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Casa de Clara

Casa de Clara

Casa de Clara
San Jose Catholic Worker
318 N 6th St
San Jose CA 95112

Phone: 408-297-8330


Volunteers needed:

Our community provides emergency shelter to homeless women and children. We have been engaged in this ministry for over 30 years. Sadly we are among those CW houses that has experienced a loss of full-time, long-term community members in recent years, imperiling our mission of service to a few of the 7000 people homeless in our area.

Our greatest need is for those who wish to make this a way of life for several years or more. It is only with such folks that a community can thrive. We also accept short-term (6 ths -1 yr) members & some students over the summer,

Most of our scheduled work is in the mornings & evenings and on weekend days. It may be possible for community members to maintain a part-time job or take a class during the weekday.

Prior community living, volunteer experience, and understanding of the needs of homeless women are helpful. Needed skills include cooking, cleaning, house maintenance, gardening, newsletter production and community out-reach. A commitment to non-violence, simple living and a faith-based lifestyle are required. Please have an open-mind & heart , a sense of humor, & lots of flexibility.

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