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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”


– Helen Keller

Our Team

Glaiza Canares
Program Manager

Glaiza joined Home & Hope in 2021. She brings experience working within multiple roles throughout various non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Home & Hope, Glaiza managed children’s programs for over five years at Catholic Charities Family Emergency Shelters in San Francisco. Her primary role focused on children’s social emotional development and connecting them with available community services. She received her bachelor’s in cognitive science from University of California, Merced, and her master’s in clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University.

Shannon Titus
Grants & Development Manager

Shannon is Home & Hope’s Grants & Development Manager. With over 20 years experience, she is also a consultant for both nonprofits and corporations, helping them develop strategies and programs to attract and retain donors or customers and secure funding. Prior to that, Shannon held executive marketing positions in a variety of technology startups throughout the Bay Area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.


Arlina Ramirez
Housing Case Manager

Arlina, a founding employee of Home & Hope, joined the organization in September 2001. She has spent 34 years working with housing in San Mateo County as a Housing Programs Specialist III assisting homeless and low-income populations. She was recognized by County Supervisors and Women in Government as outstanding Woman of the Year in 2002 for her extraordinary commitment and service. She is responsible for assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. 


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