HomeFirst controls the functioning of shelter sites and housing across Santa Clara County. They help thousands of homeless individuals, youth, veterans and families with children every year.
Boccardo Reception Center by HomeFirst is the best homeless service center in the Santa Clara County. They are open throughout the year, 24 hours a day, allotting transitional housing and shelter. At the Sobrato Family Living Center, they provide the best services for veterans and homelessin the County. They also provide mental health counseling, transitional housing, employment placement, emergency shelter and assist families of veterans who are at risk of being homeless.
They have the substantial outreach program for people in encampments and living on the streets in San Jose. They are also managing Santa Clara County’s Cold Weather Shelter Program for nearly thirty years.
Cold Weather Shelters:
Since 1980, they have been providing services, housing and shelter to people facing homelessness in Santa Clara County
Since 1980, they have been providing services, housing and shelter to people facing homelessness in Santa Clara County. They are the huge provider of Cold Weather Shelter in Santa Clara County. The CWSP is open from October 16 to April 15. This scheme is funded by the County of Santa Clara and has been primarily operated by HomeFirst for nearly three decades.
Describe in details how the program or services meet the needs of families and children:
They found John and his spouse in a homeless camp at San Jose in a bad health conditon. He was not able to manage his diabetes while being in the camp. John’s legs were amputated. HomeFirst acted quickly to find an owner who could board John’s income level and special requirements. Today, he is warm and safe.
Matt, who is a single parent who hardly made ends meets in shared housing. He lost that place too. Mate started living in his car while his children moved in with his relative. HomeFirst granted him housing subsidy so he could stay with his children. They also helped him enroll in a career training program. Now he is capable to create more secure future for his family. Fees are determined based upon the Child Care and Development Family Fee Schedule provided by the California Department of Education. By using total income and size of the family, the family fee is calculated. This fee will be charged to the parents for each day that the Community Child Care Council reimburses the child care provider.
Eligibility requirements: 4C Council offers 7 different funded child care packages to help fully or partially pay for the cost of child care if you are a low-income parent. To be able to subsidy from these programs, parents must meet precise requirements depending on each program.
Stage II is the top program supported by CalWORKs. You may be eligible for this program, if your answer is “YES” to all of the questions below
· Have you received any grant from CalWorks in the last 24 months or receiving grants from them?
· Does any adult including you who are living in the home are working, looking for employment, or enrolled in occupational training program?
· Does your family’s monthly income are within these following range?
Max Gross Monthly Income
· If the answer for all the above is yes, then you can contact one of CalWORKs Enrollment Coordinators at 408-487-0623.
· If the answer to any of the above questions is No then you can contact one of 4C CEL staff at 4084870749
Contact person for the organization: Child care Specialist
Describe in details about the program and services:
The 4Cs follows the below mentioned agencies
· California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
· National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
They serve as the community child care link to provide amenities to families who are working and living in Santa Clara County. Their referral amenities to parents are confidential and free. They help families to find the right child care provider. 4Cs also offers several other resources to help families who are eligible to pay for child care services while they go to school, work or find jobs.
Describe in details how the program or services meet the needs of families and children: Annually, the 4C’s referral facilities help thousands of parents. The 4C’s staff work closely with parents. They will also offer them with the contacts and information they need to find appropriate child care. Their staff is able to help you with the following to:
· Understand the different aspects of child care
· To find out your child care needs.
· Provide referrals to child care providers which match your needs.
· Make a proper decision which is in favor to you and your family.
When adding families with providers, the 4C R&R Department reflects a number of aspects beginning with the parents’ expressed needs. The 4C staff then contacts their all their known child care programs in the county to find the sources of care which meet those needs. Few of the conditions which they look for include
· Program curriculum
· Type of environment provided
· Language requirements
· Hours of service
· Location of provider
· Transportation services available
· Special needs capability
· Fees and subsidies
Along with providing the parents with child care referral service, the 4C R Sector can help the child care workers get their business happening and get the specialized skills which needed in order for them to flourish.
