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  • Although homelessness decreased 14% in 2015, 6,556 people have no place to call home. What is working? The Santa Clara County 2015 Homeless Census and Survey results released yesterday revealed a 14% decrease […]

    Thoughts about the 2015 Homeless Census

    Although homelessness decreased 14% in 2015, 6,556 people have no place to call home. What is working? The Santa Clara County 2015 Homeless Census and Survey results released yesterday revealed a 14% decrease […]

  • Google has supported our efforts to end homelessness in Silicon Valley for more than a decade with matching gifts, volunteers, and more. Donations & Matching Gifts HomeFirst has received support from […]

    Google Partners with HomeFirst

    Google has supported our efforts to end homelessness in Silicon Valley for more than a decade with matching gifts, volunteers, and more. Donations & Matching Gifts HomeFirst has received support from […]

  • It’s #GoogleServe time! Last week Googlers repainted the lobby, front offices, and parking lot of  the Boccardo Reception Center. The teams did all the prep work, painting, and clean-up. They moved incredibly fast and […]

    Google’s BRC “Makeover”

    It’s #GoogleServe time! Last week Googlers repainted the lobby, front offices, and parking lot of  the Boccardo Reception Center. The teams did all the prep work, painting, and clean-up. They moved incredibly fast and […]

  • New report: homelessness costs local taxpayers $520 million a year.

    The High Cost of Homelessness

    New report: homelessness costs local taxpayers $520 million a year.

  • Grace Hilliard spent years at the Story Road encampment. Thanks to the City of San Jose and our staff, she could soon have a home. Grace turned 60 this year, and is a […]

    Homeless for Decades

    Grace Hilliard spent years at the Story Road encampment. Thanks to the City of San Jose and our staff, she could soon have a home. Grace turned 60 this year, and is a […]

  • HomeFirst 2015 Volunteer of the Year Gary Gracon talks about what inspires him about helping kids learn. “While I was raising my two sons, I volunteered through them – cub […]

    Volunteer of the Year Gary Gracon

    HomeFirst 2015 Volunteer of the Year Gary Gracon talks about what inspires him about helping kids learn. “While I was raising my two sons, I volunteered through them – cub […]

  • Thank you to everyone who came out last night to help us celebrate 35 years of service to those without homes in Silicon Valley. Lissa Kreisler of KBAY was a […]

    Community Celebration

    Thank you to everyone who came out last night to help us celebrate 35 years of service to those without homes in Silicon Valley. Lissa Kreisler of KBAY was a […]

  • Nassim has tutored at our Sobrato Family Living Center since 2001. “We really inspire the kids to learn.” “I began volunteering for the tutoring program at Sobrato Family Living Center in […]

    Amazing Volunteer: Nassim Nouri

    Nassim has tutored at our Sobrato Family Living Center since 2001. “We really inspire the kids to learn.” “I began volunteering for the tutoring program at Sobrato Family Living Center in […]

  • HomeFirst’s 35th anniversary, a new CEO, amazing stories, and special event previews–read all this and more in our Spring newsletter.

    Celebrating 35 Years

    HomeFirst’s 35th anniversary, a new CEO, amazing stories, and special event previews–read all this and more in our Spring newsletter.

  • The Cold Weather Shelter program closed for the year on March 31. This was a year of many changes, but community support remained strong. HomeFirst has been the leading provider of […]

    Cold Weather Program Closes March 31

    The Cold Weather Shelter program closed for the year on March 31. This was a year of many changes, but community support remained strong. HomeFirst has been the leading provider of […]

  • Read the new community-wide roadmap to ending homelessness for the next five years.

    Community Plan to End Homelessness

    Read the new community-wide roadmap to ending homelessness for the next five years.

  • Santa Clara County’s Backpack Homeless Healthcare Program brings much-needed medical care to homeless people. The program was started by Mercy Egbujor, DNP, FNP, RN, in collaboration with her Santa Clara Valley Homeless […]

    The Mission of Mercy

    Santa Clara County’s Backpack Homeless Healthcare Program brings much-needed medical care to homeless people. The program was started by Mercy Egbujor, DNP, FNP, RN, in collaboration with her Santa Clara Valley Homeless […]