Annual Report

The 2014-15 Annual Report
The Salvation Army Silicon Valley

Annual Report

Major Yardley
Major David Yardley

 

Dear Friend,

This year, The Salvation Army marked a very special anniversary.

It was 150 years ago that William Booth first brought his message of hope and salvation to the streets of London. Booth, his wife Catherine, and their followers served the city's poor, homeless, and hungry — right where they lived.

From those humble beginnings, Booth's organization grew to reach across the world; becoming an institution that today serves people in need in 127 countries.

This is a victory of compassion over hopelessness — and it's an achievement we thank you for making possible. From the earliest days of The Salvation Army, it has always been the generosity and kindness of friends like you that enables us to serve others.

Today, in 2015, here in Silicon Valley, your support continues this legacy of hope. Through your gifts, you feed people who are hungry, help children make good choices, offer fellowship to seniors, provide comfort during disasters, help men and women overcome addictions, and lift the spirits of those who are hurting and lost.

So, as we celebrate The Salvation Army's 150th anniversary, we celebrate you — and all the good you do. It is an honor for us to serve as the stewards of your ongoing compassion, and we are grateful for your friendship.

Thank you, and God bless you, for caring about people in need, and for making our community a better, stronger place.

Blessings,

Signature

 

Major David Yardley
Santa Clara County Coordinator

Today, I Can Say That My Life Is Blessed

Through the generosity of friends like you, The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) and the Emmanuel House stand as beacons of hope here in Santa Clara County. Through these programs, men seeking to recover from homelessness or addiction find a full range of services, a caring staff, and the tools they need to achieve success. Below, we offer the testimony of Steve Moreno, one of many program graduates, who today leads a productive life because kind people like you open your hearts to others.

My addictions started when I was 11 or 12. I was trying to be a part of the "in" group. It began with marijuana. By the time I got out of high school, I was using cocaine.

By the mid 1990's, I was a full blown meth addict. I couldn't maintain a job. I was getting arrested for possession, public intoxication, things like that.

What changed my life was something that happened when I got out of prison in 2008. When I was let out, the first thing I did was go and do more drugs, violating my parole. My parole officer pushed me, because she knew that with one more conviction, I'd get 10 or 15 years. She said to me, "Let me help you get help." And I agreed.

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I was at rock bottom, but I didn't see it until she opened my eyes to it. So, on June 3rd, 2008, she drove me to The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in San Jose.

I went there, and stayed there. I found other guys who were going through the same thing I was, and it helped to know that I wasn’t alone.

The program there is 100 percent structured. I began to understand my addiction, and what it does to a person. I went to classes for anger management and other issues. I found a staff that was caring, patient, and really wanted to help me. I found God, and through Him, I began to believe that I could really do this.

With work and faith, I made it. I was able to graduate from the ARC. From there, I went to the Emmanuel House , The Salvation Army's transitional home for sober living in Santa Clara County. I was able to continue my recoverey, and on top of that, I was able to get a job working here.

In 2010, I became a Soldier in The Salvation Army, as a way to proclaim my faith in God, and to help others.

Today, I can say that my life is blessed. I have a job at another shelter helping families overcome homelessness. I live in my own small appartment, which I share with my sister. And I still go back to the Emmanuel House to volunteer, to try to help others the way they helped me. Best of all, I have God, and my sobriety.

The Salvation Army completely changed my life, from a full-blown drug addict to a responsible citizen. I’m grateful to them, and I'm so thankful for the people who give to them. Whatever donors give, whether in money or another type of donation, it will be used to transform someone's life. Not just through this program, but through all of The Salvation Army's programs.

Thank you all so much.