Section staff grants a number of amenities that support their region’s early care and education of providers. This includes:
· Licensed family child care
· Licensed centers
· PreschoolsCatholic Charities of Santa Clara County promotes and aids for people and relatives who are in need. Mainly to those who are living in poverty. Ingrained in true values, they work to make a more concerned community in which people of all principles and cultures can contribute.They aid people to arise out of poverty by giving the tools that they need to develop self-reliant. Their amenities help low-income people and families including immigrants and refugees, with English skills, financial education and employment training. The Employment Center provides for groups and individuals:· Employment preparation services· Job development services· Post-employment supportThe services provided by them are · Situational assessment· Job readiness · Job development, placement, and job retention· Job coachingDescribe in details how the program or services meet the needs of families and children:Catholic Charity serves Focus for Labor program. This is accessible only to the inhabitants of Santa Clara, they must be age 18 or over, who have a diagnosis of a mental illness. They should be presently getting services from Santa Clara County Mental Health, and want to work. They provide distinct and group employment training, job development facilities and post-employment support for adult.The Right Directions Program is available to citizens of Santa Clara County, age 18 or over, who are interested in employment. Referrals are given by Re-entry Resource Center. They deliver distinct and group employment training, professional case administration, and post-employment support and job development services. Their worker has almost sixty years mutual practice placing hundreds of job seekers.They will support you in your job search with:· Situational assessment· Resume writing· Job application assistance· Practice interviews· Cold calling employers· Time management· Job placement and retention · Job coaching and follow-along support after placement up to 90 daysLoaves & Fishes Family Kitchen brings healthy meals which are served to people with a diverse distress for families, homeless and the seniors. Many of their guests are low-income people who are in need of food. They avoid hunger and malnourishment. Insufficient diet leads to obesity and increase threat of heart sickness and diabetes. Expectant women can have life threatening issues because of undernourishment. In the past year Loaves & Fishes have:· Increased their number of meals by ninety three percent · Reduced their cost of meal by thirty seven percent· Reached twenty more children.Loaves & Fishes majorly aids people who earn less than $20,000per annum. Many people have to take multiple jobs. They also need to live in shared apartment’s .So they don’t have time to cook and buy groceries. Describe in details how the program or services meet the needs of families and children:Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen help serve hot and healthy meals on week days through Bay Area. Many guests come to Hot Meals at their community dining rooms. Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is also partner with 25 other nonprofits organizations. Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen trusts allow agencies to emphasis on their main services while sharing the slight resources accessible in Santa Clara. Healthy food allows children to concentrate better during school.Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Hot Meals program offers more than 7,000 healthy free meals. They serve meals every week in community centers, senior residences, nonprofit agencies and churches. They wisely plan their meals to meet both the preferences of their visitors and the nutritional needs. They use fresh vegetables, fruits and healthy protein. They avoid canned or processed foods. Their meal contains of soup, salad, fresh fruit, bread, baked chicken, rice, dessert, and coffee, milk, and juice. Valley Homeless Healthcare Program delivers
whole healthcare facilities to the homeless of Santa Clara County. VHHP delivers
and tracks a patient centric medical home like setting. They also deliver prime
care services in medical mobile clinics and free standing clinics. The Alexian
Medical Clinic helps the homeless peoples in Santa Clara County. The Alexian
Medical clinic provides medical care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and
financial counseling. Walk-ins are accepted on first come first serve basis.
in details how the program or services meet the needs of families and children:
The VHHP delivers a number of amenities
and packages at diverse localities throughout Santa Clara County.
Santa Clara County Medical Respite Program is a patient focused, medically included
program that aids homeless person that have been discharged as an inpatient
from one of nine County Hospitals of
Santa Clara. This collective program among the VHHP and Hospital Council of
Northern & Central California, HomeFirst Shelter delivers medical, mental
health and social services for the customers who are referred by the
County. The MRP delivers a fresh, harmless
place for the patients to improve and continue with self-care rather than to
recover on the streets.
There is Medical Mobile Unit that offers health
care, community work, and psychology services. Medical appointments are being
sent to Valley Medical Center for further follow up.
The Backpack Homeless Healthcare Program delivers
health care to the homeless who doesn’t have shelter. BHHP team ups with other
homeless organization to conduct needed health care to homeless people. BHHP
delivers health care on the campsites, parks, streets, and, wherever they find