greatest need. Bequests are easy to arrange and preserve your assets during your lifetime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give to Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, the sum of $__ or __% of my estate, to be used for charitable purposes as the Executive Director shall direct.â&#x20AC;? You may also name CCIH as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified plan, or life insurance policy. For more information, call us at (925) 944-2247.


Contra Costa Interfaith Housing 399 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 115 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523




Contra Costa Interfaith Housing Annual Report 2016-2017