About the Program
The Transitional/Supportive Housing WeHOPE program is a 120-day program that is intended to deal with the systemic issues related to homelessness. This program was officially launched January 2014 for Project WeHOPE clients, and it was developed to assist individuals with an income receive a hand up. Clients entering this program take a series of classes, set weekly goals, meet weekly with his or her case manager, participate in our mandatory savings program, do daily housing searches, and are a positive role model for emergency clients.
How the Transitional Program is different from the Emergency Program: Transitional/Supportive Housing Clients are in a 120 day program, and must participate in assigned classes, meet regularly with a case manager, and stay at the WeHOPE Shelter for majority time. Whereas emergency clients are admitted on a nightly basis, and are often referred by other CORE Agencies.
What it means to be a Transitional Client: Being a Transitional/Supportive Housing Client means that you are ready to take the necessary steps to improve your situation, which may mean making difficult decisions for lifestyle improvement.
How to become a Transitional Client: Transitional/Supportive Clients must fill out an application, meet eligibility requirements, and go through the interview process. In order to be eligible, one must be literally homeless, have a last permanent address in Santa Clara or San Mateo County (priority is given to East Palo Alto Residents, have an income, be clean and sober (or actively in a treatment program), be willing to abide by all of the shelter rules