Veteran Services

After serving our country with bravery and strength, far too many Veterans experience homelessness. LifeMoves offers specialized programs and services to address the specific needs of the Veteran community.

One-fifth of adult LifeMoves clients are Veterans.

702

Homeless Veterans

in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties combined – the majority of whom are unsheltered.

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117

Veteran-only beds

across all LifeMoves shelters, but the need is far greater. You can help us support even more Veterans.

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Partnership with VA

LifeMoves partners with the VA to coordinate and provide premium services to those we serve.

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Residential services

The LifeMoves Residential Services Programs provide interim shelter along with food, clothing, household items, Case Management, and supportive services to help homeless Veterans and their families rapidly return to stable housing.

LifeMoves | Hoptel

LifeMoves | Hoptel provides 1 to 3 nights of shelter, along with case management and transportation, to low ­income Veterans from out­ of­ town coming to receive medical care and/or assessment from the local Veterans hospital.

The name “Hoptel” is a play on the word “hotel” and “hop” – a military term for a short stay. Many Veterans travel great distances to access the world-­class medical services at VA hospitals in Silicon Valley but are unable to afford housing without the assistance of the Hoptel program.

Hoptel clients are provided:
  • Short term accommodations for 1 to 3 days in a safe, modern environment
  • Food and open kitchen
  • Access to laundry
  • Transportation assistance to medical appointments

LifeMoves | Maple Street Shelter

LifeMoves | Maple Street Shelter provides emergency and transitional housing for single adult men and women. To ensure privacy and safety, the women’s building is kept separate and locked from the men’s.

Maple Street serves up to 20 Veterans per night in semi-private cubicles with communal dining and bathrooms. The facility is single level and is able to accommodate individuals who use mobility assistance devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) Individuals must be independently able to manage their activities of daily living (ADLs).

Location:

1580A Maple Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Tel: 650-364-1150
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Due to COVID-19, we are currently accepting donations of specific items by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at our administrative offices in Menlo Park. Our list of needed donations can be found here.

To coordinate a curbside, contact-less donation drop-off, please email Carmen Kapanga at ckapanga@lifemoves.org and Lynnelle Bilsey at lbilsey@lifemoves.org.

LifeMoves | Haven Family House

Haven Family House serves up to 9 Veteran families in 1-2-bedroom apartments equipped with bedrooms, kitchen & dining area, and a private bathroom. It is conveniently located near the Menlo Park VA hospital.

The facility has a park-like play area, child development center, communal laundry facilities, and a communal garden located on the property.

Location:

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

Our shelters are not currently accepting in-person donations.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently accepting donations of specific items by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at our administrative offices in Menlo Park. Our list of needed donations can be found here.

To coordinate a curbside, contact-less donation drop-off, please email Carmen Kapanga at ckapanga@lifemoves.org and Lynnelle Bilsey at lbilsey@lifemoves.org.

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LifeMoves | Montgomery Street Inn

Montgomery Street Inn serves up to 20 Veteran single males per night through two different VA programs.

Veteran clients stay in semi-private cubicles with communal dining and bathrooms. The facility has an elevator to accommodate individuals who use mobility assistance devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.), however individuals must be independently able to manage their activities of daily living (ADLs).

Veterans Medical Respite (VMR)

Serves up to 8 Veteran males who have need for supported medical follow-up care. Individuals will be supported in medication management, coordination of medical care and transportation to ongoing medical and housing appointments. Staffing for this program includes a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to assist with compliance towards medical goals.

Veterans must be able to self-transfer if using a mobility assistance device and cannot be receiving medications intravenously (through IV). Veterans qualify for program as verified through HCHV liaison.

Length of stay is up to 60 days.

Grants Per Diem (GPD)

Serves up to 12 Veteran males per night. Unlike all other VA programs, Veterans who have other than honorable discharge and are experiencing homelessness can qualify for this program.

Location:

358 N. Montgomery Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: 408-271-5160
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Our shelters are not currently accepting in-person donations.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently accepting donations of specific items by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at our administrative offices in Menlo Park. Our list of needed donations can be found here.

To coordinate a curbside, contact-less donation drop-off, please email Carmen Kapanga at ckapanga@lifemoves.org and Lynnelle Bilsey at lbilsey@lifemoves.org.

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LifeMoves | Julian Street Inn

Julian Street Inn (JSI) serves up to 11 Veteran singles in a dorm-style living space. Veterans stay in a shared dorm setting, utilizing bunk beds.

There is communal dining and bathroom facilities located on the first floor. The facility has two floors with dorm spaces on both floors. There is no elevator, so those requiring accommodation for mobility assistance devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) will be placed in available first floor, bottom bunk beds.

Location:

546 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: 408-271-0820
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Donation Drop-off Hours:

Our shelters are not currently accepting in-person donations.

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LifeMoves | Villa

Villa provides interim shelter for up to 5 Veteran families each night in single studio bedroom units. Families share a communal bathroom and large communal kitchen on the first floor.

All units are located on the 2nd floor with no elevator access in the building.

Location:

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

Our shelters are not currently accepting in-person donations.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently accepting donations of specific items by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at our administrative offices in Menlo Park. Our list of needed donations can be found here.

To coordinate a curbside, contact-less donation drop-off, please email Carmen Kapanga at ckapanga@lifemoves.org and Lynnelle Bilsey at lbilsey@lifemoves.org.

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Supportive sERVICES

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

LifeMoves | Behavioral Health Program

The LifeMoves Behavioral Health Program provides comprehensive, integrated therapeutic services and support from a Trauma-Focused, Mindfulness-Based orientation. The mission is to foster mental and emotional wellness, enhanced interpersonal capacity, and self-efficacy to improve decision-making processes, capacity, and ability to engage in positive behaviors that increase beneficial outcomes. The program is provide to Veteran clients who may be struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and/or addiction related to their service.

Integrated therapies include, but are not limited to: Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral, Family Systems, and Child-Parent Psychotherapies.

  • Trauma-focused: Training and therapy offering evidence-based clinical interventions that aid in healing the unseen wounds resulting from single event, mulitple event, and complex traumatic experiences.
  • Mindfulness-based: Mindfulness trainings and practices cultivate greater awareness of the mind and body, and identify how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect our emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing.
  • Internal Family Systems-informed: Internal Family Systems is an evidence-based, non-pathologizing theoretical framework.

About the Doctoral Practicum Training:    
Individual and group therapies are provided by doctoral-level psychology graduate students and supervised by licensed clinical psychologists. The graduate students are provided weekly hour-long individual supervision sessions, an hour-long didactic, a two-hour group supervision, and a wide array of clinical supports and trainings including Mandatory Reporter Training and Crisis Prevention Intervention training and certification. 

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LifeMoves | Housing and Employment

To ensure the long-term success of our clients, LifeMoves has a variety of programs to assist Veteran clients in their search for employment and self-sustained housing. LifeMoves partners closely with the VA to offer Veteran-specific benefits to those who qualify.

We have a dedicated team of housing specialists, employment specialists, and benefit specialists on-staff that support our Veteran clients in their dilligent efforts to return to self-sufficiency.

LifeMoves employment programs include poviding assistance with career skills development and job search support. In addition to employment services, LifeMoves provides housing assistance in the form of Rapid Re-Housing and support in finding/applying to housing.

LifeMoves | Medical Respite Care

LifeMoves provides numerous medical benefits to our Veteran clients including onsite medical respite care for medically fragile Veteran clients who are staying in our facilities.
LifeMoves also provides transportation to and from medical appointments at local VA hospitals.

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