The Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG) was created in September of 2022 to ensure that the voices and perspectives of individuals with current and/or past lived experience of homelessness are heard and considered in the decision-making process of the San Mateo County Continuum of Care (CoC). LEAG also provides a mechanism for those with lived experience to share recommendations and feedback to the CoC and its programs and services.


LEAG meets monthly and may be called upon to collaborate with and/or support other boards and committees of the CoC for the purposes of evaluation and systems improvement. LEAG functions in an advisory capacity to the CoC Steering committee and has no direct policymaking authority.


LEAG’s Charter establishes LEAG’s purpose and responsibilities:


LEAG recruitment is ongoing, with new member orientations held virtually each quarter. To share your interest in becoming a LEAG member, please complete the LEAG New Member Interest Form, either by completing the form online (see link below) or by downloading and completing PDF linked below and sending a copy of the completed form to Khalia Parish at


For questions about LEAG, or for assistance completing the New Member Interest Form, please contact Khalia Parish:


Khalia Parish

Management Analyst

Center on Homelessness

San Mateo County Human Services Agency

Phone: (650) 802-7656