We are glad to announce our partnership for the Bay’s Future as we look forward to helping solve our housing crisis together as a community! Learn more by watching the first discussion on housing from Facebook Live video broadcast from Jan. 25 2019. Read More
Please support the unhoused members of our Bay Area community this Giving Tuesday. Project WeHOPE’s Dignity on Wheels is a mobile hygiene outreach program that provides free showers and laundry service for the homeless living in encampments, rotating shelters, in their vehicles or temporary spaces where they do not have access to such amenities. Read More
Project WeHOPE, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, The City of East Palo Alto and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office are launching a joint reentry program in East Palo Alto for soon-to-be-released and formerly incarcerated individuals in February of 2018. Read More
Every love story is unique. It can take you places you never expected. This is true in the lives of former Project WeHOPE clients Kim and Miguel.
Kim and Miguel lived in Mexico until a fire burned down their home leaving them homeless and without
resources to rebuild. Read More
“Are you really up to this?”
That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless shelter), doing laundry for residents. She – a resident herself – had been guiding me through the process, but I was laughably incompetent; I assumed she was questioning my ability to fold bedsheets. Read More
Designed to serve homeless men, women and families, Project WeHOPE’s Dignity on Wheels mobile showers, washers and dryers have been called into emergency action for both U.S. National Guard soldiers proving essential support to the communities affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County and people who were already homeless and were displaced by the fire. Read More
Hired before Graduation
One of the giant steps for homeless clients at Project WeHOPE is landing a job. Yet for 27 members of the 2017 graduating classes, it was goal achieved, including many who were hired for positions that they would begin after completing their trainings. “We specifically target job training and certification in high demand sectors including custodial technician, security officer and food handler,” said Alicia Garcia, Associate Director of Project WeHOPE and head of the HOPE Jobs training program.