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  • So far there is no cold-weather shelter to replace the Sunnyvale armory managed by HomeFirst.

    Cold Weather Shelter Status

    So far there is no cold-weather shelter to replace the Sunnyvale armory managed by HomeFirst.

  • “If our donations take just one person off of the streets, then we have made a difference.”          That’s what Denise Aitkens told us recently about why […]

    Making a Difference – Robert and Denise Aitkens

    “If our donations take just one person off of the streets, then we have made a difference.”          That’s what Denise Aitkens told us recently about why […]

  • This is the first in a series of posts about our work with the Backpack Medicine program led by Mercy Egbujor, RN, in partnership with our Outreach Team. Backpack Medicine is […]

    Homeless and Sick

    This is the first in a series of posts about our work with the Backpack Medicine program led by Mercy Egbujor, RN, in partnership with our Outreach Team. Backpack Medicine is […]

  • In May, we began tearing down walls in order to expand the Medical Respite program, which is a collaboration between HomeFirst, the Hospital Council of Northern & Central California (and […]

    Medical Respite Expansion

    In May, we began tearing down walls in order to expand the Medical Respite program, which is a collaboration between HomeFirst, the Hospital Council of Northern & Central California (and […]

  • Children love Christmas, and Saint Anthony Catholic Church in San Jose loves them and their families, especially those who are in need. Years ago, while volunteering at one of HomeFirst’s […]

    Christmas in July!

    Children love Christmas, and Saint Anthony Catholic Church in San Jose loves them and their families, especially those who are in need. Years ago, while volunteering at one of HomeFirst’s […]

  • Our Veterans Services team recently participated in their first ever “Stand Down” event for homeless veterans at the former army training base at Fort Ord in Seaside. HomeFirst staffer Ed […]

    Homeless Vets “Stand Down”

    Our Veterans Services team recently participated in their first ever “Stand Down” event for homeless veterans at the former army training base at Fort Ord in Seaside. HomeFirst staffer Ed […]

  • The encampment on Story Road, also known as the Jungle, is large and growing. We recently visited with staff from our Outreach and Encampment Intensive Case Management teams. Our staff goes […]

    Story Road Encampment

    The encampment on Story Road, also known as the Jungle, is large and growing. We recently visited with staff from our Outreach and Encampment Intensive Case Management teams. Our staff goes […]

  • Joyce* was living in an encampment with an abusive boyfriend. Our staff recently helped her leave and move into an apartment of her own in just a few days, possibly […]

    Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women

    Joyce* was living in an encampment with an abusive boyfriend. Our staff recently helped her leave and move into an apartment of her own in just a few days, possibly […]

  • Once foster youth turn 18, they may receive little, if any, support to help them transition to adulthood. Fortunately, our youth programs are there to help. Given the lack of […]

    Helping Foster Kids

    Once foster youth turn 18, they may receive little, if any, support to help them transition to adulthood. Fortunately, our youth programs are there to help. Given the lack of […]