The City of Milpitas is committed to assisting its residents with their housing needs, and the Building Safety and Housing Department works with its community partners to provide tools and assistance to ensure a vibrant Milpitas.

City of Milpitas Rent Relief Program

This program offers various forms of financial relief to City of Milpitas residents with emergency housing needs. Eligible recipients include low-to-moderate income individuals or families with dependent children under 18, seniors over 55, victims of domestic violence, emancipated foster youth age 18-24, and subsidized housing tenants. The program can assist with rent and deposit relief, emergency hardship relief, eviction prevention, domestic violence relocation, child and family homeless relief, and section 8 good faith deposits. For more information click here to view the English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese Flyers.  To Apply, contact the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center at (408) 894-9041.

COVID-19 Assistance Programs:

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Eviction, Rent, Mortgage, and Legal Assistance

  • Santa Clara County Ban on Evictions: On March 24, 2020, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to ban all housing and small business (only applies to small businesses as defined in 13 C.F.R. section 121.201, not all commercial) evictions due to nonpayment of rent related to the loss of income and medical expenses resulting from COVID-19. The ban on evictions takes effect immediately and has been extended through August 31, 2020. The County may extend this moratorium until September 30, 2020 but must take additional actions to do so. Tenants now have up to 6 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay at least 50% of the past-due rent, and up to 12 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay in full the past-due rent. This ordinance prohibits landlords from charging late fees on any rent payments that were postponed. Landlords must inform tenants in writing of their rights and options and about rent assistance programs. Landlords must provide a notice of tenants’ rights under the moratorium with any payment plan to repay back rent unpaid during the moratorium that they ask tenants to sign after June 2nd. Tenants must resume their normal rent payments after the moratorium ends. This means that, currently, tenants must make their normal rent payments beginning September 1st. This eviction ban applies to all Cities and unincorporated areas within Santa Clara County. For more information, click here. 
  • Project Sentinel: Renters can qualify for protection from evictions by satisfying the requirements of the State, County, or City regulation.  If you or someone you know is experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19 and are unable to pay rent or has received a termination notice please call. Project Sentinel can provide guidance on these regulations and facilitate conversations amongst tenants/landlords.  Project Sentinel also provides assistance around all other types of landlord/tenant issues. For more information, call Project Sentinel at (408) 946-6582.
  • City of Milpitas Rent Relief Program:This program offers various forms of financial relief to City of Milpitas residents with emergency housing needs. Eligible recipients include low-to-moderate income individuals or families with dependent children under 18, seniors over 55, victims of domestic violence, emancipated foster youth age 18-24, and subsidized housing tenants. The program can assist with rent and deposit relief, emergency hardship relief, eviction prevention, domestic violence relocation, child and family homeless relief, and section 8 good faith deposits. For more information click here to view the English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese Flyer. To apply, contact the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center at (408) 894-9041.
  • Santa Clara County Financial Assistance Program:  This program offers assistance to extremely low-income Santa Clara County residents with a documented loss of income due to COVID-19. Only applicants who cannot access unemployment benefits or recent federal stimulus payments can apply. Applicants who have already received assistance from this program cannot apply again. The program offers up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $2,000 per household. The program was created by Destination Home, Sacred Heart, and funded through grants from local corporations, foundations, local governments, and individuals. For more information view theEnglish Flyer, the Spanish Flyer, or the Vietnamese FlyerTo apply, click here or call (408) 780-9134. 
  • Emergency Assistance Network:The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) agencies in Santa Clara County provide a variety of services to prevent homelessness, utility disconnections, and hunger. Services include one-time rent and mortgage payment assistance, move in costs for rental deposits, and one-time utility assistance. For more information, view the flyer. To apply, Milpitas residents should call LifeMoves at (408) 271-­1630.
  • Mortgage Relief: Many lenders and loan servicers are allowing homeowners to delay mortgage payments. Generally, it is best to contact your lender immediately if you know you cannot make your mortgage payment. The Governor of California has issued an executive order calling for a grace period on mortgage payments. For more information contact your lender and click here. 
  • First 5 Santa Clara County has created a Community Resources Directory website for families with young children. It is available in available in EnglishEspañol | Tiếng Việt | 中文 Tagalog. It includes a wide range of resources including information on housing and emergency shelters. To access it, click here.

