Hope's Corner's Collaborations
Hope’s Corner collaborates with other agencies and organizations in order to connect our guests with available services without attempting to duplicate services already being provided. These collaborations include:
· Community Services Agency provides case managers on-site every Thursday during Hope’s Corner’s shower program hours so that guests can meet with a case manager when they are waiting for a shower.
· UCSF Nurse Interns visit during Hope’s Corner’s Thursday shower program hours to check basic health conditions, such as blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, etc.
· HomeFirst provides a Cold Weather Shelter during the winter at the site shared with Hope’s Corner. Hope’s Corner adjusted the timing of the setup for Saturday breakfast to accommodate the shelter, provides a volunteer every night to ensure that showers are available and helps to coordinate basic logistics between the uses.
· Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange provides bicycles upon request by the Hope’s Corner bicycle liaison so that our homeless guests who need bicycles can obtain them. Hope’s Corner purchases lights and locks through the Bicycle Exchange. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange also provides children’s bicycles for the annual Hope’s Corner Children’s Party.
· Walgreens and Stanford Hospital have provided free flu shot clinics during the Saturday breakfast once each year.
· Hope’s Corner collaborates with the Day Worker Center and First Five to host a Children’s Christmas Party each year to provide crafts for the kids and a place for parents to shop for holiday gifts.
· Second Harvest Food Bank representatives come to Hope’s Corner occasionally to screen guests for CalFresh benefits.
· Santa Clara County Health Department provides monthly healthy eating and fitness literature in multiple languages that Hope’s Corner prints and provides to guests.
· Valley Homeless Healthcare Program operated by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center provides a mobile medical van in North County at the Community Service Agency and the Sunnyvale Winter Shelter. Hope’s Corner makes referrals to these two sites.
· MayView Community Health Center provides medical care to Hope’s Corner clients regardless of ability to pay. In addition, a dental van comes to MayView Mountain View clinics to which guests can be referred.