Sacred Heart Community Service


SacredHeartSacred Heart Community Service is another leading non-profit agency that provides essential services to low income families and individuals. Get access to food baskets, infant formula, diapers, sack lunches, gently used clothing, rental and housing assistance, and information and referral services to California and federal government programs, such as Section 8 housing.

  • Food assistance is offered from the emergency supplement. Each customer of the agency can get, as resources allow, a grocery bag of nonperishable items, produce, meat product, eggs, a loaf of bread, and more. Free holiday meals may be offered too.
  • A Clothes Closet is in Santa Clara. It allows people to browse and “shop”, free of charge for the items they need, including school or professional work attire.
  • Apply to the Utility Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, at Sacred Heart. This is a federal government funded program that helps low-income households with paying their home energy bills. It operates both during the winter and can help with summer air conditioning bills. Also get assistance in weatherizing your home and making energy-related home repairs to it.
  • Education is a focus of Sacred Heart Community Service. The location wants to educate the entire family and build a culture of academic success. The non-profit will offer classes and workshops in Santa Clara County to low-income families in Spanish and English, English as a Second Language, nutrition, GED training and more.
  • Financial education is available. This can include financial workshops, Credit improvement, personal financial coaching, and savings options and development account referrals.
  • Job programs include vocational coaching and placement. Work with a case manager at a job search center. Sign up for resume writing classes, Interview preparation and access a number of job development and placement services in Santa Clara County. Together you can break the cycle of poverty through asset development, credit improvement, financial coaching, and job placement.
  • The agency will advocate for policy change to fight predatory lending practices and to improve access to government and public benefits.
  • Other services available include programs for children under the age of 5, emergency domestic violence intervention, leadership classes and more.

Work with a case manager applying for Public Benefits, both federal government and state of California. This includes food stamps, Medical, health insurance, utility assistance, WIC, low income housing and more. You can learn about the process and get support to ensure you are treated fairly by the system.

Sacred Heart Community Service offers many other resources. Stop by or call them at 1381 South First St., San José, California 95110. Telephone (408) 278-2160.

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5 Comments on “Sacred Heart Community Service”

  1. Brent Yearout says:

    Im homeless and need to get a hair cut but I dont have any money cause Im totally broke and live on the side of the road. Can you help

  2. brenda says:

    can you please send us flyers or have it posted on the wall what days you will be closed.i can all the way on the bus today and your doors were closed.i dont get ssi so i dont have a clipper card or a monthly pass.let us know what days your gonna be closed thanks

  3. Agency Hours
    Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9AM to 4PM
    Tuesday: 9AM to 6PM
    Friday: 9AM to Noon

    Register for services
    Mon, Wed & Thurs: 9AM to 3PM
    Tuesday: 9AM to 5PM
    Friday: 9AM to 11AM

    We will be closed
    Saturday, March 28th and Monday, March 30th (Cesar Chavez Weekend)
    Friday, April 10th (Staff Training)
    Saturday, April 18th (La Mesa Verde Planting Day)
    Saturday, May 16th (Community Event)
    Saturday, May 23rd and Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend)
    Saturday, July 4th (4th of July Weekend)


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