Amigos de Guadalupe believes it is critical to support families who find themselves in need of housing support.
When families are forced from their homes, our children are greatly affected sensing the despair of their parents and feeling their own pain from displacement, students are unable to thrive in school. Amigos de Guadalupe believe it is critical to support families who find themselves in need of housing support.
Amigos de Guadalupe housing services include:
We believe that as families are in transition they must be able to access basic need services needed and support to find long term housing on order to assure that our youth educational goals are not disrupted. Community members in our housing program are able to access on-site services.
This project aims to go further by bringing those greatly affected with community members and community advocates in order to solve the larger problem of lack of affordable housing in the Silicon Valley!
Call our office for further information and program requirements.
Please call (408)509-2731 to be prescreened for an appointment.
Our hours are: Walk In MWF 9:00am – Noon
Click here if you would like to submit your testimonial story.
I’m 15 years old and I aspire to be a professional boxer. I’m really gifted in a lot of areas including school, but in all honesty nothing in college or school excites me in the least, don't get me wrong I appreciate my education and everything my parents have done for me, but I really don’t like school and the only thing that really makes me happy at this point in time is anything that has to do with athletics. For the most part I am a really bright kid and love challenges whether it be mental or physical, challenges are always fun. I will of course still focus on my education and try to get good grades, but I really don’t see my future behind a desk. If I did have to choose though architecture is the least boring to me, but that is a last resort. Boxing is really the only thing that excites me at the point, but without the support of my parents it is really hard to start training, that is why I am just waiting to be 18 and therefore start my path of becoming a boxer and realizing my dream.
Steven September 7, 2017
"At this moment I am at the point where I don’t know if I should be scared or have hope. I feel this way because Trump makes changes everyday, one day he takes away DACA and the other he finds a way to bring it back.Something that not just me but others would like to see happen would be that DACA becomes legal and that Trump signs a paper/ contract that way it won’t be changed by him or any other president. This would make a better change because many of us live in fear of deportation or what the next step might be and knowing that it won’t ever be changed if it’s officially legal will make us feel better. I hate how I had all these dreams about being a better person for my mom and sisters and now that this is happening it makes me question if I will ever make the proud of me or will even make it somewhere because many say that without a social security number you can’t make it far or get into a good university, that doesn’t mean I am going to stop trying, I will actually try even harder but like I said it makes me question a lot about my future. I believe that not just me but many of us need to know what the next step will be if he is going to take it away he should just do it and keep it like that, meaning not giving us hope that he’s bringing it back and we'll find another way but if he’s going to keep DACA than he should just tell us and stop worrying and scaring us because living in fear everyday is not how we should be living our lives. "
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Anonymous September 8, 2017
I am a single mother of an autistic son. We were living in a garage and on June 1st of this
year we were told that we needed to leave because the owner had sold the house.
During this time I found it difficult to work and try to find a new home. I ended up leaving
and moving myself and my son into our car. I learned about Amigos de Guadalupe from a
neighbor who goes to the parish. I felt desperate, I couldn’t work at all because I had to
care for my son.
When I went to Amigos I asked for help with 1st month rent at a new. I was greeting by my
soon to be Case Manager, who helped me and guided me to not only find a home but also
think about my future and how to have a stable life for my son.
We talked about my goals to have a house of our own, a car and one day have my son meet
his grandfather who lives in Mexico.
Thank you to Amigos my son are no longer living in our car. I am so happy because now we
have a stable place to live.
Yolanda Single Mom September 9, 2017
After Trump has took his decision to take off DACA, I still am the same person I was before the announcement.In my opinion being scared of something that is not 100% sure would just bring you nothing but stress. So I always try to avoid the fact that he did that and I continue to live life to the fullest. After our president has made the call, I would continue who I am right now. I would not let one decision of an indecisive person take over my life and bring me down. The support that I really need is from my parents. I need them to keep on supporting and make me strive to the best person I can ever be. I need to prove wrong those who really think us Mexicans came just to take away their rights and be no help. I need them to see that one person can come in and prove that I can make a positive change in this world and would contribute to the American necessities.
fc September 13, 2017
When I was only two years old, my mother safely carried me in her arms on our way to the country where the possibilities are endless. After a few years of growing up, I learned more about who I was and what my status here in California is. I then worried for my future but DACA gave me an opportunity to feel safe. However right before my eyes DACA was eliminated by Donald Trump our current president.
