Basic Needs & Homeless Prevention

Connecting the most vulnerable populations to programs and services

The Problem:

With the cost of living skyrocketing throughout the Bay Area

too many are struggling to afford basic needs like shelter, food, and health care.

The Solution:

We meet struggling individuals and families where they are

to connect them with services that help them meet their basic needs right in their community.

The Programs That Help Them:


Instead of multiple calls leading to dead ends, this free helpline connects those in need with a trained specialist to get matched with the right services. You can also access 211 via text or online. During the COVID-19 health crisis, 211 is serving as a resource for relief information.

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Emergency Food & Shelter Program

As part of the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program created by Congress, we manage and distribute funds to help struggling Bay Area residents access basic needs.

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These one-stop financial centers offer a variety of free services to help struggling individuals tackle their financial challenges and get ahead.

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Santa Clara Emergency Assistance Network (EAN)

Working with Santa Clara County partners, the EAN helps those recovering from emergency situations by providing food assistance, rent/mortgage aid, and more.

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Affordable Housing

We advocate for policies that support struggling families at all levels of government, including policies to increase supply and affordability of housing for all.

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The Impact Is In The Numbers

108,000 callers

were connected with essential community services to help them get back on their feet last year.

1.3 million meals

70,000 bed nights of shelter, and 200 rent bills were provided through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program last year.

69,000 residents

residents in Santa Clara County were provided emergency food assistance, rental and mortgage aid, case management, and financial education last year.

Our Other Focus Areas

Financial Stability Employment & Career Opportunities