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Bread Head

We believe that everyone who lives within a community has a voice that needs opportunities to be heard.

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Our Story

Bread Head was founded by Celeste Baker when she became aware of the isolation that many experience when they move from the streets into housing. After becoming housed, formerly houseless individuals often feel disconnected, both from the community they left on the streets and from the mainstream society in which they are expected to assimilate into.  Even if housed, it’s stressful to think about finding food, money, and a sense of community.  Inspired to create an organization that supports youth in their transition, our programs focus on food literacy and alternative wellness methods as life skills that translate to all aspects of life.

Our logo of Gaia is a symbol of the nurturing and generosity that mother earth has to offer. When we foster a community built on everyone’s strengths, Gaia shares her bounty. Through gathering around to share meals, learn life skills, and grow lasting positive connections, we offer the tools needed to empower individuals with the confidence needed to achieve their goals. Our community-driven programs aim to reduce the isolation felt by youth by advocating that houselessness is something that people experience – it is not an identity. As such, we aspire to change the narrative around stigmatized labels such as “homeless,” so that both housed and unhoused alike see their value in society.

Our Team

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Celeste Dunoyer

Executive Director

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Judy Saunders

Deputy Director

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Eric Evans

Programs Specialist

To inspire personal growth and independence needed to achieve balanced living.

What Bread Head offers:

Cooking classes that teach how to eat on the budget of CalFresh.
Building of life skills that grow a sense of independence and self-efficacy.
Alternative wellness classes as a tool to for mental health and balanced living.
Programs

We can’t do it alone

As a community organization we are here to collaborate with all of you. We are thankful for our partners playing a part to support our mission!

Our Community

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Meet Jake

Jake was introduced to the outdoors and yoga early on. However, the potential for nature and yoga to work in his life was not realized until there was an honest desire for change. After years of personal struggle Jake sought the support of his community. With a new sense of strength he began to practice a healthy lifestyle, this had a profound and lasting effect on Jake’s life. He now has dedicated his life to sharing his passion for fitness, nature and yoga with others. Jake has completed a 200 hour yoga certification and teaches yoga weekly. He sees this path as limitless and he looks forward to sharing it with you.

Join the Bread Head Community

Join the Bread Head Community

Youth Looking for Support

If you are young adult that wants to participate in Bread Head programs and services, join our contact list by emailing youth@breadhead.org or clicking on the link. We look forward to seeing you!

Get Involved

Volunteer

We’re always looking for community volunteers! Please email community@breadhead.org or submit your information at the following link.

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Support Our Mission

We appreciate any support of donations from the community for our programs!

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