We believe that to effectively address homelessness we need compassionate and innovative leadership, paired with collaboration among social service agencies, government agencies, individual communities, and the private sector. By educating individuals we can change perceptions of the homeless and low-income people living in our communities. As one of our Team Members has said, what we’re doing is a “win-win-win” scenario: the Team Member wins, the environment wins and the community wins – it doesn’t get much better than that.
Through our Award-Winning Work-First Model, we provide homeless and low-income men and women with the resources they need to rebuild their lives. First, they volunteer on one of our teams and begin working collaboratively on beautification projects. In return, they receive a stipend in gift cards to help cover their basic needs, while taking advantage of our case management and employment services to find housing and a job. Our ultimate goal is to find our Team Members employment because having a job restores hope and opens the door to countless opportunities. Our model is structured to be a one-year transitional program into permanent housing and employment. In short, our vision is to end homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women. Through volunteering on one of our teams, men and women are prepared for permanent employment and housing.
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.
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|
2175 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Among many great opportunities and Senior activitites in beautiful Willow Glen, San Jose Ca. Senior Center they also have SeniorNet. Check out the video.
SeniorNet provides computer & internet education for older adults and seniors. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 and now has learning centers across the world.
5585 Cottle Road, San Jose, CA 95123
Southside Senior Center caters to all seniors (50 and older) in the San Jose area. They provide a multitude of activities resulting in something for everyone. For example, card games, dancing, drama, ceramics, computer classes and computer availability, sewing, a variety of exercise classes, ping pong, horseshoes, etc., etc. Some activities have a fee while most are free or almost free. View the March monthly brochure for a list of all activities and their day and time. Here is their website.