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The Women's Gathering Place (WGP) is a safe and welcoming place where women can come to rest, have a meal, and build trusting relationships with other women from the surrounding community and partner agencies. We invite them to take off their shoes and relax around a table where other women might already be conversing about the day’s events.

Caring women from the community are invited to volunteer and join our guests for lunch, offering friendship and support. We provide an on–site laundry and plan to expand and offer showers allowing the women to bathe and clean their clothes. This will promote the restoration of dignity and self-esteem along with promoting hygiene and general health.

WGP women are encouraged to participate in therapeutic small groups and meet with representatives from partner agencies that will help establish housing, paths to employment, and provide case management.

Finally, WGP women are sent out into the world better prepared to face the challenges of homelessness, fed and clean, armed with information, and welcomed back another day to participate again in building a supportive community

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It is with a heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of Joyce Sogg, one of Women's Gathering Place's founding members. Joyce had a wonderful warm smile and a big heart for the ladies, always willing to listen to them. She was an integral part of our community of women and is missed by all.
                         -- April, 2016

   
The Women’s Gathering Place • First Presbyterian Church San Jose • 49 N 4th St. • San Jose, CA 95112 • (408) 297-7212