LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

About The Merger

About The Merger

Message from the CEO: InnVision and Shelter Network have merged

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:

  • Improved Client Outcomes to successfully and permanently end homelessness for thousands of families and individuals
  • Increased Capacity to serve even more clients – including numerous homeless Veterans and families – on their path back to self-sufficiency
  • Financial Strength with a broad portfolio of real estate assets and a healthy balance sheet to support the organization’s ongoing success
  • Consolidated Operations that will increase efficiencies and maximize the impact of every donor dollar.

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.

With gratitude,

Karae M. Lisle

CEO, InnVision Shelter Network
klisle@ivsn.org

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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.