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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Refugee Clinic staff and patient

How We Help

Most Vulnerable Populations

Most Vulnerable Populations : The Foundation supports and proactively advocates for resources and visibility for the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Santa Clara County. 

  • Children’s Community Advocacy Center (CAC) - Valley Health Foundation provides philanthropic and programmatic support to the Children’s Community Advocacy Center (CAC) of Santa Clara County. This highly specialized Center helps young survivors of abuse, assault, and neglect heal from their painful experiences. Staff is trained to understand the impact of trauma on survivors of all ages, cultures, and religious faiths.
  • PACE - The Partners in AIDS Care and Education (PACE) Clinic at SCVH offers expert care for individuals in all stages of HIV infection. The multidisciplinary team offers a comprehensive range of on-site services, from clinical treatment to nutrition and psychotherapy.
  • Gender Health Center - The Gender Health Center (GHC) at SCVH specializes in caring for people of all ages who identify as transgender, gender-non-binary and gender expansive in Santa Clara County. The care team offers medical care, mental/emotional health care, social work support for practical needs, and opportunities for community connection.
  • VHHP - SCVH’s Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP) provides comprehensive healthcare services for more than 7,000 people experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County every year. Care is provided at 4 facilities and on three Mobile Health Units (MMUs) that travel to numerous locations throughout Santa Clara County each week. VHHP also serves communities with unique healthcare needs through its Medical Respite Program, Gender Clinic, Saludos Migrant Farmworker Clinic, Backpack Homeless Healthcare Program, and Teen Van.
  • SPARK - The Supporting, Protecting, and Respecting Kids (SPARK) Clinic is a medical, dental and psychiatric clinic for children and youth in foster care in Santa Clara County. Serving patients from birth until age 21, the care team provides well-child exams, sports physicals, immunizations, contraception, same day sick visits and referrals to specialists.
  • TB and Refugee Clinic - The Tuberculosis (TB) and Refugee Clinic at SCVH provides treatment of tuberculosis infection for the residents of Santa Clara County and offers comprehensive health assessment and medical treatment for newly arriving refugees and asylees.
  • SAFE - SCVH’s Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Team is a group of nurse examiners who provide compassionate medical and forensic response, collects evidence for forensic purposes, and will testify in court as necessary. They provide this specialized care for victims of sexual assault, 12 years and older, who come into the Emergency Departments at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, St. Louise Regional Hospital, O’Connor Hospital and Stanford Medical Center, 24 hours a day