• November 9, 2015
    Volunteer Service: In their words

    Editor’s note: Volunteers shared their stories with us at this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, highlighting their volunteer efforts and how the experience has impacted them. Debbie Parsons, AIDS Services I have been volunteering with The Health Trust AIDS Services since June 2008. As a volunteer with AIDS Services, I deliver food once a month on a Saturday morning to individuals and families that are living…

  • November 9, 2015
    The Jerry Larson FOODBasket New Grocery Pick Up Hours

    The Jerry Larson FOODBasket, in an effort to make its grocery pickup services even more convenient for clients, has expanded its pick up times to include evenings and Saturdays. The FOODBasket is a space committed to strengthening the health of our clients by delivering top notch nutritious food. Three times a month it transforms from a warehouse to a grocery store, where our AIDS Services…

  • November 9, 2015
    Educare California Ribbon Cutting

    On Friday, October 16, 2015, Educare California at Silicon Valley held its official ribbon cutting ceremony. Local, state and national early education champions, along with students, parents, community members and partner organizations, gathered to celebrate the first Educare in California. Serving 168 children ages 0 to 5 (with a future capacity to serve over 200), the early learning center houses…

  • November 9, 2015
    California State Dental Director visits The Health Trust

    From left to right: Representatives from our oral health partners, Sylvia Arenas, Katherine Oven, Jolene Smith, Magdelena Carrasco, Jim Cunneen, Marjorie Stocks, Dr. Jay Kumar, Ragan Henninger, Dr. Sara Cody, Francois Rodigari, Leslie Rodriguez, Frederick Ferrer met to discuss oral health in Santa Clara County, Oct 9. Improving the oral health of residents, especially children, throughout Silicon Valley has been…

  • November 9, 2015
    Silicon Valley HealthCorps Evolves

    After honoring the last graduating Americorps members of Silicon Valley HealthCorps, The Health Trust is excited to announce its transition to Silicon Valley Health Corps VISTA and to introduce our 5 new VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) members. They will be working with us and our partner organizations for the next 3 years on this program. With support from the Corporation for National and Community…

  • November 9, 2015
    AGEnts Seek Changes for Older Adults

    The Health Trust believes that advancing wellness in Silicon Valley is best done when people come together to advocate for their own wellness. Quite possibly, none of its programs exemplifies this more than AGEnts for Change, a volunteer driven program comprised of older adults advocating for older adults. Its sole purpose is to build a cohortof people engaged in advocacy and social justice to…

  • November 9, 2015
    Open Air Health Fair Brings Health to the People

    From left to right: President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Dave Cortese, Brian Bumb, Fred Ferrer, Judy Berkley and Ann Bui. Supervisor Cortese recognized the Bumb Family and Judy Berkley for their commitment to the health of our community. “This Health Fair is planned very well. I can quickly get a check up by a nurse…

  • November 9, 2015
    Expanding Affordable Housing Services

    In Silicon Valley housing prices are at the highest they’ve ever been, putting incredible pressure on individuals’ and families’ finances. That’s even more the case for our clients, the vulnerable and underserved populations of our community. Despite the challenge of affordability, The Health Trust Housing Services is working to secure safe, decent and sanitary homes for our clients. Trang Van has been promoted to be the new Director of…

  • November 9, 2015
    Cost Study Reveals Price of Homelessness

    Story and photos by Andrew Avitt Destination: Home, a program of The Health Trust, in partnership with The Economic Round Table, conducted a cost study revealing the cost of homelessness in Santa Clara County to be $520 million annually. The cost study “Home Not Found: The Cost of Homelessness in Silicon Valley,” shows that more than $2.5 billion have been spent over a six-year…

  • 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…