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Bill Wilson Center

Rating: 3 stars   2 reviews 686


3490 The Alameda Santa Clara CA 95050 USA


Bill Wilson Center is committed to preventing poverty by building connections for at-risk youth, children and families. Our mission is to support and strengthen the community by serving youth and families through counseling, housing, education, and advocacy.

Geographic areas served:

Silicon Valley


Mental health services- mental health services are provided for medi-cal eligible children and youth and include therapy and psychiatric services. - transition age youth may gain immediate access to mental health services through a crisis line. - tay inn provides short-term housing for homeless youth dealing with mental health issues

residential services- short-term housing for homeless and runaway youth at bwcs shelter and host homes. Intensive individual, group and family counseling in order to reunite youth with their families. - quetzal house provides short-term housing for girls, ages 13 - 17, who are chronic runaways from the foster care system or from their families. - transitional housing placement program provides semi-independent living for youth ages 16-19, including parenting youth, who are in the foster care system. The youth learn the skills they need to become self-sufficient.

transitional housing- transitional housing program provides housing and support services for homeless youth ages 16 - 24, including parenting youth and their infants/toddlers. - thp+ provides rent subsidies and support services for youth who have aged out of foster care.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Sadly the actual model for this "non profit" place is money not youth, is to do paper work right which is the reason to show and get paid. Youth do not matter, that is why many of them comeback and know their way very well. Anyone is good at politics should love to work here, since they will have chance to be stock in office or take care of their own personal business instead of really taking care of "youths". I feel bad for parents having no Idea what is going on, but thinking they are getting help. Supervision is a must have by Law for minors, and it not to be seen in this place, since all staff are busy with getting the paperwork done right in office not to lose their jobs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Volunteering for the Bill Wilson Center's Contact Cares program has been enriching in very unexpected ways. I've learned to be a better listener, to be more compassionate, and in doing so have helped our callers to cope in a small but significant way. The staff is always warm and friendly and always thankful for my volunteering. Overall it's been a very very rewarding experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Contact Cares, their crisis hotline

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them some faster computers!

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