Amid the darkness of homelessness, the Fairmont Campus Navigation Center Tiny Homes program stands as a beacon of hope. With 34 units, the Fairmont provides shelter and support for unhoused neighbors in crisis.
Since opening its doors in 2021, the Tiny Homes program has served 128 individuals and 127 households, connecting them to resources that help them achieve health and self-sufficiency.
LIVES CHANGED: 24 households have found permanent housing, 84 households have increased their income, and 124 have gained access to health insurance.
But this work is not just about the numbers. The Fairmont Campus Navigation Center Tiny Homes program is a place of community and healing. With both respite (for those with medical needs) and non-respite units, guests have a safe space to recover and access the support they need to move forward in their lives. And the sense of community built on campus is a testament to the power of human connection.
The staff and medical support team at the Fairmont Campus Navigation Center work tirelessly to provide compassionate care and housing to those experiencing homelessness - creating innovative solutions to address this complex issue.
By any measure - quantitative or quality of life - the Tiny Homes project is a resounding success. These cozy abodes offer a sense of safety, stability, and dignity to those who have felt isolated and left behind.
Working Together to Change Lives
The Fairmont Campus Navigation Center staff has created a supportive community far beyond the walls of the tiny homes. The Housing Navigators, Lucy and Nakuia, work closely with guests to ensure they have everything they need to thrive, from medical care to job training. Their dedication is unmatched, and their success stories speak for themselves.
One such success story is that of Victor Michel. After spending 19 years in a place not meant for human habitation, he found hope at the Fairmont Campus Navigation Center. With the support of the Navigation Team and medical staff, Victor achieved his goals of sobriety, housing, and mobility. He has since moved into his first permanent living situation in almost two decades.
The staff and medical support team at the
Fairmont Campus Navigation Center
are tackling one of the most challenging issues of our time with compassion, innovation, and dedication. They need community supporters like you to make this happen!
Join the Mission
BOSS involves volunteers at many of our programs, including Fairmont Tiny Homes - volunteers conduct collections of needed items like household items, linens, and gift cards, teach life skills classes to residents, or organize other community activities. Click here to volunteer or consider donating!
All donations to our programs help us provide love, respect, safety, and belonging to those impacted by poverty and inequity. We would love to hear from you if you have land or buildings that could be used for affordable housing!
BOSS programs are innovative, based on evidence-based practices and proven methodologies, and emphasize lived experience: across BOSS, over 50% of staff (80% in reentry programs) have personal experience with the same issues current participants face.
Visit our donation page to see how you can continue being of service and help BOSS Bay Area remain one of today's most recognized leaders in social justice, housing, reentry, violence prevention, and innovative service delivery methodologies.