SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) honored Abode Services of Fremont as the 20th Assembly District’s “2019 Non-Profit of the Year.” Abode’s Executive Director, Louis Chicoine joined Assemblymember Quirk at the State Capitol in Sacramento for a celebratory lunch and ceremony organized by the California Association of Non-Profits.
Abode Services was founded in Alameda County in 1989 when a small group of people came together to address a growing problem with family homelessness in the Tri-City area. Since then, Abode Services has expanded their reach throughout the Bay Area, serving more than 8,000 adults and children each year.
“I am proud to recognize Abode Services for the tremendous work they do year-round to end homelessness in our communities,” Assemblymember Quirk said. “The need to house vulnerable children and adults has never been greater than today. The high cost of living and lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area has pushed many people into homelessness.”
“Abode Services is very honored to be selected by Assemblymember Bill Quirk as the Non-Profit of the Year for its work to end homelessness. We look forward to continuing our work with Assemblymember Quirk to address the growing problem of homelessness in our community,” said Louis Chicoine, Executive Director of Abode Services.
Since 2010, Abode Services has placed over 10,000 individuals into permanent housing under the “Housing First Approach.” Adobe Services’ permanent housing and supportive services programs offer individualized service plans that address the needs and goals of individuals and families experiencing homelessness while promoting their independence and success in housing.
“For 30 years, Abode Services has not only housed thousands of children and families, but has connected them with critical wrap-around services that changed their lives for the better – for good,” concluded Assemblymember Quirk.