Cathedral Office of Social Ministry
Established in 1983 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and now located at John XXIII Multi-Service Center, 195 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112.
The Cathedral Office of Social Ministry is dedicated to serving those who are homeless, those released from incarceration, and other vulnerable residents of San Jose. We help them improve the quality of their lives, integrating health and social services in the belief every human being is blessed with God-given dignity. Each day, the program serves approximately 200 individuals who represent a wide variety of denominations, ethnicities and traditions. Services are provided free of charge through three programs: The Window, Healthcare Clinic and Bridges of Hope.
The Clinic provides free primary healthcare to those who are homeless, migrant workers and those with no health insurance. The drop-in clinic is open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with a Mobile Healthcare Van covering day and evening outreach hours in various shelter locations. The healthcare team is comprised of a Primary Physician, Nurse Family Practitioner (NFP), Medical Assistant, Case-Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor, Business Office Clerk, and Medical Records Clerk.
Primary Healthcare Assessment and Treatment
Preventive Health Services and Education
Immunization and Flu Injections
Pharmacy Prescription with the St. James Clinic
Open 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00-1:30 p.m.)
Postal Service: A safe place where the homeless and those released from incarceration receive mail while in transition and rebuilding their lives.
Phone service available to make appointments and receive messages.
Sandwiches and granola bars distributed
Referrals to Re-Entry Center 150 W. Mission including Faith Based
Referrals to shelter, clothing, employment, housing and community programs
Santa Clara County Continuum of Care (CoC) advocating homeless solutions
Help with navigating immigration, domestic violence, legal documents
Bridges of Hope: Healing the Wounds of Incarceration
Faith Based Resource Center
Santa Clara County Mental Health Department (SCCMHD) contracted with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and First Christian Church Recovery Cafe to launch a faith based resource center (FBRC) focusing on the provision of reentry services and case-management to individuals and families healing from the effects of incarceration in local jail or state prison. Services include:
Connect individuals with a faith community
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please donate razors, deodorant, tooth brushes and toothpaste, toiletries, socks, ponchos, beanies, scarves, gloves and umbrellas. Volunteer opportunities are available including organizing a team to make sandwiches.
For information, please contact Sharon Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.