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  • The Cold Weather Shelter Program (CWSP) is open through March 2017. You can help by donating supplies, time, or money to support our efforts. Click here to learn more… 

    Cold Weather Shelter Help

    The Cold Weather Shelter Program (CWSP) is open through March 2017. You can help by donating supplies, time, or money to support our efforts. Click here to learn more… 

  • Andrea Urton of HomeFirst, which operates shelter sites in Santa Clara County and the Boccardo Reception Center in San Jose, said it’s critical to give folks a place to get […]

    Sunnyvale Homeless Shelter Opens

    Andrea Urton of HomeFirst, which operates shelter sites in Santa Clara County and the Boccardo Reception Center in San Jose, said it’s critical to give folks a place to get […]

  • The story of Ed Howard, a 12-year Navy Veteran, who lost everything and ended up on the street. With the help of HomeFirst, Ed got back on his feet and […]

    Video: Making a Difference

    The story of Ed Howard, a 12-year Navy Veteran, who lost everything and ended up on the street. With the help of HomeFirst, Ed got back on his feet and […]

  • In June 2016, HomeFirst was awarded a five-year contract through the Office of Supportive Housing of Santa Clara County to run the Cold Weather Shelter Program (CWSP) for North and […]

    Fall News From HomeFirst

    In June 2016, HomeFirst was awarded a five-year contract through the Office of Supportive Housing of Santa Clara County to run the Cold Weather Shelter Program (CWSP) for North and […]

  • The 3rd annual Pad Party was a success this year with over 30,000 donations for homeless women.

    Pad Party Benefits HomeFirst

    The 3rd annual Pad Party was a success this year with over 30,000 donations for homeless women.

  • In From the Cold, now in its seventh year, is HomeFirst’s signature fundraising event coinciding with the opening of our Cold Weather Shelter Program, which provides respite from harsh weather for thousands of homeless men, […]

    In From the Cold

    In From the Cold, now in its seventh year, is HomeFirst’s signature fundraising event coinciding with the opening of our Cold Weather Shelter Program, which provides respite from harsh weather for thousands of homeless men, […]

  • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S new show, LUZIA™, is coming to San Jose and HomeFirst has been chosen as a beneficiary. 100% of proceeds from a show on February 23, 2016 will […]

    Support HomeFirst at the Circus

    CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S new show, LUZIA™, is coming to San Jose and HomeFirst has been chosen as a beneficiary. 100% of proceeds from a show on February 23, 2016 will […]

  • Santa Clara County leaders on Tuesday unanimously voted to place a bond measure on November’s ballot that would raise nearly a billion dollars for affordable housing.    

    Homeless Housing Bond

    Santa Clara County leaders on Tuesday unanimously voted to place a bond measure on November’s ballot that would raise nearly a billion dollars for affordable housing.    

  • After losing their apartment, disabled Vietnam-era vet Lawrence, his wife Margot, and their granddaughter would have been homeless if not for HomeFirst. It’s an all-too-familiar story these days. Landlords sell […]

    Lawrence & Margot Are Housed!

    After losing their apartment, disabled Vietnam-era vet Lawrence, his wife Margot, and their granddaughter would have been homeless if not for HomeFirst. It’s an all-too-familiar story these days. Landlords sell […]