Community Resources

Community Resources

There are many agencies and organizations offering a wide variety of assistance to Santa Clara County residents. Those listed below either provide information or referrals to get you the help you need, or are agencies that offer a wide variety of services. If you are in a position to do so, there is also information on how you can help them help others.

General Assistance

211 Bay Area Information and Referral Services, opens a new window

This free helpline connects those in need with a trained specialist to get matched with the right services.  Available 24/7 in multiple languages.

Dial 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222, or text your zip code to 898211, or search online., opens a new window

County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services, opens a new window

Offers information on a variety of community resources for everything from transportation to food assistance to showers.

Santa Clara County Network of Care, opens a new window

Provides a searchable geographic directory, opens a new window to find a wide variety of support services in Santa Clara County.

Need Help Paying Bills, opens a new window

Find how to get help, opens a new window with paying bills, rent, mortgages, debts and more with information on charities, churches, government assistance programs, and other nonprofits.

Santa Clara County Community Resource Guide 2022, opens a new window

A guide to the social services that are provided by the Santa Clara County Social Service Agency.

Charitable Agencies

The agencies below assist many of our neighbors throughout the Bay Area and rely on charitable contributions in order to provide these services. If you do not currently require their assistance and are in a position to help out, these links also provide information on donating and volunteering.

United Way Bay Area, opens a new window

Operates a variety of community assistance endeavors throughout the Bay Area serving all ages. It also provides referrals via, opens a new window (see above). (Donation information), opens a new window

Catholic Charities, opens a new window

Provide assistance, opens a new window with food, health, education, economic security and immigration services. Ways to help, opens a new window as well.

Bill Wilson Center, opens a new window

Offers a wide variety of services, opens a new window for children, adolescents and adults. Programs include service to foster families, the LGBTQ community, and trafficked minors. You can also find information on ways to give, opens a new window.

Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, opens a new window

Provides vital social services, opens a new window for all ages with food  and emergency financial assistance, a senior lunch and nutrition program, services to the homeless and a community resources navigator, opens a new window program. Ways to help., opens a new window

Clothing and Hygiene Assistance
Covid-19 Information
Domestic Violence Survivors
Family Services
Financial & Job Assistance
Food Assistance
Free and Low Cost Medical Services
Help for Seniors
Housing (Shelters and Rent Assistance)
Legal Services
Mental And Behavioral Health Assistance
Reentry and Incarcerated Peoples Resources

Online Resources from SCCLD

Community Resource Online Resources

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Digital Navigators: Help to Find Internet & Online Resources

Find skilled experts who can offer personalized assistance in English and Spanish to students, job seekers and help with basic technology.

Reading Program

The Reading Program offers FREE online one-on-one tutoring for adults reading and writing below ninth grade level.

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Community Resource Online Resources

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep

Find resources on standardized test preparation, undergraduate & graduate program research, tuition assistance information, & career advice.

Nolo Press / EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center

Find legal forms, reference eBooks, and instructions for legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, and much more.

Health Library by StayWell

A comprehensive consumer health information portal containing content by leading health information providers.

GCFLearnFree: Computer Tutorials

Tutorials for computer basics, software products, internet, job searching, work life, and more. Available in multiple languages.

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