Serving Our Community

Here are some of the ways our church reaches out to help those in need right here in San Jose—by helping to provide housing for refugees and the homeless, collecting food, donating household items, helping to build houses, sorting clothing and more.


BrownBagFront Door Communities

405 S 10th St. San Jose, CA 95112

Since 2013 PCLG has been actively involved with helping to make lunches for the homeless and working poor in San Jose, in partnership with Front Door Communities.


front August 2015

Downtown San Jose, CA
Immanuel House, the Presbytery’s refugee house, opened in 2015 and has since served more than 70 refugees in transition. Up to 12 men are in residence at one time, assisted by an on-site manager. For more information, visit
Our partners in this ministry are the International Rescue Committee and Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley.


1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA SacredHeartFounded in 1964, SHCS is an independent non-profit organization that serves the working poor and marginalized in Santa Clara County. They provide essential services (food, clothing and life-skills classes), empower people to improve their lives, advocate for justice, and inspire volunteers to love, serve, and share.

Bridge Communities exists to connect neighbors, support leaders, and empower self-achievement within the Mayfair community of East San Jose. PCLG Donates financial assistance to support the programs and the ministry of Annabel Leyva.

SJ Habitat 3


Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing, and empowers families through successful home ownership.



Sophia’s Layette

As a PCLG program supported by Presbyterian Women, volunteers for Sophia’s Layette assemble and deliver infant layettes through Santa Maria Urban Ministries.  Each layette contains blankets, onesies, a bib, a hat, a pair of socks or booties, a book and a toy. If you would like to donate items or help assemble layettes, please contact Colleen Hattman.

Contact the Mission Committee to find out more about our involvement with any of these worthy organizations.