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Bill a non-proﬁ About Center isWilsont, Center Hours of Operation Bill Wilson Center Bill Wilson community-based is a nonproﬁt, Bill Wilson Centeragency located in Santa Monday counseling • housing • education • advocacy community-based agency providing to the Clara, and has been providing services 12:00 - 5:00 Drop-In Center Hours Santa Clara County community since services to Santa Clara County since 1973. Drop-In Center Tuesday 1973. Bill Wilson Center’s mission is to Bill Wilson Center’s mission is to support 12:00 - 5:00 Drop-In Center Hours support and strengthen the community 5:30 - 8:00 Women’s Group & Men’s Group and strengthen the community by serving for Homeless Youth youth and youth and families through by servingfamilies, through counseling, Wednesday counseling, housing, education, and 12:00 - 5:00 Drop-In Center Hours housing, education, and advocacy. Each year 5:30 - 8:00 Movie Night advocacy. Each year Bill Wilson Center Bill Wilson Center serves over 8,000 clients serves more than 10,000 clients through Thursday through the following programs: 12:00 - 5:00 Drop-In Center Hours the following programs: 5:30 - 8:00 Independent Living Skills Training • Family & Individual Counseling • Family & Individual Counseling Homeless Youth Drop-in Center Friday • 12:00 - 3:00 Drop-In Center Hours • Runaway and Homeless Program Independent Living Skills Youth Shelter • • Homeless Youth Drop-In Center Peer Educator Program Saturday • Transitional Housing Program 12:00 - 6:00 Drop-In Center Hours • Contact Cares • Centre for Living with Dying • Quetzal House Showers • Independent Living Skills Program 9:15 - 11:45 Daily • Restorative Justice Program • School Outreach Counseling • Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter Washers/Dryers • Contact Cares Available daily as needed • Safe Place Quetzal House • School Outreach Counseling Restorative Justice Program • Safe Place Transitional Housing Program • • Peer Program Centre for Living With Dying • Para Las Familias Visitation Center Bill Wilson Center 3490 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Bill Wilson Center Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth P.O. Box 210 A, Santa Clara, CA 95052 3490 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050 693 South 2nd Street phone: (408) 243-0222•• fax: (408) 246-5752 T: (408) 243-0222 F: (408) 246-5752 San Jose, CA 95112 email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com T: (408) 925-0231 www.billwilsoncenter.org www.billwilsoncenter.org www.billwilsoncenter.org About the Program The Drop-In Center in downtown San Services • Case Management Jose is a community-based resource for Client centered and focused on assessment, Services at the Drop-In Center are available for homeless and at-risk youth. The Drop-In prevention, and assisting clients in accessing homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 22. resources according to individual need. Center provides basic necessities such as The Center is a place where young people • Outreach food, clothing, and personal hygiene items, can feel safe, begin to form bonds with caring Outreach workers provide support services as well as comprehensive services including adults, and access essential resources for their directly for high-risk youth and young adults overall well-being, including: living on the streets including safer sex materials counseling, living skills training, job readiness and education, advocacy, brief assessment, and training, housing assistance, health education Basics linkage to resources. • Food (including HIV prevention), and links to other Meals and snacks are available. • Employment Counseling Services Employment counselor on staff to assist youth community services. The program’s primary • Clothing and Personal Hygiene with job placement, career counseling, and job goal is to get homeless youth off the street Clothes, including underwear and socks, as readiness. well as personal care items, such as deoderant and into safe and permanent housing. and shampoo are provided. • Health/Education Services Access to free HIV testing, health care, and • Recreational Activities weekly educational workshops providing Activities such as games, arts and crafts, and education on topics such as independent living ﬁeld trips. skills and anger management. • Computer Training Services • Safer Sex Materials Estimates of the Access to computer lab and computer training. Family planning and safer sex information number of homeless and materials are available. youth in the Community Collaboration United States range between 500,000 and • Lockers The Drop-In Center is linked to local agencies 2,000,000. In 2001, Storage for personal belongings. that provide additional support, including: the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ survey • Access to phone, computers, and email • Gardner Health Services of homelessness in A fully equipped mobile medical van is 27 cities found that • Access to showers, and washer and dryer available weekly. children under the age of 18 accounted Support Services • Santa Clara County Ofﬁce of Public Health for 25.3% of the Mobile unit provides free HIV/STI testing. urban homeless • Information and Referral population. Referrals are available community-wide for a • Planned Parenthood (U.S. Conference of variety of support services, such as housing, Provides comprehensive reproductive and Mayors, 2001) substance abuse treatment, and employment complementary health care and sex education counseling and services. services.
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