Destination: Home is a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County. It was established in 2008 as an outcome of a Blue Ribbon Commission on ending homelessness led by then San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and then County Supervisor Don Gage. In 2011 Destination: Home became a program of the Health Trust and in 2013 took on the role of Santa Clara County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Board. In this role as the local CoC Board, Destination: Home has worked with regional partners to develop a new five year Community Plan to End Homelessness. In late 2017 the Destination: Home leadership board voted to move Destination: Home from being a project of The Health Trust to a Supporting Organization under the umbrella of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Read our FAQs regarding our move to become a Supporting Organization here.
The Community Plan addresses public system disruption to enhance services and efficiency, creating more housing opportunities in our land and housing-scarce community and ensuring the appropriate housing interventions and case management resources are available for unique populations, including preventative measures. This Community Plan is based on a proof of concept collective impact campaign, Housing 1000, which uses a nationally recognized Housing First model that focuses on getting clients into housing as quickly as possible and provides supportive services to ensure recovery, stability, and a decrease of public systems usage.
What We Do
Destination: Home drives and aligns resources to create permanent housing and sustainable support systems built for the long term. The organization is improving how systems work together to end homelessness, as well as protect individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless. In this role, Destination: Home’s Board also serves as the HUD Continuum of Care Board for the San Jose /Santa Clara City and County Metropolitan area and works with the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing as a Collaborative Applicant to expand local allocations of federal funding.
Destination: Home board votes to become a Supporting Organization under the Silicon Valley Community Foundation – 10/25/17
What does this mean?
Why separate from The Health Trust?
What is a Supporting Organization?
Why did Destination: Home choose to become a Supporting Organization under the Silicon Valley Community Foundation?
Are there new partners you are working with?
What is changing at Destination: Home?
We remain grateful to The Health Trust for such a wonderful partnership which will continue as we each expand our respective efforts to address homelessness and we look forward to our new relationship with Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
We will still be located at the same place – in The Health Trust administrative offices, located at 3180 Newberry Dr. Ste 200. Our email addresses and phone numbers are also the same.
Has your mission changed?
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