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July 1, 2024 marks 4 years of The United Effort Organization! We are proud to have impacted the lives of over 900 people in our community as we work towards our mission. Learn more

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness move towards self-sufficiency and find a safe home in our community.

What We Do

Provide comprehensive and integrated services to find affordable housing, public assistance programs, resources and mentors. We also develop and share self-service tools.

We invest the time, effort and mentorship needed to help clients. We "hold their hand", if needed, to help reduce their worry and stress as we navigate a highly complex system, together. We collaborate heavily with other organizations to support our clients.

Whole Person Advocacy

We get to know each client to understand their needs and goals. We advocate for and help them navigate the complexities of housing and benefits applications, while helping them determine a path towards self-sufficiency.


We develop, share and maintain free tools for people in need, and others in our community, to more easily find housing and assistance. 

Search for affordable housing

Check eligibility for benefits programs


We mentor and work alongside clients, as needed, to help them set goals, find resources, develop job focus, set budgets and manage money. Trust, guidance, motivation, emotional support and role modeling are critical to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency!

Who We Serve

People experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Our clients are people in our community who are facing extreme financial hardship. Most of them grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area or have been living and working here for many years before experiencing a single bad event which forced them to live in their cars or on the streets.

According to the 2023 Point-in-Time count, 24% of homelessness in Santa Clara County was caused by job loss and another 8% was caused by eviction.

Our clients are resilient and are working hard to overcome these challenges to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient again, but they need help and support from their community. They deserve the chance to have a normal life like everybody else and they deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.

Where We Act

Santa Clara County, California

We provide our critical services every Saturday from 8:30-10:30 am, and every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 am, as a complement to the meal, shower, and laundry programs at Hope's Corner (748 Mercy Street, Mountain View). 

We expand our impact by sharing our expertise with local organizations in order to reach unhoused people who are less mobile.

Our Partners

The United Effort Organization collaborates with many organizations and county workers to find solutions for our clients.

Logo for Hope's Corner

Logo for Agape Silicon Valley

Logo for Hope for the Unhoused

Logo for Helping Hands Silicon Valley


The United Effort Organization is grateful for the grants awarded by the following organizations:

Logo for the County of Santa Clara

Logo for Destination Home

Logo for Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation

Logo for Otto Lee District 3 Supervisor