Food, Emergency Repairs, and Volunteering

  • Drive-Through Food Distribution @ Milpitas High: Grocery distribution will take place on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. from Saturday, May 16 until August 1. These events will be located at the Milpitas High School parking lot, 1285 Escuela Parkway. This service is provided by the City of Milpitas, Milpitas Unified School District, Second Harvest Food Bank, volunteers from the Milpitas Food Pantry, and other organizations.
  • For information on free meal delivery and groceries in Milpitas, click here.
  • The Diocese of San Jose, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, and Second Harvest Food Bank are also providing assistance. Call 1-800-984-3663 for more information. For a list of sites click here.
  • For a map of countywide meal and grocery assistance sites, click here.
  • Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley: This program safely provides emergency repairs, specifically for those impacted by the coronavirus who have no hot water or heat, and are making those repairs through vetted contractors. To learn more about their no cost home repair program, eligibility, and more, click here or call (408) 578-9519 and leave a message.
  • First 5 Santa Clara County has created a Community Resources Directory website for families with young children. It is available in available in EnglishEspañol | Tiếng Việt | 中文 Tagalog. It includes a wide range of resources for assistance including food, diapers, wipes, and other essentials. To access it, click here.
  •  Silicon Valley Strong is a collection of COVID-19 health and safety resources for residents and small businesses for Santa Clara County residents. It was put together by the community at large. This webpage provides regular updates and a comprehensive list of resources for seniors, families, small businesses, residents at risk of homelessness, and more. The site also lists volunteer and donation opportunities. For more information, click here.

Unemployment, Disability, Child Care and Education

  • Federal Economic Impact Payments: To find out if you are eligible to receive funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) click here.
  • Unemployment Insurance: Workers who have been laid off, have lost hours, or who must serve as caregivers due to the COVID-19 virus can apply for unemployment insurance (UI) through the California Employment Development Department (E.D.D.) which has waived the usual waiting period. For more information, click here.
  • Disability Insurance: Workers who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. For more information, click here.
  • Caregiving: Workers who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. For more information, click here.
  • Childcare: Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, some eligible employees can receive paid sick days and extended leave when a parent cannot work because of the closure of a child’s school or child care because of Covid-19. Additionally, the California Family School Partnership Act entitles workers at employers with 25 or more employees to up to 40 hours of job-protected, unpaid leave per year in a child care emergency. Beyond this, workers may apply for unemployment insurance. 
  • Milpitas Unified School District: For resources on remote learning, and free meals for students, click here.
  • First 5 Santa Clara County has created a Community Resources Directory website for families with young children. It is available in available in EnglishEspañol | Tiếng Việt | 中文 Tagalog. It includes a wide range of resources for assistance including financial and public benefits assistance. To access it, click here.

Please reach out to and utilize the resources below to assist you with your housing needs and concerns.  This resource list contains information on how to obtain assistance from several County, and non-profit programs.  Click on the (+) Plus sign near the topic area you would like to learn more about.  Within each topic area are links to websites with additional information on each resource, as well as how to contact the agency.

For a printable bi-fold PDF of the information provided below see the City of Milpitas Housing Resources Brochure.

Building Safety and Housing Department – Housing Resources

Address:  455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone:  408-586-3275

Hours:  Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note that while City staff is under the public health order to shelter in place, the Housing staff will be working remotely during the shutdown.

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Housing and Services

Housing For Families With Children

Emergency Shelter for Families – Waiting List Hotline  408-926-8885

City Team International/Heritage Home 408-294-1238

435 N. Third St, San Jose, CA 95112

Emergency shelter for homeless or abandoned pregnant women 18 and over during their last trimester of pregnancy. Drug and alcohol services available.

Family Supportive Housing/San Jose Family Shelter 408-926-8885

692 N. King Rd, San Jose, CA 95133

Call between 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mon-Fri for availability. Emergency shelter for families with children – boys over 12 OK. Case management, workshops, child care, on-site tutoring and monthly bus passes. 90 day limit.

