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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!

Save the Date!

Join us on September 8 from 12pm – 7pm at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy for a Gospel Music Festival featuring Leon Patillo that will benefit the Gilroy Compassion Center. The event is free! Click here for more information.


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