Sacred Heart Community Service

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews


1381 South First Street San Jose CA 95110 USA


Our Mission is to change lives and impact poverty by providing essential services, offering the tools for self sufficiency, and ministering with dignity, compassion, and respect.  We engage the community and inspire volunteers to love, serve and share.


Every year, Sacred Heart serves tens of thousands of families with immediate needs. In FY07-08, we: *prevented 4,186 evictions *prevented hunger by giving 215,046 bags of food *clothed tens of thousands with 144,908 bags of clothing *prepared 1,500 children for school with well-stocked backpacks *provided 3,300 families with Thanksgiving dinners *provided a warm Christmas of a tree, dinner and gifts to 2,700 families *and elated their children with more than 1,800 boxes of toys

Target demographics:

All low-income families with children, and low-income individuals, including homeless people, in Santa Clara County.

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Santa Clara County

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This is an outstanding organization with deep roots and a long history of serving the most vulnerable of the San Jose community.

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

The faces of the deeply touched lives of poor people and volunteers I see leaving the building every time I’m here.

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

Keep it on the same track. They’re doing a great job!

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

working with individuals deeply committed to a larger vision of a community free from poverty by taking care of the needs of each individual who comes through the door.

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

Deeply committed who treat the customers and volunteers with loving and cheerful compassion, dignity and respect many don’t find in their daily interactions with others.

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

Reduce homelessness by providing more emergency assistance.

Ways to make it better...

It couldn’t have been better. The organization pays serious attention to the experiences of its volunteers, evidenced by the fact they have at least 150 volunteers in the building every single day.

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

Finding the time away from daily operations of serving people in immediate need in order to do the long-term grinding work to get decision makers in mainstream systems to make the necessary changes that would reduce poverty.

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

I encourage everyone to come and volunteer and see this place in action. It will change your life.

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