EHC LifeBuilders

Rating: 4.75 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 507 Valley Way Ste 210 Milpitas CA 95035 USA

Mission: Agency Mission and History: EHC LifeBuilders champions quality of life in our community and stability for people in need by providing housing, hope, and opportunity.Founded 28 years ago, EHC LifeBuilders fulfills its mission by providing safe, affordable housing solutions and supportive service programs that help people obtain and maintain housing.  Programs and services focus on providing a lasting solution to homelessness by addressing underlying issues and barriers that prevent people from acquiring and maintaining stable housing and income.  Supportive services assist people with increasing their income, education, and self-sufficiency, thereby helping them to achieve long-term stability and independent housing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at EHC since 2001 off and on. I like the friendly staff at EHC and it really feels great to win the applause of the residents after the meal. Especially when residents ask for seconds of any item, that is when we know how much they appreciate the food we cook. I wish all the best to EHC and pray that it would be successful in its mission of removal of homelessness.

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

successful rebuilding of lifes of many individuals.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

when the residents volunteer to applaud for the volunteers after a meal.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

remove homelessness from USA!

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Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of Central San Jose

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

EHC Lifebuilders offers its resident a safe and encouraging environment. This helps the residents get back on their feet. I have found staff to be encouraging and deal with issues with tough love. Facility with computers offers residents an environment to learn technology.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

appreciation that the residents show for any volunteers and the positive attitude maintained by residents

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind but firm.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been struck by the positive nature and cheerfulness of the staff in the process of providing a key service that could be often challenging.

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

Helping address the challenging issue of homelessness in an area with a high cost of living

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The positive nature and cheerfulness of the staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Highly motivated

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Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Central San Jose

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I’ve worked closely with EHC LifeBuilders over the past year and know first hand how important their services are to our community. During these dire economic times and with the desire for affordable housing beyond the reach of too many county residents, EHC LifeBuilders provides comprehensive and dignified services to those who need it most in our community.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to providing excellent services to homeless men, women and children in our community, and deserve our support.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

EHC Lifebuilders serves as an essential and vital resource in Santa Clara county to address the community challenge of homelessness. I have been fortunate enough to serve as a volunteer in EHC since 1995. I have been touched by the deep caring and compassion evident in the staff members and their sincere appreciation for the efforts of the volunteers.

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

helping people to get back on their feet again.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its openness to let the volunteers serve in ways that best fits their abilities and beliefs with minimal interference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

deeply caring and compassionate without being condescending to the residents.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand their services even more and help more homeless people through outreach programs (e.g. vans that scan the streets and parks for the homeless).

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My experience with EHC has been nothing but postive. Here at EHC I have been able to get my life back inorder by providing me with a stable home for my children and I. I also have been able to get my legal issues taken care of. They have helped me with the paperwork so that my child support be modified, and most of all my career. Today I am employeed by using the resources they provided of me as a client. I am also a full-time student at San Jose City College for my AA degree in alcohol and drugs studies. I am so grateful to EHC, because of the concerns and compassion for me has made a difference in my life. If it wasn't for the workers who helped me through the tough times and challenges that I had to overcome and experience in my life, I would not have almost 4years clean and sober. I truely believe this agnecy was placed in my life to save me. I am in debt to this organization, and I hope this agency will be around for along time, because I am sure they are able to help me with many other things. I can go on and on about how wonderful this agency has been to me.

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

changing the way I look at myself and my family.

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

open up more housing for a much longer period than they have to offer at this time. Also I would offer housing for mothers that don't have custody of their children so they can get them.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they don't judge you because you are in need of help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Awesome!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help other women and families that are in need for help, such as housing, jobs,mental health, childcare, and motivation to continue to live on.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to have more counseling.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

facing my fears.

One thing I'd also say is that...

is that the organization has helped me with my self-esteem, because I had no self-esteem about myself.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have had the opportunity of volunteering @ EHC for a few years. You get to learn what "they dont teach you @ Harvard" - relating to fellow human beings. No therapy or medicine can destress and give you the joy that a few hours of volunteering can give you. The staff @ EHC are always helpful, respectful of every ones yearning to serve and give something back to the community.

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

helping many people get back to normal life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to come in contact with people and chose to serve in the best way you can - absolutely no pressure.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very courteous, helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help the residents get training to get jobs and resurrect their lives.

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Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Central San Jose

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've volunteered and contributed to EHCLifebuilders for six years. During that time I have been impressed with the volume of people that are helped by this organization and the variety of services that are provided. They are an important contributor to services for the homeless in Santa Clara County (CA). One terrific think about EHC is that if anything is not as it should be,and this is rare, if reported it will be immediately delt with. An example of this is that a few monthes ago I complained that while I was regularly communicated with by the other homeless service providers, I felt EHC Lifebuilders was a little weal in this area and that I wondered what was happening with certain programs. A few months later I have received a professionally-done newsletter, gotten regular group email reports and rapid email responses to whatever I'm concerned with knowing - that is awesome! Also representatives from this agency are at all the important meetings in town concerned with poverty issues - they are not only good at what they do, but they are team players in the fight to improve the situation for people in need.

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

improved communication.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Feeling like part of a team.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated ones!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They could build more extremely-low income housing using the "Housing First" model, supplying plenty of needed services for the tenants.

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Presbytery of San Jose

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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