Laura Sandoval

Regional Director, PATH San Jose


Housing and Homelessness Columnist

Column contributed fourth Monday of every month

Laura Sandoval joined PATH San Jose as the director of programs in July 2020, where she managed all regional programs including outreach, supportive housing and bridge housing programs. She now serves as the organization’s regional director. Laura has worked with persons emerging from homelessness in a range of settings including outreach, safe haven, VASH, individual therapy, rapid rehousing, property management and permanent supportive housing.

She is a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience in supportive housing and mental health services. Laura earned her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach and a baccalaureate in intercultural studies.

Sandoval: Volunteering means so much more than giving time

Homelessness is the issue of our time and PATH has been focused on addressing the issues from all fronts. From public policy, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, we are working to address the systemic causes and bring more solutions to the communities we serve. And we couldn’t do this work alone. We...

Sandoval: Women providing healing and promoting hope

One of my earliest memories as a case manager was meeting a young woman who just experienced her first night of homelessness. Over the years that have passed, I no longer remember her face, the color of her hair, her frame, or even her age. But I remember her shoes. They were threadbare, the soles...

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