Where to find us:​​

318 N 6th St.

San Jose, CA  95112

Info@SJHV.org

408.372.6770

“People say, "What is the sense of our small effort?" They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.” 


― Dorothy Day

A publicly owned property in the vicinity of San Jose International Airport is being considered for Hope Village. We are committed to working with the near by neighbors to ensure that the village is a positive addition to the area. The village will also be available for involvement from outside community members who are concerned about the homeless crisis and want to volunteer at Hope Village.

Trash &

Hygiene

 

A porta potty, hand washing station and

dumpster will be available for residents’

use near by. All of these facilities will be

maintained on a regular basis.

Welcome Gate

Access to the camp will be monitored by

residents. They will be responsible for signing up for monitoring shifts through out the week. This will maintain safety and an orderly environment.

Common Area

A common area with a canopy tent and picnic tables will be used for meals, meetings, and recreation.

Tents

64 sq. ft. tents measuring 7 ft. tall will be

placed 10 ft. apart. The tents will be placed on pallets with plywood to keep the tents off the ground and dry in wet weather. All tents will include a lockable storage box for guest’s personal items.

Thoughtful consideration of the residents and the greater

community’s needs has been used in designing the village.

To start, providing the basic necessities will be prioritized. Trash

and porta potties will be available 24/7. Mobile showers will be

brought in on a regular basis for resident’s use. The perimeter

of the village will be fenced and screened off for security, as

well as privacy. The residents will take turns monitoring and

controlling who is allowed in the camp as well as activities inside the camp. 

A central common area will allow residents an area to eat meals,

socialize, and conduct village meetings. This area may also be

utilized for preparing meals.

Most importantly rugged and durable Cooper Canyon 4 person

tents will be provided to residents. The tents will be placed

on platforms to help maintain the durability of the tents. The

platforms will be made from pallets and plywood.

The village will be dependant on contributions from the

residents. Residents will be expected to follow the following

rules:

•   No alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs or paraphernalia on

premises

•   Food preparation to be done in common area. Propane

and/or butane is to be used for cooking only.

•   No violence or threats of violence

•    No stealing

•    No degrading ethnic, racist, sexist, or homophobic remarks.

•    Visiting hours are from 10 AM - 6 PM. No overnight guests

•    No weapons.

•    All trash must be properly disposed of on a daily basis. Residents are responsible for picking up their own trash.

•    Various camp tasks (i.e. camp security) will be shared among

all residents. Residents will have to complete various tasks

each week to live in the village.

•    Those who fail to abide by the Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the camp. Their return will be based on specific violation(s).