We assist low income households. Clients who qualify must be doing everything possible to resolve problem and have documentation of:
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359 N. 4th Street
(408) 282-1165 Ext. 3210
"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
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.
|95112 North of Santa Clara St. in San Jose.|
- We see clients on a walk-in basis Tuesday—Thursday between the hours of 8AM and 2:30PM.
- We are closed for lunch from 11:30AM to 1PM.
- What if I don't see my zip-code listed? Click Here.
Please find your zip-code in the list below and contact the agency in charge of your area.
94022, 94024, 94035, 94040,94041,94043
204 Sterlin Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043
95035, 95131, 95133, 95134
260 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112
94301, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306
33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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
7950 A-Church Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
94085, 94086, 94087, 94089, 95002
725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
95014, 95030, 95032, 95033, 95044, 95070, 95129, 95130
10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
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,
VTA Monthly Clipper Card
- 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|
|Family Size||5 People||6 People||7 People||8 People|
REACH (Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help)
The 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
|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.
Mapping it outMeet with a caseworker to develop your personalized action plan.
Staying on trackChart your progress and see your success with your dedicated caseworker on a regular basis.
Passing the six month mile markerSee where you are at six months and decide what's next on your journey.
Looking aheadCelebrate your successes. Adjust any further goals. Encourage others.
Resources & Connections
Services that are available within your community which offer:
Service Connector to:
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.