The Housing Security Department strives to engage Santa Clara students in the social justice issues surrounding homelessness through engagement with and connection to the men, women, and children affected by it.
Come spend time with the mothers and children of HomeSafe, a permanent housing solution for families who have experienced domestic violence. Tutor, befriend and learn from the residents to be a part of a truly special experience.
Major: Philosophy & Political Science
Julian Street Inn (JSI)
Cook breakfast for the residents of Julian Street Inn, a transitional housing center a few minutes away in San Jose. Share a meal and build relationships with inspiring people while gaining insight into pressing social problems.
Project Open Hand (POH)
Come spend a Friday evening in San Francisco helping to deliver meals to people who suffer from illnesses or other factors that make it difficult to access the healthy foods they need, and learn about the struggles of life in the Tenderloin district.
Major: Public Health & Political Science
San Jose Family Shelter
Every Wednesday night at 6pm we meet at Sobrato parking lot, then carpool to San Jose Family Shelter. At San Jose Family shelter we assist with a night class program to help children with reading writing and other school related work. San Jose Family shelter is unique in that it is the only shelter in the area that allows an entire family to stay together. It also offers various professional and educational classes to its residence with the aim at helping them find a future home and job.
Major: Public Health Science
Minor: Environmental Science, Biology