Google's nonprofit arm announced it will give $150,000 to the Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos to help provide services for the local homeless population.
With the funding, CSA officials say they intend to develop a new case management system to better coordinate aid for about 200 clients. This new system should improve their ability to connect individuals and families with financial aid, housing, employment or education opportunities.
On average, CSA assists more than 700 unsheltered clients by providing food, clothing or other assistance. About half of those individuals sign up for case management.
Over the last year, CSA reported an 18% increase in the demand for homeless services. This follows new data showing homelessness jumped 31% across Santa Clara County since 2017. More than 600 unsheltered individuals were counted in Mountain View, a 46% increase from just two years earlier.