Outreach 2018-03-20T21:01:10+00:00

Our Outreach Ministries

Mission : Provide shelter and resources for homeless families and individuals that lead to self-sufficiency.
Opportunities: Organize, prepare, serve meals at one of several residences; perform light-weight facilities maintenance; provide computer lab assistance, computer maintenance, or “usage” seminar; deliver seminars on life skills; assist in Produce Market (set up, tear down) or Donation Warehouse (sort, organize); Individual or groups; frequency varies; looking for a person to lead/organize 1 meal per month.
Contacts: Larry Cargnoni ( lcargnoni@sbcglobal.net ), or Jaynie Neveras JNeveras@InnVision.org or 408-380-8718) at Life Moves. For donations to “Life Moves Breakfasts”, contact Larry.

Mission: Kairos – Share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
Opportunities: Bring the love of Christ through Cursillo to Vacaville Inmates (men) or Salinas Valley in Soledad inmates (men).

The Kairos weekends at Vacaville are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and Veteran’s Day weekend each year. Teams are forming now for this Memorial Day (Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28). Salinas Valley is developing plans for a weekend in the fall of 2018 and Feb 2019. [Note: Women opportunities are TBD].

Contact: Phil Stallions (Rector) philstalions@yahoo.com for the Memorial Day 2018 weekend at Vacaville.  Paul Aschenbrenner paulaschenbrenner@sbcglobal.net for Salinas Valley.


Mission: Build community with and homes for the people of parish of St. Eugenio in Tijuana.
Opportunities: help construct 5-6 homes, prepare and lead mothers program, prepare and lead children’s program; Individual or groups; June 30 – July 7, 2018 or July 7 – July 14, 2018 (two separate week-long trips); Willingness to learn; Construction skills welcome, not required; Develop and implement creative ideas for kids and mothers program; Spanish-speaking helpful, not required 
Contacts
: Bob Malone (bob.malone@gmail.com), Joanna Thurmann (408.568.2559), Jesse Perez (408.690.6672) Español

Mission: Create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian
nonviolence.
Opportunities: Local and parish organizing, education, and action that promotes non-violence and non-violent solutions
to local, state, and federal issues; Local chapter of national organization; individual or groups; meets 1/month, more
often depending on projects;
Contact: Stan Taylor (s.taylor@me.com)

Mission: Provide compassionate end-of-life care and grief support.
Opportunities: Varies; direct contact with families and patients or work within the organization; special skills may be required: training required for those with direct contact; attending ongoing training and support sessions required; 1year commitment, 3-5 hours/week;
Contacts: Ed Wendler (edwendler@sbcglobal.net) or Victoria Wild (408.559.5600) at Hospice of the Valley.

Mission: Educate and mobilize the Santa Clara County religious community to support economic and social justice
through social policy.
Opportunity: organize and educate religious community members on issues; work to improve the quality of life for low
wage workers and their families; individuals or groups; meets 1/month (more often depending on projects);
Contact: Stan Taylor
 (s.taylor@me.com).

PACT – (People Acting in Community Together)
Mission : Address local issues (public safety, immigration, health care, schools) by organizing parishes and communities.
Opportunity : work with professional community-support members; create and drive solutions and policy changes to local issues (creating homework centers address public safety and gang prevention issues, work for equal rights for our undocumented and low-income community). research issues, educate community and local leaders. Meets once/month (more often depending on projects);
Contacts: Maria Ponce (mariadolores1418@yahoo.com), Sabrina Parra-Garcia, (408.998.8001 x 308, sabrinaparra-garcia@pactsj.org ), or Carlos Morante
 ( cmorante2702@hotmail.com ).

Mission : Provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.
Opportunity: Phone volunteer- work one shift per week ( 2-4 hours) in the office answering calls from women or teens who are or may be facing an unplanned pregnancy; Requires 6 training sessions and monthly staff training meetings; Board Member- Sets policy, guards fiscal health of organization and keeps Birthright true to its charter. Meets quarterly and participates individually in interfacing with the community through marketing, fundraising or networking; Auxiliary Staff- Helps with Birthright work without direct client contact (newsletter, Internet – manage Facebook ads, speak or work information tables at community events or in classrooms, church liaison/contact- keep your church informed as to how they can help Birthright; prayer chain; help with special events); Spanish speaking plus, but not required.
Contacts : Contact Norma or Dave Hammons at 408 353-3326 or
 ndhammons@verizon.net

Mission: Ensure that every victim of a sexual crime who crosses the threshold of a SART facility or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletry, snack items and miscellaneous items they may require to reduce any future impact on their being.
Opportunity: Board member – set and execute policy, build awareness, fund-raise, steer the organization; Volunteers – sort and package clothing, snacks, toiletry items, help with communication, marketing, outreach; Host a clothing/garment or fund-raising drives; Maintenance– paint, spruce up waiting rooms and facilities
Contacts : Lisa at 
lisa@gratefulgarment.org or 408 674-5744
https://www.gratefulgarment.org
https://www.facebook.com/GratefulGarment

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