With more than 40 years of service and experience, LifeMoves is the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness in Silicon Valley.
As a financially-stable and results-driven organization, the LifeMoves mission, since 1987, has been to provide interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
LifeMoves operates nine shelters from Daly City to San Jose, as well as eight other facilities that include permanent supportive housing sites and a drop-in center that provides two meals a day, as well as shower and laundry facilities. On any given night, we feed, clothe and house approximately 700 people, about one-half of whom are minor children.
Hard work, commitment and accountability are required from the homeless men, women, and children we serve. In return, LifeMoves provides safe, clean and modern living spaces, nutritious food, counseling and mental health supportive services, therapeutic childcare and after-school activities, job and housing search assistance, and additional program services.
While homelessness is a complicated social problem with many different causes, we work closely with the tech industry and others in our community to develop new ways to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.
Last year, with 225 employees and support from 16,000 volunteers, LifeMoves provided over 10,184 homeless individuals, including hundreds of families with minor children, with food, clothing, comprehensive supportive services, and 266,590 nights of shelter.
Most importantly, our therapeutic model is effective: Last year, 89% of families and 73% of individuals completing our interim shelter programs successfully returned to stable housing, equipped with the life skills and competencies needed to maintain long-term self-sufficiency.
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.
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.