The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Since 1948, Family & Children Services has worked to build strong, safe, and self-sufficient individuals, families, and communities in Silicon Valley.
Family & Children Services provides counseling, caring, and support to children, youth, and adults in Silicon Valley, particularly those who might not otherwise be able to afford care.
We help children and adults cope effectively with depression, addiction, and chronic mental or physical illness. We aid families in overcoming domestic violence and child abuse, teaching them how to build safe, healthy relationships. We counsel and assist our community’s veterans, LGBTQ youth, and young people aged 16-21 as they emerge from the foster care system into independence.
To make our programs accessible to those who most need them, our staff brings culturally-competent care to dozens of locations. Services are provided in more than 5 languages, including American Sign Language (ASL).
In addition to our Palo Alto location, we operate four offices in San Jose.