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 4,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. We are relentlessly focused on helping people in need find and keep permanent housing.

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.


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.