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HomeFirst in the News


December 18, 2021
Overnight Warming Locations Open in San Jose
August 13, 2021
Hard work of HomeFirst Staff called on to support Tech Company with BIG heart!
June 18, 2021
Marking a step towards freedom and justice for all.
June 3, 2021
Celebrating the bravery of being YOU!
April 24th, 2021
April 22nd, 2021
As Restrictions Lift, SJ Barber Offers Haircuts for the Unhoused
April 21st, 2021
#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter
April 20th, 2021
#187/Design for Homelessness: Andrea Urton + Michael Lehrer
April 16th, 2021
Grateful for our Outdoor Supply Hardware doner!
April 2nd 2021
KCBS Interview with HomeFirst Services CEO, Andrea Urton
March 22nd, 2021
Meeting the Urgency of our Homelessness Crisis
February 10th 2021
SSVF Grantee, HomeFirst, Helps Veteran Find Permanent Housing
December 19th, 2020
Homeless but hidden, some Americans families are disqualified from crucial aid
November 30th, 2020
In From the Cold Announcement in the Mercury!
November 25th, 2020
Our thoughts are with the staff, volunteers and shelter guests of the Grace Baptist Church in Downtown San Jose 🙏🏾
October 23rd, 2020
HomeFirst: How homeless are being helped in Santa Clara County
September 8, 2020
Silicon Valley Superhero: Meet the Teen Who's Shining the Bat-Signal on Homelessness
August 25, 2020
Roberts: How a piece of paper can help end homelessness
August 20, 2020
Could this be the site of homeless housing in San Jose?
August 4, 2020
Coronavirus: Unemployed Bay Area workers find new calling, new paychecks
May 11, 2020
Forgotten heroes’: The plight of Silicon Valley homeless shelter workers
May 11, 2020
Forgotten heroes’: The plight of Silicon Valley homeless shelter workers
April 17, 2020
Listen to CEO, Andrea Urton on the ongoing steps taken to operate HomeFirst during a global pandemic
February 27, 2020
San Jose Spotlight - Tiny homes community opens in San Jose
February 12, 2020
Headshots For The Homeless: Photographer Helps Clients See New Self Worth
January 4, 2020
NBC National News - California teenager’s mission to make sure every kid has a birthday party
December 11, 2019
KGO ABC 7 – San Jose Leaders approve mayor’s spending plan to help end homelessness, add affordable housing
December 10, 2019
The Mercury News – See San Jose’s new tiny homes for homeless residents
November 27, 2019
Santa Clara County Opens Cold Weather Shelters
June 18, 2019
The Mercury News - $1 billion Google pledge to ease Bay Area housing crisis
May 16, 2019
San Jose, CA - County of Santa Clara, City of San José Release Results of 2019 Homeless Census
April 1, 2019
NBC Bay Area - Year-Round Shelter in Sunnyvale Rescues Struggling Couple, Newborn
March 31, 2019
The Mercury News - Sunnyvale homeless shelter to stay open year-round
March 8, 2019
Mountain View Voice - Letter to the Editor - A Beautiful World
March 5, 2019
KGO-TV - City officials looking into storage lockers for homeless in San Jose
February 28, 2019
KTVU - Pregnant, homeless South Bay mother prepares for new chapter after 'very long journey'
February 27, 2019
KTVU - Homebuyers need to earn $255k for median-priced Silicon Valley home
February 26, 2019
San Jose Mercury News - Looking for a home in Silicon Valley? Better make $255,000
February 22, 2019
San Jose Spotlight - Silicon Valley advocates talk about discussing homelessness with kids
February 20, 2019
San Jose Inside - Op-Ed: Solving Homelessness Requires Empathy, Collaboration
February 19, 2019
Patch - Winter Weather Continues Wednesday, But Backs Off From Severity
February 15, 2019
San Jose Spotlight - A night on Route 22: ‘Homeless riders’ fear loss of overnight bus
February 6, 2019
Mountain View Voice - Cold front leaves snow on Bay Area peaks
February 5, 2019
SFGate - Emergency Beds Added To Shelters For Extended Time Due To Inclement Weather
February 5, 2019
Mountain View Voice - County extends shelter hours due to cold, wet weather
February 5, 2019
KTVU - Helping the homeless survive the elements in frigid South Bay weather
February 5, 2019
Patch - Refuge From Cold, Wet Weather Opening Up
January 30, 2019
Patch - South Bay Preps Shelters For Winter This Weekend With More Beds
January 29, 2019
San Jose Spotlight - Dozens hit the streets for San Jose homeless count
January 29, 2019
KGO-TV - Santa Clara County census to help fine tune homeless services
January 29, 2019
KCBS - 'I'm Scared That I'm Going To Die Out Here' - Transient Woman Appeals For Help During Homeless Count
January 11, 2019
KRON 4 - Where to find warming centers in Santa Clara County
January 11, 2019
Patch - Heads In Beds Marks Goal Of Santa Clara Co. In Bad Weather
January 9, 2019
MIT News - State and local governments invited to apply for support to develop rigorous evaluations
January 9, 2019
Mother Nature - San Jose approves tiny house villages for the homeless
January 1, 2019
Tri-City Voice - Gift of Warmth
January 2, 2019
Come In From Cold, Wet Weather, Santa Clara Co. Asks All Citizens
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