Life Moves Shelter Network/Commercial Street Inn 408-271-1630

260 Commercial St, San Jose, CA 95112

Open 24 Hours a day. Shared housing for women and women with children (boys under 12 yrs) – 30 days free, 60 days max.

Housing for Single Men & Women

Bill Wilson Center Transitional Housing Program  408-243-0222

693 S 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Serves youth ages 18 to 24. Housing and support services for 1 to 2 years, case management, job search assistance, life skills workshops, assistance with enrolling in educational programs, parenting classes and transportation assistance. Shared living in a supervised setting.

City Team / Rescue Mission of San Jose (For Men)  408-288-2153

1174 Old Bayshore Hwy, San Jose, CA 95112

Check-in Begins at 5:30 p.m. First Come, First Serve. Drop-in Service 4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Overnight emergency shelter, drug and alcohol programs, showers, food and clothing.

Home First Boccardo Reception Center  408-294-2100, press 0

2011 Little Orchard St, San Jose, CA 95125

Open 24 Hours Emergency shelter, basic needs, food, medical services, and case management.

Life Moves Shelter Network/Montgomery Street Inn (for Men)  408-271-5160

358 N. Montgomery St, San Jose, CA 95110

Hours 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Mon-Sun.  Emergency shelter for men. 30 days free, 60 day maximum. Monthly bus passes. Shelter and transitional housing for single adult men. Case management, employment and housing assistance, medical services, workshops and monthly bus passes. Program assessments completed Mon-Thur. at 12:30 p.m.

Life Moves Shelter Network/Julian Street Inn (for Women)  408-271-0820

546 W. Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110

Open 24 Hours.  Referral based 90-day program offering comprehensive day services and shelter for men and women with mental health issues. Clinical case management, workshops, employment and housing assistance, medical/dental services, and monthly bus passes.

Life Moves Shelter Network/Georgia Travis House (for Women and Children)  408-271-1630

260 Commercial St, San Jose, CA 95112

Open 24 Hours.  Shared housing for single women, and women with children (boys under 12 yrs) – 30 days free, 60 days max.

Salvation Army/Emmanuel House  408-282-1175

405 N. 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112

Line-up for overnight shelter between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; intake is at 3:30 p.m.; first come, first served. Lunch – 12:15 p.m. and Dinner – 5:15 p.m. Mon-Sat. Emergency shelter (14 free nights per year) & working-man’s program.

Drop-In Day Time Service Centers

Bill Wilson Center/Drop-In Center Crisis Line 408-850-6125

693 S 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Serves youth ages 12-24. Food, clothing, showers, lockers, phone, computers, laundry, housing referrals, mental health services, employment training, education support, counseling, and workshops.

City of San Jose / Grace Community Center  408-293-0422

488 N. 6th St, San Jose, CA 95112

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon, Tue and Thur; 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wed.; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sat. Drop-in Therapeutic Recreation Center. Mental health counseling and support groups, resources, recreation and leisure, fitness, health and hygiene programs (showers and laundry) and daily lunch program (small fee for lunch). One time $5 membership fee.

Gilroy Compassion Center – Day Center  408-763-7120

370 Tomkins Ct, Gilroy, CA 95020

8:00 a.m. – noon Mon-Fri.  Snacks, bathrooms, clothing.

Live Moves | Opportunity Services Center  650-853-8672

33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.  Center provides showers, case management and assistance with CA ID’s. Clothes closet distributes free clothing, sleeping bags, backpacks, shoes, winter gear, and toiletries. Emergency rental and utility assistance for qualifying families and individuals, by appointment.

Veterans Services

Home First Veterans Services  408-510-7522

2011 Little Orchard St, San Jose, CA 95125

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Case management, transitional housing, communication and resolution workshops, job placement training, referrals to employment agencies, rental assistance and homelessness prevention services.

Homeless Veterans Emergency Housing Facility (HVEHF)  408-533-0228

10 Kirk Ave, San Jose, CA 95127

Call for application; no walk ins accepted. Serves male and female veterans, provides transitional housing, case management and supportive services.

Goodwill Industries Silicon Valley Homeless Veterans Program  408-869-9128

1080 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Employment, housing, food, clothing, bus passes, counseling and rental assistance for veterans and their families.

