Beneficiary Information

Beneficiary Information

About Foothill Family

Foothill Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 which houses homeless families with children for a period of up to 120 days, free of rent and utility charges. We also provide one-year transitional housing as well as extended housing.


Foothill Family Shelter began as St. Mark’s Homeless Shelter and currently serves as a transitional facility for homeless families with children from the west end of San Bernardino County and the east end of Los Angeles County. The Shelter has 7 – two bedroom apartments which are fully furnished and offered free for a maximum of 120 days. We also provide 12 – two bedroom apartments for 1 – year transitional housing and 8- two bedroom apartments for extended housing.

120-Day Housing Program

Our 120-day program is designed to provide assistance and support to families trying to break the cycle of homelessness. We recognize that families need a solution and individualized case plan, not just free shelter and food.


Once a client is accepted into our 120-day program, they are required to participate in our professional services which include case management and therapy. Each family receives a Psychological Evaluation and Depression survey, which is completed during the first 7 days in the program.

Educational Services

The children in our shelter receive on-site tutoring in collaboration with School on Wheels. School on Wheels matches volunteer tutors with children experiencing homelessness in six Southern California counties. Their tutors work with students for one hour, once a week, providing support at a time of great stress.