A Fresh Face for Dorothy Day House

On September 29th, 2019 RTEBN teamed up with MB Jessee Painting to give the Dorothy Day House in downtown Berkeley a new paint job. When MB Jessee’s team arrived at 7:00 am, they were met with an unanticipated power outage. Without a moment’s hesitation, the team took action: generators and lights were set up and they swiftly got to work – they painted straight through the blackout and finished the project without a hitch by 2:00 pm the same day! 

RTEBN is immensely grateful to MB Jessee and his team for their time and impressive execution of this project. The new warm and welcoming colors will help Dorothy Day’s dedicated team in their goal to create an environment that feels safe for all who cross their threshold.

Watch the video below for a brief look at MB Jessee Painting’s process that day and to see Dorothy Day House’s transformation unfold:


Dorothy Day House is a 24-hour homeless services facility which serves over 100 homeless members of our community per day. In addition to shelter services, their operations include a new daytime Drop-in program called the Berkeley Community Resource Center, which provides crucial services such as showers, laundry, meals, a clothing closet, and link ups with other supportive programs. To find out more about Dorothy Day House and their mission, visit their website at https://www.dorothydayhouseberkeley.org/.