Behavioral/Mental Health Services
In partnering with clients, families and communities to
create culturally competent opportunities for Hope, Wellness and Recovery, the
Mental Health Department (MHD) is committed to serving, improving and making a
difference in the lives of Santa Clara County residents diagnosed with mental
illness. Recovery from mental illness is a realistic goal and the Mental Health
Department supports individuals and families in achieving this goal.
County Public Health Department
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department focuses
on protecting and improving the health of communities through education,
promotion of healthy lifestyles, disease and injury prevention, and the
promotion of sound health policy. The Department is comprised of a highly
diverse work force that encompasses many professional disciplines and several
main areas of focus. The Department includes over 30 programs and services
organized across seven divisions and centers.
International Rescue Committee
The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in
America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to
seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have
survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to
nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Northern California and
many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County changes lives
for good. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and
overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. Because most lives are a complex
pattern of choices and circumstances, we take a holistic approach to helping
people change their lives, taking into account the whole person as well as their
family and life situations. We do this through a broad range of services,
including job skills training and placement, older adult services, mental health
and substance abuse counseling, housing assistance, financial education,
immigration support, and refugee resettlement.
211 Santa Clara County, a program of United Way Silicon
Valley, is the dialing code for free, non-emergency community, health and
disaster information in Santa Clara County. Callers receive personalized
information and referrals from a live, highly-trained Call Specialist who can
answer questions about a variety of nonprofit services and agencies. 211 is
confidential, available in over 170 languages and available 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
CALfresh Food Assistance
The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and
well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to
meet their nutritional needs.
The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and
community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. More than
half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a
leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on
how to make healthier food choices.
Our child care counselors assist families in identifying
child care and other community services that meet the specific needs of the
child and family. Our staff and resources encompass a wide variety of cultural
perspectives and language requirements of the families we serve. Parents have
the freedom to choose any public or private licensed, registered or exempt child
care program in the county.
The Social Services Agency is a culturally sensitive and
socially responsible public agency providing high quality, professional,
financial, and protective services for residents of Santa Clara
Our agency assists about 17,000 households through the
federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section
8) program. We also develop, control and manage affordable rental housing
The American Red Cross of the Bay Area is part of the
Northern California Coastal Region serving more than 7 million people and is
comprised of the following chapters: California Northwest, Bay Area, Silicon
Valley, and the Central Coast.
Helping individuals and families make ends meet through
small business development, job training and financial education programs.
Promoting financial stability and independence through education and