SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
January 2019 - Present
CityTeam is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1957 to serve individuals living in extreme poverty or homelessness. With five locations on the West coast, CityTeam serves over 500,000 individuals per year.
San José, California, where the Kinkade Family Foundation is based, can only house 6% of unsheltered women each night. One of CityTeam’s locations in San José, known as Heritage Home, provides a safe and loving environment for women who are pregnant and in need of help. Women who are residents of Heritage Home overcome homelessness, chemical dependency, and other hardships while becoming loving mothers to their newborns.
In the spirit of collaboration, the Kinkade Family Foundation has supported Cityteam in expanding their women’s programs in San José. Once women graduate from Heritage Home, it’s crucial that women have a safe environment to continue to grow with their infant while they take positive steps towards growth and independence.
House of Light opens its doors in Fall of 2019!
House of Light is a six-bedroom home in San Jose, California, that will provide safe, comfortable housing to around fifteen women and minor children. The community living program is designed to give CityTeam graduates a stepping stone between a structured program and transitioning into independent living.
HELP THE WOMEN OF HOUSE OF LIGHT. Your donation will go towards furnishing the House of Light, keeping the House of Light supplied with items that are required for the women and their children, (i.e. diapers, feminine products, and children’s clothes and shoes), as well as funding the operations of House of Light, such as maintenance and upkeep of the home.