Stories of Hope

Family of 4 becomes family of 6

Their in-laws were visiting from Mexico when the shelter-in-place order was issued. Now, there are two more mouths to feed, and both parents have lost their jobs. By the time they came to us, they were behind two months rent. Thanks to the generous support of our community, we were able to cover not only their two months rent, but also their utilities!

Family with new baby

Dad lost his job. Now, this family of five (including a teenager and a two-year old) must survive off of Mom’s janitorial salary. We helped them with the rent.

May God repay you and give you more, so you can help more people… The truth is that with the coronavirus, we have been left practically jobless. We are going through a difficult time, and this is a lot of help that you are giving us. Thank you and take good care of yourself.

Three sources of income lost overnight

A senior citizen was making a steady living off of three sources of income: working part-time as a server at a local restaurant, collecting and recycling cans at the recycling center, and selling merchandise at the San Jose Flea Market. But when COVID-19 struck and the shelter-in-place order was passed, Elijah lost all three sources of income overnight. The restaurant, recycling center, and flea market were forced to close, leaving Elijah with no means to afford his rent, bills, and groceries. With your donations, we were able to cover two months of rent and reduce expenses by providing groceries through the monthly food program.

Honestly, thank you for your help. I’m back at work, and I was able to pay this month’s rent on my own!

Thank you to our major donors!*

Anonymous (2)


Othar Hansson & Ellen Drascher


Morgan Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Polak

Kenneth J. Ryan

Gary Schlegel

Severns Family Foundation


Emily Thimbleby


Melissa Tronquet & Nicholas Steiner


*$10k and above