Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunday, December 1st, 2013

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Sunnyvale Community Services

Date: Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Sunnyvale Community Services 725 Kifer Road (between Wolfe and Fair Oaks) Sunnyvale, CA 94086  map it ›

For two weeks every holiday season our busy warehouse turns into a virtual North Pole with new toys, gifts, and food available for Sunnyvale neighbors in need.

Every year approximately 1,500 families are able to “shop” at our brightly decorated warehouse for two weeks worth of food for the holidays, along with new toys and gifts for infants through teens, plus a household gift to brighten the holidays for the whole family.


Sunnyvale Community Services can assist people facing a temporary crisis. Examples of just some of the services available for qualified members of the community are below. The main office is at 725 Kifer Road. Dial 408-738-4321.

  • The non-profit agency can offer emergency assistance to prevent homelessness, so possible rent help.
  • Food and clothes may be available to prevent hunger for low-income families, the working poor, children and seniors.
  • Look into financial assistance to prevent utility disconnections, evictions, to pay medical, prescriptions, and other critical bills.
  • Help is offered for seniors in Santa Clara that are facing problems of finances, health, housing, and isolation. For example work with staff on securing medical and financial assistance case monitoring, arranging for appropriate services and more.
  • There is also a seasonal Community Christmas Center, in which clients select new gifts for infants through teens, a two-week supply of food, and a household gift for every family member.

County Of Santa Clara, San Jose Ca


County of Santa Clara 271.5500

Social Service Agency Assistance Application Center

1919 Senter Road

 8-5 Mon-Fri

Assistance for homeless families with temporary assistance for needy

families (TANF), Medi-Cal and food stamps.


County of Santa Clara 793.8900

General Assistance

1888 Senter Road

7-5 Mon-Fri

Financial assistance for single men and women upon qualification. Rent

and move-in assistance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose Ca


2625 Zanker Road, #200, San José, CA 95134


Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County helps people of all cultures and

beliefs rise from poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. They

provide a broad range of services, including job skills training and placement,

older adult services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing

assistance, financial education, immigration support and refugee resettlement.

They provide educational programs that help young people develop into selfsufficient


Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc., MACSA

For over 46 years, MACSA has been recognized as a leader in serving the Latino community. MACSA’s mission, culture and core values have guided the organization’s culturally proficient service delivery and program development. MACSA’s core values are based on mutual respect and cultural appreciation.

 Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc., MACSA traces its origins to 1964 when a group of community activists joined together to identify ways to help the emerging Latino community respond to injustices such as discrimination, racism, poverty, police brutality, educational inequity, and inadequate access to public services.

MACSA’s first director, the late Lino Lopez described the social landscape of Santa Clara County in the 1960’s this way, “To the average person the impression is that if people live freely in all sections of the community, then they must live free of segregation and discrimination. This first impression is immediately erased when one looks behind the façade that is customarily erected by the community power structure constructed to give such an appearance… Behind the banks and the supermarkets and behind the landscaped arterial ways there are slums, there are hovels, there are hungry people; the discards of society.” Those most affected, according to Mr. Lopez, were Mexican Americans.

Since that time MACSA has remained steadfast and committed to improving the quality of life for youth, families and seniors. MACSA offers programs throughout Santa Clara County, in particular in East and Central San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy. MACSA’s commitment to progressive community change is demonstrated through the numerous youth development programs offered at youth centers, schools, library and community sites. MACSA has earned local, state and national acclaim for its “cutting edge” youth programs.

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

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence in San Jose Ca





Community Office:
234 E. Gish Road, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95112

For General Information Only:

Fax: 408-441-7562

Click here for Next Door Solutions website to learm more

24-hour emergency hotline for victims: 408-279-2962

also there is help here

Battered Women 24 Hour Hotline

  • (408) 541-6100

1257 Tasman Dr, #C, Sunnyvale, CA 94089  Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Tasman Dr and Reamwood Ave

Asian Americans for Community Involvement in San Jose Ca






Domestic Violence Program
The Domestic Violence Program & Shelter (Asian Women’s Home) provides free and confidential shelter and non-residential services for women, children and men who have experienced abuse. These services include the Asian Women’s Home emergency shelter, food and clothing, transportation, crisis response through our 24-hour hotline, peer counseling, support groups, translation and interpretation, legal and social service advocacy and accompaniment, safety planning, and assistance with relocation, education and employment.

Click here to download the Asian Women’s Home brochure. Click Here to go to the Asian Women’s Home website.

Focusing on the diverse Asian American community, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals and their families by providing an array of human services. AACI empowers the Asian American community by working collaboratively for equality and social justice. 

Founded in 1973, AACI is now the largest community-based organization serving the Asian American community in Santa Clara County. Most of our clients are low-income Asian immigrants and refugees. Current programs include mental health and primary care health services, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, breast cancer education, substance abuse treatment, a center for survivors of torture, programs and shelter for women and children who are domestic violence victims, a senior center, after-school youth programs, English and citizenship classes, and advocacy. 

We have an active board of 14 members and an award winning multi-lingual staff of over 100 individuals. 

For more information, please contact AACI at (408) 975-2730 or 2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128.

EHC LifeBuilders, Emergency Housing Consortium in San Jose Ca


If you are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or know someone who is, or if you’d like more information on how one of there programs can help you, click Read More…

Click here for EHC lifebuilders website.

By email:
By phone: 408-539-2100, Option 1


Housing Services Partnership for Homeless Individuals
EHC LifeBuilders’ One-Stop Homelessness Prevention Center
Boccardo Reception Center
2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose
(408) 510-7525
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

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.

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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