Community Outreach

LifeMoves is committed to growing alongside the evolving homelessness crisis. Our Community Outreach Programs include a wide range of field outreach, engagement, and prevention programs to best serve those in need.

Innovative and mobile, our Community Outreach Programs meet the evolving needs of our clients – wherever they are. 


Clients receiving Community Outreach services from LifeMoves in 2019 including field, healthcare, and prevention programs



Clients receiving Healthcare for the Homeless services including insurance assisstance, care coordination, and medical transportation



Clients receiving security and services every night through unconventional shelters including Safe Parking and Motel Vouchers


COMMUNITY shelter Programs

LifeMoves provides prevention and supportive services to help families and individuals mitigate the trauma of experiencing homelessness and improve the chances of long-term stability, all provided outside the boundaries of a traditional shelter.

LifeMoves | Safe and Supportive Parking

The LifeMoves | Safe and Supportive Parking program provides a secure location for families living in their cars to stay overnight while receiving access to essential LifeMoves services.

The program operates from 7 PM – 7 AM every day out of two parking lots in San Jose and provides a safe, well-lit environment along with food, blankets, and case-management services.

Southside Community Center:
5585 Cottle Road,
San Jose, CA 95123
Tel: 669-238-6193
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Roosevelt Community Center
901 E Santa Clara Street,
San Jose, CA 65116
Tel: 669-238-6193
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LifeMoves | Motel Voucher Program

The LifeMoves | Motel Voucher Program seeks to provide a stable, safe, transitional environment for families previously living in their vehicles. Many families living in our Safe Parking Lots have transitioned to the Motel Voucher Program once a space becomes available.

Families participating in the Motel Voucher Program receive case management and other supportive services.

LifeMoves | Opportunity Services Center

The LifeMoves | Opportunity Services Center provides drop-in services for single adults including food, clothing, laundry/shower facilities, and case management.


33 Encina Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tel: 650-853-8672
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM


In-Kind Donation Wish ListYour donations are given directly free-of-charge to the homeless families and individuals in our programs to help them on their path to stable housing and self-sufficiency. Please only donate goods in new or gently-used condition. We reserve the right to refuse inappropriate or damaged items.

LifeMoves | Upstream

The LifeMoves | Upstream program is a prevention program, born out of a partnership between LifeMoves and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI).

Upstream seeks to identify at-risk families with children in order to prevent them from ever experiencing the trauma of homelessness. Upstream is currently being piloted in two elementary schools in San Mateo County.


Outreach Programs are a critical component of the LifeMoves mission. By providing services and case management to unsheltered clients, we aim to help those who are most vulnerable receive care and start building a foundation for success.

Homeless Outreach Team

LifeMoves Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) works throughout San Mateo County to meet unsheltered clients wherever they are and provide services in the field.

HOT is the LifeMoves “boots on the ground” – spending every day canvassing the streets and known encampments to identify, build relationships, and assist unsheltered clients as needed.

Last year, HOT provided services to 318 individuals and of these clients, helped 109 individuals transition into either a shelter or stable housing.

Healthcare for the Homeless

The LifeMoves Healthcare for the Homeless program aims to improve clients’ access to healthcare services in San Mateo County.

This program is meant to identify and solve healthcare issues that often serve as a barrier to a client finding stable housing or shelter. The program consists of Care Coordinaters and Community Health Outreach Workers.

Care Coordinators help clients with eligibility and signing up for health insurance, coordinating care, and providing medical transportation.

Community Health Outreach Workers connect unsheltered, medically fragile clients with the San Mateo Medical Center Street Medicine Team to help them establish primary care, AOD treatment, and more.

Whole Person Care

The Whole Person Care program is a collaborative effort between LifeMoves and San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC).

The program aims to assist unsheltered, medically fragile individuals who have a high Emergency Room utilization.

The LifeMoves Whole Person Care team locates referrals from SMMC and connects clients with comprehensive health-based supportive services and case management.

Hospital Outreach

LifeMoves partners with local hospitals to ensure medically fragile individuals are not discharged into homelessness. This program provides case management and connects Emergency Room patients with services and shelter so they can recover in a safe and stable environment.

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