Not all families are benefiting equally from the upturn of the economy, so the need for community assistance for some has increased. Homeless shelters and family assistance centers are full, stretching their ability to feed, clothe and offer support to the many people who use their facilities.
At one of the city’s temporary shelters, Family Supportive Housing, Assistance League of San Jose volunteers prepare and serve meals to the residents. Volunteers also provide the children in this facility with enrichment programs and special events on holidays.
At CityTeam, another temporary shelter, Assistance League of San Jose volunteers sort and display new and usable clothing along with household items for distribution to San Jose’s residents in need.