Guidelines

We assist low income households. Clients who qualify must be doing everything possible to resolve problem and have documentation of:

  • Hardship
  • Income
  • Expenses

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Contact Us

359 N. 4th Street
Room 202
(408) 282-1165 Ext. 3210
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Our Mission

"Inspired by the Holy Spirit within us, we help people rebuild their lives. We give hope to people in despair, and to others a fresh start when it seems they have nothing left."

Our mission is based on the Bible
Zechariah 7:9-10

If you currently reside in one of the following zip codes, we may be able to assist your with past due rent or move in costs.

95013 95037 95119 95121 95122 95127
95132 95135 95137 95138 95139 95141
95148 95148        
95112 North of Santa Clara St. in San Jose.
Please find your zip-code in the list below and contact the agency in charge of your area.
Community Services Agency of Mtn. View & Los Gatos

94022, 94024, 94035, 94040,94041,94043
204 Sterlin Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 968-0836

LifeMoves Georgia Travis House

95035, 95131, 95133, 95134
260 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 271-1630

LifeMoves Opportunity Center

94301, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306
33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-8672

Sacred Heart Community Service

95008, 95110, 95111, 95112 (South of Santa Clara Street), 95113, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95120, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95136
1381 S. First St, San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 278-2160

St. Joseph's Family Center

95020, 95046
7950 A-Church Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-6662

Sunnyvale Community Services

94085, 94086, 94087, 94089, 95002
725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 738-4321

West Valley Community Services

95014, 95030, 95032, 95033, 95044, 95070, 95129, 95130
10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-8033

Please come visit us in person and submit an application for any of the social service programs you need assistance with.

Clothing Vouchers

You can receive a gift voucher worth $25 to shop for clothes at The Salvation Army Thrift store.

  • Available the 1st of every month. [limit 1 per client per year]
  • If you are searching for a job or are homeless, you may qualify.

Bags of Groceries

  • Bags of groceries are available once per month from our food pantry.
  • When: Tuesday—Thursday between the hours of 8AM and 2:30PM. [Closed 11:30AM to 1PM]
  • Must have valid I.D. for all members of your family living in your household (birth certificates for children).
  • Must have a current utility bill that proves you reside in one of the zip-codes below.
  • Must have a proof of cuurent income.

ZIP CODES: 95013,95035,95051,95052,95053,95054,95111,95112,
95119,95120,95121,95122,95123,95127,95136,95131,95132,95134,
95135,95136,95137,95138,95139,95141,95192,95193

VTA Monthly Clipper CardClipper

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Not already receiving transportation assistance in another program
  • Needs it for: Medical appointments, Job Interviews, Job Search, Work, School, Housing
  • Cannot be over Gross income guidelines (see table below)
  • Cost: $25.00 (cash)
  • Bring the following: Proof of address, proof of income, picture I.D.
Family Size 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People
Monthly $1,915 $2,585 $3,255 $3,295
Annually $22,980 $31,020 $39,060 $47,100
Family Size 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People
Monthly $4,595 $5,265 $5,935 $6,605
Annually $55,140 $63,180 $71,220 $79,260

REACH (Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help)

Reach ProgramThe REACH Program provides emergency energy assistance to low-income families within the San Jose, Santa Clara, Campbell, Milpitas, and Alviso communities who are in jeopardy of losing their electricity services.

REACH is a one-time energy-assistance program sponsored by PG&E and administered through our Family Services department. Those who have experienced an uncontrollable or unforeseen hardship may receive an energy credit up to $300, credit amount based on the past due amount of the bill. REACH assistance may be available once within an 18-month period, but exceptions can be made for seniors, the physically challenged and the terminally ill.

REACH Guidelines & Qualifications

  • You have received a 15-day or 48 hour notice.
  • Bring complete bill of $300 or less.
  • Bring a valid California ID & Social Security card for all adults.
  • Valid SSI for all adults.
  • Birth Certificates for children.
  • Proof of employment: last four paycheck stubs.
  • If on SSI/cash aid: current printout less than 30 days old.
Household Size 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People
Max Income Allowed $1,945 $2,622 $3,298 $3,975
Household Size 5 People 6 People 7 People  
Max Income Allowed $4,652 $5,328 $6,005  

Please come to our office and apply in person.

Pathway of Hope - A Journey for Families

Do your children have a better chance than you did? Are you concerned about the basics that you need for you and your family? You can take the first step today by joining the Pathway of Hope to help you navigate the challenges to a better future. To get there, a caseworker will work with you to design a plan around your individual goals, needs, and strengths.

Who can join?

You're eligible if:

  • You have at least one child under the age of 18
  • You're ready to take action!

What will it involve?

Caring today for your family's needs, while building a strong future can be challenging. The Salvation Army team will walk alongside you on your family's journey.

  1. Mapping it out
    Meet with a caseworker to develop your personalized action plan.
  2. Staying on track
    Chart your progress and see your success with your dedicated caseworker on a regular basis.
  3. Passing the six month mile marker
    See where you are at six months and decide what's next on your journey.
  4. Looking ahead
    Celebrate your successes. Adjust any further goals. Encourage others.

Resources & Connections

Services that are available within your community which offer:

Service Connector to:

  • A network of support
  • A sense of community
  • Holistic programs
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Job training
  • Health services
  • Childcare and education
  • Housing options
  • Legal services
  • And much more...

Family Services Food Pantry Provides Fresh Produce for Local Families

For over twenty years, The Salvation Army Silicon Valley Family Services has been a beacon of hope for those in towns like San Jose, Milpitas, Alviso, Campbell, and Santa Clara. The Corps community center holds a weekly food pantry where staff and volunteers distribute canned fruits and vegetables, breads, snack items, frozen meats when available, and other non-perishable items to more than 1500 families each month. Recipients can also receive a wide variety of seasonal items including berries, oranges, greens and more every Monday morning.

These fresh items really provide additional nutrition for our families, but are costly and can take a huge chunk out of their grocery budget. We are pleased that we can help family’s access healthier food without compromising their finances.

 

Last year, the community center received the addition of a walk-in outdoor refrigerator and freezer unit built alongside our Family Services department. With 300 square feet of extra cold storage space available, we can now more adequately meet the needs of our community and provide Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas chickens to family's in need.