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“Giving Homes, Hope to Those in Need”

San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2013

SF Chronicle cover The Chronicle features success stories from Hope & Hope: “While churches and synagogues provide food, shelter, and socializing for a week or two at a stretch, [the executive director] and two other staff members work out of the Burlingame day center, where families can use semi-private living rooms, a nap room, play area, laundry facilities, showers, computers with Internet access, storage lockers, and a community kitchen. The free program allows parents to save money for rent and deposits while the staff helps them search for jobs, housing, and child care as needed.” [Read the article.]

“County to Study Rotating Homeless Shelter”

Peninsula Daily Journal
July 20, 2015

San Mateo County studies Home & Hope’s unique model, considering whether to implement a similar program on the coast: “With a disproportionate number of the county’s homeless population living on the coastside, San Mateo County officials are looking to study whether a rotating church shelter could meet their needs. Since there are no shelter beds on the coast, San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley has requested $40,000 in Measure A half-cent sales tax money to fund a feasibility study by Home and Hope, which partners with 34 churches in the county to provide nightly shelter and meals for homeless individuals.” [Read the article.]​

“Offering a Home — And Hope”

Peninsula Daily Journal
June 10, 2013

The Journal profiles Gina Cooper, a onetime Home & Home guest: “Cooper couldn’t stop listing the ways Home & Hope, along with the volunteer supporters, have continued to help her. When she started, Cooper was working in a job that required long hours. Often her son would wait in the car for her while she finished. But there was light at the end of the tunnel as she put money aside for their future. Being part of the Home & Hope program meant searching for other job opportunities. She recently was able to make a switch to a higher-paying job that has weekends off and the opportunity to grow.” [Read the article.]

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