In addition to providing as an emergency homeless shelter for San Mateo County and Santa Clara County, we also offer Transitional/Supportive Housing Program. This is a 120-day program that is intended to deal with the systemic issues related to homelessness. More
Dignity on Wheels is a mobile hygiene outreach program that provides free showers and laundry service for the homeless living in encampments, rotating shelters, in their vehicles or other temporary spaces where they do not have access to such amenities. More
H.O.P.E. Jobs is a program that offers WeHOPE clients and the general community with free certification courses to become a Security Guard or Custodial Technician. The classes are taught by nationally certified instructors within their professional industry. More

Stories of Hope: Are We Really Up To This?

“Are you really up to this?”

That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless shelter), doing laundry for residents. She – a resident herself – had been guiding me through the process, but I was laughably incompetent; I assumed she was questioning my ability to fold bedsheets. Alas, her question’s meaning was far more profound.
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Dignity on Wheels Provides Emergency Service in Santa Rosa

Designed to serve homeless men, women and families, Project WeHOPE’s Dignity on Wheels mobile showers, washers and dryers have been called into emergency action for both U.S. National Guard soldiers proving essential support to the communities affected bythe wildfires in Sonoma County and people who were already homeless and were displaced by the fire. More

Graduation: August 10/2017

Hired before Graduation

One of the giant steps for homeless clients at Project WeHOPE is landing a job. Yet for 27 members of the 2017 graduating classes, it was goal achieved, including many who were hired for positions that they would begin after completing their trainings. “We specifically target job training and certification in high demand sectors including custodial technician, security officer and food handler,” said Alicia Garcia, Associate Director of Project WeHOPE and head of the HOPE Jobs training program.

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