Keys To The New Place

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. 

Please take a look at our newly published FY2019-20 Annual Report.

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Our Vision

We envision a community in which everyone has a home.

Our Mission

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


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

Homelessness is a social justice issue. 

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

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 for information.


Introducing Emergency Interim Housing!

We are proud to be the service provider for two of the City of San Jose's recently opened Emergency Interim Housing (EIH) sites at Bernal (for adults) and Rue Ferrari (for single adults and couples).   

EIH is an innovative concept created in rapid response to significant threats posed by the COVID-19 to our community – and especially to the nearly 10,000 homeless men, women and children in our County.   

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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