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Informational Meeting

Please join us at the following event to see how you and your community can make a difference in people’s lives:

                                     Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019 at 6:30pm 

                                            Willow Glen United Methodist Churh

                                             1420 Newport Ave. San Jose, Ca 95125

Link to flyer: Sheltering Workshops 11-19

Consider these sobering facts:

  • There are over 9700 unhoused in Santa Clara County.
  • We sorely lack enough shelter beds (there are only 1020 county wide.) Space for families, women and children, elderly and disabled are especially needed.
  • The coroner’s report shows a 105% increase in deaths of the unhoused in 2016, with most of these due to exposure.

We help communities work together in coordinating:

    ~overnight shelters    ~meals            ~monetary & in-kind donations

    ~safe car parks            ~volunteers    ~daytime warming shelters


HISTORIC SHELTER VOTE! Tues. Aug. 8 2017 at 4pm. San Jose City Council Chamber. City Hall. 200 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose.


We need a good turnout to ensure a historic new incidental shelter ordinance overwhelmingly passes SJ city council! This streamlined ordinance would allow for shelter in ALL places of assembly (community centers, libraries, gymnasiums, faith communities, etc.) for up to 365 days/yr. for up to 50 people. NO OTHER CITY IN THE NATION HAS SUCH A ROBUST A LAW and would be a game-changer for San Jose to shelter the 4350 unhoused that live here. (74% are unsheltered in SJ- one of the highest % in the country.)
This proposal comes after the Winter Faith Collaborative, an interfaith movement, engaged over 75 faith communities to shelter and volunteer in places of worship in San Jose. We have served a total of 700 individuals in our first 2 years. Think of how many more the community could serve if shelter was allowed in even more sites!
Please come and speak in support of this important policy and please invite your friends! (You can find us by finding the yellow “Housing for All” signs…. As most council meetings go, we don’t know when exactly our item- 4.3- will come up. But it will NOT be before 4pm. Please know that there may be a wait which is why event is listed to 8pm. It could end before that.)
Email: with any questions.

Homeless Persons’ Interfaith Memorial Service & Film Documentary

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm in front of San Jose City Hall. 200 East Santa Clara St., San Jose

An interfaith memorial service, featuring leaders from the diverse religious traditions of the South Bay, honoring the lives of people who died homeless in our community in 2016

Sponsored by the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council

Then immediately after the memorial service……join us directly across the street at 7:15p at San Jose First United Methodist Church (24 N. 5th St) for refreshments and:

 “The Gift of Hospitality” A short documentary film told by guests, volunteers, and faith leaders of the Winter Faith Collaborative— a growing network of faith communities in the South Bay who are providing the unhoused with daytime drop-in centers, overnight shelters and safe car parks.

FLYER FOR EVENT HERE:2016-homelessmemorialwdocumentaryflyerhalfpage