Raising Income through Scholarship and Education (RISE) is a program designed to help homeless families with children gain stability and independence. A two-year program, RISE provides subsidized housing and educational scholarships for over 20 households at a time. RISE operates out of the Sobrato Family Living Center with families residing throughout Santa Clara County. As parents attend school and search for employment, they receive regular case management to assist with core issues of financial management, life skills, and other challenges. In addition to adults, RISE serves the family unit as a whole, providing resources and support for children living in the program. Through a successful combination of housing, education and support, RISE allows families to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness for future generations.


RISE serves homeless families, defined as a one or two parent household with at least one minor child. RISE requires dedicated people with a strong desire to work hard, attain employment, and improve their lives. The program operates a waiting list for prospective clients. The RISE waiting list is currently CLOSED.


Sobrato Family Living Center
1509 Agnew Road
Santa Clara, CA95054

Phone: (408) 855-8506
Email: ccaldwell@homefirstscc.org