Santa Maria Urban Ministry
Santa Maria Urban Ministry's mission is to provide our community with a safe, welcoming place for basic services that meet short-term needs and to promote permanent, uplifting transformation for client families through education, service and targeted programs.
Santa Maria Urban Ministry was founded in 1983 to provide emergency food to the hungry residents of downtown San Jose, California. Today we serve families and individuals from a wide area within the City of San Jose from our Guadalupe Washington site in downtown. An outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real, Santa Maria has featured a food pantry for 36 years and also offers a clothing closet, early childhood education, aan afterschool homework Center, English as a Second Language Classes for adults and targeted programs for the homeless.