Project WeHOPE

aka WeHOPE, Project WeH.O.P.E., WE HOPE   |   East Palo Alto, CA   |  http://www.wehope.org

Mission

We offer cohesive services catered to the
 specific needs of the individual client’s situation. Ending homelessness demands more than handing someone a key. It requires support in many
 creative forms to address many individual challenges. WeHOPE addresses the challenges 
by partnering with allies to provide food, job training, life skills classes, programs for the 
formerly incarcerated and connecting clients with wellness benefits and services.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Pastor Paul Bains

Co-Founder, and HR Director

Cheryl Bains

Main address

1854 Bay Road

East Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA

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EIN

94-3342713

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

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Emergency Homeless Shelter

WeHOPE's 73-bed emergency shelter is located in East Palo Alto. It offers immediate and essential services to homeless and at-risk individuals in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. The shelter operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 24/7 rain or shine. The program includes three meals daily, hot showers, laundry service, comprehensive case management, life-skills classes, and job training to ensure individuals become healthy employed.

Population(s) Served

Our innovative mobile shower, restroom, and laundry facilities travel to where the homeless are, whether that be encampments, rotating shelters, or other locations. We provide access to these clean water services in addition to providing hygiene services, including case management that can help them transition back into stable housing.

Population(s) Served

Transitional/Supportive Housing is a 120-day program intended to address the systemic issues related to homelessness. It assists individuals with an income so they can receive a hand up. Clients entering this intensive program take a series of classes, set weekly goals, meet weekly with a case manager, participate in a mandatory savings program, do daily housing searches, and, in general, are a positive role model for emergency shelter clients. Men and women entering the Transitional program must be ready to take the necessary steps to improve their situations, which may mean making difficult decisions for lifestyle improvement. They must be clean and sober, or actively involved in a treatment program.

Population(s) Served

We offer training, certification and placement for jobs including Custodial Technician and Security Officer free of charge to our shelter clients. Participants is the custodial certification program receive eight weeks of professional, hands on instruction in using commercial equipment, the latest in cleaning techniques, and proper handling of chemicals and tools. This 8-week program is taught by the Cleaning Management Institute. Level 1 and Level 2 Custodial Technician certifications are awarded to clients who successfully complete the program. The security guard training is led by McGrew and Associates,Inc. Clients who successfully complete the 4-week program receive a Guard Card Level 1 and are provided Live Scan fingerprinting, qualifying them for security officer positions in the State of California.

Population(s) Served

Through the Family Harvest Food Program, we provide individuals and low-income families with children in the East Palo Alto community with groceries free of charge. Each week on Tuesday’s at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm located at St. Samuel Church 1852 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA. for healthy, nutritious food intended to supplement their meals when the children do not receive meals at school. The program is in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Samuel Church.

Population(s) Served

Throughout the year, we offer our clients high impact classes designed to meet the emotional and educational needs of clients in our emergency shelter. The classes, offered free of charge, allow a holistic approach to ending homelessness which includes assisting our clients in setting and achieving short term and long term goals while providing comprehensive case management to walk them through each step of the process. The courses include 12-step recovery from substance abuse, communication skills, financial literacy, nutrition and cooking, and men's accountability. Each course is taught by well-trained, experienced professionals and support staff, utilizing well-designed course materials.

Population(s) Served

The mission of the [email protected] program is to leverage the resources and experience of Project WeHOPE and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to support formerly incarcerated individuals to unify with their families and the East Palo Alto community through impactful life skills, and job and entrepreneurship training resulting in dignified employment that provides livable wages and will result in significant reduction in recidivism.

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Financials

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Project WeHOPE

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jonathan Bunce

Intel Corporation

Cheryl Bains

Project WeHOPE

Paul Bains

Project WeHOPE

Jonathan Bunce

Intel Corporation

Morris Chubb

Principal at CB Administrative Services, LLC

Irv Henderson

Talech

Robert Lee

Golf course operations

Robert Sherrard

Tech CU (Technology Credit Union)

Ronald Sibley

East Palo Alto Police Department