Eden I&R
September 2019 E-Newsletter
September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."
Eden I&R provides a full range of disaster preparedness trainings including Personal Preparedness, Agency Preparedness, SKIP (Safety Kept in Place) Kits, and Workplace Violence/Active Shooter. Contact Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Lars Eric Holm at 510-727-9516 or  leholm@edenir.org  to schedule a training for your community group.

This month is also a great time to plan your participation in the Great ShaekOut, the world's largest earthquake drill, which will take place on October 17. To learn more about participating, visit www.shakeout.org.
We're Hiring!

Full-time Finance Manager - Eden I&R seeks a Finance Manager to lead our finance department and handle the major reporting, invoicing, and reconciliation duties for our company. With an annual budget of over $2 million and 34 employees, Eden I&R is a medium-size nonprofit organization that has seen financial growth the past few years. Click here  to learn more and apply.
New Voicemail Option for 211

Callers to 211 Alameda County now have the option to leave a voicemail and receive a call-back if their wait time lasts more than a few minutes. This is just one of several recent improvements to 211's service. Callers also now have the option to text their zip code to 898-211 Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 pm for fast referral information.
211 Featured in Alameda Sun

"Dialing '211' in Alameda (County) provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers. By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance can be referred — and sometimes connected — to appropriate agencies and community organizations." Click here to read the full article.
211 By the Numbers - August 2019
211 Alameda County

5,476 conversations handled*

6,920 referrals provided


75% female

29% single mothers with minor children

55% Living with disabilities

*reflects both calls and two-way texts to 211
Services Database

253 agency record updates

662 program record updates
Housing Database

40 units added

2,405 records updated
"I really appreciate the time she took to help me look for places.
This 211 is a godsend. Thank you so much."
Caller Stories
A single mother called from San Leandro looking for back to school programs and or back to school giveaways.  
She has a very low income and has trouble making ends meet. 211 referred her to the Davis Street Family Resource Center Backpack and Shoe Giveaway and Ariel Outreach Mission Backpack Giveaway. 

For additional 211 call examples handled in August, go here.
AHIP (AIDS Housing Information Project)
AHIP (AIDS Housing Information Project) offers housing and human services resource referrals to People Living with HIV/AIDS via a designated phone line and through one-on-one, in-person assistance at clinics and AIDS Service Organizations.

In August, AHIP had 23 in-person meetings and 95 calls with clients, provided 95 service referrals and 289 housing referrals.
August Outreach
338 people engaged at events and fairs

22 community meetings attended

38,811 website page views
3,589 outreach materials distributed

6 disaster preparedness trainings held

5,970 website sessions/visitors
Thank You to Our Partners
Donor spotlight - Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has a long legacy of serving and supporting communities, and has long been one of the most generous corporate foundations in the U.S. The company, through its business and the Wells Fargo Foundation, uses its resources and expertise to solve complex societal problems and pave a path to stability and financial success for underserved communities. Eden I&R thanks the Wells Fargo Foundation for its ongoing support of 211 Alameda County.
Referral Partner Spotlight - Love Never Fails

The mission of Love Never Fails is to be dedicated to the restoration, education and protection of those involved or at-risk of becoming involved in human trafficking. They provide long-term restorative safe housing, workforce development for sustainable careers and awareness education. To learn more about their work, visit  www.loveneverfailsus.com