Established 2012

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.

During the pandemic we are still providing dinner once per month at Family Supportive Housing Shelter. Our members cook at home and deliver the meals to the shelter. We are also delivering homemade cookies for staff and residents twice per month. We were able to continue to provide children activities such as a virtual petting zoo via Zoom. In person petting zoo activities have resumed, though Assistance League members will not be present.

Halloween store at Family Supportive Housing - volunteers with costumes
CityTeam volunteer
Petting Zoo at Family Supportive Housing
FSH Dinner volunteers
SuperArtists at FSH
On behalf of the staff and families of Family Supportive Housing, we would like to thank you for your generous donation of new books and toys. Your donation will ensure the 35 families have a comfortable stay during their 90 days at the shelter. More importantly, they know that there are people in our community who care for them. Please know that your generosity and support make all the difference! 

Jeena Banwait, Volunteer Coordinator, Family Supportive Housing, Inc

We sincerely thank you for Assistance League of San Jose’s donation for dinner provided in May for Family Supportive Housing. Your generosity will enable us to continue to provide warm and safe shelter, nutritious meals, and personalized goal-oriented services to families experiencing homelessness. We are truly grateful for your support during this difficult time.

Beth Leary, Executive Director, Family Supportive Housing, Inc.

Thank you all at ALSJ for the great homemade cookies! The cookies are used for dessert after dinner, and in our sack lunches we make for the families. We will also start offering them as a snack during our Homework Enrichment online tutoring. We so appreciate ALSJ’s support. Stay safe!

Christi Moyer Kelly, Family Supportive Housing, Inc

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