Non-Profit Survival Guide
In the last 5 years, “BACS has transformed itself from an $8 million organization… to a $22 million organization with a clear path to strategic growth and a new partnership with the healthcare sector.”
Jamie Almanza, MBA, Executive Director, wants to help other non-profits do the same, and transform into an organization that thrives in the managed care world.
In the Spring 2017 issue of American Society on Aging‘s Generations magazine, she lays out BACS’ strategy. Ms. Almanza has good news for all non-profits considering this transformation – “it is not only possible, but is also a reinvigorating process for an agency, its staff, its consumers, and its funders.” You can read the full story here,
Wellness Center Summer
Valley Wellness Center and South County Wellness Center combined to host their 2nd annual “Hello Summer” BBQ at Shadow Lakes. We had a great turnout, and the participation by all was amazing! People who had not been swimming in years had a blast in the water, and the highlight was a football that we brought. The participants played catch for over an hour while in the water.
Our centers have been working together for quite some time, helping participants socialize with each other. It was a successful outing, one we will have again for our “End of Summer BBQ” around Labor Day, with the possibility of inviting the other centers.
Rosewood Crisis Residential Center Opens!
Renovations are complete and clients who are in need of heightened support are getting the help they need.
We would like to thank the City of Vallejo, who helped fund the purchase of Rosewood Place, and without whom, this program would not be possible. Additionally, thank you to Steinberg Bill 82 for funding renovations, and the County of Solano for funding operations of this critical program for our community.
We would like to thank the City of Vallejo, who helped fund the purchase of Rosewood Place, and without whom, this program would not be possible.
We could not have opened Rosewood Crisis Residential if it were not for the four decades of experience we have operating Woodroe, so we would like to give big thanks to our whole Woodroe Place team for their foundational work.
Homeless Outreach Program Anniversary
BACS is pleased to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of BACS’ North County Senior Homeless Program (NCSHP).
BACS opened NCSHP, a full service partnership program, in 2007 to fill a crucial need in the community: outreach, housing and financial support, mental health and case management, substance use, and primary care to individuals who are homeless and have mental health issues.
Our NCSHP team has made a difference for hundreds of people over the last 10 years. Learn more about our Full Service Partnerships here.
Employee of the Month
According to his colleagues, “Jazzel constantly shows a commitment to carry-out job duties, and always willingly goes above and beyond for not only clients…but also with his fellow co-workers. He stands as a role model for those around him, always giving a willing hand, as well as integrates our core values in all he does- he is innovative, he is respecting/ understanding of diversity, beholds integrity, as well as promotes wellness/ prevention daily.”
Congratulations, Jazzel, and thank you for all your hard work!
Welcoming Rashieda Mumin-Jordan to BACS’ Finance Team
Please provide a very warm welcome to Rashieda Mumin-Jordan, BACS’ new Accounting Manager!
Rashieda joins us with over 17 years of financial management and accounting experience working with major organizations including the SF Chronicle and Catholic Management Services where she held titles of Financial and Operations Manager and Accounting Manager/Supervisor and has vast experience supporting business operations for profit and non-profit entities.
Rashieda holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Security and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both from University of Phoenix.
Join Our Cause
Do you want to join BACS in our mission to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes?
Donate to BACS online by clicking here, or via mail to 629 Oakland Ave, Oakland, CA 94612. Make an ongoing impact by donating monthly!
Or, donate gently used blankets, canned goods, and other items to our housing programs. Email us to learn more.
Many people leave a charitable gift in their will. Do you want to make a lifetime of impact in the community you care about? Email us to learn more!