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OUR PROGRAMS


Emergency Financial Assistance

West Valley Community Services offers one-time emergency financial assistance to prevent evictions and utility cutoffs, address transportation needs, provide clothing vouchers, and support other basic needs. WVCS is also a part of Homeless Prevention System, through which clients facing crisis receive short-term rental assistance based on eligibility.
 

Haven to Home

The Haven to Home Program was created to provide supportive services and create a pathway to stability for those experiencing homelessness and chronically homeless individuals and families. Working closely with our staff, clients work to find and maintain employment, work towards developing greater stability, independence and a pathway to housing. Haven to Home offers resources to unhoused clients for food, transportation and other basic needs, referrals to shelters, safe parking, and shared housing. West Valley Community Services partners with the Rotating Safe Car Park, which operates from the North County Safe Car Park program.(https://www.propeace.org/rscpshelter.html).

Special Programs

Throughout the year West Valley Community Services partners with donors, volunteers, and local organizations to help clients and families in crisis celebrate events and the holidays. Our annual special programs include:

  • Thanksgiving Meal Program (in partnership with the Rotary Club of Cupertino and St. Joseph's Cupertino Church)

  • Birthday Cakes (in partnership with Cakes4Kids)

  • Back to School Program

  • Gift of Hope: Holiday Program

  • Summer Camp Vouchers

 

Financial Empowerment Program

Partially Sponsored By

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The Financial Empowerment Program helps families develop financial literacy skills in order to build their own safety-net and move towards self-sufficiency. Participants work one-on-one with a case manager and volunteer financial coach to set long term goals and develop new personal financial management habits.

 

VITA Program

WVCS offers free income tax preparation services for low-income households. Get help with special tax credits including earned income tax credits and child tax credits. Free electronic filing (e-filing) is available for your convenience. Appointments (virtual/phone/in-person) will be available from February to April (check for availability closer to the program dates).

Free Workshops

Clients are invited to attend various free workshops on budgeting, credit, counseling services, legal consultation, resume assistance, mindfulness exercise, cooking, and high school engagement. Job, health, and resource fairs are also offered and are open to the public.