What is Village House

Village House is a network of south bay area churches providing year-round monthly rotating shelter for up to 15 fragile homeless women while they work with a network provided case worker on programs designed to provide stability for their lives.

St. Timothy’s Involvement

St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church has been a participating church in the Village House network since the Village House inception in 2017 offering overnight shelter to these vulnerable ladies during the month of April. In addition, our next door neighbor, San Jose Christian Reform Church, has operated a day shelter in conjunction with our overnight effort. Both the overnight and day shelter typically require significant volunteer support with close to 800 volunteer spots for the month ranging from intake hosting, meals, transportation, laundry, overnight supervision, morning discharge, day shelter supervision, activities and bible study/devotion.

Getting Involved

Volunteers sign up through a web app called signup.com that is typically posted one to two months prior to our hosting. To volunteer at either the overnight shelter at St. Tim’s or the Day Center at San Jose Christian Reform Church, volunteers simply go to the St. Tim’s Village House website at www.stlcsjvillagehouse.org and follow the prompts to sign up or go onto the Village House Network website at www.villagehousesccca.com and click on the purple volunteer now button under St. Timothy’s or San Jose Christian Reform Church on the home page. There will also be a link to our Village House website on the St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church website as hosting approaches. Please note that most volunteer spots are for adults over 18 only (except for meals and laundry) and require volunteer screening through Protect My Ministry. Information and instructions for screening will be available on the sign up.com site. To learn more about Village House and our involvement , please visit the websites noted above. Monetary donations are also accepted through the Village House Network website.

Christ’s Calling

Jesus calls us to serve others less fortunate. Please come join others in our congregation in being the hands and feet of Christ by supporting this vital San Jose program to help those in need, while also getting to know others in our San Jose faith community who volunteer for our hosting from other local churches.