Collaboratively creating a just & compassionate community

Planning the Wellness Campus reflects our resolve to close a fundamental gap in care for unhoused seniors and adults with complex health conditions 

Alameda Point Collaborative convened leaders in community development, social justice advocacy, racial equity, community development, and health care provision. These thought partners have shaped an integrated service model, raised early funding, advanced the campus design, galvanized broad community support, and launched our capital campaign.

APC, LifeLong and Project Champions have achieved the following: 
  • Created a national model of integrated care for homeless individuals, promoting wellness, health recovery, housing stability, and dignified end-of-life care for unhoused Alameda County residents with complex health conditions.
  • Designed a Wellness Campus, featuring 100 units of permanent supportive housing for seniors, a 50-bed medical respite program, a co-located health clinic, and homelessness prevention services to serve an estimated 700 unhoused Alameda County residents annually, including 400 medical respite clients each year.
  • Attracted major funding partnerships – raising $44 million of the $50 million to construct the Medical Respite Center, moving us into the final phase of our capital campaign.
  • Attained unwavering support from elected officials, Alameda County, labor unions, community leaders, consumers, and health care providers.
  • Extensively engaged clients, providers and community leaders in the planning and design for the project.
  • Secured site control of a 3.6-acre site next to East Bay Regional Park’s Crab Cove in Alameda, a beautiful shoreline area that is conducive to health recovery.
Special Election

Residents of the City of Alameda demonstrated the power of a community taking a stand to address homelessness. In a special election in April 2019, residents decisively rejected a ballot initiative aimed at stopping the project. Residents engage in a reflective dialogue around homelessness, racial justice, and the repair of historical harm. A broad coalition of community leaders, elected officials, neighboring residents, labor, and civic associations endorsed the project. 

stakeholder  engagement 

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 recently 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 behavioral health, and aging issues in Alameda County.

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 to move forward!


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