Abused in the South Bay

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Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (South Bay Region)

There are three types of programs for volunteers who want to help abused or neglected children who are now in foster care. In the Advocate Program, volunteers become a court appointed special advocate for a child. Once or twice per year, advocates submit a report to the court and attend a court hearing for the child. Non advocate volunteers can help with special projects and planning childrens activities and fundraisers.

YWCA (San Jose)

The programs offered by the YWCA of Silicon Valley enable women, children, and families to learn, grow, and prosper. These programs, which have become a model for social service efforts nationwide, address the fundamental human issues underlying poverty, violence, and family dysfunction. Areas where volunteers are always needed in the childcare center, rape crisis center and hotline, to help with events and family services.