EHC LifeBuilders’ mission is to champion quality of life in their community and stability for people in need by providing housing, hope, and opportunity.
The emergency shelter program at BRC provides 125 nightly beds for single adults. Clients enter at 4:00pm daily and leave by 8:00am the following morning. Clients sleep in bunk beds in sections divided according to gender. The program provides dinner and breakfast, weekday shuttle services, bedding and toiletries, and access to lockers. Beds are assigned nightly. 15 of the shelter beds will be reserved for clients referred to the medical respite program after hospital stays. 30 beds will be reserved for EHC Streets Team participants. The EHC Streets Team cleans shelter facilities and helps prepare meals for 24 hours each per week. In exchange for their work, EHC Streets Team clients will be guaranteed a shelter bed for up to 6 months, participate in Success Team meetings, and receive employment preparedness training. 5 beds will be reserved for transition-age youth working with Street Outreach case managers. The remaining beds will be assigned by lottery to clients seeking shelter but not associated with specific programming. Program:Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP)Budget: $1,025,450Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Homeless
Program Description: The primary purpose of HPRP is to assist individuals and families in the City of San Jose who are at risk of, or currently experiencing homelessness to attain stability and self-sufficiency. The target population for HPRP is households (a single individual or family unit) who need temporary assistance to regain stability. Specifically, HPRP provides mid-term, rather than one-time or long-term assistance, to households who are most likely to succeed after HPRP assistance ends. The program employs a Housing First paradigm which places stable housing as the first priority in assisting individuals and families to attain stability and self-sufficiency. Clients receive gradually decreasing rental subsidies, other financial assistance, case management, eviction defense legal services and more.Program:One-Stop Homelessness Prevention CenterBudget: $303,454Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Homeless
Program Description: The One-Stop Homelessness Prevention Center at Boccardo Reception Center works with chronically homeless individuals to break through the barriers to permanent housing. The One-Stop works to identify needs and coordinate services so chronically homeless individuals are able to increase their income and transition successfully into permanent housing. Services will include needs assessment, information and referral, drop in case management, employment services, SSI benefits advocacy, HSP, and various occasional services. The One-Stop Center also includes a Veterans Service Center that works with homeless veterans who have become isolated since their military service. In addition to One-Stop services, the Vets Center provides a variety of services to help vets build community, manage mental and physical health issues, gain access to benefits, and increase income. The ultimate goal is to transition veterans successfully into permanent housing situations.Program:Boccardo Family Living Center (BFLC)Budget: $449,395Category: HousingPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: BFLC provides 17 long-term transitional housing units to homeless families with children. It also provides 8 units for mixed use; these units operate as housing for migrant farm worker families from April through November and temporary shelter for families from December through March. The families housed at BFLC often come from rural areas and are large families, with the adults working in the farm labor or other low paying jobs and lacking the education necessary to obtain higher incomes. Services are designed to engage the families in the community in order to build their support systems, and will include life skills education, children’s activities, and cultural activities.Program:Sobrato Family Living Center (SFLC)Budget: $660,158Category: HousingPopulation Served: Homeless
Program Description: Located in the City of Santa Clara, SFLC provides 42 units of long term transitional housing for homeless and at-risk families, and 8 units of permanent housing to homeless families in which a member is disabled. Services are designed to engage the families in the community in order to build their support systems, and include case management, life skills education, children’s activities, and counseling. Additionally, a Resident Council comprised of SFLC tenants participate in resident event planning and execution.