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For thousands of families in the Silicon Valley, hope is just a phone call away.

Although Silicon Valley leads the nation in median household income, 1 out of every 12 residents lives below the federal poverty threshold. Although the tech community nets billions of dollars each year, we still see children go hungry and families struggle to keep their homes.

We recognize the importance of serving families in our community. That's why we provide fresh groceries, subsidize transportation costs, and help pay rent and deposits for families in need. Keep reading to learn more about our Famly Services or click here to view a list of our current volunteer openings and help us make a difference today.

"They always understand our situation"

"If it was not for The Salvation Army of Silicon Valley my sister and I would not be able to provide the basic needs for our children. It is so good to know that when things are tough financially, we can go to The Salvation Army and receive help. They always understand our situation, give support and provide for our needs both physically and emotionally."

We help families throughout the Silicon Valley through these important programs:

Rent & Deposit Assistance

We provide one-time assistance to help families pay their rent and/or deposit in response to a hardship or unforeseen difficulty. This program serves the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95119, 95121, 95122, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95138, 95139, 95141, 95148, 95050, 95051, 95054, and 95112 N. of Santa Clara Street.

Reach Program

We provide one-time assistance to help families pay their PG&E/energy bill in response to a hardship or unforeseen difficulty. (Participants must meet specific qualifications.)

VTA Monthly Clipper Card

We allow clients with a need (such as medical appointment, job interview, work, school, housing, etc.) to purchase a monthly bus pass for only $25.00. You must be 18 years of age, not be receiving assistance elsewhere, and meet income guidelines. This ministry serves the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95050, 95051, 95054, 95112, 95119, 95121, 95122, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95138, 95139, 95141, and 95148.

Grocery Assistance

We provide families with a large bag of groceries filled with canned goods, grains, pasta, and other available items once per month from our food pantry. We also provide fruits, vegetables, and bread every Monday morning free to the public. This ministry serves the following zip codes: 95013, 95037, 95050, 95051, 95052, 95053, 95054, 95112, 95119, 95121, 95122, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95138, 95139, 95141, and 95148.

Clothing Vouchers

Salvation Army Thrift Store Vouchers may be available to help with job searches, interviews, and other needs. Please contact for availability.

Need Help?

Call us at 408-282-1165 ext. 3210 or visit us during business hours at 359 N. 4th Street, Room 202, San Jose, CA 95112. Se habla espaƱol. Our hours are Tuesday-Thursday: 8-11:30am and 1-2:30pm, Fridays: 8-12:00pm. IMPORTANT: Please bring current proof of income, proof of address, and valid I.D.