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Mabuhay Alliance
1535 Landess Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035

Mabuhay Alliance is a non-profit organization that works with underserved communities on homeMore ownership retention, small business growth and development. The programs include housing counseling, volunteer income tax assistance, micro-business technical assistance, alternative micro-lending, financial literacy, low-income energy efficiency/C.A.R.E. and supplier diversity.  The office is located in the new Seasons MarketPlace at Landess, inside the Seafood City building. 

Playworks Education Energized
477 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

A non-profit organization that brings play and physical activity to low-income public schools across the country,More Playworks partners with schools to establish whole-day programs for recess and in classrooms. Playworks' program coordinators ("coaches") provide safe, inclusive play during recess by stopping chaos and leading play activities. Options for afterschool programs and professional developments are available. For schools that don't meet the low-income criteria, there are training programs for school teachers, where various aspects of the program can be taught.

The Milpitas office is the region's main branch, while the Oakland location is the nation's headquarters.

Senior Housing Solutions
512 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
Senior Housing Solutions provides shared housing for low-income seniors aged 60 and over. The affordable rents includeMore utilities, phone, television, and laundry services. As a community housing for independent seniors, Senior Housing Solutions not only provides a safe and affordable place to live, but also provides social, psychological, and health support from peers and the program's staff. Currently, the facility has home locations throughout the South Bay, with the goal of opening a minimum of two houses annually.
DeVries Place
163 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

DeVries Place is a newly constructed rental apartments on South Main Street for low-income seniors ages 62 and up.More  There are 108 units (studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms) along with a parking garage, rooftop terrace, an entertainment room, fitness facility and a gorgeous courtyard. ESL classes, computer assistance, help with government forms and applications, movie days help make DeVries Place a viable living community for seniors.

It is located across the street from the Milpitas Library, in between the new Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and St. James's Orthodox Church, and a few blocks from the Great Mall. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
510 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
As part of the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the BayMore Area provides meaningful, monitored, one-to-one matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and enrolled children ("Littles").  For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single parent, low income families or households and independent studies prove that mentoring can make a positive difference to help these children reach their potential.  Find out how you can positively impact a child's life by donating and/or volunteering; visit www.bbbsba.org to learn more.
Milpitas Food Pantry
1440 S Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

The Milpitas Food Pantry is not a soup kitchen where a hot meal waits. It's a food pantry that distributesMore groceries–canned goods, produce, cheese and eggs–to low-income families and seniors.   Intended to help residents of Milpitas and Alviso, the pantry gives three days of groceries to clients who come to pick up once a month.  

Along with food donations, the pantry also distributes clothing for adults and children. On the Saturday before school, volunteers distribute uniforms.

Volunteers are always needed. Financial contributions and donations of clothing and unexpired food are accepted though the pantry discourages leaving donations at the front door.

Terrace Gardens Senior Housing
186 Beresford Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035

Built in 1989, Terrace Gardens is a congregate care and assisted living community that serves low-income seniors whoMore qualify for Section 8. There are about 150 units, and 15 for seniors with disabilities. Seniors 62 and up live in apartment-style units with meal plans. Several activities are planned each week, including bingo on Tuesday afternoons. A hair stylist comes on Thursdays and Fridays. The board of directors meets every other month.

Shopping centers Town Center and Beresford Square are located with walking distance. This facility is managed by the John Stewart Company.

Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley
513 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley is an affiliate of the international Habitat for Humanity organization. Warm-heartedMore locals committed to providing affordable housing to low-income folks gathered in 1986, and have been building homes ever since. Through monetary and material donations, the organization's volunteers work together to build, paint and complete homes throughout the year. There are also many office volunteer opportunities, and one may choose to help with its website or plan committee events, for example. Visit its website for more information on how to become a volunteer.
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