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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.

Giving

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 […]

Events

Come join us  for  fantastic mariachi music ! August 10, 2018  6:00pm – 8:00pm Featuring Mariachi Estelar & Mariachi Los Toritos

About

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

From Homelessness To Housed!

Our home is the center of our family life. It is our refuge from the stresses of life. It is where our children play and retreat. As the Ochoa Family Winter Shelter season comes to a close we are happy to show the impact of this program on the lives of those who participated in it. So many of these families have successfully found a home and the security that comes with it. Getting a break from the stress of being homeless and the ability to save the needed funds for housing is essential. The... 

“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)