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Restaurant Fundraiser – September 19 @ Mountain Mike’s!

Visit Mountain Mike’s on September 19 between 11am and 10pm and have a pizza (or two) for the Gilroy Compassion Center! Twenty percent of all proceeds collected during those hours will go directly to benefiting the programs at the Compassion Center that help support our homeless. Simply mention the GCC to the server. Mountain Mike’s is located at 747 First Street in Gilroy.

The Latest from the GCC

The Gilroy Compassion Center is happy to report the following activities in July and August 2018:

  • 22 homeless people placed in housing/process for housing started
  • 33 homeless people signed up for housing
  • 2 homeless people started school
  • The Gilroy Compassion Center’s Creeks Team cleaned an area near 101 Freeway and 10th Street in Gilroy, thanks to a generous grant from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The creek team will continue this effort until late October. Proud of our Homeless Clients who give back to our Community!
  • 10 homeless people in attendance at our on-site Books & Art and Grievance classes
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meeting will be starting soon!


GCC Personnel

Board of Directors 2017-2018

  • Jan Bernstein Chargin, Chair
  • Reid Lerner, Vice Chair
  • Tony Mannino, Treasurer
  • Scott Jackson, Secretary
  • Pastor Debbie Rivera
  • Jeff Wagner
  • Shawn Weymouth

Advisory Board

  • Mike Beasley
  • John Taft
  • Bill Faus
  • Dirk Caudill


  • John Perales, Executive Director
  • Janessa Villareal, Case Manager
  • Lisa Dimas-Jensen, Case Manager