In April, Alameda voters will be asked to decide whether former Federal Government facilities on McKay Ave should be used to house the Alameda Wellness Center (which will be built and operated by Alameda Point Collaborative). Alameda City Council voted 4-1 to approve the Center in December, but a group of concerned citizens collected signatures to force the issue to a special election on April 9, 2019.
We have the unique opportunity to visit the proposed site of the Alameda Wellness Center on Saturday, 3/16 at 11:30AM. APC’s executive director, Doug Biggs, will host the tour, so we can be better informed on this proposed answer to the issue of homelessness in Alameda and the East Bay. After the tour, stick around for a BBQ lunch hosted by Alameda Christian Reformed Church, Bay Area Chinese Bible Church, Calvary Alameda, and Grace Church Alameda. Please RSVP if you plan to attend!
- Who: APC will be hosting this event for the congregations of ACRC, BACBC, Calvary, and Grace Alameda. (But you’re welcome to bring friends who aren’t part of our churches!)
- What: Tour of the Alameda Wellness Center and BBQ lunch
- When: Saturday, March 16, 11:30-1:00
- Where: Site of the proposed Wellness Center, 1261 McKay Ave, Alameda, 94501
- Why: To become better informed on the nature of this issue. Homelessness is a crisis afflicting the Bay Area. In the city of Alameda, homelessness has increased almost 10 fold in 5 years! This is an issue we should all be aware of, so that we can, in Christ, love “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40, 45).
- What is the Alameda Wellness Center? The Center will house 80-90 homeless seniors, provide medical respite for homeless individuals coming out of the hospital, and will also house a resource center for Alamedans who have lost or are in danger of losing their housing. For more information, please visit the City of Alameda website.
- Planning to come? RSVP here!