The people on the inside
At Dorothy Day House, we pride ourselves in living our lives and doing our work in the “Dorothy Day Way.” That means that we strive to show both radical love and warmth to people that come to us for help. We prioritize getting to know the stories of the people that we all so often see.
We understand that homelessness could happen to anyone, and, in many instances, people struggling or facing homelessness do not have anyone in their family to turn to. Dorothy Day House employees and volunteers are that family to so many who are in need.
We see ourselves in the people we are helping. We make it a point to mainly hire individuals who have experienced a similar hardship in their lives. Many of the people we help end up volunteering or working for us and becoming a part of our family.
Just being able to talk to our guests and get to know them daily is incredibly rewarding. And it works both ways – one of the ways Dorothy Day House has helped me has been my own growth in accepting people exactly the way they are.”
Bob Whalen, Procurement Manager
Meet the Staff
Dorothy Day House
Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter Program Coordinator
Beyond the Horizon
Meet our Board of Directors
Dorothy Day House's Board of Directors is entirely made up of volunteers who have dedicated their lives to helping those most in need in Berkeley.