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Turning 40 is a really big deal, right?

We had big plans in 2020 to commemorate our 40th all year-long but COVID-19 happened instead. As a team we used this opportunity to become better! We improved air filters at our shelters, changed our lighting to better fight the spread of germs, implemented new cleaning standards, and social distancing in our programs and shelters. Through it all, our services marched on - caring for our most vulnerable neighbors. 


So, while the cake and candles honoring our 40 years was a bust, we have come up with some ways you can safely help us pay tribute to our mission of: cultivating people's ability to get housed and stay housed! 

  • Be 1 of 40 people to donate to this year-end campaign, helping ensure that HomeFirst is here to serve our community for another 40 years. 

  • Be 1 of 40 to make a legacy gift. Pay tribute to the work our agency has done with a gift through your estate. 

  • Be 1 of 40 to commit to a monthly recurring donation for the next year. 


Or Here Are Some More...

  • Be 1 of 40 to host a donation drive for needed items like socks, hygiene supplies, and blankets. 

  • Be 1 of 40 to share the mission of HomeFirst Services with your friends and colleagues so they can join this important movement. 

  • Be 1 of 40 to share comments on Facebook and Instagram about 'what home means to you' using #Be1of40 #HomeMeansMore

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place we can go as we are and not be questioned.

— Maya Angelou

It all started with…

A group of service providers and advocates who saw a gap in homeless services. Eight families were in crisis without a place to go. They set out to create an agency to meet the unmet needs of homeless families in Santa Clara County.

Be a part of building the future
our community deserves!
Get involved in the fight against homelessness today.

Things have changed over the years…

HomeFirst Services has grown beyond our original mission to provide shelter to families and are now Santa Clara County’s largest provider of emergency shelter and support services to single men and women, veterans, transitional-aged children, and, of course, families. Our programs have changed, but our core mission remains the same: cultivating people’s potential to get housed and stay housed!

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