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.
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.
2115 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
The Goal of Sourcewise is to provide leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Californians: to develop community-based systems of care that provide services which support independence within California’s interdependent societies, and which protect the quality of life for older persons and persons with functional impairments; and to promote citizen involvement in the planning and delivery of services
Sacred Heart Community Service
1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 278-2160
Fax: (408) 885-9071
Mon-Thu 8 am – 5 pm
Fri 9 am – 4 pm
Sat 9 am – 12 pm
Feed the hungry, Clothe the Needy, Welcome the Stranger.
Bag lunches available every morning at 9:30am until they are gone (usually about two hours). Food box (two bags of food each month).
Another organization that needs donations and volunteers more than ever during this economic down turn, Sacred Heart Community Service provides food, clothes for more than 40,000 people last year. Their vision is a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty in the South Bay Area.
Sacred Heart serves customers living in the following zip codes (which are subject to change): 95110, 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128 and 95134. Any customer not living in one of the above zip codes can come to Sacred Heart Community Service on a one-time basis for food. We then refer them to Second Harvest for additional services.
CLICK HERE for there website.
136 W. Alma Ave
San Jose, CA –
Lunch is served Monday thru Friday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Cost is $2.50 per meal for 60 years old and over.
Nutriation is at 9:00 AM for coffee and pastrys Monday thru Friday.
For the Senior Outreach Program Information CLICK HERE
Senior Outreach Program staff assists lower income seniors with obtaining services and benefits (e.g., Medicare, SSI, HEAP, ULTS, Renters/Homeowners Assistance, IHSS, etc.) from public and private entities. Individualized assistance includes benefits assessments, translations, assistance obtaining and completing application forms and assembling eligibility documents, and providing advice and support during the application process. Senior Outreach Program services are provided in client homes and in location where seniors naturally congregate – nutrition programs, senior centers, senior housing projects, etc.
Senior Outreach Program staff also provides traditional case management services for those individuals who have been denied services by other local, case management programs.