Featured Stories
  • 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 […]

  • The BRC is helping to change how our community deals with homelessness.

    The Impact of the Boccardo Reception Center

    The BRC is helping to change how our community deals with homelessness.

  • 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 […]

  • Teresa (pictured on the left) spent 15 years on the streets. Now she helps others escape homelessness just like she did. Surviving a Difficult Childhood From the time she was […]

    Leaving the Streets for Good

    Teresa (pictured on the left) spent 15 years on the streets. Now she helps others escape homelessness just like she did. Surviving a Difficult Childhood From the time she was […]

  • We need to work together to end homelessness, and it starts with educating ourselves. Please read and share this article with others. What is homelessness? Homelessness means not having a “fixed, […]

    Homelessness Q&A

    We need to work together to end homelessness, and it starts with educating ourselves. Please read and share this article with others. What is homelessness? Homelessness means not having a “fixed, […]

  • We are not powerless in this crisis. All of us can help end homelessness in Santa Clara County. This winter, we were deeply saddened and even angry at the tragic […]

    How You Can Help the Homeless

    We are not powerless in this crisis. All of us can help end homelessness in Santa Clara County. This winter, we were deeply saddened and even angry at the tragic […]