Santa Clara County/Veterans Services Office  408-553-6000 / 408-918-4980

68 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Mon-Fri.  Assistance to veterans and their dependents in filing claims for disability compensation, pension, burial benefits and requests for copies of discharges from National Personnel Records. Referrals to medical assistance & housing.

VA Palo Alto Health Care System  650-493-5000 / 800-455-0057

3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94034

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

San Jose Veterans Centers  408-993-0729

5855 Silver Creek Valley Place, 3rd Floor 3A, San Jose, CA 95138

Hours 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Mon – Fri.  Psychotherapy and group, military, sexual trauma, PTSD, and bereavement counseling.

Homeless Outreach

San Jose Citywide Homeless Outreach & Engagement Program  408-510-7600 

Outreach workers will respond within one business day to reports of homeless persons living on the streets and in encampments. Housing and supportive services offered.

2-1-1

Operates 24 Hours in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and 140 other languages. Free, non-emergency information on available community services including assistance with basic needs, child and elder care, employment, health services, immigration, counseling, and opportunities to volunteer or donate.

Domestic Violence, Family & Children Issues

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) 408-975-2730

2400 Moorpark Ave, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Call for assessment and appointment. Multilingual services, programs, and referrals for adults, seniors, and children.

Community Solutions 408-225-9163

1356 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131

24-Hour Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Line 1-877-363-7238

Youth and Family Crisis Line 408-683-4118

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Sexual assault and domestic violence prevention; intervention counseling and housing services.

YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Support Network Hotline 

375 S. Third St, San Jose, CA 95112

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 800-572-2782

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri Information, advocacy, and referrals. All calls are confidential.

Family Violence Center  408-277-3700

1671 The Alameda, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126

Walk-ins accommodated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

By appointment Monday and Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Staffed by San José Police Department; investigation of child and elder abuse, stalking, and domestic violence cases.

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence  408-501-7550

234 E. Gish Rd, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112

24-Hour hotline 408-279-2962

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mon -Thur. and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fri.  Serves men, women and children (boys up to 18 years). Confidential shelter, advocacy, teen and children’s programs, and counseling. Female domestic violence victims accepted 24 Hours a day.

YWCA of Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Center  408-295-4011 ext. 233 / 650-493-7273

373 S. Third St, San Jose, CA 95112

24-Hour Crisis Hotline 408-287-3000

YWCA Domestic Violence Dept. 1.800.572.2782 (24-Hour Bilingual Crisis Line)

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Confidential shelter, advocacy, therapy, counseling, legal advocacy, children’s programs and referrals. Call for appointment.

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Rental & Utility Assistance, Meals, and Medical Programs

Rental and Other Assistance

Abode Services  510-657-7409

40849 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Secures permanent homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Assists with obtaining and keeping permanent housing, including: working with landlords to open up the rental market, managing government rental assistance programs, providing case management services to ensure people can maintain housing, and building new housing.

Sacred Heart Community Services  408-278-2160

1381 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Food pantry and Clothes Closet: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thur; 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tue; 9:00 a.m. – noon Fri.

Services Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thur; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tue; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fri.

Job development and placement, clothing and bag lunches. Computer and English classes. Home energy assistance program, public benefits assistance, family supports services, and food boxes.

Salvation Army San Jose  408-282-1165

359 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Thur; 8:00 a.m. – noon Fri: information, referrals, clothes, senior meals, rental and move-in assistance, and food. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tues-Thur (brown bag). Meals for seniors: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Family services: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Thur; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fri. Food services for residents of the following zip codes: 95013, 95035, 95050, 95051-054, 95111, 95112, 95119-123, 95126, 95128, 95131, 95132, 95134-39, 95141, 95192, and 95193 Rental deposit & utility assistance for residents of the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95119-95123, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95137, 95138, 95139, 95141, 95148, 95192, and 95193

LifeMoves Shelter Network/Commercial Street Inn 408-271-1630 ext. 642

260 Commercial St, San Jose, CA 95112

Call for Information Emergency Assistance for rental and utilities for following zip codes: 95002, 95050, 95051, 95035, 95053, 95054, 95112, 95116, 95131, 95133, and 95134

Project Sentinel  408-720-9888 / 888-324-7468

1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Fair Housing Center provides education and counseling to community members, housing providers, and tenants about fair housing laws. We also investigate complaints and advocate for those who have experienced housing discrimination.

