Our mission is to provide services for homeless residents of South Santa Clara County, CA in a manner that is safe, respectful, responsible, and community-based.
Since our founding in 2011, the Compassion Center has been at the forefront of of efforts to use nontraditional methods to address homelessness.
In December 2011 the Gilroy Compassion Center opened a Day Center to provide daytime access to bathrooms, warm clothing, a telephone, resource referrals, and respite from the street. In 2014 we began the innovative Almost Home camping program, providing access to safe and legal campgrounds for homeless families and individuals.
We partner with organizations who share our goals to help the homeless find housing, attain stability, and improve their lives.
We are now planning the development of Compassion Parks, using Tiny Homes to provide permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, and affordable housing for people with extremely low incomes, in a village with wrap-around services and job training.