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NEED FOOD? CALL THE FOOD CONNECTION HOTLINE
 

Call 1-800-984-3663 for information about free food for your family.

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm

Get connected and learn more about:

Summer Meals: For kids 18 years and younger
Family Harvest: Groceries for families with minor children
Produce Mobile: Fruits & Vegetables
Brown Bag: Groceries for elders
Pantries: Emergency Food
Meal Programs: Hot meals
CalFresh (Food Stamps): $$ for groceries

Source: Second Harvest Food Bank of San Clara and San Mateo Counties

 
 
COLD WEATHER SHELTERS
 

COME IN FROM THE COLD - WINTER SHELTERS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 31ST

Year-round, EHC LifeBuilders offers emergency shelter at the Boccardo Reception Center. From the Monday after Thanksgiving through the end of March, we open two additional sites at the National Guard Armories in Sunnyvale and Gilroy. These seasonal nightly shelters, open during the cold weather months, serve as a refuge from harsh winter weather conditions for homeless men, women, and families. All three Shelter Outreach Centers offer connections to the One-Stop Homeless Prevention Center at the Boccardo Reception Center, which provides clients with a variety of supportive services designed to help them secure permanent housing.

Boccardo Reception Center (BRC)

  • 2011 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125 (Map)
  • (408) 294-2100

Gilroy National Guard Armory

  • 8490 Wren Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020 (Map)
  • (408) 712-0306

Sunnyvale National Guard Armory

  • 620 East Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (Map)
  • (408) 739-6980

Source: EHC Lifebuilders

 
 
CITY OF SAN JOSE FORECLOSURE HELP
 

The City of San Jose currently offers FREE foreclosure assistance to residents of the San Jose Metropolitan Area. The Foreclosure Help Center provides information and referral services to assist homeowners and renters impacted by foreclosure.

Call 408-794-1242 for more information.

Call for an appointment today: 408-794-1242

Email: help@foreclosurehelpscc.org

Web: www.foreclosurehelpscc.org

Source: City of San Jose Housing Department

 
 
HOMELESS FAMILY SHELTERS
 

The San Jose Family Shelter and InnVision Commercial Street Inn have consolidated their wait lists to improve efficiency and customer service. Call today for assistance!

For ALL homeless families in need of emergency shelter.

Call 408-926-8885, Monday-Friday 10-11am

Source: Family Supportive Housing, Inc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EARN IT! KEEP IT! SAVE IT!

 

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! a collaboration with the IRS, United Way Silicon Valley and various community agencies are working to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Programs (VITA).

Learn more about Earn It! Keep It! Save It! and VITA here.

Source: United Way Silicon Valley

 
 
CALIFORNIA SAFELY SURRENDERED BABY LAW
 

This law establishes a procedure for the voluntary surrender of a baby within 72 hours of birth. Under this law parent(s) can safely surrender their baby and be protected from prosecution for child abandonment. This law makes it easier for a parent who might otherwise abandon their baby in an unsafe place.

Visit www.babysafe.ca.gov for more information.

Santa Clara County Safe Haven Sites (PDF)

Safely Surrendered Baby Fast Facts (PDF)

Safely Surrendered Baby FAQ (PDF)

Source: California Department of Social Services

 
 
CITIZENSHIP IDA PROGRAM

Are you ready to apply for U.S. Citizenship but don't have the money? Do you live in Santa Clara County? Apply for the Opportunity Fund's Saving for Citizenship IDA program. Find out more at opportunityfund.org/ida

Source: Opportunity Fund

 
 
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Source: 2-1-1 Santa Clara County

 
 

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