Santa Clara County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Santa Clara County California social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

North County Food Stamp Office 1330 West Middlefield Road Mountain View CA 94043 408-278-2400

San Jose Assistance Application Center Food Stamp Office 1867 Senter Road San Jose CA 95112 877-962-3633

South County Food Stamp Office 379 Tomkins Court Gilroy CA 95020 408-758-3300


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Gilroy Housing Authority 901 Arizona Circle Gilroy CA 95020 408-275-8770

Santa Clara County Housing Authority 505 West Julian Street San Jose CA 95110 408-993-3082


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Campbell Social Security Office 770 West Hamilton Avenue Campbell CA 95008