Cold Weather Shelter Program

Gilroy clients on mats

The Cold Weather Shelters closed March 31, 2016.

HomeFirst has been a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing to those experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County since 1980. We are the largest provider of Cold Weather Shelter in the area. From the beginning of December through March 2016, this program provided 37,000 nights of shelter to nearly 1,700 people including 139 veterans. In addition, more than 73,000 meals were served.

Thank you to the many organizations who made this program a success by serving meals, donating supplies, and volunteering. We could not have done it without you. If your name is not listed, please email so we can update the list.

Alumni Mothers Extended Network

Bellarmine College Prepartory

Caring Hands

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gilroy

Community Seva

Disney Store Gilroy Outlets

Gilroy First Baptist Church

Gilroy United Methodist Church


Juniper Networks


Martha’s Kitchen

Milpitas Food Bank

Morgan Hill LDS

Morgan Hill Methodist Church

National Charity League

One Ummah Foundation

Peninsula Food Runners

Saitya Sai Baba

Sikh Gurdwara – San Jose

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian


SSP Charity

St. Lawrence Church

St. Nicholas Church

St. Simon Church

Sunnyvale Rotary

Sunnyvale Community Services

Team Gilroy

The Muslim Community Association

Tzu Chi Foundation

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale

United Sikhs

Valley Faith United Methodist Church

Walmart Global Leadership Development Team


We can continue to use donations of supplies and food for our year-round shelter at the Boccardo Reception Center. Email Thank you!