After the DACA announcement I am living in fear because I’m not sure what can happen next. Before it got eliminated I felt safe because I was protected under it. I didn’t have to live in the shadows but now I am back to living in it. You see I arrived in California at age two and seeing DACA disappear before my very own eyes really makes my heart ache. I was brought by mom to give me a chance at a good education but I feel like that’s being taken away. This shouldn’t be happening because I have been, always, on my best behavior in this country and I am constantly giving to the community. Never in my life have I been so anxious, worried, and sad all the same time.
I am not quite sure where to go from here. I have faith that everything will turn out just fine and that everything will go back to normal. Actually even better, maybe get citizenship. I have been wanting to go to rallies and marches but I have responsibilities at home such as taking care of my little brother because my mom goes to work every single day. I will definitely be doing that this upcoming week because I need to fight for what I believe in, especially if I know what is happening is wrong and is taking our rights away. We are all human no matter our race, color, gender or even status. I have to make sure that I am doing the best I can to make a difference because one person can make a change even if it is small. It will somewhat help.
I feel like I need help from my own self. I know that it is a bit strange but I feel like I can’t be helped if I do not help myself first. I have to learn how to cope with how I feel and turn that into something positive by doing something to stop the issue that is hurting me. Overall I think that I have this handled because I am a firm believer. I do need to know why this is happening to us. The good people. We pay to renew our DACA and we give millions of dollars to receive this treatment? It’s not fair because we are not criminals. We are just looking for a better life and opportunities and that is exactly what California gives us. It shouldn’t be taken away from us.
It really isn’t fair that Donald Trump is doing this to us. What have we done to make him so angry? We are not all criminals or rapists. Again, why do bad things happen to good people?
Anonymous September 13, 2017
At this moment I am sad that they took away DACA because that means I won’t have opportunities to work no more, go to a good school when I graduate High School, and other things. I don’t think it’s fair for me and the other kids that came here in the United States in small age and don’t get the same opportunities as the other kids, it wasn’t our choice to come here and i think people and the president should let us stay because it’s like we were born here.I wish the president would change his mind and makes DACA permanent and also gives us better opportunities. We need peoples help so they can help us change the president's mind on DACA and us.
Anonymous September 13, 2017
Soy mama de dos jóvenes DACA. Mis hijos son estudiantes, mi hija este próximo ano 2018 termina su universidad, ella estudia negocios. Es una joven con mucho talento. Ella siempre obtuvo muy buenas calificaciones. Ella estudio becada su preparatoria por sus buenas calificaciones. Ella esta muy afectada por la decisión que es esta tomando con DACA. Ella ve que su esfuerzo a sus estudios no los va poder realizar si no se e da una oportunidad. Les pido como madre se les de una oportunidad de estadía en esta nación al cual nos a dado mucho. Ellos son buenos ciudadanos que aportarían a este gran país. Gracias por su atención.
I am the mother of two youths that have DACA. My children are students, my daughter is in her last year at the university she graduates in 2018, she is study business. She is a very talented young lady. She always has had excellent grades. When she graduated from high school she received scholarships because of her grades. She is very much affected by the termination of DACA she sees that her efforts to finish her studies will not be a reality and not be given an opportunity.
I am asking as a mother that this opportunity be given to her to remain in this country, we have been good citizens and they have a lot to offer to this great nation.
Thank you for your attention.
Anonymous DACA Mother September 13, 2017
I'm scared I am scared of my future I am scared of what might happen to my family and my friends for we did nothing wrong. I hope nothing comes between us all that nothing separates us. We are all equal yet some people can not understand that. whats wrong with society? is it because I'm Mexican? or is it because I am undocumented? I'm scared to see whats next for me if I dreams become crushed. I'm scared of being deported. Not seeing my family going to a different place when all I've ever known is here. I plead to God asking him for a change but maybe--I can be that change.
I am a 9th grade student in San Jose, Ca. October 6, 2017
My name is Mary and I am the mother of Raul who is 7 years old. I've had a terrible time adapting because as a child I never had a stable home. When I decided to merried I thought it would be for ever. Life didnt have the same plan for that merriage. I am a greatful single mom because I have a child out of a toxic relationship. I am growing my son to be a happy and good person to society. My job is the only income support for my family and I am struggling to find us a stable place to live, that we can call home. We hope for a better tomorrow while enjoying the beauty of today.
Mary Teresa Castaneda Clerk San Jose, California June 26, 2019