Tenant-Landlord Counseling and Meditations offers free, confidential services to both tenants and landlords to help them understand their rights and responsibilities under state and local laws and ordinances that affect the rental relationship.  In Milpitas call 408-946-6582.

Housing Counseling Services is a HUD-certified counseling branch of Project Sentinel that is monitored, audited, and funded by HUD.  It offers counseling on:  First Time Home Buyer Education, Reverse Mortgage, Foreclosure Prevention, Mortgage Delinquency and Default, Financial and Credit, Pre-Purchasing and Post-Purchasing.  In Milpitas located at: 554 Valley Way, Building 4, Milpitas, CA 95035.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 408-468-0100

2625 Zanker Rd, Suite 201, San Jose, CA 95134

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.  Alleviate the conditions of chronic poverty through food, housing assistance, access to benefits, senior services, and mental health services.  Provide jobs, immigration legal services, refugee foster care, financial literacy, and asset development. As well as early childhood development, parenting support, after-school enhanced learning, and youth empowerment.

The Health Trust/AIDS Services 408-961-9850 / 800-325-1890

1400 Parkmoor Ave, Suite 230, San Jose, CA 95126

Housing placement, rental subsidies, case management, referrals, emergency financial assistance, transportation, and food for people with HIV/AIDS.

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara  408-275-8770

505 West Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110

Hours 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri (closed every other Friday) Rental subsidies and affordable housing for low-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities.

Housing Choices Coalition  408-284-0990

30 Las Colinas Ln, San Jose, CA 95119

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri Rental, cooperative, and/or shared housing options for persons with developmental disabilities.

MACSA (Mexican American Community Services Agency)  408-929-1080

600 Sinclair Dr, San Jose, CA 95116

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Family literacy, early childhood education, health and wellness, Zumba classes, youth services, housing, and community facilities. Restorative justice program for youth released from incarceration. 52-week domestic violence program for men who were previously incarcerated.

Milpitas Unified School District  

Student Services  408-635-2600 ext. 6009

1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035

Provides support services for students including: Special Education, Homeless & Foster Youth Services, Counseling Support, and other resources.

San Jose Unified School District 

Health Start Family Resource Center  408-535-4760

1149 E. Julian St, San Jose, CA 95116

District Office: 855 Lenzen Ave, Room 100A San Jose, CA 95126

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

McKinney Program for Homeless Students: 408-535-6464

Insurance enrollment, renewal assistance for Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Kaiser Child Health Plan, medical clinic for children ages 0-18 and monthly food program. School activities: nutrition and health education, school enrollment process, and school transportation. Children’s school supplies, backpacks, and elementary school uniforms.

Santa Clara County / General Assistance  877-962-3633

1919 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Financial assistance for single men and women. Rent and move-in assistance for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients.

Santa Clara County / Benefits Assistance Center  877-962-3633

1867 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.  Temporary Assistance for Needy families (TANF), Medi-Cal, and Food Stamps.

Santa Clara Unified School District

McKinney program for Homeless Students: K-12  408-423-3550

Adult Services  408-423-3511

1840 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Thur.  School enrollment and transportation, free nutrition program, food program, school supplies, backpacks, and elementary school uniforms. Adults: GED, basic education, computer skills training, employment assistance, and support services.

Charities Housing  408-615-9654

1820 Main St, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Affordable housing for lease to low-income seniors throughout Silicon Valley.

Santa Clara County Public Health / Public Information Line  408-792-5040

976 Lenzen Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon – Thur.  Case Management and other services.

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley  408-578-9519

1701 South 7th Street, Suite #10, San Jose, CA 95112

Provides no cost critical home repairs to eligible homeowners and no cost facility repair to nonprofits in our community.

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center  408-894-9041 / TTY 408-894-9012

25 N. 14th St., Suite #1000, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Information and referrals, housing search assistance, independent living skills, advocacy, limited emergency financial assistance, transition services from nursing home to community based living, personal care attendant services, assisted technology (AT) assessments and AT lending library, peer support groups, accessible computer lab.

