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. Click here to learn about the history of Assist-a-Shelter.
At Family Supportive Housing which provides temporary housing and support to San Jose families in need, Assistance League of San Jose volunteers prepare and deliver dinner once a month for the residents. Volunteers also provide the children in this facility with home-baked cookies for after school snacks, enrichment programs such as a petting zoo, craft day, sessions with Mad Scientists (Bay Area); and special holiday events.