As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, most of us come home at the end of the day, turn up the heat, put a pot of hearty soup on the stove, and settle in for a cozy evening.
It’s also the time of year when we look forward to the sharing holidays with family and friends; great feelings and experiences we enjoy and typically take for granted.
For too many of our neighbors who are struggling with homelessness, the holidays are a time when it becomes even more difficult and stressful to be without a place to call home.
Your holiday donation makes it possible for LifeMoves to:
Your financial contribution is vital to ensuring these services are available for homeless people in need during the holidays, and year round.
Thanks to you, LifeMoves provides our community with 17 modern, safe, warm, and welcoming shelters from Daly City to San Jose. These are places with successful programs that both educate and inspire hope in our homeless neighbors working hard to get back on their feet.
On behalf of the hundreds of families and individuals LifeMoves serves each year, thank you for making this a season to remember by giving gifts of support and hope for the holidays.
Bruce Ives, CEO
LifeMoves is dedicated to providing interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families, individuals and veterans to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency.
In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the cost of living is nearly 50% higher than the national average. Many of our neighbors earning minimum wage live on the brink of homelessness.Learn More
LifeMoves programs combat homelessness today—and tomorrow—by teaching comprehensive life skills that help our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency, and effectively break the cycle of homelessness.Learn More
“I found the courage to grow and change for myself and my daughter. We’re ready to take on any challenge that comes our way.”
The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!
Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.
J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance’s book.
Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and helped coordinate the university’s bipartisan voter education drive in 2008. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School, where he worked at Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, providing free legal counsel to veterans of our nation’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Vance earned his law degree in 2013.
After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. He serves as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. As an investor, Vance has taken a special interest in the biotechnology industry and other transformative sectors of the economy.
In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.
He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, newborn son, and two dogs, where he works on his nonprofit and investment activities.