With more than 40 years of service and experience in successfully serving homeless families and individuals, LifeMoves is the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Our successful and multi-faceted therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and respectfully motivate our clients to achieve autonomy.
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.
Our innovative and effective program model helps clients understand the root cause of their homelessness. The Lifemoves program requires accountability from our clients and helps them to refocus on developing core competencies they need to succeed for the long-term.
Similarly, our in-depth children’s programming provides academic support to bridge achievement gaps. We support their physical and mental health by addressing the extensive traumatic issues caused by homelessness. Our focus is on maximizing opportunities for homeless youth to help them mature into self-sufficient adults and to end intergenerational poverty which leads to homelessness.
Through these carefully designed programs – and with the support of 225 employees and over 15,000 dedicated volunteers – LifeMoves is able to serve 9,636 homeless clients and to provide 244,801 nights of shelter annually.
The impact of LifeMoves programs and services is tremendous: typically, more than 92% of families and 78% of individuals completing LifeMoves transitional programs successfully returned to stable housing and self-sufficiency.