The Housing Opportunities Mean Everything (HOME) Cohort is a multi-year project totaling over $2.1 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.
Specifically, the work of the HOME Cohort is to improve the safety and economic security of women in California who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence.
- Black Women for Wellness
- California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (Sacramento)
- Community United Against Violence
- Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA, San Mateo)
- Empower Tehama
- Family Violence Law Center (Oakland)
- Haven’s Women’s Center of Stanislaus
- Human Options (Irvine)
- Jenesse Center Inc.
- Rainbow Services (San Pedro)
- Strong Hearted Native Women’s Collective
What is HOME?
The cohort consists of 11 organizations working to improve the safety and economic security of women in California who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence. All participating organizations are Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) alums. The HOME Cohort is funded through a joint partnership with The Women’s Foundation California, Fondation CHANEL (FC), Blue Shield of California, and the Hilton Conrad Foundation.
How We Work
The HOME Cohort meets on a regular basis to improve the safety and economic security of women in California who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence, through a combined approach of strengthening and innovating service delivery, building the power of women-led organizations and movements, and advocating for structural change in housing and domestic violence policies and services.
Did you know in the United States, nearly a quarter of the country’s unhoused individuals and families live in the state of California?