Laura Sandoval

Director of Programs, 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 oversees all regional programs including outreach, supportive housing and bridge housing programs. She 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: Housing and homelessness are LGBTQ+ issues

Everywhere you look this month, you see rainbows for LGBTQ+ Pride Month. From major corporations changing their logos on social media, to local shops displaying every type of rainbow product you can imagine, to cities, counties, and states raising the rainbow flag. San Jose is no exception, where the new police chief continued the tradition...

Sandoval: Creating connections to change lives

Homelessness can be extremely isolating and people experiencing it are commonly disconnected from family, friends and support systems. Their primary way of communicating may be just a sign that states an immediate need—Hungry! Cold! Anything helps! They may rest on the sidewalk or sleep somewhere out of sight from the public. Days may pass without...

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