Collaboratively creating a just & compassionate community
The Wellness Campus reflects our shared dedication to strengthen the model of care and address service gaps for individuals who are living and dying on our streets
APC, LifeLong and Project Champions have achieved the following:
Residents of the City of Alameda demonstrated the power of a community taking a stand to address homelessness. In a Special Election in 2019, residents decisively rejected a ballot initiative aimed at stopping the project. Residents engage in a dialogue around homelessness, racial justice, and the repair of historical harm . A broad coalition of community leaders, elected officials, neighbors, labor, newspapers and civic associations endorsed the project.
The Wellness Campus engages consumers, content experts, and community leaders in each aspect of the project planning and design. The project has been enriched by extensive consumer inputs and participation.
$15M in funding from State of CA
With Senator Skinner’s leadership, the AWC was awarded $15 million in the 2021-22 State Budget in recognition of the project’s significance in advancing the state’s commitment to addressing homelessness, health, and aging issues.
ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE ALAMEDA WELLNESS CAMPUS
The State Historical Resources Commission declined to hear the nomination of 1245 McKay Ave to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places on the basis that previous evaluations have concluded that the site did not meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to be listed on the National Register. This confirmation represents another triumph for the project !