• Santa Clara County Independent Living Resources


    Able People Foundation
    552A Valley Way
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Phone: (408) 263-8000


    Able People Foundation addresses the growing need of low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities, especially those with physical limitations. They help people locate mobility and assistive devices.

    Housing for Independent People
    481 Valley Way
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Phone: (408) 941-1850


    Housing for Independent People (HIP) is a collaborative provider of housing for people with special needs. HIP serves very low-income people with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, psychiatric disabilities, people with HIV/AIDS and the elderly.

    Pheonix Data Center


    The Pheonix Data Center is a searchable directory of service providers in Santa Clara County with links to agency and provider web sites. Information is listed from a consumer perspective with clear descriptions of the services provided. Categories include: meals, groceries, shelter, healthcare, legal, transportation and seniors.

    Senior Housing Solutions
    512 Valley Way
    Milpitas, CA 95126
    Phone: (408) 645-5962

    This program can be an excellent housing alternative for people with TBI. They match seniors who want to share their home with people seeking a place to live. Services include counseling the involved people on the process of living interdependently. They ask all parties for references and tell both parties about each other. They encourage and can supply roommate agreements and provide monthly follow-ups.

    Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (Gilroy)
    7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite A
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    Phone: (408) 846-1480


    Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) provides information and referral regarding available, accessible housing options and a computer list of available housing. Personal assistant recruitment and referral, training in the management of personal assistants, advocacy and legal services, information and referral regarding available and accessible housing, counseling, individual and group support, independent living skills, vocational services, residential training program, equipment rental and loans. Personal assistants are people who are paid to help people with disabilities (including those with TBI) to take care of their basic needs (e.g. dressing, bathing, perhaps getting things in order). SVILC will refer prescreened and trained PCAs to people who need them. Please call for information on the SVILC location in San Jose, CA.

    United Way of Silicon Valley
    1400 Parkmoor Ave, Suite 250
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Phone: (408) 345-4300


    United Way provides community resources to help families and individuals fully engage in increasing their self-sufficiency, educational achievement and opportunity for success. Over 600 community resources can be accessed through this agency.



    **For more brain injury resources near Santa Clara County, please see Alameda County, Merced County, Monterey County, San Benito County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, and Stanislaus County**

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