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VTA Transit pass for low-income individuals.
East Valley Pentecostal Church
2715 S. White Rd., San Jose, CA 95148

80 S. 5th St., San Jose, CA 95112

702 W. Taylor St., San Jose, CA 95126

590 Shawnee Lane, San Jose, CA 95123

Referrals for medical and dental check-ups for low-income children through age 20.​

Better Health Pharmacy
Free medications (based on availability) to those with a doctor’s prescription.
725 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95112

Valley Homeless Healthcare Program
Medical and Social Services for Homeless.
2101 Alexian Drive, San Jose,CA 95116
2011 Little Orchard St, San Jose, CA 95125
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Free healthcare for homeless. Monday—Friday 8am—12pm
80 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

FREE/LOW-COST HEALTH CLIICS        ​                                     
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The clinic does not take any appointments over the phone. Patients need to come to the School Health Clinic on Wednesday morning and stand in line, in order to get a ticket for that evening's clinic. The tickets are handed out by a RotaCare volunteer, usually at about 7:00 a.m.
100 Oak Street San Jose, CA 95110

Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Patients are seen on a first come – first served basis. Patients should arrive on Tuesday before 4:30pm. Patients need to form a line outside the clinic. Clinic doors will open at 4:30 pm to begin taking names down on the patient list.
7861 Murray Avenue Gilroy, CA 95020

 MayView Mountain View Clinic
Call (650) 327-8717 to Book An Appointment!
900 Miramonte Avenue, 2nd Fl Mountain View, CA 94040

Call (650) 327-8717 to Book An Appointment!
785 Morse Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Head Start/Early Head Start Program supports the growth and development of children from birth to age ​5. The program promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs.​​

4c’s-Community Child Care Development Council
Referrals for licensed daycare centers as well as financial assistance for low-income families.
 Adult Men: 
      358 N. Montgomery St,  San Jose 95110.   
      Phone: 1.408.271.5160
    Adult Women and Families:     
       260 Commercial St, San Jose, CA 95112    
       Phone: 1.408.271.1630
       33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301            
        Phone: 1.650.853.8672
    ​ Adult men & women with mental illness:  
         546 W. Julian, San Jose, CA 95110   
         Phone: 1.408.271.0820

Bill Wilson Center​
 Adult Men: 
      Varied services for ages 11-25. 
      3490 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050      
 Phone: 1.408.243.0222

 Adult Men: 
     2011 Little Orchard St, San Jose, CA 95125    
Homeless Helpline  - 1.408.510.7600

Project We Hope
 Adult Men: 
     1858 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303  
One time rent/deposit assistance.​​

Housing Authority

Family Supportive Housing
Shelter services for homeless/Waiting list hotline.​​

San Jose Housing Search​

CityTeam - Rescue Mission
Overnight shelter for men.​​
1174 Old Bayshore Highway, San Jose, CA 95112

CityTeam — Heritage Home
Pregnant women.​​
435 N. 3rd  Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Referrals for substance abuse treatment and counseling

Faith-based reentry supports and services for individuals returning from incarceration to the community and their families.
Bible Way Christian Center.​
2090 Oakland Road, Ave, San Jose, CA 95131
After Hours:1.408.599.8989

Bridges of Hope
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
1811 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
 ​​After Hours:1.408.412.4155

Mission Possible
Maranatha Christian Center
80 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
 ​​After Hours:.408.449.4064

Santa Clara County Reentry Resource Center
151 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
Job search assistance, workshops, training, and career counseling. ​

Employment Services-Catholic Charities
Employment preparation services, job development services,  post-employment support.

Education and job placement

Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Job training and placement

LDS Employment Resources
Job training and placement

If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, it may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food and other necessary expenses.​​

Cal - Fresh 
It helps low-income legal residents purchase food.

Medical insurance for people with no-to-low incomes.

Social Services Office Locations
Central County
1867 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111 - Bus Route 73

North County
1330 W. Middlefield Road Mountain View, CA 94043 - Bus Route 32

South County
379 Tomkins Court Gilroy, CA 95020 -Bus Route 17
 Phone: 1.408.758.3300
 Free programs, services, and activities for families with children birth through age five.
 Phone:  1.408.260.3700

 Phone:  1.800.310.2332​
Within a culturally affirming environment and honoring the unique history of African-American women, the Black Infant Health (BIH) Program aims to help women have healthy babies.

