IMPORTANT CHANGES TO SCS OPERATIONS
Client Assistance: The building is closed to outside visitors, so all client meetings are via phone and email to reduce face-to-face contact.
Food Distribution: We are currently modifying our food program; please call our food hotline at 408 738-4321 x223.
Food Donations: We are currently suspending food and other in-kind donations.
Volunteering: For everyone’s safety, we are suspending most on-site volunteering until further notice.
Current Needs: Gift cards and monetary donations are greatly appreciated.
CLIENT SERVICE HOURS
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Important: Please note that we are currently not accepting food or other in-kind donations. Grocery Gift Cards and Monetary donations are greatly appreciated at this time; you may donate online, send or drop off your donation in the mail slot on our front door. Thank you!
TAX ID 94-1713897
Sunnyvale Community Services receives support from a variety of sources, including government grants, corporate donations, foundation grants, and individuals who want to help make a difference for their neighbors in need.
Our agency relies on the amazing dedication of volunteers to deliver food and other services to Sunnyvale residents in need of assistance. Individual adults, corporate groups, and church and organization groups are all welcome.
A Statement Against Injustice
In response to recent events, SCS has released a statement against injustice and discrimination.
SCS Preparedness for COVID-19
SCS is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for all. Following guidelines established by the CDC and Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, SCS has implemented precautionary measures to limit the spread of germs and ensure the safe distribution of healthy food.
Click here for the latest updates-including the City of Sunnyvale's COVID-19 Residential Eviction Notice and the Santa Clara County Eviction Moratorium information.
Important 2020 Tax Changes
With the recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), there are a few provisions that are coming to light that are worthy of note including changes to cash donation deductibility for all taxpayers, and suspension of retirement account Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for those 72 or older in 2020. Please see a brief overview, and we recommend you consult with your tax advisor for your specific circumstances.
Become a Community Leader!
Our FREE program will train you to make an impact and become a leader in Sunnyvale. Contact Janette Brambila Ramirez, Community Navigator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.738.4321 x212 or download the program flyer.
Know your rights!
VTA Passes Now Available
We are currently distributing low-cost VTA passes at the front of our building, Monday-Friday 9am – 4pm. Please come while supplies last. As of August 1st, VTA has returned to charging fares, so we are again making low-cost VTA passes available to our clients.
Free Telehealth Counseling
La Selva Community Clinic's COVID Support program is offering free telehealth counseling to uninsured and under-insured individuals that live in Santa Clara County and have been impacted by the pandemic. This program is also open to uninsured healthcare providers. Services are short-term and available in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in receiving free telehealth services, please contact Karen Salas-Caballero, AMFT #94947 at (408) 757-8449.
Karen is supervised by Martha Zambrano, LMFT #84332.
Partner Agencies Still Offering Services
Our partner agencies are still offering their services. Read below to learn how to access them.
PARS Immigration consultations are available via phone at 408-261-6405 and via email at email@example.com. You will be given instructions within 24-48 business hours to secure a consultation with a legal representative. You can also request
a consultation at https://www.parsequalitycenter.org/legal. If this is an urgent matter, please call the Rapid Response Network at 408-290-1144 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Project Sentinel will help protect you from evictions. Call 408-720-9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help talking to your landlord. For questions about the ordinance, email: email@example.com
Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA) provides free legal advice, brief consultations and representation in a wide range of civil (not criminal) legal matters. Please call 408-295-5991 to speak to a legal representative.
Google Funds Wrap-Around Housing Case Management
Google has announced $100,000 funding for Wrap-Around Housing Case Management for families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. Support from Google will fully fund one year of staffing for a Housing Case Manager.
Thank you Google!
Sobrato Family Foundation continues support for SCS programs and services
We are very thankful to the Sobrato Family Foundation for its many years of significant financial support of our mission to prevent homelessness and hunger in our local community. The Sobrato Family Foundation's efforts are critical to aiding our ability to enable individuals to meet their basic needs in these challenging times.