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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The mission of West Valley Community Services (formerly Cupertino Community Services) is to encourage the sharing of community resources; to provide basic human needs in a caring and dignified environment; and to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in West Valley Community Services' activities.

Results: West Valley Community Services, Inc. (WVCS) is a private non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for over 40 years. Founded in 1973, WVCS provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food pantry, clothing, transitional housing, affordable housing, financial assistance, family support and case management services. WVCS serves the west valley communities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the surrounding mountain regions.

Target demographics: low-income, under-served individuals, children and families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 7,900 individuals and families

Geographic areas served: Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and the surrounding mountain regions

Programs: basic needs, family support services and housing services including: information and referrals, food pantry, clothing, transitional housing, affordable housing, financial assistance, family support and case management services.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

my overall experienced has been wonderful. The staff is as friendly as they are helpful. I never felt small in the eyes of the staff. My case manager Alba was kind and extreamly knowledgable

23

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Their staff and board members are really great! I am humbled to see so many people who are willing to go out of their way to help those who are in need.

24

Board Member

Rating: 5

WVCS serves the needs of the community that needs support for housing, food pantry, financial assistance and training. Without the support of a dedicated staff and a corps of volunteers and great many members of our community would not be served.

25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kudos to West Valley Community Services, formerly Cupertino Community Services, for its commitment and work in running a homeless men's shelter in the Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Saratoga area for over 17 years! Faith in Action Rotating Shelter for Homeless Men is a great program which is managed by caring and competent staff at WVCS that has assisted hundreds of homeless men get jobs, housing, and reestablish their independence. I've been working as a volunteer meal coordinator for the shelter for many years, and have loved working with great people from the many community and faith-based organizations that participate. I have loved getting to know the men who have come to the shelter, and am always humbled and inspired by the frank and honest sharing of their personal stories, and their determination to get back on their feet. What has impressed me the most is how the men in the shelter, after having hit rock bottom, seem to see life so clearly, and are able to get truly important priorities straight - better than I can, by far!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I grew up in the West Valley region since childhood and only discovered WVCS 5 years ago when I started working here. I never knew the agency existed or about it's services and in the last 5 years have learned more about my community that I did growing up in it. Families in need in the West Valley region are lucky to have an agency nearby that serves them and is able to provide services that are hard to find elsewhere. WVCS strives to provide help in a caring and respectful manner. I have watched the agency grow by leaps and bounds in the past few years and am proud of the number of services we are able to offer.