Parents Helping Parents
Helping families who have children with special needs.

Early Head Start Program
Services for children from birth—3 years of age

San Andreas Regional Center
Assistance for those with disabilities

Immunization Program
At the Santa Clara County Public Health Department Immunization Program, we offer community immunization, education and training, provide information and resources, and partnerships with private and public organizations working collaboratively to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases.

Lead Prevention Program
The Santa Clara County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) is a state-funded program aimed at identifying and treating children who are at risk for lead poisoning. Our program works with children from birth to age 21.

TB (Tuberculosis) Clinic
Santa Clara County (SCC) has the 3rd highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases among all counties in California after Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.

California Children’s Services (CCS)
Specialized medical care for children with CCS-eligible medical conditions

Developmental & behavioral screenings and services. Ask for a Kid Connections Representative.

SCC Fatherhood Collaborative
Variety of services for fathers and men
Phone:  14086411323

Offers clothing and career services to women. By referral only. Ask clinic staff for more information.
504 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Mobile shower and laundry service
477 N. Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Every Tuesday 8am-12pm

Offers a variety of specific services in South County for children and adults, including domestic violence situations and housing assistance for those who qualify.

Youth & Family Crisis Line: 1.408.683.4118
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence:1.877.END.SADV (1.877.363.7238)

City Team Ministries
Variety of services including meals, shelter, recovery services, and other basic needs for men and women in need—including hygiene products and clothing. AA meetings for men are also available.
1297 North 13th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Catholic Charities
Comprehensive services including employment, older adult services, housing assistance, behavioral health services, and services for children.
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134

 Santa Maria Urban Ministry
Offers basic services to meet short term needs, including a food pantry, preschool learning, adult education, clothing, and tax preparation.
778 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose, CA 95110

 Bill Wilson Drop-In Center
Serves homeless youth ages 13-25. Services include basic necessities such as food, clothing, personal care items, lockers, and access to phone, computers and email, showers and washer and dryer facilities and support services.
693 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Gilroy Compassion Center
Variety of services to meet basic needs for the homeless, including food, clothing, hygiene supplies, legal campsites, and other services.
370 Tomkins Ct, Gilroy, CA 95020

Opportunity Center—CWG
A variety of services to meet basic needs for the homeless, including food, clothing, and hygiene supplies. Additional services to help move out of homelessness are available as well.
33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Sacred Heart Community Service
Variety of services including food, clothing, family and children programs, housing assistance, financial coaching, and employment services.
1381 South First St. San Jose, CA 95110

Salvation Army
Variety of services including food, clothing, transportation assistance, housing assistance, rehabilitation services, and programs for youth. Some services are zip code restricted.
Santa Clara
3090 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, CA 95112
200 W. 5th Street Gilroy, CA 95020
San Jose
359 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
1161 S. Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

The Health Trust
Variety of services including helping those with HIV/AIDS, older adults, assisting families in obtaining health insurance, care for children’s teeth and health education.
1400 Parkmoor Ave., Suite 230, San Jose, CA 95126

La Leche League
 San Jose Chapter Phone: 1.408.641.0138
 ​​​Breastfeeding Helpline Phone: 1.877.452.5324
Free legal assistance for non-criminal matters.

Legal Aid Society
Legal aid for low-income persons.

Any parent or legal guardian of a minor child in need of child support may open a case with the office.

If you live in Santa Clara County, you can come in person to the Self-Help Center Office/Family Law Facilitator's (SHC/FLF) Office in downtown San Jose. The SHC/FLF can help guide you through the court system in Santa Clara County.

Next Door Solutions is the premier agency entirely dedicated to domestic violence.​
 24 Hour Emergency Hotline:  1.408.279.2962​​

Family Court Services
The Office of Family Court Services performs child custody mediation, emergency screening, and evaluation services.
Provides connections to over 320 available food resources including pantries, shelters, and kitchens

Family Harvest
Once a month food distribution for eligible families

Santa Clara County WIC
Program Nutrition/Breastfeeding education and food vouchers for low income women and children.

Cal-Fresh Program
Formerly known as SNAP and Food Stamps.
Last updated: 9/14/2020 3:47 PM