• September 2, 2016
    Milpitas: School board approves $190,000 to fund family resource center in district

    By Aliyah Mohammed | amohammed@bayareanewsgroup.com Milpitas will be getting a second family resource center at Robert Randall Elementary School later this school year to provide services and resources to families in Milpitas who need the greatest support. The Milpitas Unified Board of Education on Aug. 23 unanimously approved $190,000 be used from the district’s building…

  • June 27, 2016
    Mercury News Op-Ed: Homelessness inspires fear, discomfort — but it can inspire solutions

    By Frederick J. Ferrer, Special to The Mercury News “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” FDR could be speaking to Santa Clara County residents today as we face head-on the…

  • June 26, 2016
    Mercury News Op-Ed: Homelessness can be ended; Santa Clara County has the formula

    By Jennifer Loving, Special to The Mercury News We’ve long believed homelessness is a charitable cause, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that. When faced with a plethora of social issues, there are some that seem solvable and some that do not. For decades we thought of homelessness in a worthy but unsolvable category….

  • June 7, 2016
    Pizarro: Homeless veterans watch Stanley Cup game in style

    Sal Pizarro San Jose Mercury News When James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica cranked out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at SAP Center on Monday night, there was no more attentive audience than the men and women in the city’s luxury suite. Hands over their hearts, nearly all of them veterans — some homeless, others recently…

  • May 31, 2016
    Pizarro: Seniors get a chance to play at Happy Hollow

    Sal Pizarro San Jose Mercury News There was a lot of fun and frolicking going on at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo on Thursday morning. What made this unusual, though, was that there wasn’t a kid in sight. This was the Senior Safari Walkabout, a free hour reserved exclusively for adults 50 and up, when…

  • April 6, 2016
    Mercury News Op-Ed: How to help low-income seniors, homeless access food

    By Jacky Morales-Ferrand and Frederick J. Ferrer, Special to The Mercury News Growth, ingenuity, and opportunity characterize Santa Clara County. With San Jose as its hub, our region has seen unparalleled economic progress and job growth. Despite these positive developments access to food, a basic necessity, is limited for low-income seniors and homeless individuals and…

  • March 28, 2016
    Mercury News editorial: Health Trust finds a key to ending food insecurity

    Mercury News Editorial Some of San Jose’s most vulnerable communities — the homeless and low-income senior citizens — are in crisis. A new report from the Health Trust offers crucial new information about their plight and a smart, relatively low-cost solution that deserves the support of the City Council and Santa Clara County’s Board of…

  • March 10, 2016
    “Food For Everyone” Coverage

    Exposing the Food Access Challenges in San Jose On Friday, March 4th, The Health Trust released a report, “Food for Everyone,” detailing the challenges of food access for the most vulnerable among us, and highlighting solutions that will not only feed the hungry but will invest in the community and our health. In partnership with…

  • December 3, 2015
    AIDS awareness still important, locally too

    Thank you for your editorial commemorating World AIDS Day (Editorial, Dec. 1). Where this is a global challenge let us remember that it is a local challenge as well. The Health Trust, which provides vital services for HIV/AIDS clients who have no other resources, serves more than 800 clients in Santa Clara County. In the…

  • November 9, 2015
    Tackling Diabetes with Medical Nutrition Therapy

    The Health Trust is now combating diabetes with Medical Nutrition Therapy, available to all Medicare Part B beneficiaries diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. As a recently accredited program of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, The Health Trust has a registered dietician on staff that works directly with its Medical Nutrition Therapy clients. All clients receive a one-on-one assessment and an individualized plan from our registered…