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General Agency Information
Name:Valley Churches United Missions
Alternate Name(s):VCUM
Address:9400 Highway 9
P.O. Box 367
Ben Lomond, CA  95005
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-336-8258
Fax Number:831-336-8454
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Tuesday 9:00 am to Noon
Wednesday 9:00 am to Noon
Thursday 9:00 am to Noon
Friday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am to Noon
Description:Operates the Valley Churches United Missions at 9430 Love Creek Rd., Ben Lomond. Provides emergency food pantry (336-8258) and information and referral services. Provides monthly food distribution site of USDA commodities surplus food and provides distribution of Food For Children ( FFC ) for residents of the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley. Provides emergency rent assistance, gas and food vouchers, utilities and medical assistance when funds are available.

LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH: Spanish speaking referrals

ELIGIBILITY: Must be in emergency situation in need of assistance and a resident of San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, or adjacent unincorporated areas.

AREAS SERVED: San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley
Mission:The Valley Churches United Missions is a coalition of community and church volunteers coming together to perform humanitarian acts by providing direct aid assistance in the form of food and emergency rent and utilities to the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley residents in their time of crisis.
Client Direct Aid Assistance:
1)Emergency Food Pantry, food vouchers, bus passes, gas vouchers distribution.
2)Senior Low-income food and voucher distribution
3)Crisis rent/mortgage assistance to avoid homelessness
4)Crisis utility assistance to avoid shut off
5)Crisis medical/dental assistance (limited)
6)Education supplies, backpacks for children, science camp fees
7)Disaster relief, before, during, and after event.
8)Holiday Projects: Easter, Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, Christmas food and gifts
9)Mission Outreach, sharing with agencies and individuals county wide
Volunteer Info:Minimum Age: 16. This program serves low-income people in San Lorenzo Valley. Help bag food, stuff envelopes and wrap packages. Assist with the annual Holiday projects. Photo ID requested, call for hours. Contact Linda Lovelace 336-8258.
Languages other than English:See Description Notes
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:San Lorenzo Valley
Physical Location:Ben Lomond
Funding Source:Donations

Dave  Mills
Executive Director

Linda Lovelace
Operations Director

Linda  Meyer
Assistant Operations Director

Subject Headings
 Brown Bag Programs
Disaster Relief Services
Emergency Food
Food Banks
Food Collection Volunteer Opportunities
Food Distribution
Food Donation Programs
Food Pantries
Food Vouchers
Fundraising Assistance
Holiday Donations
Holiday Programs
Homeless Families
Homeless Individuals
Homeless People
Information and Referral
Low Income
Outreach Programs
Private Nonprofits
Rent Assistance
School Supplies Donation Programs
Utility Bill Payment Assistance
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified February 20, 2015