Economic Security

Strengthening self-sufficiency by creating opportunities for employment

Public benefits is a term used to describe a wide variety of government programs that provide financial and other assistance that may be based on income status, disability, work history, etc. Programs can be administered by the federal, state, or county governments. Commonly used public benefits include CalWorks, CalFresh, Supplemental Security Income, MediCal, WIC, general assistance.

Our mission is to provide quality immigration legal services to those in need and to advocate for social justice and immigrant rights. We aim at equitable access to legal services, fostering and preserving the family structure through family reunification, and promoting self-esteem through acquisition of legal status.

The Window is a safe and confidential place to receive mail, robust navigation to other community and county services for the 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.

Refugees are individuals and families forced to flee their countries of origin due to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or a political group. For over 40 years, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has been resettling refugees from all over the world to the South Bay.

IDA (Matched Savings Accounts), Financial Education are part of our asset building services to help low-income individuals and families develop healthy budgeting, spending and savings habits.

The Employment Center provides for individuals and groups:

  • Employment preparation services

  • Job development services

  • Post-employment support

Catholic Charities Employment Center invites you to join our Employer Partnership Program. As a partner in our program, you’ll be part of a large community of employers that benefits from:

Focus for Work is available to residents of Santa Clara County, age 18 or over, who have a diagnosis of a mental illness, are currently receiving services from Santa Clara County Mental Health, and want to work. Call us to see how to obtain services from the Focus for Work Program. We can help!

We provide group and individual vocational case management, employment preparation services, job development services, and post-employment support.

The goal for these community-based programs is to reduce criminogenic thinking and to promote and support the participating youths and adults to achieve their individual educational, vocational and/or employment goals.

Programs designed for clients who are seeking their very first job. Assistance includes resume writing, career counseling, interviewing skills, job placement, job retention skills and job upgrade.

The training is designed to provide you with basic, hands on skills and knowledge that you will need to start a career in health care. You will learn to provide care to ambulatory elderly and other patients in their homes. This non-credit program emphasizes basic nursing needs, safety considerations, and nutritional needs for older adults. This course is designed to help jump start your career in health care!