“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress.” (James 1:27).
Regardless of their spiritual, cultural, or religious preference, most people feel an innate desire to help others, particularly those facing particularly difficult circumstances. This page provides links to organizations that have been vetted and proven to provide relief to those in need.
Thistle Farms offers services to survivors of trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness
Episcopal Relief and Development provides assistance for national and global needs.
World Vision focuses on global hunger and the needs of children.
Local (Bay Area)
Episcopal Charities is the local, charitable arm of the Episcopal Church.
Berkeley Food and Housing Project offers housing services to homeless individuals.