Help us make a difference in the lives of children –
participate in the 20th Annual FESCO Shuffle
“Diane” is a single mom of two girls, ages 2 and 6. When Diane’s hours were cut and she could no longer afford market rent, she came to FESCO’s Banyan House. With no extended family in the area, Diane feared she and her children would have nowhere to go. Diane discovered FESCO via online research and was referred to FESCO’s Banyan House. By working with FESCO’s housing specialist and her landlord, and by coming to Banyan House, Diane was able to avoid eviction, which would impact her credit rating and cause even more of a barrier to obtaining housing in the future.
FESCO’s Banyan House, which offers transitional housing for families needing extra time to gain employment or attend school/vocational training. This 28-bed facility provides 8 families with 1-2 private bedrooms and bath, shared community/dining spaces, a community computer room, and outdoor recreation space, including a children’s playground. Families receive a variety of supportive services such as case management, life skills training, counseling, and children’s services. Families residing at Banyan House pay 30% of their adjusted gross income toward rent, and receive a portion of that money back as a savings when they move.
Diane was determined to find stable employment in order to provide stability for her children. We are so proud of the many accomplishments this mom has made! Diane is now living in a lovely two-bedroom apartment in Hayward and has recently become licensed to provide childcare.
Diane is thrilled with being able to share her passion with other low-income moms, to help solve issues familiar to families with young children. With the support of FESCO’s case management team and confidence gained through her stay at Banyan House, Diane now has a safe, affordable place to raise her children, and has started her own business!
May 6, 2017
Event Day Timeline
8:30AM – Check-in/T-shirt pickup
9:30AM – Opening Ceremonies
10:00AM – Walk Begins
11:00AM – Lunch & Entertainment
12:00 noon – Closing Ceremony
San Leandro Marina
**New Picnic Location**
SEAGULL PICNIC AREA
14001 Monarch Bay Dr
San Leandro, CA 94577
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