New HomeFirst Cold Weather Shelter to open in Mt. View.

The County of Santa Clara has contracted with HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County to open a new Cold Weather Shelter at Hope’s Corner located within Trinity United Methodist Church (on the corner of Hope & Mercy Streets.) 

HomeFirst, which runs the largest shelter in the County for homeless adults, the Boccardo Reception Center located near the Plant mall in San Jose, has been operating the County’s Cold Weather Shelter Program since 1987.  The capacity of the BRC is 250, but can expand to 350 during especially inclement weather.  The Sunnyvale and Gilroy Cold Weather Shelters are open from October 16 to April 15 for single adults and families and together can welcome another 300+ individuals of all ages. 

All Cold Weather Shelter guests must be referred by one of the County’s designated social service agencies. 

The actual opening date for the new Mt. View shelter at Hope’s Corner has yet to be announced although that announcement is imminent once physical and operational conditions are met.  Once opened, this shelter will house 50 individuals – single women and women with children until March 31, 2018.

The County, HomeFirst and Trinity United Methodist Church have been working closely with the City of Mt. View to make this long awaited North County Shelter a reality.  Since the beginning, consistent efforts have been made to be sure local residents and community leaders are informed and engaged in this exciting new endeavor.  The next Community Meeting will be at 10:00am on Thursday, November 30 with monthly meeting scheduled on December 28th, January 25th, February 22nd and March 22nd. 

Following are the agencies providing referrals to the new Mt. View Cold Weather Shelter:

City of Mountain View Community Development

Community Services Agency Mountain View

Esteban Magaña: 650-968-0836 x

Thomas Herena: 650-447-5454

 Downtown Streets Team

Amanda Olson: 408-318-1996

Hope’s Corner

Bob Lee: 659-468-1612

Leslie Carmichael: 650-468-7890


Michael Ornales: 650-853-8672 x434

Philip Dah: 650-853-8672 x436

 Our Daily Bread

Cynthia Elliot/Donna Beres: 408-393-8179

Trinity United Methodist Church

Doug Kirby: 408-416-8412

West Valley Community Services

Grace Davis: 408-956-6078

For general questions, comments or concerns, please contact Stephanie Demos, HomeFirst, Chief Development and Communications Officer at 408 539 2100,