Santa Clara County, CA Assistance Programs and Resources

Santa Clara County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Santa Clara County.

LifeMoves - Montgomery Street Inn

358 North Montgomery Street
San Jose, CA - 95110
408-271-5160
Hours: Mondays through Sundays 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Emergency shelter for men. 30 days free, 60 day maximum. Monthly bus passes. Shelter & transitional housing for single adult men. Case management, employment & housing assistance, medical services, workshops & monthly bus passes. Program assessments completed M-Th at 12:30p.m...

View Full Details

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County - San Jose

480 N First Street, Suite 100
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-998-5200
Programs include family law, fair housing, landlord/tenant rights, special education, immigration and naturalization, and conflicts project. Clients must call the number listed and ask to talk with a conflict resolution specialist...

View Full Details

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley - San Jose

152 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-293-4790
Provides free legal services to residents in need living in Santa Clara County in the following areas: consumer rights, civil rights, fair housing, inmates' rights, physical and mental health access, disability rights and children and youth rights. Efforts focus on behalf of elders, children/youth, individuals with disabilities, those who are frequent victims of illegal discrimination and the indigent...

View Full Details

InnVision

974 Willow St.
San Jose, CA - 95125
(408)292-4286
InnVision provides a continuum of services, including emergency shelter, meals, clothing, job development, vocational skills training, case management, and transitional housing...

View Full Details

Innovative Concept Transitional Housing, Inc.

1571 Endicott Drive
San Jose, CA - 95122
(408)937-5904
Innovative Concept is a transitional housing program for women and their children who are in a homeless situation, from prisons or provincial prisons. Innovative Concept Services in all local areas and the bay. The innovative concept focuses on low class housing, drug and alcohol addiction, education, self-esteem building, spirituality, vocational training and employment. ..

View Full Details

HomeFirst - Boccardo Reception Center

2011 Little Orchard Street
San Jose, CA - 95125
408-294-2100
Services: Offer emergency shelters, basic needs, food, medical services and case management. Their team can assists with finding emergency housing, showers, laundry, meals, medical services, case management, job training and much more. Hours of Operation: 24 hours. ..

View Full Details

EHC LifeBuilders

2665 North 1st Street, Suite 210
San Jose, CA - 95134
(408) 539-2129
EHC LifeBuilders champions quality of life in our community and stability for people in need by providing housing, hope, and opportunity. EHC LifeBuilders is passionately committed to ending homelessness, and its programs include emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent, affordable housing for families with children, youth, and single adults, including seniors and those with disabilities. Supportive services include case management, job training and placement, education programs, meals and medical care...

View Full Details

East Palo Alto Senior Center

560 Bell St.
East Palo Alto, CA - 94303
(650) 329-5900
Services: Staff and volunteers provide Information on resources in areas such as housing, employment, housekeeping, recreation, financial assistance, health services and help at home. Health education and screenings are provided in the East. Palo Alto Senior Center. Continental breakfast and hot meals for lunch are served during the week, Monday to Friday. Brown bag program is available every Thursday. Access to transportation to take  Senior to doctor's appointments and essential errands. Free Meal Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Seniors only, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ..

View Full Details

Bill Wilson Center Drop In Center

693 S 2nd Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-925-0231
The Drop-In Center serves homeless young people between the ages of 13 and 25. For services: Stop at Drop-In Center, located at 693 South 2nd Street in downtown San Jose. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Services: Provision of food, clothing, showers, lockers, telephones, computers, laundry, housing referrals, mental health services, employment training, educational support, counselling, workshops. ..

View Full Details

Santa Clara County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Santa Clara County.

Woman, Infants & Children (WIC) Program - San Jose

3030 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA - 95127
408-254-5197
Provides a supplemental food and nutrition program for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, and infants and children up to five years who are at nutritional risk. The supplemental foods provided are designed to meet participants' dietary needs for specific nutrients during critical periods of growth and development. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm..

View Full Details

The Love Center Church

615 S. 15th Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
(910) 815-0669
Food pantry Tuesday/Thursday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm..

