Past Renovations

Valley Village Renovation
HIF spent a sunny day in October 2016 with our friends at Valley Village Retirement Community, giving the wonderful senior residents an updated building and brand new community kitchen. Valley Village encourages seniors to live at […]

Valley Village Retirement Community

Daybreak Therapy Room After
Teenage years are hard enough for anybody – now imagine living through these years on the streets. For ten youth at a time, ages 16 to 21, StarVista’s Daybreak house offers a roof over their head, […]

New Light at Daybreak

Essex: Salvation Army Corporate Champion
30 year-old building gets much deserved makeover The Salvation Army offers a lifeline to adults who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves, and want to get back on […]

The Salvation Army

Homelessness looks different for youth. It may mean a child sneaking through a friend’s window so he or she has a floor to sleep on that night.  Did you know that there are over 700 […]

StarVista Your House South

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness For the 1,000 homeless individuals housed each night, including families, men and women, children, and veterans, LifeMoves provides so much more than just temporary shelter.  LifeMoves’ programs combat homelessness today—and tomorrow—by […]

LifeMoves Julian Street Inn

The Parisi House on the Hill (Parisi House) is Santa Clara County’s first mother-and-child residential alcohol and drug treatment facility, allowing mothers to focus on their six-month treatment program without the emotional distraction caused when […]

The Parisi House on the Hill Renovation

Giving young adults aging out foster care a stable place to start The odds are stacked against youth who are transitioning out of foster care. At 18, foster kids “age out” of most assistance, including […]

A Place of Their Own

Every year, over 250 adults and children walk through the doors of the CORA domestic violence shelter in San Mateo County seeking refuge. When HIF staff visited the shelter last year, they saw that the […]


In 2001, the Safe Harbor Shelter opened as a temporary cold-weather shelter for homeless adults in San Mateo County under the guidance of then-County Supervisor Jerry Hill.  A converted warehouse, the facility housed 90 adults […]

Safe Harbor Shelter

New Creation House Gets A New Look Sitting on a small lot near the southern end of the San Francisco Bay, New Creation House is both home to young mothers working through educational programs, and playground […]

It Takes a Village

Now Even A Brighter Beacon HIF improves quality of life for hundreds in Redwood City Nearly 200 of Redwood City’s poorest community members rely on a nonprofit called St. Francis Center for a place to […]

St. Francis Center

Hard-hitting renovations for hard-working families Nestled in a cul-de-sac in the Cambrian neighborhood of San Jose sits an unassuming four-unit building with children’s bikes scattered out front. Owned by the nonprofit Abode Services, the building […]

Home Sweet Abode