Salvation Army of Santa Clara County

Salvation Army of Santa Clara Countysalvationarmy_logo-jpg provides low income, the unemployed, elderly and others with a wide variety of emergency help for bills. Get access to assistance services that can pay your rent, offer one time housing payments, funds for utility bills, and free food. (408) 282-1165

This branch of the Salvation Army serves the needy and low income in the entire Silicon Valley region. While they may have some emergency financial assistance, the charity will really focus on offering holiday programs, free food, meals, senior housing, and homeless prevention.

Casa de Clara, San Jose Catholic Worker Shelter, San Jose Ca

318 North 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Volunteers needed:

Our community provides emergency shelter to homeless women and children. We
have been engaged in this ministry for over 30 years. Sadly we are among those
CW houses that has experienced a loss of full-time, long-term community members
in recent years, imperiling our mission of service to a few of the 7000 people
homeless in our area.

Our greatest need is for those who wish to make this a way of life for
several years or more. It is only with such folks that a community can thrive.
We also accept short-term (6 ths -1 yr) members & some students over the

Most of our scheduled work is in the mornings & evenings and on weekend
days. It may be possible for community members to maintain a part-time job or
take a class during the weekday.

Prior community living, volunteer experience, and understanding of the needs
of homeless women are helpful. Needed skills include cooking, cleaning, house
maintenance, gardening, newsletter production and community out-reach. A
commitment to non-violence, simple living and a faith-based lifestyle are
required. Please have an open-mind & heart , a sense of humor, & lots of

Please email us at:

INNVISION – Commercial Street Inn Shelter, San Jose Ca

Commercial Street Inn Shelter

260 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112

At this location
55 beds for women & children, including after school tutorial programs.

  • Emergency Shelter for women & children only
  • Transitional Housing
  • Georgia Travis Center (GTC) MultiService Drop-In
    across the street

INNVISION – Julian Street Inn Shelter, San Jose Ca

Julian Street Inn Shelter

546 W. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110

At this location
70 beds and rehabilitation services for men & women diagnosed with mental illness.

InnVision Montgomery Street Inn Shelter & Cecil White Center












Cecil B. White
358 N. Montgomery
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 271-5160
Breakfast: Mon. – Fri. 6:00am – 7:00am
Breakfast: Sat. – Sun. 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch: Mon. – Fri 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Mon. – Sun. 6:00 p.m.

Doctor: Tues: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Nurse: Thurs: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

At this location
85 beds for men, short & long term housing, including job development programs.

The Cecil White Center is a multiservice drop-in center, offering a variety of basic services to homeless or at-risk men & women including a hot meal, shower facilities, laundry services, clothing, mailing address, and phone access. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served weekdays. On weekends, an evening meal is served. Additionally, clients are provided with job and housing referrals, substance abuse counseling, access to a computer lab, medical services, and health education. CWC serves an average of 300 people a day and 11,000 meals a month.

Sacred Heart Community Service, San Jose Ca












Sacred Heart Community Service
1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 278-2160
Fax: (408) 885-9071


Mon-Thu 8 am – 5 pm

Fri 9 am – 4 pm

Sat 9 am – 12 pm

Feed the hungry, Clothe the Needy, Welcome the Stranger.

Bag lunches available every morning at 9:30am until they are gone (usually about two hours). Food box (two bags of food each month).

Another organization that needs donations and volunteers more than ever during this economic down turn, Sacred Heart Community Service provides food, clothes for more than 40,000 people last year. Their vision is a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty in the South Bay Area.
Sacred Heart serves customers living in the following zip codes (which are subject to change): 95110, 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128 and 95134. Any customer not living in one of the above zip codes can come to Sacred Heart Community Service on a one-time basis for food. We then refer them to Second Harvest for additional services.

CLICK HERE for there website.

The Salvation Army in San Jose Ca

CLICK HERE to go to the Salvation Army website.

405 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 282-1175
Open 24 Hours
Overnight guests – arrival at 3:00 p.m.
Lunch: Mon. – Sat. 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Dinner: Mon. – Sat. 5:15 – 6:00 p.m

Help for the homeless.

InnVision in San Jose Ca


Emergency Shelters / Temporary Housing

Montgomery Street Inn (MSI)

358 N. Montgomery Street, San Jose, CA

Emergency Shelter

Montgomery Street Inn provides homeless men emergency shelter in a dorm room setting with 85 beds. The men receive case management and employment assistance. They are able to use the computer lab, attend regular meetings to support recovery from drugs and alcohol, and are linked to vocational and employment services.