View Full Details

St Joseph's Family Center

7950 Church Street,
Gilroy, CA - 95020
(408) 842-6662
St. Joseph’s Family Center has an array of services that are available to assist those in need. Our services are typically limited to families/individuals who meet low-come requirements and living in Gilroy or San Martin, CA.  Please look at the list below to see what types of services we offer.     Food and Nutrition: St. Joseph’s Family Center provides food assistance to low-income residents by providing supplemental food baskets Tuesday thru Friday. Free fresh produce (Push Produce)  is distributed to low-income individuals and families on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays from 8:30am – 12:00pm. This program is open to anyone in need. No preregistration is required.     Emergency Rental Assistance     Emergency Utility Assistance     Homeless Outreach/Uplift Bus Pass Program     Employment Services ..

View Full Details

Salvation Army

359 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
(408) 282-1165
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. M-Th; 8:00 a.m. - noon F: information, referrals, clothes, senior meals, rental & move-in assistance, & food. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. T-Th (brown bag). Meals for seniors: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. M-F. Family services: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. M-Th; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. F. Food services, rental deposit and utility assistance for residents of the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95112 (N. of Santa Clara St.), 95119, 95121-22, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95137-39 95141 & 95148..

View Full Details

Sacred Heart Community Service

1381 south First street
San Jose, CA - 95110
408-278-2160
Food pantry and clothes closet 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M, W, Th; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. tu; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Frider. Service registration: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M, W, Th; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. tu; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday. Job development & placement, clothes, rental assistance, & bag lunches. Food boxes for residents of select zip codes. computer & english classes. Rent Assistance - Rental and Deposit Assistance, Energy Bill Assistance (LIHEAP), Home Repair Assistance...

View Full Details

Sacred Heart Community Service

1381 South First Street
San Jose, CA - 95110
(408) 278-2160
Food pantry & Clothes Closet: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M, W, Th; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. T; 9:00 a.m. - noon F. Services Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. M, W, Th; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. T; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. F. Job development & placement, clothing & bag lunches. Computer & English classes. Home energy assistance program, public benefits assistance, family supports services. Food boxes, rental and utility assistance for residents of the following zip codes: 95008, 95110, 95111, 95112 (S. of Santa Clara St.), 95116-18, 95120, 95123-26, 95128 & 95136..

View Full Details

Martha’s Kitchen

311 Willow St
San Jose, CA - 95110
(408) 293-6111
Services: Free meals. Hours of Operation: Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00  p.m. ..

View Full Details

Gilroy Compassion Center - Day Center

370 Tomkins Ct suite D
Gilroy, CA - 95020
(408) 763-7120
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - noon M-F. Provides Snacks, bathrooms, clothing. Drop in center with basic needs including food, clothing, bathrooms, personal hygiene supplies. Weekly shower and laundry van (Thursdays, 8 a.m. – noon). Manna bags. Weekly medical van (Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Women’s support group. Case Management. Saturday Suppers (Saturdays, April – November, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.)..

View Full Details

Santa Clara County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - San Jose

751 S. Bascom
San Jose, CA - 95124
888-334-1000
This clinic is for low-income persons who do not have medical insurance plans. There is an advice nurse, general medicine, emergency room, and urgent care services. Medi-Cal is accepted. Clients must call for an appointment and bring a State photo ID or a copy of their CDCR Face Sheet. Clients can apply for financial assistance during the first appointment...

View Full Details

LifeMoves Opportunity Center

33 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA - 94301
650-853-8672
Hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Center provides showers, case management & assistance with CA ID's. Clothes closet distributes free clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks, shoes, winter gear, & toiletries. Emergency rental & utility assistance for qualifying families & individuals, by appointment. Serving the following zip codes: 94301, 94303-06..

View Full Details

HomeFirst-BRC Medical Respite Program - San Jose

2011 Little Orchard Street
San Jose, CA - 95125
408-294-2100
One should visit the HomeFirst (Formerly EHC) website as they have a wide variety of programs available at different sites including programs for families and veterans.Provides free walk-in medical, mental health and dental care services for homeless individuals. Clinic hours are M-F 8:30AM to 5PM. Medical services are offered to all homeless individuals on M/W/TH/F. On Tuesdays medical services are offered for Veterans only. Dental services are offered to all on Tuesdays at 9AM...

View Full Details

Family & Children Services - Palo Alto

375 Cambridge Avenue
Palo Alto, CA - 94306
650-326-6576
Counseling services to address separation, divorce, remarriage, stress, domestic violence, anger management, mental health, drug/alcohol program, disabilities, social and behavior problems, veteran services, support groups, etc. Parenting classes are also offered. Accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, sliding scale. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm..

