Due to COVID-19 our office is currently closed. However, we are still providing services and our residential & transitional housing are still operating!

Hope House Transitional Housing

The Service League of San Mateo County has provided transitional housing opportunities for over two decades through our Hope House program. We have two homes for women, and three homes for men. We ensure a safe, clean and nurturing environment for all our residents in homes located in residential settings throughout Redwood City. Our transitional program is affordable and gives residents an opportunity to get back on their feet and work towards their goals. Our homes are free of alcohol and other drugs. Case management services are part of the transitional housing program, and peer support is available and encouraged through house meetings.

If you have any questions about our program, want to find out if you qualify for housing, please give us a call at 650-363-8735.

We provide safe and supportive transitional living coupled with case management for men and women that possess the willingness to change. Our clients have either graduated from treatment programs, come to us from a shelter, or are just in need of housing. Our program gives men and women an opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • Some residents participate in out-patient or day treatment programs or counseling while living in our homes.
  • During weekly house meetings, communication skills and relapse prevention skills are discussed as well as close linkages with AA and NA as needed.
  • All residents must be working and or/enrolled in a vocational or other training program while living in the program (exceptions for client’s with some disabilities).

Our encouragement of responsible behavior through case management and structured living is effective in rebuilding self-respect in those who avail themselves of this opportunity.

  • Woman's Transitional Housing

    Located in neighborhoods throughout Redwood City, our two homes provide safe and supportive living coupled with case management. In addition to working and/or attending school, or an outpatient treatment program, our residents are strengthening their recovery and establishing roots in the Bay Area and the 12-step community. 

    One of the benefits of joining a sisterhood of like-minded individuals, is being able to share your daily challenges and accomplishments with others who understand.


    *Priority is given to graduates of our House House Residential Treatment Program.

  • Men's Transitional Housing

    One of our homes is named and operated in the memory of Tim Griffith. Tim’s House provides transitional housing for young men recovering from addiction and returning to society after incarceration.

    Mike’s House was opened to continue the outreach and vision of Mike Nevin, the previous Executive Director of Service League. At Mike’s House re-alignment clients are our priority population. By helping previous offenders rejoin society prepared to offer positive contributions, these two houses help to not only reduce the drain on the community caused by drug abuse and crime, but also helps build safer and more positive neighborhoods.

    Our third house is open to a more general population and serves men coming from shelters, treatment programs, and other unstable housing situations. Their time in our house gives them a chance to stabilize and get back on their feet.

We operate three 6-bed homes for individuals 18 years and older.  
How To Qualify

  • Motivated to make positive changes in your life
  • Willing to follow the guidelines of the transitional program  
  • Committed to being productive while enrolled in our transitional homes. You are required to be employed, and/or be enrolled in educational or vocational training.
  • Willing to remain clean and sober
  • Extremely low to low income (30-80% AMI)
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