St Joseph’s Family Center  408-846-1480 / 408-842-6662

7950 Church St, Gilroy, CA 95020

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  Food assistance pantry, hot meals, employment services, emergency rental and utility assistance, and bus passes. Services targeted to residents of Gilroy and San Martin.

West Valley Community Services  408-255-8033

10104 Vista Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, and Fri. As well as 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tue and Thur. Closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., and holidays. Rental and utility assistance, case management services, information, referrals, food pantry, and transitional housing for single adults and women w/children under the age of 6. Food pantry: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri. Open until 7:15 p.m. Tue and Thur.

City of Milpitas Pilot Rent Relief Program: This program offers various forms of financial relief to City of Milpitas residents with emergency housing needs. Eligible recipients include low-to-moderate income individuals or families with dependent children under 18, seniors over 55, victims of domestic violence, emancipated foster youth age 18-24, and subsidized housing tenants. The program can assist with rent and deposit relief, emergency hardship relief, eviction prevention, domestic violence relocation, child and family homeless relief, and section 8 good faith deposits. The amount of relief is up to $5,000 per household per year. The program is funded by the City of Milpitas and is administered by the City of Milpitas Department of Building Safety and Housing in partnership with the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center.

Food & Meals

Second Harvest Food Bank – Prepared Meal Programs of Santa Clara County  800-984-3664 

Call or go online to find a list of locations within Santa Clara and San Mateo County where you can get prepared meals.

City Team Dining Hall  408-288-2183

1174 Old Bayshore Hwy, San Jose, CA 95112

Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. and Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Mon-Fri; Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Sat-Sun.

Milpitas Food Pantry 408-946-5564

1440 S. Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

Hours are Mon through Thur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thurs evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sat from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Loaves & Fishes  408-998-1500

Serves at the following locations:

408 Eastside Neighborhood Center.  2150 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116. Hot meals: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church 2980 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111. Hot meals: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wed and Fri Grocery Bag Program: 10:00 a.m. – noon, third Wed of every month.

Goodwill 1080 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Hot meals: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon, Tue, Thur.

Martha’s Kitchen  408-293-6111

311 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95110

Hot meals: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tue and Wed.

Second Harvest Food Bank  1-800-984-3663

Curtner Center location

750 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Cypress Center location

4001 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Second Harvest offers a number of free food resources.  Many don’t even require an ID to apply.  Call their Food Connection Hotline at 1-800-984-3663 or text “GETFOOD” to 408-455-5181.

Medical, Mental Health, and Recovery Programs

Adult Protective Services  408-755-7690 / 800-414-2002

333 West Julian Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110

Open 24 Hours.  Report Abuse/neglect of elders (over 65) or disabled adults (over 18). Assistance to adults over 65 years who are functionally impaired.

Alum Rock Counseling Center / Mobile Crisis Intervention  408-294-0500

24-Hour 408-294-0579

1245 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95116

Hours 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon-Thur and 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fri. Outpatient short-term counseling services for youth age 21 and younger, mentoring and school-based counseling.

Santa Clara County Department of Alcohol & Drug Services (DADS)/Gateway  800-488-9919

976 Lenzen Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Assessment, detoxification, outpatient, residential, ancillary, and prevention services to adults (18 years and over).

Santa Clara County Mental Health Services Mental Health Call Center: 24-Hour 800-704-0900

Momentum for Mental Health:  Main 408-260-4040

438 N. White Rd, San Jose, CA 95127  408-254-6828

2001 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126  408-261-7777

206 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306  650-617-8340

Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Mental health, housing, and youth programs. Call for intake.

Resources for Self-Care

Mental Health Services  800-704-0900

Friendship Line – Older Adults  800-971-0016

Suicide and Crisis Hotline 24/7  855-278-4204

Mental Health and wellness resources to help with feelings of loneliness, grief, depression, anxiety, and other life stresses.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)  408-453-0400

1150 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 24, San Jose, CA 95128

Hours 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Self help, education, support and advocacy for consumers, families, and friends of people with psychiatric disabilities.

