LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

Letter from the CEO

September, 2018

Bruce Ives

Dear Friends,

Many of us think of summer as a time to rest and re-charge, but not so at LifeMoves! We’ve been busy growing and planning for the coming months.

As a result of our team’s hard work, we’ve continued to strengthen and expand our programs and services for extremely vulnerable members of our community. Some of our recent initiatives and exciting successes include:

  • Collaborating with the County of San Mateo to expand our Maple Street Shelter for single adults to now serve 111 individuals – a 50% growth in capacity!
  • Securing an award from with City of San Jose to operate a new “Safe Parking for Families” site
  • Enhancing our services to more effectively serve special population groups, including the LGBTQ community and survivors of domestic violence
  • Expanding our Master of Social Work intern program, bringing in more graduate students as a key resource to better identify and assess our clients’ needs

Meanwhile, summer for the children at LifeMoves has been a blast! Our 5th Annual Summer Adventure Camp served over 120 children, ages 5-14, with a fun-filled, action-packed six-week camp. This summer’s activities included fieldtrips to the California Academy of Sciences, the Tech Museum, and AT&T Park, as well as countless art projects, cooking lessons, hiking and horseback riding trips, and so much more. For the homeless children we serve, who are 50% of our shelter clients, the summer camp experience is key to overcoming the trauma they’ve experienced. Kids get to play, just be kids, and experience the fun of summer vacation from school. Thanks to your support, our kids get to enjoy all of the benefits of summer camp. It’s a highlight for them, and for all of us!

Onward to the Fall and new opportunities for growth and success at LifeMoves!

Warm regards,

Bruce Ives, CEO
bives@lifemoves.org

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Mission

LifeMoves provides interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

The Problem

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.

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Our Solution Works

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.

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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.

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