To provide a safe haven for homeless families while helping them to regain long term self sufficiency and raise community consciousness on the issue of homelessness by actively engaging volunteers..


Help provide overnight shelter, three daily meals, case management and mentorship...




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Home & Hope Staff

Raj Rambob,
Executive Director

Raj Rambob, Executive Director, joined Home & Hope in August, 2009.

Raj comes to us from the Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon where he served as the Executive Director, heading the agency in its collaborative, inter-disciplinary mission of connecting students from under-served populations to careers in health care, and connecing under- served communities to health care services.

Among the achievements Raj is most happy to announce is the 42% increase in program capacity since his acceptance of the position of Executive Director.

Raj served the homeless and under-served in El Dorado County,
California as co-founder of Grace Place and United Outreach of
El Dorado County (UOEDC), and for 23 years has been board vice chair of Mahima, a school he helped found in his native India in 1986. Committed to the non-profit world since 1984, his experience is enhanced by his undergraduate studies in Psychology at Columbia Union College, and is an Masters of Divinity student at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.








KRON TV 4 Interview with
Executive Director Raj Rambob

Arlina Ramirez, Weekend Office Manager

Arlina, a founding employee of IHN, joined the organization in September 2001. Alina has spent 20 years working with housing in San Mateo County as a Housing Specialist assisting homeless and low-income populations. She was recognized by County Supervisors and Women in Government as outstanding Woman of the Year in 2002 for her extraordinary commitment and service. She is responsible for assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.




Veronica Tai, Home and Hope Assistant Program Director

Veronica Tai,
Assistant Program Director

Veronica joined HOME & HOPE in September 2012 after graduating with a B.A. degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California at Irvine. She intends on beginning a Masters in Social Work program the fall of 2013. Veronica has experience working at a youth shelter for at risk teens. She also has experience planning and facilitating events and activities while working as a leader in a community-service oriented summer program for middle school students. She is passionate about serving the needs of the community and loves seeing the HOME & HOPE community collaborate to provide for struggling families.

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Jessica Jesus
Program Support/Assistant Case Manager/Van Driver

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