Are you, or, do you know someone who is:
☑ low-income or ☑ fixed-income or ☑ homeless or ☑ over 60
We’re here to help. We offer comprehensive services for all ages.
Below is a brief description of each of our services below. Click on the service for which you would like for information.
Mission: CSA is the community’s safety-net, providing critical support services that preserve and promote stability, self-reliance and dignity.
CSA offers one-time financial assistance for rent and/or PG&E bills, as well as providing vouchers to meet some other basic necessities of life such as work clothing and transportation. We also have limited dental, vision, and prescription assistance available for uninsured children.
- We have a “Back to School” backpack, school supplies and shoe voucher distribution in partnership with the Intuit Corporation and their employees, along with the Los Altos Assistance League every August along with waivers for programs and activities offered through the Mountain View Parks and Recreation Department.
- We also have a “Holiday Sharing Program” every December, driven by community food and toy drives, that provides extra holiday food bags and small gifts and toys for the kids so that no one has to go without.
CSA offers food items including fresh dairy and produce to those in need. Our Food & Nutrition Center is open 5-days/week and individuals and families can “shop" for food items to stretch their budgets and minimize food-insecurity. Nutrition education, healthy eating and shopping habits are emphasized though workshops, flyers and recipes.
CSA has a staff of geriatric social worker/case managers to provide in-home assessments, counseling and referrals for community resources to help seniors live independently in their own homes and avoid premature institutionalization and/or unnecessary hospitalizations. For seniors with chronic health conditions we offer intensive case management in partnership with El Camino Hospital with both a specialized social worker and RN on staff. We also provide Community Outreach volunteers to provide escorted transportation and shopping assistance.
CSA provides hot and nutritious subsidized lunches for anyone over 60-years old 5 day/week at the Mountain View Senior Center in partnership with both Santa Clara County’s Aging and Adult Service Department and with the City of Mountain View. Entertainment, dancing, bingo, health and nutrition education is offered both before and after the lunch program. Check the monthly calendar for daily menus and activities.
CSA partners with Santa Clara County, other nonprofit service providers and a collaboration of local faith communities (Alpha Omega Task Force) to reach out to, case manage, and help access shelter and housing programs to assist those individuals and families who find themselves unhoused for whatever reason.