The Winter Faith Collaborative is an interfaith network of communities offering temporary shelter for the house-less in places of worship throughout Santa Clara County. Since 2016 we have offered overnight shelters, daytime shelters, and safe car parks. Though we initially started sheltering only in winter (hence our name) most communities now serve year-round due to the demand.
Our ultimate goal is ensuring everyone is housed. Until then however, we guide and encourage communities to offer temporary housing.
We hope YOUR COMMUNITY may consider offering shelter to our most vulnerable neighbors.Working in collaboration across all faiths, sheltering communities are NOT alone! Join the growing interfaith movement!
We also have needs for volunteers, food, supplies, and monetary help to help run the shelters themselves. We also need “behind the scenes” help with administration, coordination, event planning, fundraising, outreach, grant writing. * You don’t have to have a specific, or any faith belief to volunteer.
Click here to make a tax deductible donation on PayPal via Grace Solutions our fiscal sponsor. Proceeds pay for overnight monitors in poorer faith communities so more people can be sheltered. And to purchase gas cards for those who live in their vehicles.
Checks are also welcome. Make check payable to: Grace Solutions (in memo field put Winter Faith Collaborative). Send to Grace Baptist Church ATTN: Phil Mastrocola 484 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, Ca. 95112
Collaborative Opportunities for Faith Communities
- Overnight Sheltering: Sheltering people nightly either the entire winter season or in rotation with other communities.
- Daytime Drop-In Center: Open during the day, people visit to keep warm, rest, use restrooms, computers, cell charging, receive food and water.
- Safe Parking: Safe place to park for those who live in their car, including use of bathrooms, showers, electricity, water and meals.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call (408) 345-5351