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A person associated with HomeFirst, a non-profit organization that provides homeless services, hugging their dog.

40+ Years of Opening Doors

HomeFirst™ is a leading provider of housing services. We offer prevention, outreach, shelters, and interim and permanent housing programs to individuals who are housing insecure or unhoused in the Bay Area of California.


Each year, we serve more than 5,000 adults, Veterans, families, and youth by meeting people where they are and creating personalized housing plans.

Housing option for homeless community.
Housing option for homeless community.

Introducing Arena, an Emergency Interim Housing site

Our Vision

We envision a community in which everyone has a home.

Our Mission

Every day HomeFirst works to end homelessness by providing a full spectrum of services to help people find a home, improve their lives & stay housed. 

Introducing The SCC Homelessness Prevention System (HPS)!

The Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System (HPS) is a countywide network of agencies working together to prevent homelessness. 

As a member of this network, HomeFirst believes that homelessness prevention is key to maintaining healthy, safe communities. 

Pregnant Woman and Partner
Volunteers that support HomeFirst and the LGBTQ+ community.

Homelessness is a social justice issue. 

A cartoon image of people supporting social justice.

The opposite of poverty is not wealth, it is justice. - Bryan Stevenson in Just Mercy

HomeFirst is greatly indebted to the Sobrato Family Foundation for many years of support for our vision of ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. The impact the Sobrato Family Foundation continues to have on our community is embodied in their guiding principles:

Our Guiding Principles, Vision for Success, and Financials in support of the values of the Sobrato Family:

  • We seek to empower low‐income, underserved, and at-risk populations that are experiencing language, economic, and other barriers to opportunity.

  • We strive for lasting change in the communities we serve, as we also help people meet their basic needs.

  • We make strategic investments in effective organizations striving to create sustainable impact.

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