Heart of the Valley


Friendly Neighbors Helping Seniors Stay Independent



Office Hours: 9am -1pm Monday thru Friday

Join Us Today!

Helping seniors live independently in West Santa Clara Valley.

Be a friendly neighbor by volunteering with us today!

It will warm your heart!

Need Help?

We are an organization powered by volunteers with a small staff here to serve you.

Call us at (408) 241-1571 and will do our best to help!

What makes us different?

We are a door-through-door service.

We take seniors to their appointments, wait for them, and then take them home.

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Welcome to Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS, Inc.

We are a nonprofit, all volunteer organization helping seniors 65 years or older in West Santa Clara Valley by offering services and programs which help them maintain their independence. We invite you to find out why were are passionate about helping seniors in our community.

Looking for Help?

If you are a senior in need of some help or family member or friend looking to help a senior, start on our Services and Programs page.

Support Our Mission

If you are looking to donate to a worthy cause, we believe you’ve found one! Start with our Donate page.

Volunteer with Us

If you are someone with a heart for helping seniors and are looking for an organization to join, start on our Volunteer page.

Hear about Our Services From Seniors We Help!

Hear how Heart of the Valley helps Saeko stay independent!

Meet Myrtle, an independent Heart of the Valley senior!

HOV Features

Join us at the YSTCA Fundraiser for HOV!

Heart of the Valley is grateful to the Youth Services Through Cultural Arts (YSTCA) for selecting our agency as a co-recipient of funds raised at their annual Music and Dance Showcase in Milpitas. Come and see talented youth from around 15 different Indian classical dance and music schools to participate in this event!

It will be held at the Shirdi Sai Parivaar at 1221 California Circle in Milpitas, CA 95035 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30am to 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Donna Young, our new Administrative Manager at our HOV office

New Volunteer Opportunity: CRITTER COMPANIONS

Heart of the Valley has always been proud of the kindness and diversity of our volunteers. We are expanding this diversity to include our friendly, lovable pets! Sign up to share your pet with our seniors

Introducing Lydia Rivas, Our New Staff Assistant

Hello, my name is Lydia Rivas. I have lived in Santa Clara Valley for 57 years and have always been passionate about giving back. I had the privilege of being connected to Heart of the Valley from SourceWise. I love working for this organization that provides so many wonderful services to the local senior community.

Introducing Suzanne Dougan, Our New Staff Assistant

Hello everyone, my name is Suzanne Dougan. I was a volunteer first, then a Board Member and now working in the office through Sourcewise, I truly see and enjoy the entire process at Heart of the Valley. I raised three daughters here in Santa Clara, which is a wonderful city. In my spare time, I enjoy all crafts, photography and my passion – quilting. You can never have too much fabric.

What's Next from the HOV Board

Heart of the Valley’ s Board of Directors currently has seven hardworking and creative members. In the last few months they have been exploring different fundraising opportunities, including our first HOV Online Auction. Thank you to all who participated in our first auction held in June!

If you are interested in talking with a member of our Board or with our Executive Director, Glenda Cresap, please send an email to contact@servicesforseniors.org. We would like to hear from you!

Founder Ted Chamberlain on the beginnings of Heart of the Valley

Ted Chamberlain was one of the founders of Heart of the Valley. Hear the wonderful story of how Heart of the Valley got started — truly friendly neighbors trying to help seniors in our community. Thanks to them and our dedicated staff and volunteers, we are still going strong thirty-one years later!

From Our Senior Clients

The day I found Heart of the Valley, is the day that improved my situation forever! Thank you all for the caring services you provide.


Thank you so much for all the help you have given me and for all the wonderful work you do! You should be called, Heroes of the Valley.


You’ve got “heart” above all else. I called everyone, no one would help. Then I reached your number and a voice of an angel answered and said Heart of the Valley would send someone over. Did I ever get lucky!


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