Transitional/Supportive Housing

When the men staying at the MSI have secured full-time employment, they become eligible to move into the Transitional Housing Dorm. They work closely with our Transitional Housing Case Manager to maintain employment and sobriety, and to begin seeking permanent housing. Each man has his own private cubicle, available 24 hours to better serve those working swing or graveyard shifts. The men pay a small program fee and may stay in the Transitional Housing Dorm for up to 10 months.

Julian Street Inn (JSI)

546 W. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Emergency Shelter

Julian Street Inn is the only facility in Santa Clara County that provides emergency shelter to clients diagnosed with mental illness. We have 70 beds available for individual men and women diagnosed with mental illness and actively engaged in the mental health care system.   Clients may stay for up to 60 days.

Our Day Rehabilitation Program offers rehabilitation services to residents and former residents, Monday through Friday.  Individuals receive one-on-one counseling and support as well as participating in support groups. Support groups are designed to help clients increase coping skills, maintain sobriety, and develop resources to help them maintain independence.

Commercial Street Inn (CSI)

260 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA

Commercial Street Inn provides emergency shelter for women and women with children for up to 90 days. There are 12 family rooms and 15 private cubicles for single women. Due to the facilities design, boys over the age of 11 are not permitted to stay in the shelter. Women pay a small program fee after the first 30 days. While in the shelter, women work closely with a case manager to secure transitional or permanent housing.  Daycare, employment services, and counseling are provided to break the cycle of homelessness.  Meals are provided and all residents assist with daily chores. There is a computer lab available on site and the Learning Zone Homework Club, an after-school program, is offered Monday through Friday for school-aged children.


Transitional/Supportive Housing

Stevens House

San Jose

Stevens House supports 8 graduates of JSI.  Residents may stay in this transitional housing for up to two years.  Each resident pays a small fee and is expected to contribute 20 hours a week in community service.  Regular house meetings are facilitated by an on-site case manager who works closely with each resident to ensure each is on-track with planned goals.

The Villa

San Jose

The InnVision Villa provides transitional housing for single women and women with children. A community kitchen, common rooms, play area, and computer lab are available for all residents. Individual units are wired for telephone service.  The Learning Zone Homework Club is offered twice a week for school-aged children. Case management is part of the program design and includes regular house meetings and educational workshops. Residents must be employed and pay 30% of their income for rent, and maintain residency for up to two years.

HomeSafe – Santa Clara and San Jose

San Jose, 408-251-8064
Santa Clara, 408-557-9088

HomeSafe provides shared housing for 150 survivors of domestic violence with sites in both San Jose and Santa Clara.  InnVision works closely with Charities Housing and the Domestic Violence Collaborative to develop a transitional housing program designed specifically for survivors of domestic violence. Next Door provides on-site support services and counseling for residents.  The community center has a computer lab and a childcare center.

CLICK HERE to go to the InnVision website.

CityTeam Ministries in San Jose Ca

City Team Ministries
580 Charles St., San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 288-4657
(408) 232-5600
(408) 288-2153

In San Jose, CityTeam Ministries is providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to this city’s homeless population. CityTeam also has a wonderful staff that care for and meet the needs of the youth and families in San Jose. A recovery program is in place for those men and women that are on a road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. CityTeam is involved in real life situations with the people that walk through our doors. The caring staff at CityTeam, reaches out to those people in need and shows them there is real hope in Christ in order to formulate an everlasting real change in their lives

CLICK HERE to go to the CityTeam Ministries website.

Family Supportive Housing, Inc.

Family Supportive Housing, Inc.
1590 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133-1667
(408) 926-8885
(408) 254-2056 FAX




In Santa Clara County, an estimated 20,000 people experience homelessness each year.  Of these people, at least 25 percent are under the age of 18.

Families with children represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population, constituting approximately 40% of people who become homeless. 

Over 70 percent of the residents at the Shelter are children and most are under the age of ten.

One-fourth of all homeless people work, but their wages are too low for them to afford permanent housing.

Family Supportive Housing is the only shelter in Santa Clara County that exclusively services families – intact families and single parents with children.

CLICK HERE to go to there website.


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