Supervisors vote to fund North County shelter

Grant will provide beds in East Palo Alto to serve Palo Alto, other Santa Clara County residents

An East Palo Alto shelter will open its doors to Palo Alto and other northern Santa Clara County homeless people with help from a $76,650 grant, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has announced.

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Posted by nat
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

This makes no sense. 5 beds to replace 70! And it's restricted to Santa Clara residents, so residents of East Palo Alto won't even benefit!

What about the San Mateo residents, including those in East PA, using the shelter now - will they be kicked out?

This would be for the ENTIRE Santa Clara Country - 5 beds?!!!!
What is there to celebrate? What am I missing?

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Posted by HUTCH 7.62
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

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Posted by Alicia
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm


I think you are misunderstanding the article. Project WeHOPE is a 55 bed shelter. 5 of the beds are being designated to Santa Clara County. This does not cause San Mateo County to miss out on anything. It is a blessing to both counties. Homeless people need assistance and when you have two counties this close to each other, it is not unusual for people to cross county lines. They go to where the beds are. What a wonderful asset to both counties.

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Posted by Pastor Paul
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Nat, Thank you for your interest in the Homeless regardless of the County they come from. Let me try to address and clarify your concerns. Project WeHOPE will be contracted with Santa Clara County for 5 beds and case management for the occupants of those beds in our transitional program. County of San Mateo has contracted with Project WeHOPE for 40 beds which includes clients from East Palo Alto. Additionally, we have 10 beds for discretionary use. We would love to have you come over and tour our facility in East Palo Alto. If you have any questions, my direct number is 650.779.5045. All the best to you!

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Posted by Jeff Rensch
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 26, 2014 at 8:25 am

Bless you, Pastor Paul! Much needed

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Posted by nat
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for clarifying the article. It didn't make sense and I thought it may not have had the complete story about WeHope.
We still need a large shelter to replace the Sunnyvale armory.

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