Pathway Society, Inc.  408-244-1834

1659 Scott Blvd, Suite 30, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Mental health services; assistance with drug abuse, addiction and alcoholism; residential treatment center and transitional housing units, youth services.

Gardner Family Health Network Healthcare for the Homeless Project  408-935-3918 / 408-283-8140

55 E. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Mobile Medical Unit – Call for schedule Medical services, case management, substance abuse counseling, and referrals.

Valley Medical Call Center  408-885-5000

Appointments 1-888-334-1000

751 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Express Clinic 7 days a week (call for same day appointment at one of 5 sites – non emergency services provided) Crisis outreach, walk-in crisis intervention, screening, and referrals to community-based mental health resources.

Valley Homeless Clinic  408-272-6050

2101 Alexian Dr.  Suite D, San Jose, CA 95116

Walk in medical and psychiatric services. Call for Hours; they vary by day Tue-Fri.

PG&E CARE or FERA Utility Discount Programs  866-743-2273

California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE). A monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs.

Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA). A monthly discount of 18% on electricity only. Must be a household with three or more people. Participants qualify through income guidelines.

Salvation Army San Jose  408-282-1165

359 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Thur; 8:00 a.m. – noon Fri: information, referrals, clothes, senior meals, rental and move-in assistance, and food. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tues-Thur (brown bag). Meals for seniors: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Family services: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mon-Thur; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fri. Food services for residents of the following zip codes: 95013, 95035, 95050, 95051-054, 95111, 95112, 95119-123, 95126, 95128, 95131, 95132, 95134-39, 95141, 95192, and 95193 Rental deposit & utility assistance for residents of the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95119-95123, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95137, 95138, 95139, 95141, 95148, 95192, and 95193

St Joseph’s Family Center  408-846-1480 / 408-842-6662

7950 Church St, Gilroy, CA 95020

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.).  Food assistance pantry, hot meals, employment services, emergency rental and utility assistance, and bus passes. Services targeted to residents of Gilroy and San Martin.

West Valley Community Services  408-255-8033

10104 Vista Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, and Fri. As well as 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tue and Thur. Closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., and holidays. Rental and utility assistance, case management services, information, referrals, food pantry, and transitional housing for single adults and women w/children under the age of 6. Food pantry: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri. Open until 7:15 p.m. Tue and Thur.

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Job Training, Legal, and Transportation Services

Youth Services

Bill Wilson Center  408-243-0222

24-Hour Crisis Line  408-860-6125

3490 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Runaway house and homeless youth shelter program for youth ages 11-17 years. Counseling for all ages.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley 408-416-0400

509 Valley Way, Building 2, Milpitas, CA 95035

Provides volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to work one-on-one with foster children, providing critical emotional and educational support, ensuring each child’s needs are met and their voice heard while navigating the court dependency system.

The Hub (Foster Youth Resource & Community Center)  408-792-1750

591 North King Rd, Suite 1, San Jose, CA 95133

Hours 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Serves current/former foster and Independent Living Program (ILP)-eligible probation youth ages 15-24. Eligible youth can get help with housing, employment, education, legal consultation, counseling, health care, transportation, food stamps, and ILP services/case management.

First Families – formerly EMQ  408-379-3790 / 408-379-3796

After Hours Crisis Line  877-412-7474

251 Llewellyn Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Hours 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Serves current/former foster and Independent Living Program (ILP)-eligible probation youth ages 15-24. Eligible youth can get help with housing, employment, education, legal consultation, counseling, health care, transportation, food stamps, and ILP services/case management.

Rebekah Children’s Services  408-846-2100

290 Ioof Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020

Hours for Gilroy location 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

1600 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Hours for Campbell location: Upstairs (Suite 201) above the Big 5 in Suite 201. The entrance is between Big 5 and Nob Hill. These offices are open Mondays through Fridays 9 am to 5:30 pm.  Downstairs (Suite 102) Our Outpatient services are located behind Big 5 in Suite 102. Suite 102 is open from 10 am to 7 pm Mondays through Fridays.

Residential treatment, wraparound services, family linkage, foster care, adoption, educational services, risk prevention, and health center.

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School  408-283-7171 / 408-639-9486

1560 Berger Dr, San Jose, CA 95112

2650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Job training, job placement, career planning, high school diploma/ GED classes, drivers training, exposure to college/financial aid process, leadership development, and day care for children of participants. Services for individuals 17 1/2 and older.

