Helping our homeless neighbors
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. Our current programs include a lunch bag distribution and a women's drop-in center. We also partner with community organizations to provide food, showers, haircuts, healthcare and other necessities.
MaKING A DIFFERENCE
“I love the group of ladies at the table who lift up my spirits and the camaraderie I can expect from each. If one of us is not in a lifted mood, we are all concerned! I love happy people, love the meals, and I love the clothes. Bless 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
We provide lunch bags at our front door three mornings a week between 9:30 and 11:00. We also offer 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.
Monday and Wednesday
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Friday 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Lifted Spirits provides homeless women respite from the streets three afternoons a week. We serve a hot lunch, provide access to our clothing boutique in addition to a few groceries. We have a quiet room where up to six women can rest during open hours.
Women can shop for free clothing in our Oh La La boutique, where we also provide toiletries and much-needed hygiene items. Showers and light laundry services are available Monday and Friday 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.”