HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara Count
2665 North 1st Street, Suite 210
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San Jose, CA 95134
Class of Housing: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Supportive Housing
HomeFirst operates housing and shelter sites across Santa Clara County. We approximately 4,000 chronically homeless individuals, families with children, veterans, and youth each year.
Services HomeFirst’'s Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) is the largest homeless service center in Santa Clara County. It operates year-round, 24 hours a day, providing shelter and transitional housing as well as a wide array of critical services. At the BRC and the Sobrato Family Living Center, HomeFirst offers the most comprehensive set of services for homeless veterans in the County, including mental health counseling, employment placement, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and support for families of veterans who are at risk of homelessness.
We have the largest outreach program for people living on the streets and in encampments in San Jose and have operated Santa Clara County's Cold Weather Shelter Program for nearly three decades.
We operate the Sobrato Family Living Center in Santa Clara and the Boccardo Family Living Center in San Martin, providing housing and services for homeless and more for families across the region.
We operate the Sobrato House Youth Center for foster youth in downtown San Jose and support youth living in the community who have aged out of the foster care system.
Helpful Definitions For HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara Count:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
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