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Santa Clara emergency assistance.

San Jose and Santa Clara California families can receive help with paying bills, housing, and food from the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN). Qualified low income individuals who are facing a crisis or unexpected hardship may be able to qualify for assistance for a number of emergency situations.

The program provides a wide variety of resources and services to help pay rent, prevent homelessness, offer mortgage assistance, address utility disconnections, and otherwise provide social services. The intent of the resources is to act as a safety net to those who need it. So the support is a last resort, and applicants need to be out of all other options.

The Santa Clara County EAN program can provide financial assistance, free advice and counseling to help qualified low income families and individuals recover from an unexpected hardship or emergency situation. In addition to grants and cash for the crisis, the program can often provide financial education as well as case management to clients. So get both short term cash to pay an expense, and just as importantly access to longer term self-sufficiency type resources.

Types of financial assistance for Santa Clara County families

The government funded Emergency Assistance Network can provide financial assistance, advice, and other support to people throughout San Jose and the county.

  • If you are facing an eviction and can’t pay your rent, funds for paying back rent may be available.
  • A limited amount of mortgage assistance can be provided if someone is in danger of homelessness or facing foreclosure.
  • Food assistance, groceries, and meals can be offered.
  • Medical assistance and transportation to appointment can be arranged.
  • Families faced with disconnection of utilities may qualify for help.
  • Find information on job training programs and services that can help someone find a job.

To learn more about the services in San Jose and Santa Clara County, contact the Emergency Assistance Network Agency that runs the program in your area. For those Silicon Valley residents who experience emergencies from time to time, this service can be an option for them and provide them with somewhere to turn to for help.





The family centers and community services agencies below administer the Santa Clara Emergency Assistance Network. Each is focused on the immediate area or zip codes where they are located. The organizations can provide qualified people with cash for bills, as well as case management and advice.

InnVision Opportunity Services Center
Location is 33 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301
Phone number - (408) 453-3124
Regions covered 94301, 94303, 94304, 94305, 94306

Community Services Agency of Mt. View & Los Altos
Address - 204 Stierlin Road
Mountain View, California 94043
Call (650) 968-0836
Residents living in the zip codes of 94022, 94024, 94035, 94040, 94041, or 94043

St. Joseph’s Family Center
7950-A Church Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Dial (408) 842-6662
Assistance for families in zip codes of 95020 or 95046

Sacred Heart Community Services
Location is 1381 S. First Street
San Jose, California 95110
Dial (408) 278-2160
Services Santa Clara zip codes of 95008, 95110, 95111, 95113, 95117, 95118, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95128, and 95136





The Salvation Army
Location is 359 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95109
(408) 282-1165
Zip codes served include 95013, 95037, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95127, 95132, 95135, 95137, 95138, 95139, 95141, 95148, 95192, and 95193

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, California 94086
Telephone number - (408) 738-4321
Zip codes 94085, 94086, 94087, 94089

West Valley Community Services
Main address - 10104 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
Call (408) 255-8033
Zip codes 95014, 95030, 95032, 95033, 95044, 95070, 95129, 95130

InnVision Georgia Travis Center
297 Commercial Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Dial (408) 453-2124
Zip codes 95002, 95050, 95051, 95035, 95053, 95054, 95112, 95116, 95131, 95133, and 95134



By Jon McNamara

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