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: 
  • Created a national model of integrated care for homeless individuals, promoting 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 capital funding partnerships to construct the Medical Respite Center, Health Clinic and Resource Center
  • Attained robust 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 healing and wellness.
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 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. 

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 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 !


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