LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

LifeMoves | Opportunity Services Center

LifeMoves | Opportunity Services Center provides drop-in services for homeless families and single adults.

LifeMoves | Opportunity Services Center
33 Encina Avenue (Map)
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-853-8672
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am-4 pm


  • Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance for qualifying families and individuals, by appointment.
  • Bredt Family Center for women, children, and families provides basic services, education, support, and children’s activities.  Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm.
  • Adult Services Center for single men & women provides basic services, case management, and assistance with CA ID/DLs. Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.
  • Clothes Closet distributes free clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks, shoes, winter gear, and toiletries.
    Open Wednesdays 11:00-am-1:00pm.
    In partnership with the Peninsula HealthCare Connection (PHC), a free on-site clinic provides
    confidential, compassionate health care by appointment. Call 650-853-0321. Open Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm. PHC clinic offers:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Practice & Pediatric Care
  • Mental Health Care
  • SSI/Disability Application
  • Case Management
  • Supportive Health Service
  • For more information, visit

How You Can Help

Donate: LifeMoves services are only made possible through generous financial support from the community year­round. Your gift ensures that we may continue to provide housing and supportive services to thousands of homeless children and adults.

Volunteer: LifeMoves relies on the generous time and talent of 36,000 volunteers annually. Every person has volunteer skills to offer, such as teaching workshops, tutoring students, organizing donations, preparing meals, and much more.

Donation Wish List

Gift Certificates

  • Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Costco
  • Target, K-Mart, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy
  • Gas stations
  • Barbers, salons (for interview preparation)
    Children/Baby Supplies
  • Diapers, wipes, bibs, formula
  • Backpacks, school supplies
  • Arts & crafts materials
  • New toys and games, sports equipment Clothing & Accessories
  • Men’s and women’s clothing
  • Adult business-attire, plus-size clothing, maternity
  • NEW ONLY underwear, socks & pajamas
  • Sweaters, coats
  • thermal pants, long johns (in winter)
  • Comfortable shoes, wool socks
  • Gloves, scarves, beanies, umbrellas, ponchos
  • Tote bags, duffle bags, purses Linens & Bedding
  • Sheets, blankets, comforters (gently used and clean)
  • NEW ONLY pillows, pillowcases
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Sleeping bags, NEW plastic mattress covers Kitchen Items
  • Dishware, silverware, cups, plates, bowls
  • Pots, pans, cooking utensils
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, Ziploc bags
  • Toasters, coffee makers, microwaves, can openers Toiletries (NEW ONLY)
  • Shampoo, conditioner, lotion
  • Body wash, soap bars
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Razors, shaving cream, sun block
  • Cosmetic cases, make-up
  • Feminine hygiene products Cleaning Supplies
  • All-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, bleach
  • Dishwashing soap, laundry detergent
  • Sponges, brushes, gloves, paper towels
  • Buckets, mops, brooms
  • Like-new vacuum cleaners, dust busters Household Items
  • Trash cans & liners
  • Table lamps, alarm clocks, flashlights, batteries
  • Extension cords, tool kits
  • Humidifiers, irons, ironing boards
  • Bike locks, light helmets, kneepads, wrist guards

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Don’t Miss Out!

The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!

Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.

Register Here!

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