Stories & Victories

“By having supportive housing, I can foster the safe, caring environment that was necessary to reunite me with my son – which was my ultimate goal,” he said.

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“Having a roof over our heads allows me to do normal, simple things – having breakfast, taking care of my kids, going to work and school,” she said. “I’m still struggling but that’s life – it’s what everybody does. It’s a different struggle than before.”

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For John, the road to homelessness began with a painful childhood wracked by physical abuse and domestic violence. He escaped that trauma by using drugs and alcohol as a teen, starting a downward spiral of addiction, crime, and joblessness. John, 66, now is clean and sober. He said staying on the right path would have been more difficult had he not had stable housing at Casa de Novo, where he still lives.

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“We were in imminent danger of being homeless,” said Melvin, who served in the Navy from 1973-1975. “Without their help, my life would still be quite miserable.”

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May 2, 2017

Abode Services Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Providing Housing at Casa de Novo in San Jose

Abode Services recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at Casa de Novo, where it has provided housing to people in need,…

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November 11, 2016

Affordable Housing for Families and the Formerly Homeless Opens in Fremont

Grand Opening at Laguna Commons, a model for the kind of communities that Measure A1 will help create Fremont, CA –…

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October 22, 2016

Sisters of the Holy Family, Abode Services Bring Affordable Housing Project to Fremont

Abode Services, a Fremont-based nonprofit group working to end homelessness, has partnered with local organizations to build 59 new affordable…

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