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West Valley Community Services

Partner Spotlight: West Valley Community Services

Community Access to Resources and Education for Residents and Seniors

For nearly half a century, West Valley Community Services has been providing safety net services for low-income and high-risk residents and families in the west valley region of Santa Clara County. Their CARE (Community Access to Resources and Education) Program helps families eat healthier and move out of poverty by providing easy access to healthy foods, including fresh produce, dairy, meat, rice, beans, and canned and dry foods. The CARE program aims to help prevent hunger and homelessness in low-income households, create economic stability, and support better health outcomes.

CARE services include:

  • Access to healthy food, including a mobile food pantry
  • Health screening and referrals
  • Workshops, resource fairs, and educational programs
  • Multi-lingual diabetes prevention classes
  • Virtual healthy cooking demonstrations, as well as Q&A meetings with a nutritionist
  • Help navigating and accessing government benefits and emergency financial assistance
  • Employment readiness and financial coaching

West Valley Community Services also has a CARE Seniors Program for older residents, helping them access healthcare, as well as social and legal services. The program includes emergency help with rent or utilities, access to healthy foods, case management, and curb-to-curb transportation to help seniors stay independent and connected.

The CARE and CARE Senior programs serve to improve healthcare access and delivery, as well as economic stability — all recognized healthcare needs in our 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment — for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. See the complete list of grantees.


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