DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LIBRARY
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
SATURDAYS at 10:15 AM (or as close as possible)
Second Saturday of each month
Socks and underwear
Last Saturday of each month
Other clothing items sometimes available
There’s a great need for provision for the poor. Though many organizations generously offer assistance, their pantries are often stocked with sub-par food that most of us wouldn’t buy for our own tables. We’re convicted that we’re called to do better.
Jesus said God is inviting us to a banquet. The Crossroads Bible Church downtown outreach tries to reflect that in some small way by offering those in need hearty, healthy sandwiches, generous with fresh ingredients.
People in need are often given no choice about what they’re served, so we offer a variety: turkey hummus, turkey Dijon, ham apple hummus, ham and pineapple, and veggie. Sandwiches are layered with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and mushrooms served on multi-grain bread. Hummus — usually made in our own kitchen — is offered as a reprieve from peanut butter, the food pantry staple for vegetarians.
As we distribute the sandwiches, Bibles, water, and hygiene kits, we aim to make each exchange singular and offer genuine care. We know that God set the standard for loving one another, and it’s a privilege to reflect that to our guests.
Who is HomeFirst: You can check them out on FACEBOOK
Formerly EHC LifeBuilders, HomeFirst has been helping the homeless in Santa Clara County since 1980. We serve individuals, veterans, families with children, and youth at eight sites. In nearly 35 years of working with the homeless, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We focus on successful “Housing First” strategies where we get people into their own homes as quickly as possible and then support them so they can stay housed permanently.
Call (408) 539-2100 and select option 1 if you are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or know someone who is, or if you’d like more information on how one of our programs can help you. You can also click this link for more information or call the Santa Clara County shelter hotline (1-800-774-3583) for pre-recorded information in English and Spanish on shelter availability for single men and women, families, and youth. Our services for adults and our shelter are located at the Boccardo Reception Center, 2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose. You can take bus lines #66 or #68 and exit at Curtner Avenue Monterey Road. The BRC is also within walking distance of the Curtner Light Rail Station.
PHP increases the quality of life for our most vulnerable by providing services, resources and support for children with special needs, their families, and caregivers. Call 408-727-5775.
PHP helps families who have children of any age with special needs. PHP’s family resource and service staff field calls from families having children from infancy through their child’s adulthood into their 50’s and 60’s! It is never too late to call PHP! Adult siblings who have responsibility for the care of their sibling with a disability call PHP too.
Catholic Charities in Santa Clara provides emergency rent assistance to people in need. There are no religious affiliations, and anyone can apply for help. There are of course conditions, such as income, financial hardship, and others. They can help people find an apartment or housing that will meet their needs, and work with landlords to ensure the housing is a good fit. (408) 468-0100
They offer other programs to help people in need. For example, they can provide grants to families to help pay utility bills, help someone find a job, even provide food aid.
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
StandUp For Kids – // Silicon Valley.
The mission of StandUp For Kids is to help rescue homeless and at-risk youths. StandUp For Kids volunteers work directly with the homeless youth population and go on the streets to find, stabilize, and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. In addition, StandUp For Kids goes beyond street outreach and extends to deterrence and resource programs that are provided in schools and via the internet.
How to Contact StandUp For Kids – Silicon Valley
|StandUp For Kids – Silicon Valley|
|PO Box 321244|
|Los Gatos, CA 95032|
American Indian Education Resource Center, Inc.
749 Story Road, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95122
American Indian Education Centers in California are authorized by California Education Code, Article 6, sections 33380-33383. Center staff assist schools with professional development, counseling, tutorial services, or parent education. They also provide supplemental and extended day instructional programs to meet the needs of American Indian students.
12 noon till 1PM