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Volunteer Profiles

St. Joseph’s Family Center is blessed with many wonderful volunteers. A few of them have volunteered to tell us a little bit more about themselves and what led them to Get Involved in serving at St. Joseph’s Family Center.


St. Joseph’s Family Center has been a venerable institution in South County for 35 years. We are proud that over 90% of our financial resources go directly to assist hundreds of very low-income families and the homeless in our community. Our overhead, administration and fund raising cost have traditionally been only 7-8% of our total […]


Day on the Ridge ~ A Truly Unique Experience!   All Day/Night Event   Sunday, May 26, 2019        An amazing, diverse lineup featuring some of the Bay Area’s best party bands. Drake White & the Big Fire headline and bring a soulful rockin’ country set to the stage ending the night with […]


Our Mission: To alleviate hunger and homelessness in South Santa Clara County by providing food, housing and employment related services, and advocating for system changes to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable people in our communities. The history of St. Joseph’s Family Center is a testament to grassroots efforts to create change locally. Marge Albaugh, first Executive Director In the mid-1960’s, a group of women from St. Mary Parish saw a need to help the poor. Spearheaded by Marge Albaugh, these women worked diligently to secure donations of food and clothing for those who were part of the parish community. After time, Ms. Albaugh recognized these needs existed throughout the entire community, so in 1981, the formal organization, St. Joseph’s Family Center, was born. The organization grew as did the City of Gilroy, and as the numbers needing help swelled. SJFC became the giving arm of a consortium of local churches, businesses and individuals. While... 

Recent Updates

In Diversity There Is Beauty And There Is Strength

Respecting each other and showing love for one another builds strong communities. This was illustrated beautifully at The Lord’s Table recently when AAi, Abrahamic Alliance International, cooked and served a delicious BBQ dinner for our homeless community in the South County.  The spicy barbecue chicken, seasoned beans, garlic bread, fresh tossed green salad, colorful fruit salad and freshly squeezed lemonade was enjoyed by over 130 people!                      AAi... 

“So many times you feel helpless on what to do to help others, volunteering and donating to SJFC makes me feel less helpless and that I am making a difference in someone else’s life.”~ Cindy

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    “You are wonderful. My son is in town to visit me and you made it possible for me to cook him a meal. It made me feel good to be able to do that for him. It made him feel like old times.” ~ Brenda (homeless)