Resources

Food

City Team Ministries – San Jose, City Team International is providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to this city’s homeless population. (408) 232-5600. www.cityteam.org

2nd Harvest Food Bank – Everyone should have access to the nutritious foods they need to live a healthy, productive life. Through a variety of programs and services, the Food Bank provides food to people in need where they live, learn, and work. Call Food connection at (800) 984-3663. www.shfb.org

Catholic Charities – A lot of diverse programs aiding community development, economic development, educational, housing, etc. 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134-2107. (408) 468-0100. www.catholiccharitiesscc.org

Cal Fresh – California’s new name for the Food Stamp Program. Use CalFresh to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and more. Not eligible if receiving SSI. www.cdss.ca.gov

Milpitas Food Pantry – Milpitas Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that distributes an emergency supply of food to low- and fixed income residents of Milpitas and Alviso. 1440 S Main St
Milpitas, CA (408) 946-5564. www.milpitasfoodpantry.org

Sunnyvale Community Services – Helps families and individuals living in Sunnyvale, CA who are in need of emergency aid. Our mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises. 725 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408) 738-4321 www.svcommunityservices.org

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen – A non-profit organization serving the working poor, families, homeless and seniors living in and around the downtown and East Side of San Jose for over 31 years. 777 N 1st St # 420  San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 998-1500. www.loavesfishes.org

Clothing

Sacred Heart Community Service – Program called the Clothes Closet is a store where registered customers can browse and shop, free of charge, twice a month. (408) 278-2160. www.sacredheartcs.org

St. Anthony Foundation – Free Clothing Program is San Francisco’s largest free clothing program, providing warm clothes, interview or employment apparel, and children’s clothing to homeless and low-income families and individuals. 1185 Mission Street, (at 8th Street). (415) 241-2600. www.stanthonysf.org

Employment

Employment Development Department – Holds job fairs and workshops for people seeking work. Free use of computers to apply for jobs online. The EDD works with the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD), the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and many other agencies to coordinate job placement services. 420 S. Pastoria Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. www.ca.gov

Project Hired – We provide a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist individuals with disabilities conduct a productive job search, including retention support after becoming employed. To apply for services, please attend one of our orientation sessions held each Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at our San Jose office. 1401 Parkmoor Avenue #125, San Jose, CA 95126, (408) 557-0880. www.projecthired.org

TransAccess – (Employment and Education) TransAccess provides persons with disabilities access to adaptive technology and career transition services so that they can achieve their desired education and employment, and improve their quality of life. Employment support includes help with resume writing, interviewing, developing office skills, assistive technology and job placement. 1150 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 7A, San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 278-2000. www.transaccess.org

Social / Recreational

Santa Clara Parks and Recreation – The Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department offers activities and classes for all ages and a wide variety of interests including creative arts, dance, special interest, fitness and sports. The Recreation Activities Guide is available to the general public at the Community Recreation Center, Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center, Teen Center, City Hall, and both City libraries. If you have questions, call (408) 615-3140. City Hall, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050 santaclareca.gov

Mayfair Community Center of San Jose – The department offers hundreds of classes and activities each year on a variety of subjects crafted to appeal to San Jose’s diverse community. (408) 794-1060. www.sanjoseca.gov/prns

Community Gardening Programs – The Community gardens provide an avenue for people to learn different growing methods from each other and to cultivate friendships as well as produce. There are a wide variety of participants which include community members, educators, retirees, families, church groups, and school groups. San Jose resident ages 18+. (408) 793-4165, www.sjcommunitygardens.org

Exercise

Mayfair Community Center, San Jose – The fitness center comes complete with cardio bikes, treadmills, and weights. Seniors (over 50 years old): $1.50 per day or $12 per month. Disabled: $1.50 per day or $12 per month, (408) 794-1060. www.sanjoseca.gov/prns

Special Olympics – Special Olympics Northern California provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. Year-round sports activities. FREE. www.specialolympics.org

Timpany Center – The Timpany Center is a non-profit therapeutic facility. Both the pool and spa have zero-foot entry, with accessible ramps and small steps. Wheelchairs and walkers are available to use for easy pool and spa entry and transfer. 730 Empey Way, San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 283-9036. www.sjsu.edu/Timpany

Medical

Medi-Cal and Medi-Care – California Medicaid program providing service to low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and certain low-income adults. www.dhcs.ca.gov

St James Health Center – is a health center located in San Jose, California. It is typically open 40 hours per week, which is slightly more than the average for all California Community Health Centers and Clinics. 55 E. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 918-2600.

Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. Services include contraception, STD testing, prenatal care, men’s health, women’s health services. FREE. (877) 855-7526. www.plannedparenthood.org

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – 751 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128. (408) 885-5000 www.scvmc.org

Gardner Health Center – Gardner provides comprehensive primary healthcare and behavioral  services dedicated to improving the health status of low and moderate-income communities in Santa Clara County. 195 E Virginia St  San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 918-5500. www.gardnerfamilyhealth.org

Indian Health Center – The Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley  provides world-class medical and wellness services to American Indians and people from all walks of life, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or if you are low-income,  or have no health insurance. 1333 Meridian Ave  San Jose, CA 95125 (408) 445-3400. www.indianhealthcenter.org

Housing

Sacred Heart Community Service – Housing Program assists with the following: Past Due Rent, and Rent Deposit, Utilities (PG&E), Section 8 Rent Deposit. (408) 278-2160. www.sacredheartcs.org

Housing Authority of Santa Clara – Offers rental subsidies and affordable housing for low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities living in Santa Clara County, SECTION 8. (408) 275-8770. www.hacsc.org

Catholic Charities – Housing Search and Stabilization Program which works to help individuals and families find safe, stable and appropriate housing (for people enrolled in the program). (408) 468-0100. www.catholiccharitiesscc.org

Emergency Housing Consortium – EHC provides emergency services and transitional and permanent housing, meals, health services, life and employment skills training, counseling, case management and mental health support services. 507 Valley Way  Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 715-5100. www.ehclifebuilders.org

Miscellaneous

Low Cost Auto Insurance Program – The State of California has developed this program to provide income eligible, good drivers with access to affordable liability insurance. You can pay as low as $400 per year for auto insurance through this program. Take an online quiz to see if you qualify. (866) 602-8861. www.mylowcostauto.com

Free Tax Preparation (though Catholic Charities) – Provides free tax preparation services to low-income families and individuals. Services are provided at various sites throughout our country. Call (408) 325-5241. www.catholiccharitiesscc.org

PG&E CARE Program – CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) is Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s discount program for low-income households and housing facilities. CARE provides a 20 percent discount in monthly bills. www.pge.com/care

San Andreas Regional Center – The Regional Center is contracted by the California Department of Developmental Services to provide the State’s developmentally challenged individuals with service coordination. Emergency fund services. (408) 374-9960. www.sarc.org

Legal Aid Society – The Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County (LAS) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1960 to provide free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. 480 N 1st St #100  San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 998-5200. www.legalaidsociety.org

Community Service Agencies & Shelters

Family Supportive Housing – Provides services to hundreds of people for whom overcoming poverty, hunger, and homelessness is a daily struggle. Programs include: child care, life skills classes, transitional housing, and supportive services for families in permanent housing. 692 N. King Road, San Jose, CA. (408) 926-8885. www.familysupportivehousing.org

Inn Vision – Provides housing and services for homeless families and individuals. 358 N. Montgomery Street, San Jose, CA 95110. (408) 271-5160. www.innvision.org

Cold Weather Shelter – This is a seasonal shelter open Monday after Thanksgiving through March 31st. (408) 739-6980. www.shelterlistings.org

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