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[Press] Six-Part Blog Series: Breaking Down Barriers

This blog post written on January 5, 2018 by N. Sein highlights BOSS as an organization to inspire others and talks about what BOSS does. There are quotes from our Director of Development, Sonja Fitz who talks about BOSS and the work we do.


These are the people whose work fuels ours, and we hope their stories inspire you as we begin 2018 with this special series.

BOSS believes that people affected by crisis have invaluable knowledge and insight about what works to change lives, so we hire from our target population; at least 40% of BOSS staff have personal experience with homelessness, disabilities, substance abuse or criminal justice systems.” —Sonja Fitz, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (Berkeley, CA)

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)’s mission is to help those who are mentally ill, struggling with substance abuse, formerly incarcerated, or otherwise homeless achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness.

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