View Full Details

Community Services Agency of Mt. View & Los Altos

204 Stierlin Road
Mountain View, CA - 94043
650-968-0836
Services: Offers one-time rental assistance, PG&E account assistance, emergency services, seniors services & vacation sharing. Area served/Zip Code: Residents of the following postcodes: 94022, 94024, 94035, 94040-41 & 94043. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm  ..

View Full Details

Centro de Bienestar (Center of Well Being) - San Jose

160 East Virginia Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-287-6200
Provides mental health programs on a referral basis. Services include assessments, crisis intervention, individual/group therapy, rehabilitation services, a dual diagnosis program, case management, prescription medication and monitoring, neuropsychological and psychological testing and outreach prevention. This site also has WIC services in Suite 210 M-F, 8am-5pm (call 408-918-5500). Accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other State programs. Sliding scale available for uninsured. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 6 pm..

View Full Details

Santa Clara County Child Care Assistance Programs

Our list of child care assistance programs include subsidized child care, day care programs in Santa Clara County.

Family Supportive Housing - San José Family Shelter

692 N. King Road
San Jose, CA - 95133
408-926-8885
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am  Services: An emergency shelter for families with children.  Case management, workshops, childcare, on-site counselling and monthly tickets. 90-day limit. ..

View Full Details

Santa Clara County Government Assistance Programs

Our government assistance programs include TANF assistance information, welfare offices, SNAP offices in Santa Clara County.

Family Supportive Housing - San José Family Shelter

692 N. King Road
San Jose, CA - 95133
408-926-8885
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am  Services: An emergency shelter for families with children.  Case management, workshops, childcare, on-site counselling and monthly tickets. 90-day limit. ..

View Full Details

Santa Clara County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

Salvation Army Emmanuel House

405 North Fourth Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
(408) 282-1175
Line-up for overnight shelter between 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.; intake is at 3:30 p.m.; first come, first served. Lunch - 12:15 p.m. & Dinner - 5:15 p.m. M-Sa. Emergency shelter (14 free nights per year) & working-man’s program...

View Full Details

LifeMoves - Georgia Travis House

260 Commercial Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-271-1630
Families 408-926-8885. Open 24 Hours a day. Emergency shelter for single adult women and families with children. Call between 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. M-F for availability. Case management, workshops, on-site tutoring, and monthly bus passes. 60 day stay..

View Full Details

City Team - Heritage Home

435 North Third Street
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-294-1238
Emergency shelter for homeless or abandoned pregnant women 18 & over during their last trimester of pregnancy. Drug & alcohol services available...

View Full Details

Santa Clara County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Santa Clara County.

Sunnyvale Senior Center

550 East Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA - 94086
(408)730-7360
Learn new skills, make friends, attend special events and stay healthy at the Sunnyvale Senior Center. The Center provides a variety of educational, recreational and health-related services for adults 50 years and older. In addition, the Center provides case management, care planning and referrals to community services for seniors and their families...

View Full Details

Saratoga Senior Center

19655 Allendale Ave.
Saratoga, CA - 95070
(408)868-1257
The Mission of the Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council  To provide access to physical and social activities, as well as resource services to improve the overall quality of life for seniors in their community. Saratoga Senior Center has many options to keep us entertained, happy & healthy! The Center offers a Health & Wellness Screening, over 50 Fitness & Movement Classes, Art, Music, Financial Support, Medical & Legal, Lunch & Nutrition Programs, Social Groups, and Caregiver Support Groups. They are able to share essential information about their services through their monthly newsletter and their partnerships with many local agencies that serve older adults. ..

View Full Details

Santa Clara Senior Center

1303 Fremont Street
Santa Clara, CA - 95050
(408)615-3170
The City of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department aims to provide a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for seniors ages 50+ who visit the Senior Center. It is our intent to provide facilities, programs, and services that meet the needs of older adults living in the City of Santa Clara at various stages and functioning levels of life...

