Social impact

Stories of Hope.

Paulia started hanging out in the kitchen at a very young age. Having experienced homelessness for many years she finally landed at Mission Solano. She currently cooks 6 day a week at the Bridge to Life Center campus for over 100 people at each meal!

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Johnee McKelvey was born in Berkeley to a Catholic family. His substance use started at the early age of ten years old, and continued throughout his whole life. Because he was able to start a family and buy a home, Johnee thought his addiction was under control.

Bridge to Life Center resident and head chef Linda left the darkness of drugs and homelessness and hopelessness behind, and has worked to become a beacon of hope and light. Listen as Linda shares about how food and shelter can bring life-change to those in need, and how she sees light restored in the hearts of many.
Sabrena was living in an abandoned concession stand with her husband and their four boys for two years. One day her youngest son was complaining that he was hungry, really hungry and she did not have anything for him to eat.