LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

Letter from the CEO

August, 2018

Bruce Ives

Dear Friends,

The past year was very strong for LifeMoves. We’ve continued to build our financial stability and have a very strong balance sheet. As a result, we strengthened and expanded our programs and services for extremely vulnerable members of our community.

Our mission is to help homeless families and individuals rapidly return to stable housing and achieve self-sufficiency. We simply couldn’t do what we do without you – our public and private partners. Your generous contributions of time, talent, expertise, in-kind donations, and financial support continue to inspire us to achieve even better outcomes for our homeless neighbors.

I’m pleased to share this report highlighting a few key LifeMoves successes last year:

  • We served over 10,000 people. About half stayed in our shelters: Of those, 93% of families and 72% of individuals who completed our program successfully exited to stable housing.
  • We increased our 700 shelter beds to serve more single adults – a result of our strong public and private partnerships within Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. We plan further expansion in the coming months and years.
  • Every night, half of our beds were (and are) filled with children. In addition to basic necessities, all children, their parents, and our single adult clients have access to cutting-edge, evidence-based behavioral health programs.
  • We launched innovative new technology solutions to help us understand the efficacy of our multiple program components and stay in contact with our clients after they leave our shelters. We are eager to share what we learn as we analyze the data and implement shifts in how we do what we do.

On behalf of all those we exist to serve, please accept my sincere appreciation for all you’ve done to make our work possible. With your on-going support, we will continue to innovate and provide solutions to homelessness for our clients and our community in the coming years.

Warm regards,

Bruce Ives, CEO

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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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