Unity Care Group  408-971-9822

237 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Residential treatment, wraparound and mental health services, independent living skills training, employment assistance, and transitional housing to youth ages 11-24 years.

Stand Up for Kids – Silicon Valley  408-753-1272 / 800-365-4543

25 E. Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tues. and Fri; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sat. Food, showers, computer access, laundry, job search skills, education assistance, and more for youth up to age 24. Mentoring program matches youth with a caring adult who assists in creating plan for a positive future.

Juvenile Justice Commission of Santa Clara County

408-278-5993 /  408-808-6200

840 Guadalupe Parkway, San Jose, CA 95110

Inspecting juvenile facilities including shelters, detention facilities and group homes used for the placement of any minor in Santa Clara County .  Conducting public or closed hearings on matters relating to juvenile law in the County.  Advocating for needed services for youth in the justice system.

Employment/Vocational Services

Ascent Employment Program  408-257-8302

4911 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mon-Thur Employment assistance.

Center for Training & Careers  408-213-0961

749 Story Rd, Suite 10, San Jose, CA 95122

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri Job training and employment services.

Day Worker Center of Mountain View  650-903-4102

113 Escuela Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040

Hours 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Sat. Job matching and placement, ESL classes, medical services, and legal assistance to day laborers.

Downtown Streets Team  408-899-7350

1671 The Alameda, Suite 306, San Jose, CA 95126

Weekly success team meetings held at the following location & times. Attend for more information, join the team, get off the streets and rebuild your life. Volunteer work-readiness program with dedicated employment assistance, case management, transportation, and other services.

Meetings are Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom (back-door entrance on 4th street).

196 N. 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112

NOVA/Job Seekers Center  408-730-7232

505 W. Olive St, Suite 550, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri One-stop center for job seekers, career advising, training, employment workshops, pre-layoff assistance and placement services.

Center for Employment Training  408-730-7232

701 Vine St, San Jose, CA 95110

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Vocational training available to all low-income adults ages 17 and over. Must have High School Diploma or GED to enroll. Vocational ESL, immigration and citizenship services.

Work 2 Future One Stop  408-794-1101

1601 Foxworthy Ave, San Jose, CA 95118

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri Career center including employment services, workshops and job training resources. Veterans services also provided.

Legal Referrals

Mental Health Advocacy Project  408-280-2420

152 N. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Mon-Fri. Legal assistance and representation, information, referrals to individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities. Assistance provided in the areas of housing, government benefits and mental health patients’ rights. Eviction clinic 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fri (call 408-280-2424 for clinic Appointments.).

Health Legal Services  408-280-2430

152 N. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri (closed noon – 1:00 p.m.) Legal assistance and representation, information, referrals to individuals with HIV. Assistance provided in the areas of public/ private benefits and insurance, housing rights, discrimination, employment rights, estate planning and wills; debtor relief.

Bay Area Legal Aid  408-283-3700 / 800-551-5554

4 N. Second St, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri (closed noon – 1:00 p.m.) Legal counseling on benefits, tenant rights, and evictions.

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County/Housing Counseling Program  408-283-1535, ext 237

480 N. First St, San Jose, CA 95112

Eviction clinics and help with other housing related issues.

Project Sentinel

408-720-9888

1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Assists individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages.

Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley  408-998-5298

25 N. 14th Street, Suite 506, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.  Family law legal assistance for divorce, visitation, custody and domestic violence cases.

Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)  408-295-5991

1425 Koll Circle, Suite 109, San Jose, CA 95112

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Provides free legal services and community education to Santa Clara County residents who are age 60 or older. There is no income eligibility qualification to use services.  Range of legal services  varies from simple advice/referrals to comprehensive legal representation. These legal matters are typically not handled by private attorneys and have a great impact on elders most in need in our community.

VTA Services

VTA Customer Service Call Center  408-321-2300 / 800-894-9908 / TTY 408-321-2330

55-A W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 951113

Recorded route and schedule information 24 Hours in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Downtown Customer Service hours 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri (Closed holidays)