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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


80 South Fifth StreetSan Jose, CA 95112


A companion is literally "someone who breaks bread with another." Cafe Companions come into the Cafe space to listen, to share a meal, to be a friend to members who come here for recovery support. Many members are either homeless or at risk of homelessness, many have mental health issues, nearly all have some addiction (drugs, alcohol, or other) for which they are seeking recovery. The time you spend, and the respect you show them, provides needed support. Training is provided.

The Cafe is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays rom 12:30-6:00 p.m. and Thursday and Fridays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Must be available at least one of those days, during those hours, to be a Companion.


  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Mental Health

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per shift, twice monthly

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