Housing Opportunities Mean Everything (HOME) Cohort - Women's Foundation California
What We Do

HOME Cohort

The Housing Opportunities Mean Everything (HOME) Cohort is a multi-year project totaling over $2.5 million over three years to 11 partners to advance and amplify the work of an existing, well-connected and trained network of community-based advocates to advance gender justice in California.

By integrating messaging on gender-based violence and homelessness, the HOME Cohort aims to dismantle barriers and forge new pathways toward a future where every individual has access to safe and stable housing.


What is HOME?

The cohort consists of 11 organizations working to improve the safety and economic security of women and gender-expansive people in California who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence. 8 out of 11 participating organizations are Solís Policy Institute (SPI) alums.

The HOME Cohort is funded through a joint partnership with Women’s Foundation California, Fondation CHANEL (FC), and Blue Shield of California Foundation.

How We Work

Rooted in coalition building, the HOME Cohort meets on a regular basis to dismantle barriers and forge new pathways toward a future where every individual has access to safe and stable housing. We know housing security reduces the pervasiveness of domestic violence. Together, we embark on a journey of collective imagination, pushing boundaries, passing new policies, and advocating for a world where all can thrive.

Learn more about our recent Advancing Policy at the Intersection of Gender-based Violence and Housing convening.


Housing is healthcare. Let’s raise awareness and create a future where everyone has access to safe and stable housing.

Your collaboration in sharing our work enables us to reach a wider audience, fostering greater understanding and engagement in our work together. We need all of us to build a stronger community that prioritizes the needs of survivors and individuals experiencing housing instability in California.




Domestic Violence Survivor & Homeless Too? A CA Cohort Shows What Can Be Done

Laura Flanders & Friends show highlighted featured fellows from Women’s Foundation California’s HOME Cohort like Teniecka Drake from Rainbow Services, Ltd., Yenni Rivera Martinez from Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and Krista Colón, Senior Director of Public Policy for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Together they emphasized the urgent need for collaborative solutions like the HOME Cohort.

HOME Cohort Partners

Black Women for Wellness
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
Empower Tehama
Family Violence Law Center
Human Options
Jenesse Center Inc.
Rainbow Services
Strong Hearted Native Women’s Collective

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