CDIM ended 2017 grateful to all its Clients and partner firms for the opportunity to execute technically challenging engineering and environmental projects that affect San Francisco Bay communities. To express our gratitude, CDIM and its employees engage (volunteer or donation) with three local charitable organizations.
Downtown Streets Team: San Francisco DST works collaboratively with homeless and low-income men and women on street beautification projects that empower individuals and acts as a stepping stone into employment, housing, and a better life. SF DST provides its volunteers with a non-cash stipend to help cover their basic needs, and case management and employment services to find housing and a job. SF DST works in the Civic Center neighborhood where CDIM is located.
SF Court Appointed Special Advocates: San Francisco CASA transforms the lives of abused and neglected foster youth by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community. SF CASA has 286 volunteers who have provided services to 300 court-dependent children and adolescents in the past year, which represents nearly 30% of the total number of youth in San Francisco foster services.
Bay Area Rescue: The Richmond Rescue Mission helps meet the basic needs of homeless men, women, and children in the Bay Area with food and a clean, safe place to sleep. Homelessness in Contra Costa County increased by 33% in 2016 and Richmond Police estimate that up to 800 people sleep unsheltered on any given night. Confronting this problem in 2016, the Rescue Mission provided more than 77,000 nights of shelter and more than 788,000 meals.