At age 15, he became a casualty of war.
At 22, he won a local lottery.
To read Ahmed’s story, click here.
Aubrey, a woman supported by EBI, was recently recognized by The Independent for her work with elementary school students in Pleasanton. To read the full article and learn how Aubrey helped teach children about expressing themselves and overcoming communication challenges, click here.
Happy 5th Anniversary California Community Transitions (CCT)! EBI’s CCT program, which supports individuals living in nursing facilities to transition back into the community, has had amazing growth and success over the last 5 years, and has had a huge impact in the lives of many. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Alameda County Project SEARCH’s most recent graduates! Their dedication and hard work was celebrated by family, friends and community partners in a graduation ceremony on January 28, 2015. To read a profile on each of the graduates, click here!
Meet Julie! Julie is a Community Living Assistant, where she supports an individual with a disability to participate fully in his community. She does wheelchair transfers, provides personal care, and assists with community access. What makes Julie unique is that she herself is an adult with a disability, currently receiving support services. To read Julie’s story, click here.
EBI is so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have supported us over these last 20 years. In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we asked families and individuals to share their stories and photographs with us. We were very touched by the heartfelt responses. These thoughts and images were collected into a book, which was presented to EBI’s Executive Director in honor of this 20-year milestone. We also had a PDF version made, so we could share it with all of you! To view, please click here: Testimonial Book 2014.
Children’s Project SEARCH program was selected as a finalist in the Jackson Healthcare’s annual Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program that recognizes hospital programs that impact America’s underserved in sustainable ways. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is one of just two hospitals in California, the only children’s hospital in California, and one of 5 children’s hospitals in the country to be a finalist. Finalists for the 2014 season were selected from a pool of nominees that spanned 35 states and included 208 programs from 183 hospitals. Award recipients—designated as Programs of Excellence—will be announced at a banquet after the national hospital charitable services conference on February 5, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.