View Full Details

Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley - San Jose

480 N. 1st Street, Suite 219
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-998-5298
Services: Services for residents who cannot afford a lawyer, focusing on immigration, family law, small claims, labor, and consumer law. Does not serve criminal cases or emergencies. Call for information and make an appointment. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

View Full Details

Our Daily Bread St. Thomas Episcopal Church

231 Sunset Ave
Sunnyvale, CA - 94086
(408) 736-4108
Free lunch from 11am to 12:30pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. ..

View Full Details

Next Door

234 East Gish Road, Suite 200
San Jose, CA - 95112
408-501-7550
24-Hour hotline 408-279-2962..

View Full Details

Mountain View Senior Center

266 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA - 94040
(650)903-6330
The Mountain View Senior is an all-purpose facility that offers programs and services for adults 55 years of age and over. Come discover what the Senior Center has to offer...

View Full Details

McKinleyville Senior Center

1620 Pickett Road
McKinleyville, CA - 95119
(707)839-0191
The Senior Center is located at Azalea Hall on 1620 Pickett Road in McKinley Building. ..

View Full Details

Los Gatos-Saratoga 55 Plus Program

208 East Main Street
Los Gatos, CA - 95030
(408)354-1514
The LGS Recreation 55 Plus Program is dedicated to ensuring access to recreational, educational, and wellness opportunities for adults age 55 & better throughout Los Gatos, Saratoga and surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide a sense of belonging and encourage older adults to treat 55 Plus as an opportunity to re-invent themselves, gain fresh perspectives, make new friends and enjoy more adventures. This can all be done by taking the leap and joining one of our many groups and programs...

View Full Details

Los Altos Adult 50+ Program

1575 Holt Avenue
Los Altos, CA - 94024
(650)947-2797
Established in 1976, the Los Altos Senior Program, now the Adult 50+ Program, offers a wide variety of programs and volunteer opportunities for active adults 50 years and up. Activities offered have expanded to address the growing mature adult community and it's interests. They range from classes, workshops, sports, trips, and special events to in-home repair and referral services...

View Full Details

Hope’s Corner Mountain View

748 Mercy St.
Mountain View, CA - 94041
(650) 254-1450
Free Saturday breakfast from 8am to 10am. ..

View Full Details

First United Methodist Church Free Dinner

625 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA - 94301
(650) 853-8672
Free dinner on Mondays from 5pm to 6pm. Sponsored by LifeMoves Urban Ministries of Palo Alto. ..

View Full Details

Cupertino Senior Center

21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA - 95014
(408)777-3150
The Cupertino Senior Center strives to offer a welcoming and friendly senior center for people 50 years of age and older to improve their healthy lifestyles through quality education, recreation, services, travel, socialization and volunteer opportunities. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ..

View Full Details

Centennial Recreation Senior Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA - 95037
(408)782-1284
The Centennial Recreation Senior Center provides comprehensive fitness classes, educational classes, social services and enrichment programs to adults 50 years of age and older in the Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy communities. The Senior Center is operated by the City of Morgan Hill. Funding for programs is provided by the City of Morgan Hill, the County of Santa Clara, and the YMCA Community Support Campaign...

View Full Details

Barbara Lee Senior Center

40 North Milpitas Boulevard
Milpitas, CA - 95035
(408)586-3400
If you are looking for a place to have fun, come on down to the Barbara Lee Senior Center! Senior citizens, age 50 years “young” and older, are welcome to participate in the activities and programs offered at the Barbara Lee Senior Center. The Senior Center offers many programs and activities, such as classes, trips, socials and a weekday lunch program. The Barbara Lee Senior Center is located at 40 North Milpitas Boulevard. The facility consists of a Community Room/auditorium, two game rooms (one for table games and one with pool, ping pong and air hockey games), three class rooms, an art room, an exercise/dance room, and a fitness center. The facility also has a lounge and coffee/snack bar area, and a Case Manager services area. The Senior Center was named after Barbara Lee who served on the Milpitas City Council and was an advocate for our older population...

View Full Details

Alma Senior Center

136 W. Alma Ave.
San Jose, CA - 95110
(408)275-1315
If you are looking for a more casual setting and the ability to interact with people who have similar interests, the programs for active adults offer a wide range of possibilities. You can brush up on your painting; learn how to play new card games or step into some new dance skills while enjoying the company of those around you...

View Full Details

Cities In Santa Clara County With Listings

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Programs and Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Programs

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.