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BACS CEO Named 2020 Woman of the Year

Jamie Almanza, BACS CEO, is 2020’s Woman of the Year for State Senator Nancy Skinner’s District 9!

Watch the virtual award ceremony here: https://youtu.be/youW9xCUflQ?t=575

“Bay Area Community Services, if you have not heard of it, is a phenomenal organization,” said Senator Skinner. “Jamie, everyone in this district, whether they are aware of BACS or not, owes a debt of gratitude to you. Because you are serving people that are in such need… everyone wants our unsheltered folks, our folks who are struggling with mental illness – they want them served. It breaks all of our hearts to see the encampments, to step over people, to see the misery, especially now with COVID… You have my commitment to continue to fight for funding for BACS.”

Elected in November 2016, state Sen. Nancy Skinner  represents California’s 9th Senate District, which includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, San Leandro, and San Pablo.

BACS is so grateful for the recognition of our incredible CEO, Jamie Almanza, whose leadership inspires each of us to do “whatever it takes” to uplift our community.


Our mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes.