The County of Santa Clara enters a new digital era that gets us closer to the people we serve. The launch of a new County website will open the door for the residents of Santa Clara County to better connect with us.
Bridging the Digital Divide: County of Santa Clara Partners with Nonprofits to Help Older Adults Go Online
The road to computer literacy can be daunting for older adults, and the County of Santa Clara has partnered with five nonprofit groups and community organizations to offer this population a chance to equip themselves with the hardware, the knowledge, and the support to confidently access the Internet and its wealth of services, all for free.
In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program, to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, recipients of a federal nutrition program saw a noticeable jump in benefits. The increase in October 2021 helped families across the country put food on their table, just as pandemic-related benefits started to wind down for many struggling during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sixty-five percent of County employees identify as women, while 54% of the County’s executive leaders are female. Behind those statistics is a firm belief that gender diversity, and diversity of all kinds, improves County policies and programs and enriches the workplace.
Agrihood, located in the city of Santa Clara, provides low-income seniors with nutritious produce through an on-site farm and will offer programs such as farmers markets and gardening lessons on its 1.5 acres of open space.
Housing leaders, developers, and partners will celebrate the grand opening of Agrihood, an urban agriculture-focused affordable housing development designed for seniors ages 55 and over, with preferences for veterans and carless households.
The American Immigration Council report examines and analyzes the crucial role immigrants play in the region’s labor force, business sector, and consumer spending power.
The County of Santa Clara, in partnership with Valley Health Foundation, is making the grants available to childcare providers to improve facilities and expand operations, strengthening a vital resource for county families.
Targeted adult-mosquito-control treatment is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18, in a limited area within San José.