The mission of Project WeHOPE is to help homeless individuals and families, and those at risk, in rebuilding their lives by connecting them to educational resources, job placement, housing and health services. Taking a holistic approach, we have designed programs that address the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the clients we serve and the community.
WeHOPE offers three main programs to help such individuals, and they are:
1. Transitional/Supportive Housing Program. This is a 120-day program that is intended to deal with the systemic issues related to homelessness. Clients entering this program take a series of classes, set weekly goals, meet weekly with his or her case manager, participate in a mandatory savings program, do daily housing searches, and are a positive role model for emergency clients also staying at the WeHOPE Shelter.
2. Dignity on Wheels Mobile Hygiene Outreach Program. 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.
3. H.O.P.E. Jobs 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. Each individual who successfully receives a certificate of completion for either class are able to apply for hundreds of qualified jobs throughout California.
Project WeHOPE is an acronym for We Help Other People Excel, and we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in the City of East Palo Alto, California. Through our devotion to helping others, our long-term goal is to help improve the health of East Palo Alto by helping others overcome the critical issues facing homelessness and poverty in our cities.