Homeless Outreach/UPLIFT Transit Pass Program

St. Joseph’s Family Center is the area liaison to homeless services. While we do not own housing or operate a shelter, we can provide you with links to area services, both in Gilroy and throughout the County. Please contact Rosemary Carranza, Case Manager and Homeless Outreach at (408) 842-6662, ext. 27.

We work with the County of Santa Clara and Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on the UPLIFT Transit Pass Program. This program provides quarterly transit passes for those meeting the following qualifications:

Key Terms and Conditions:

  • Client is able to verify that he/she is homeless.
  • Client will adhere to program rules, which includes agreeing to participate in case management services.
  • Client agrees to sign Release of Information form.
  • Client, with authorization, will have limited personal data input into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) – a county-wide database.

The County allocates a certain number of passes to each agency, so availability is limited.

To Apply:

Please contact Jose Macias, Employment Services Coordinator, at (408) 842-6662, ext. 28. Appointments are strongly encouraged in order that we can best assess your situation and needs.