Abode Services’ mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people, including those with special needs, to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness. We develop and implement innovative programs to end homelessness. Our agency is built on the principles of Housing First, a proven approach that has demonstrated results far superior to the traditional approaches to homelessness. We were 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, we have expanded our impact throughout the Bay Area, serving more than 6,100 adults and children each year in Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Napa counties. Since 2010, we’ve placed 7,534 individuals into permanent housing, making a real impact on ending homelessness in our community. We apply the innovative Housing First approach to go beyond the temporary solutions that shelters and transitional housing programs offer. Our results are just a small indication of how effective our work has been in ending homelessness for vulnerable adults and children throughout our community.