City of San Mateo – LifeMoves
San Mateo LifeMoves is using a multifaceted therapeutic service model to end homelessness in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The model includes using modern housing in conjunction with intensive and tailored health services.
One of its successful programs is its Homeless Outreach Team, a team of trained case managers that outreaches to homeless individuals on the ground level. The goal is to transition them off the streets and eventually, into stable housing. Because homelessness is a complex issue, HOT members typically work with a variety of different groups including local law enforcement, community stakeholders and business to successfully move homeless men and women into supportive housing. HOT members also provide homeless individuals with case management and connection to essential services. This proactive approach helps reduce costs and expenses related to medical and law enforcement services.
With over 17 sites throughout the Bay Area, the nonprofit serves about 1,000 homeless individuals each night.
LifeMoves Outreach services are largely funded by the County of San Mateo Human Service Agency with Measure A funding. LifeMoves services are funded through a combination of many city, county and federal government contracts and private donations.