The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Catherine Church Annual Free Children’s Clothes Closet Saturday, August 1st from 9am-4pm

Free Children’s Clothes Closet (morgan hill)

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Catherine Church in Morgan Hill is hosting its Annual Free Children’s Clothes Closet on Saturday, August 1st from 9am-4pm. Children may “shop” (no charge) from gently used pants, shirts, dresses, jackets, shoes, and more. The event is located at 13570 Depot St. in San Martin. (The bus stop is nearby.) First come, first served. Children MUST accompany adults.

Family Supportive Housing, San Jose CA


To provide shelter and supportive services to homeless families in Santa Clara County, to empower them to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency in our community. 

Family Supportive Housing offers three distinctly different programs for families experiencing homelessness: San José Family Shelter, Bridges AfterCare and GlennArt Arms Transitional Housing. Each program encourages families to stay intact while offering numerous services that address their needs for food, shelter, clothing, education, and employment. Since our establishment in 1986, we have had a steadfast commitment to empowering both one and two parent families that are suffering homelessness to reach self-sufficiency.

Family Supportive Housing has been serving the Santa Clara County since 1986. New location is 692 N. King Rd., San Jose, 95133. The new call in hours only runs from 10-11 am. There is currently a wait list.

(408) 926-8885
To Donate and more information Please visit there website by clicking HERE

Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Come to our Open House!svc

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.

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


Domestic Violence, YMCA, San Jose Ca



domestic violence

I would like to encourage you all to watch this short video, it will change you, Just click on Watch Movie. Then the Play Button.

Domestic violence crosses all ethnic, racial, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religious, and socioeconomic lines. Domestic violence can happen to anybody.  In fact, studies suggest that one-fifth to one-third of all women will be physically assaulted by a partner or ex-partner during their lifetime.  In heterosexual relationships, 95 percent of all victims are female; and 95 percent of all perpetrators are male.  In same-sex relationships, domestic violence happens with the same statistical frequency as in heterosexual relationships. Find out how to recognize domestic violence by clicking here.

How to Stay Safe

  • Keep a cell phone available to call 911. Many local YWCAs offer a free cell phone for this purpose.
  • If you are in a violent relationship and are afraid, ask neighbors or nearby friends to call the police if they hear violence – you may not be able to call. You may also want to teach your children to phone 911 or get help if it will not seriously endanger them.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Stay in rooms with more than one exit so you do not get trapped in a room. Stay out of rooms with any sharp objects.
  • Use your judgment and intuition.
  • Keep an emergency bag with supplies in case you have to leave quickly.
  • Learn the signs of violence & get out when you see tension building.
  • Remove all sharp objects from countertops and line of sight.
  • Let trusted friends, family and work know what is happening so they can be there for you.
    Make copies of important records like bank accounts and financial information, birth certificates, Social Security cards, insurance agent, etc. Give them to someone you trust or hide them, preferably outside your home.

How to Stay Safe When Leaving an Abusive Relationship

  • Only let trusted friends & family know your plan.
  • If you are employed, talk to security at your job or your boss about the situation, so they can help you develop a work safety plan.
  • Gather and make copies of important documents.  Your local YWCA may be able to provide you an essential document list to help you plan what you will need.   
  • Take your children and pets.
  • Rehearse your departure.
  • Plan your escape route.
    PlNotify your children’s school if the other parent is not supposed to pick up children, and not to release information about your address or phone number. Some states allow you to use a state post office box number to protect your address.
    Vary your routes and times to and from work. Consider changing your work location.
  • Remember that no one deserves to be abused!

If You are Attacked

  • If an attack is in progress or about to happen, call 911. Protect yourself, children and pets.
  • Police policy is to arrest someone if they find that an assault has occurred.
  • If they arrest an abuser, the police should call a domestic violence advocate. Many local YWCAs have advocates, but if yours doesn’t the police will know whom to contact.
  • Go to a hospital emergency room if injuries are severe. Ask them to document injuries. Ask a nurse to call an advocate to provide support and help you with immediate safety planning.
  • Consider a domestic violence protection order.
  • Create a safety plan.
  • Document injuries with photos and witnesses. You may need them later.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY 1-800-787-3224

Homeless Couple with Dog in San Francisco

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StandUp For Kids – Silicon Valley

StandUp For Kids – // Silicon Valley

Welcome to
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
  T 800.365.4KID
  F 888.453.1647

Their Website