HOW WE HELP

PEOPLE SERVED 6,759 Persons Visited In Home/Institutions
6,897 Holiday Assistance 243 Children In Day Care
534 Summer & Day Camps 3,226 Transportations
108,375 Basic Social Services 539 Substance Abuse

Family Services

  • 108,375 People received services
  • 31,470 Families received assistance
  • 44,698 Grocery orders were provided
  • 354 Energy assistance orders provided
  • 173 Rental assistance orders provided

Youth Programs

  • 653 Days of summer camp provided given the chance to go to summer camp
  • 2,872 Days of childcare and after school care
  • 3,016 Days of day camp provided
  • 1,800 Children received a new backpack and school supplies
  • 750 Children received new shoes and clothing to return to school

Senior Program

  • 30,036 Meals delivered to homebound people
  • 87,847 Visits and acts of kindness performed

Shut-Ins & VA Visits

  • 1,747 Institutions/private homes visited
  • 13,297 Individuals visited in Instititution/private homes

Homelessness

  • 156,092 Meals provided to people in need
  • 29,563 People provided with secure lodging
  • 957 Hygiene comfort kits provided
  • 8,827 Showers provided to outside individuals

Adult Rehabilitation Center

  • 539 Adults received drug & alcohol rehabilitation assistance
  • 1,105 Counseling sessions were provided
  • 209 Men graduated the 6-month program
  • 117,042 Nutritious meals were served
Income
 
Expenses

OUR MISSION

The Salvation Army, and international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. It's message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD

Majors David & Gaylene Yardley
County Coordinators/Corps Officers
Eric Anderson, Chair
Greg Von Gehr, Immediate Past Chair

Kathy Ames, Hank Bataille, Brandt Brereton, Mickie Constantino, Rich Crowley, Dick Dryden, Keith Goodwin, Bobby Greenberg, John Housley, Doug Jones, Ron Keffer, Samantha Knappenberger, Patrick Lamey, Henry Lee, Howard Loomis, James Ma, Diana McClure, Christine Moore, Skip Vaccarello, Christopher Wall, Jim Young

Life Members: Earl Thompson, David Down

EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS

Lt. Colonels Tim & Cindy Foley
Captains Demetrio & Magda Villarreal
Captains Eric Tumale & Jasiel Tumale
Captain Mary Chung

ADULT REHABILITATION CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL

Majors John & Linnea Desplancke, Administrators

Richard Freiberg, Chair
Troy Overton, Vice-Chair

Ed Chirco, Sonja Cvitanich, David Down, Edgardo Garcia, Johnny Gogo, Jose Guzman, Dan Katz, Jennifer Khuu, Josie Leroy, Howard K. Loomis, Jr., Charles Luckhardt, Shannan Martinez, Heidi Pham, Robyn Powers, Justin Powers, Robert Schiller, Bart Sloan, Lawrence Terry, Earl Thompson, Maggie Wilhelm, Mark Zamudio

EX-OFFICIO OFFICER

Major David Yardley

GILROY CORPS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Captains Demetrio & Magda Villarreal
Corps Officers

Julia Gaeta, Lauren Leonarduzzi, Dorothy Martin, Marvin Thomas, Christine Flautt

SUNNYVALE GRACE KOREAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Majors Peter & Ok Kim
Corps Officers
Paul Tokar, Chair
Robert Reid, Vice-Chair

Terry Cress, Phyllis Dorricott, Alice Fowler, Shirley Garner, Mary Harford, Ada Hau, Lea Hayden, Richard Treakle

WOMENS AUXILIARY

Major Ok Kim, Shirley Garner, Kay Tokar, Jean Hammond, Gingy Cortez, June Bloom, Kathy Campbell, Phyllis Dorricott, Margaret Gale, Gloria Gonzales, Mary Harford, Ada Hau, Sharon Kreider, Lea Hayden, Jennifer Hering, Jackie Ogdon, Caroline Ryan, Robbi Rosowfki, Shirley Sanchez

EX-OFFICIO OFFICERS

Major David Yardley

CONTACT US

Santa Clara County Administration

Majors David & Gaylene Yardley
359 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 282-1165
www.salvationarmysiliconvalley.org

San Jose Temple Corps Community Center

Captains Eric & Jasiel Tumale
Lieutenants Kalani & Jennie O-Adams
359 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 998-2064

Santa Clara Corps Community Center

Majors David & Gaylene Yardley
Captain Mary Chung
3090 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 247-4588

Gilroy Corps Community Center

Captains Demetrio & Magda Villarreal
200 West Fifth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-5373

Grace Korean Corps Community Center

Majors Peter & Ok Kim
1161 S. Bernardo Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 720-0420

Adult Rehabilitation Center

Majors John & Linnea Desplancke
702 W. Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 298-7600
1-800-SA TRUCK