40 Years of Opening Doors

HomeFirst™ is a leading provider of services, shelter, and housing opportunities to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Santa Clara County. We serve more than 6,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at nine locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. 

November 16, 2020: South County Cold Weather Shelter Now Open!

Our Vision

We envision a community in which everyone has a home.

Our Mission

HomeFirst confronts homelessness by cultivating people's potential to get housed and stay housed.

We are relentlessly focused on helping people in need find and keep permanent housing

Do you or someone you know need services?

HomeFirst's outreach team provides assistance to un-housed individuals looking to connect to support services. Our team can help find emergency shelter, showers, laundry, meals, medical services, case management, and more!


Contact the Outreach Helpline at 408-510-7600 or

email outreach@homefirstscc.org for information.

Introducing Bridge Housing Communities!

We are celebrating 40 years of service in 2020 and are proud to be the service provider for the City of San Jose's recently opened Bridge Housing Communities (BHC). Each BHC provides interim housing opportunities to unhoused single adults in a safe, private, and secure environment. HomeFirst delivers on-site supportive services to BHC participants and 24/7 staffing. 

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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For donations, our Federal Tax ID #: 94-2684272


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