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Links to Help

Need housing or help right away? Contact these agencies:

Palo Alto Housing: Lists other affordable housing complexes in the area and their waiting lists status

The Opportunity Center/ Life Moves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network) can help connect those in need to services and resources such as shelter and work. They are at 33 Encina Avenue in Palo Alto. Telephone: 650-853-8672


Hotel DeZink: A homeless shelter that alternates among churches and offers  evening meals and breakfast

Heart & Home: A winter-only homeless shelter with evening meals and breakfast for women; rotates from church to church

(More to come)


Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara: provides rental subsidies and develops affordable housing for low income families, seniors and persons with disabilities living in Santa Clara County

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in California: subsidized housing rental help page


Avenidas: seeks to create a community that supports and celebrates older adults

Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center: offers quality adult day health care, including nursing, social work and therapies, and a wide variety of classes and social activites


OUTREACH: provides a range of transportation assistance for older adults who have limited transportation options because of cost or availability


Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties: collects and distributes nutritious, high-quality food to help people who cannot afford to buy groceries

La Comida: provides lunch to all members of the community who are sixty years or older, along with spouses, caregivers, and guests; meals served at the La Comida dining room in Downtown Palo Alto, Stevenson House and Cubberley Community Center


Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired: empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to embrace life to the fullest by serving individuals of all ages, living in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, who are threatened by loss of independence due to moderate or severe vision impairment.


Family Resources Program – City of Palo Alto: helps community members find the resources and make the connections their family needs