July 10, 2012
It is my pleasure to announce a pivotal moment in our agency’s growth. As of July 1, 2012 InnVision the Way Home and Shelter Network have united as a single nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness. InnVision Shelter Network is now one of the leading shelter/housing and supportive service providers in Northern California, supporting over 20,000 homeless men, women, and children annually.
The unified organization represents 64 combined years of serving homeless families and individuals across the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula. As a newly-combined agency, we will expand upon our work to end homelessness efficiently and effectively through our “Beyond the Bed” client service model – a proven methodology that has historically delivered a 90% success rate in returning program graduates to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
The consolidation of Shelter Network and InnVision yields a robust organization with a $16M annual budget that incorporates both agencies’ best practices, multi-faceted programs, and extensive community partnerships. We are deeply grateful for Christine Burroughs’s leadership as the CEO of InnVision, and we look forward to her continued guidance as she transitions to retirement.
The integration of InnVision and Shelter Network brings significant benefit to the entire community and to our clients, including:
Integrating Shelter Network and InnVision to deliver these benefits will require significant financial investment from the community. As such, we invite you to unite with us in working to end homelessness by making a contribution to the Leadership Fund – a $6.5 million initiative to fund the unification, as well as capital projects, programmatic innovations, and community initiatives to expand and improve client services.
Thank you for supporting our mission to serve homeless families and individuals in the Silicon Valley/Peninsula community on their path to self-sufficiency. We look forward to your continued partnership as we embark on the next phase of growth as InnVision Shelter Network.
Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss our consolidation and/or future plans. Thank you for your continued support.
Karae M. Lisle
CEO, InnVision Shelter Network