Family Services

Homelessness is especially traumatic for children. LifeMoves provides holistic support for families in crisis through family shelters, childcare, education programs, and therapeutic services.

Every child deserves a home where they can learn, play, and thrive. You can help.

1,013

Children experiencing homelessness

Over 1000 children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties are currently experiencing homelessness.

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315

Children sheltered every night

One-third of our shelter beds are dedicated to children but the need is far greater.
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FAMILY SHELTERS

Risks to childhood development

Homelessness impacts children’s health risks, behavioral development, and performance in school.

HOW WE HELP

Residential services

LifeMoves Residential Services Programs provide interim shelter along with food, clothing, household necessities, case management, and supportive services to help homeless families rapidly return to stable housing.

LifeMoves | Family Crossroads

LifeMoves | Family Crossroads provides interim shelter and services for homeless families serving up to 45 individuals per night with 15 family units.

Location:

50 Hillcrest Drive
Daly City, CA 94014
Phone: (650) 994­-8169
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Monday: 1 PM – 4 PM
Wednesday: 1 PM – 4 PM
Friday: 1 PM – 4 PM

In-Kind Donation Wish List: Your 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.

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LifeMoves | First Step For Families

LifeMoves | First Step For Families provides interim shelter and services for homeless families serving up to 117 individuals per night with 39 family units.

Location:

325 Villa Terrace
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: 650-340-8814
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Monday: 8 AM– 12 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM– 12 PM
Friday: 8 AM– 12 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.

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LifeMoves | Redwood Family House

LifeMoves | Redwood Family House provides interim shelter and services for homeless families serving up to 30 individuals per night with 10 family units.

Location:

110 Locust Street
Redwood City, CA 94061
Tel: 650-364-8264
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Monday: 12 PM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM – 3 PM
Friday: 12 PM – 3 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.

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LifeMoves | Haven Family House

LifeMoves | Haven Family House provides interim shelter and services for homeless families serving up to 91 individuals per night with 23 family units. 9 of these units are reserved for Veteran clients.

Location:

260 Van Buren Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 325-8719
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Monday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 3 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.

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LifeMoves | Georgia Travis House

LifeMoves | Georgia Travis House provides interim shelter and services for homeless families and single adult women. Georgia Travis House serves up 51 individuals every night with 12 family units and 15 single units.

Location:

260 Commercial Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: (408) 271-1630
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Georgia Travis House does not accept in-person donations. Please visit Villa for donation drop-off hours and wish-list items.
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LifeMoves | Villa

LifeMoves | Villa provides interim shelter and services for homeless families and single women. Villa serves up to 63 individuals per night with 15 family units and 18 single units. 5 of the family units are reserved for Veteran families.

Location:

184 South 11th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: 408-271-0685
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Tuesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Thursday: 10 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.

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Supportive sERVICES

LifeMoves Supportive Services Programs aim to remove any barriers that a family may face in their efforts to return to self-sufficiency. Supportive Services Programs include Educational, Behavioral, Career, and Therapeutic support.

Housing and Employment

To ensure the long-term success of our clients, LifeMoves has a variety of programs to assist heads of households in their search for employment and self-sustained housing. A dedicated team of housing specialists, employment specialists, and benefit specialists on-staff support our clients in their diligent efforts to return to self-sufficiency.

LifeMoves employment programs include:

  • Career skills development
  • Resume workshops
  • Job search support

LifeMoves housing services include:

  • Rapid Re-Housing programs
  • Assistance locating affordable housing
  • Housing benefits and rental applications

Behavioral Health Program

LifeMoves clients are often exposed to significant trauma as a result of experiencing homelessness, especially during formational childhood years. LifeMoves provides clinical psychological services to help our clients build a foundation of mental health that is needed to return to self-sufficiency.

The LifeMoves Behavioral Health Program provides comprehensive, integrated therapeutic services and support from a Trauma-Focused, Mindfulness-Based orientation. The program is designed to foster mental and emotional wellness, enhance interpersonal capacity, improve decision-making processes, and build the ability to engage in positive behaviors that increase beneficial outcomes.

The Behavioral Health program is offered to children, teens, families, Veterans, adults, and seniors at LifeMoves shelter sites in individual and group therapy sessions from doctoral-level psychology graduate students who are supervised by licensed clinical psychologists.

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Summer Adventure Camp

The LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp is a 7 week on-site camp for children experiencing homelessness at LifeMoves family shelters. Stemming from our year-round educational programming which aims to engage children in fun science, technology, engineering, and math activities. The Summer Camp also incorporates weekly field trips to parks, museums, and sporting events across Silicon Valley and the Peninsula.

The summer ends with a Math Festival and Field Day event, complete with face painting, educational games, a photo booth, and a bounce house. The camp is staffed by volunteer high school students, who serve as Camp Counselors, and college interns, who serve as Camp Program Leads. All interns and volunteers are supervised by LifeMoves employees.

2020 Summer Camp Dates will be released in Spring of 2020.

See excerpts of our 2019 Summer Adventure Camp blog here: www.lifemovessummercamp.home.blog

Summer Adventure Camp is only made possible by private donations from the community. $500 will cover the full cost for one child to attend this camp for 7 weeks. Please consider sponsoring the cost of a child (or children) to attend the LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp.

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Education & Workshops

LifeMoves education programs and workshops help our clients improve their overall life skills and holistic well-being. Education programs are offered to all clients and are tailored to the specific client population at each site.

Children’s Education:

All family shelters staff Children’s Services Coordinators who assist with childcare, connecting children to appropriate services, and coordinate educational programs. Children receive access to tutoring, STEM-based educational workshops, and more.

Health & Wellness Workshops:

Workshops are offered to all LifeMoves clients to improve overall healthy behaviors. Workshops focus on a wide range of topics including nutrition, life skills, anger management, smoking cessation, and more.

Financial Literacy Programs:

Financial literacy programs are crucial to the short and long-term success of our clients. Educating clients on the importance of saving money, budgeting, and overall improved financial management helps achieve short-term goals of paying off debt and saving money to return to housing, and long-term goals of remaining stable by better managing finances.

CONNECT

CONNECT is a text-based service that allows clients who have successfully exited a LifeMoves shelter to continue engaging in remote case management. CONNECT offers long-term support, ensuring ongoing success once clients graduate from our shelter programs.

The program provides weekly inspirational text messages to uplift and motivate clients, as well as monthly surveys to ensure their well-being and stability. CONNECT case managers provide assistance and services as needed based on clients’ responses to survey questions.

Clients are enrolled for 12 months and have the option to remain enrolled after the initial 12-month period, or can leave the program at any time.

community engagement sERVICES

As the homelessness crisis continues to grow and evolve, so do our clients. In order to best support this fluid landscape, LifeMoves has implemented a variety of programs to serve our clients wherever they are as well as prevention programs for at-risk children.

Safe and Supportive Parking

LifeMoves Safe and Supportive Parking program provides a secure environment for families living in their cars.

The program operates out of two parking lots with 48 total parking spaces in San Jose.

The Safe Parking program provides a safe, well-lit environment along with food, blankets, and case-management services from 7 PM – 7 AM every day.

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.

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 and has already succesfully diverted multiple families from homelessness.

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