About Life in the Bay


What is Life in the Bay?

Life in the Bay is a blog, community and online resource for all those who are making the San Francisco Bay Area their home. With a team made up of people from all over the world, we want to share what we have learned on our journeys, to make yours the best it can be. Our current and former team members are from Singapore, Wales, England, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Italy…to name but a few.

We know that people arrive in the Bay Area for many reasons, and not always by choice, so whether you have arrived as an expat, a temporary visitor, or refugee, we know that we all need help sometimes. Whether you need practical advice on schooling, job hunting or you just want to know that you are not alone, we are here.

Life in the Bay has always focused on the expat journey, but we are the privileged arrivals to the Bay and domestic and international events over the last few years have encouraged us to widen our scope. Supporting less fortunate arrivals to the Bay Area by partnering with refugee and immigrant charities to highlight their stories and needs, which are often very different to our own, and yet they are not so different at all. Refugees have had a much harder journey to get here, and often find the process of settling in and finding work even more difficult, beginning with nothing at all, but we are the same in our newness in this culture, in our need to learn and understand. We have been inspired by the hope, and fight of communities, charities and organisations in the Bay Area and beyond.

Life in the Bay wants to help you

Wherever you are from, whoever you are, and whatever brings you to the Bay we want to help you. We know that everyone’s journey to the Bay area has been different and that is why we want to help you. Any question you may have is always welcome.

Through our work partnering with charities, community events, and our Love Lives Here merchandise we aim to support everyone who is making the Bay Area their new home.

However, you found yourself in the Bay Area, know that Life in the Bay is there, supporting you on a journey we ourselves have taken.

So, Welcome to Life in the Bay! #loveliveshere

Opportunities to work with us:

We are dedicated to working with local companies and organizations, who share our passion for enriching the lives of immigrants and easing the transition to a new life in the Bay Area. If you would like to partner with Life in the Bay or advertise your organization, please email me to discuss opportunities.

Connect with us:

By email:  michelle@lifeinthebay.org or sarah@lifeinthebay.org

By phone: 1(650)636-4258 

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