CityServe Responded to Over 1000 Calls

Posted by the Independent : Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:00 am

CityServe of the Tri-Valley, a non-profit founded in 2009 to help people who are in crisis, has announced accomplishments achieved during 2018.

Executive Director Gloria Gregory said in a message to members and interested public that the organization was able to help more than 1000 callers in the Tri-Valley last year in significant ways.

CityServe disbursed $107,000 in community care expenses, including partial rental assistance to prevent eviction, money for essential car repairs, and funds for utility bills to prevent shut-offs for low-income families.

CityServe provided 275 nights in local motels for emergency shelter for homeless families, often those with small children. The organization connected volunteers to service opportunities, which amounted to more than 33,000 hours in community service.

In 2018, the non-profit adopted a new goal of knowing every homeless person in the Valley. Gregory said that CityServe helped, and knows by name, some 277 homeless families and individuals, including 176 in Livermore, 64 in Pleasanton, and 37 in Dublin.

“We are thankful for each relationship, both clients and community partners. We look forward to more community spirit and joint efforts as we address the very urgent human services needs in our Tri-Valley in this new year ahead,” said Gregory.

CityServe receives support from other non-profits, local churches, city governments, school districts, businesses, and private donors. It has a website at cityservetrivalley.org. Besides organization news, the website lists volunteer opportunities.

The Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative is a cross-sector collaboration formed to address issues of hidden poverty in the Tri-Valley Area.