Oakland Elizabeth house offers a residence to women with children who have experienced the poverty of homelessness, violence, and addiction. We support the women and children in their transition to independence by empowering them with the tools to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education, employment, and health and wellness resources.



Our Impact

Currently 10 mothers and 16 children (ages 6 mos – 9 years) live at Oakland Elizabeth House. 90% of the women were homeless for between 1 ½ and 5 years. All have experienced domestic violence, addiction, or extreme poverty. Coming to Oakland Elizabeth House from various shelters, recovery programs, and their cars; our families arrive with the clothes on their backs and their life belongings in garbage bags.

Oakland Elizabeth House was formed to provide best practices to support the families who come to us for help.



our success

80% of our residents successfully transition from Elizabeth House into safe, permanent housing and obtain improved gainful employment.



Years Serving communities

Oakland Elizabeth House opened their doors in 1991 and have been serving the community everyday since then.



children Impacted

We’ve served 160 mothers and 170 children since our doors opened.


Get Involved

It doesn’t always take something dramatic to change a life; sometimes it’s as simple as an hour of your time.

Elizabeth House is a volunteer-based organization and the dedicated support of our volunteers makes all of our work and success possible. Whether you can volunteer once a week, once a month, or once a year, you can enhance and expand the work of the House in a variety of ways, including tutoring, childcare, cooking, office assistance , grocery shopping, special event planning, and more.

If you are interested, there is a downloadable application that you can print, complete and return to us via email, fax, or regular mail.



Donate your time, we have an urgent need for volunteers to help with  our Tutoring and Reading Club. Or do you want to donate your skills or resources to help keep our facilities in tip top shape?


The house always is in need of daily use items! If you want help by purchasing something from our Amazon Wish List for the house, click the link below!

Make a Donation

Donate and/or become a recurring donor. As little as $35 can cover the cost for classes for one residence for one month.