continuing to help our homeless neighbors During Covid-19
Every two years, during the last 10 days of January, communities across the country conduct comprehensive counts of the local homeless populations to measure the prevalence of homelessness in each local Continuum of Care. The 2019 Santa Clara County homeless census recorded 9,706 homeless individuals.
Helping Our Homeless Neighbors
Front Door Communities supports and serves homeless and at-risk men and women in downtown San Jose. We've adapted both programs in order to continue to serve unhoused men and women while adhering to social distancing protocols. We also partner with community organizations to provide food, showers, healthcare and other necessities.
MaKING A DIFFERENCE
“We are happy you are here for us. You make such a difference. Thank you!”
"This is truly survival assistance - the lunches and showers, too. You know, some folks rely on these lunches as the only food they have for the whole day."
We distribute lunch bags Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings between
9:30 - 11:00 AM
During the pandemic, we continue to provide lunch bags at our front door three mornings a week between 9:30 and 11:00. We offer a disposable mask as well. We provide essential hygiene items one day a week, as well as new socks thanks to our partner Bombas. We have a men's clothing rack when donations make that possible. On request, we provide small bags of cat or dog food.
Lifted Spirits Lite
Wednesday and Friday
11:00 - 1:00 PM
While we cannot offer indoor respite from the streets during the pandemic, we continue to provide essentials to unhoused women in our community.
Lifted Spirits Lite serves women outdoors, providing essential hygiene items, clothing and shoes, a face mask, water, and a nutritious bag lunch.
Women can choose two outfits of clothing, a warm layer, shoes, socks, and new underwear.
Showers and light laundry services are available in our parking lot Monday and Friday afternoon through our partner, Dignity on Wheels.
"it is a nice warm, welcoming place. The people here are nice and peaceful. Most of us forget our troubles while we are here.”