Single Mothers Assistance in San Jose

Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Lori Pace

San Jose offers assistance to single moms and other low-income families that are struggling to make ends meet.

San Jose assistance for single moms

Food Resources for Single Mothers 

  • Second Harvest Food Bank 
    believes no one deserve to feel hungry and tries to make this service available to everyone. Their staff speaks English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Call 800-984-3663 to be directed to the food pantry near you
  • The Family Harvest Program
    gives additional food to low-income families with minor children. They usually offer fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, pasta, and canned goods. 
  • Brownbag for Seniors
    a program for seniors over 60, and 55 year olds and above with disabilities. They give them one grocery bag with nutritious food every week.
  • Martha’s Kitchen 
    Meals are offered to the hungry during Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Verify meal times through calling 408-293-6111 or visit their website to learn more.
  • The Salvation Army 
    Lunch and Dinner are offered during Mondays to Saturdays at 12:15pm – 1:15pm and 5:00pm to 6:00pm to diners that are required to participate in church services. Call 408-282-1175 to learn more.

Credit Counseling and Debt Management

SurePath Financial Solutions
The Better Business Bureau has only approved of them for online credit counseling. Their counselors assist those in need with their debt management, budgeting, housing, improving your credit rating, and bankruptcy. Visit their website and call 408-988-7881 for more information.

Medical and Dental Care for Single Parents 

  • Foothill Community Health Center 
    There are 2 Foothill Community Health Center in San Jose with doctors available for emergencies 24/7. They provide
    adults, children, teens, and seniors with services that include obstetrics, podiatry, and optometry. Your inability or ability to pay does not matter, and all are treated. Visit their website for more information and call 408-729-9700 to book an appointment.
  • Monterey Clinic 
    The Monterey Clinic offers medical and dental care, optometry, counseling and health education services. They open during Mondays through Fridays at 8:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Call 408-729-9700 to learn more. 
  • St. James Health Center 
    a non-profit organization, that provides multiple medical services like pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, optometry, and podiatry care. Visit their website or call 408-918-2600 to learn more.

No Cost Education 

  • Adult Education 
    Visit this page to see the wide variety of free classes offered.
  • San Jose University 
    Visit this page to see their free online university classes.
  • Family Learning Center, San Jose Libraries 
    Libraries in San Jose are sponsors of free public classes like Courses include yoga, English as a Second Language, parenting classes, languages, writing, and art. Visit this page or call 408-808-2100 to learn more.

Utility Assistance for Single Mothers 

  • St. Vincent de Paul, San Jose (SVDP)
    The SVDP provides utility assistance to qualified individuals and families with a disconnection notice from their utility company. Call them at 408-993-9901
  • Emergency Assistance Network 
    helps community members at risk of losing a safe place to stay through providing emergency assistance. Visit this page to learn more.
Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!