LifeMoves is New Identity for InnVision Shelter Network

Established Organization Selects New Name, Hosts Two Public
#MakeAMove Events to Increase Visibility for Solutions that End
Homelessness

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Effective today, LifeMoves is the new name of InnVision Shelter Network,
the leading provider of homeless services on the Peninsula and in
Silicon Valley. Today’s launch of the new name, logo, and website is
designed to more effectively convey the non-profit’s mission to help
homeless families, veterans and individuals in Santa Clara and San Mateo
Counties, to transform their lives and achieve stable housing and
self-sufficiency. The organization provided services to over 15,000
people last year.


“This is the right time to change our name. Three and a half years ago,
we began the process of uniting two outstanding community organizations
that serve the homeless. We’ve listened closely to our public and
private supporters, getting consistent and positive feedback about
ultimately renaming our organization to reflect the strength of the
combined groups,” said Bruce Ives, CEO of LifeMoves. “Our new identity
highlights the transformative nature of our successful model and the
active engagement in life-changing processes that the people in our
program commit to in order to break the cycle of homelessness.”

LifeMoves will be introduced via two #MakeAMove events for the public to
attend at its facilities and also through its redesigned website www.LifeMoves.org.
During 2016 LifeMoves will continue to further educate and inspire the
community-at-large about the positive effects of its long-proven
programs as part of the efforts highlighting its re-branding.

“I am very excited about the new LifeMoves brand,” commented Matthew
Bahls, Board Chair, LifeMoves. “Our new name will resonate with our
supporters, while also helping to attract new support for this great
organization. Our goal remains to improve and expand our ability to
serve the community by helping homeless families, veterans and
individuals to do the hard work needed to benefit from the profoundly
transformative LifeMoves programs.”

The new name and related rebranding is the culmination of a yearlong
planning and development process funded by a private grant.

Program Impact

LifeMoves metrics demonstrate the impact of its programs on the lives of
people working to break their cycle of homelessness.

During 2015:

  • 97% of families and 82% of individuals in interim housing who
    completed our programs successfully returned to stable housing and
    self-sufficiency
  • 15,483 people engaged in a variety of services provided
  • 1,000 people were safely sheltered each night in 17 LifeMoves
    facilities
  • LifeMoves clients saved an average of $2,000 per household while in
    the program

People Served:

  • Service area is Santa Clara and San Mateo counties
  • Six LifeMoves facilities serve homeless families; up to half of those
    families arrive with a head of household who is working one or two jobs
  • 14 LifeMoves facilities serve growing numbers of veterans, who often
    comprise one-third or more of the population at each of these sites
  • All LifeMoves facilities for individuals report an increasing number
    of homeless senior citizens, many of whom face health-related
    challenges

Press and the Public are Invited to LifeMoves
#MakeAMove Events

LifeMoves will introduce its new name and brand at two on-site
#MakeAMove events:

January 26, 2016

  • 10am – 11:30am, Community Reception at LifeMoves, Haven Family House
    for homeless families and veterans, 260 Van Buren Avenue, Menlo Park
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm, Community Reception at LifeMoves, Villa for homeless
    families and veterans, 184 S. 11th Street, San Jose

About LifeMoves

LifeMoves is a results-driven organization formerly known as InnVision
Shelter Network, with a 40-year track record of breaking the cycle of
homelessness for families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara
counties. From Daly City to San Jose, LifeMoves provides intensive case
management programs along with emergency and interim housing designed to
help clients become personally independent. The primary focus of
LifeMoves programs is to help homeless people transform their lives by
developing comprehensive life skills that lead to a rapid return to
stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Through community support
– including financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism
– LifeMoves helps the people it serves find a rapid return to stable
housing and achieve autonomy. For more information, please visit www.LifeMoves.org.

Press Resources:

  • Please visit the press room on the website (www.lifemoves.org)
    for the new logo and other images.

Contacts

LifeMoves
Carolyn Hooper, 650-685-5880 ext. 169
Marketing
Manager
chooper@lifemoves.org