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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Refugee Clinic staff and patient

How We Help

Equitable and Optimal Help for Everyone

Equitable and Optimal Health for Everyone - Valley Health Foundation partners with community leaders, businesses, and community-based organizations to advance our shared mission of achieving equitable and optimal health for everyone in Santa Clara County. The following are examples of past and ongoing work led and supported by the Foundation:

  • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Service Center- Philanthropic and programmatic support for the construction of the Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Service Center on the SCVMC campus. The Center will provide comprehensive care and services including inpatient and outpatient medical and psychiatric care, emergency psychiatric services, intake and assessments, crisis care, and urgent care.
  • Q Corner Program - Philanthropic and promotional support for the Q Corner Program, a social service of Behavioral Health Services/ County of Santa Clara Health System. “Q Corner” is a peer-driven program dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, families, and allies. This safe, welcoming, and affirming team is committed to making community services and resources available to everyone.
  • Medical Legal Partnership - SCVH’s Silicon Valley Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinics are designed to combat the social determinants of health. In 2009, the Valley Health Foundation provided leadership and funding in support of the initial demonstration of this innovative model of placing lawyers on site at SCVMC pediatric health clinics and a clinic for individuals experiencing homelessness. Legal services are provided by Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY), a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Lawyers help patients and staff with legal questions about guardianship, housing rights, public benefits for children and youth, special education, and other legal issues. All services are free and completely confidential to patients. To date, the MLP clinics have served more than 1,500 patients.