Santa Clara Home Care

We represent nearly 17,000 workers at Santa Clara Home Care In-Home Supportive Services

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Our Santa Clara County IHSS Chapter Steward Council is preparing to elect our next Chapter Officers.  In order to be eligible to be nominated for a Chapter Officer, you must be a member in good standing in the Chapter for at least three (3) months immediately preceding the nomination.

Below are important dates related to the Chapter Officer Election. All events take place at the SEIU Local 521 San Jose Office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose.

  • September 11; 4-6 p.m.:  Membership Meeting. This meeting will be a single subject membership meeting, where we will be selecting our Election Committee.
  • September 22 – 26:  Nominations for a Chapter Officer position may be submitted by petition signed by at least five workers or stewards from September 22 through 26.
  • September 27; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.:  Chapter Officer Nomination Meeting. This is a Chapter Steward Council meeting where members can submit nominations for the Chapter Officer position in person.
  • October 25; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Chapter Officer Election.  This a Chapter Steward Council meeting where the Chapter Steward Council will solely vote for officer nominees.

If you wish to run for an officer position, you can obtain a copy of the nomination form here or you may pick a nomination form at the San Jose Union Office, 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95131.

Your nomination forms must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.  You can submit your nomination form by e-mail (, mail (2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose, CA 95131) or in person.  If you do mail your nomination form, the envelope must be postmarked by Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. 

* * Chapter Officer Nomination Form with Duties of Officers’ Descriptions (PDF):  Click here

* * Learn more about chapter news, read Santa Clara Home Care Newsletter, June 2014 (PDF):  English | Spanish | Chinese |  Vietnamese 

Chapter Contacts

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Simply text Homecare to 787-753.
Para recibir noticias en espanol a su telefono, envie HomecareESP al numero 787-753.

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Union Home Care Hotline:
English: (408) 678-3365 | Chinese: (408) 678-3387
Spanish: (408) 678-3368 | Vietnamese: (408) 678-3377

Public Authority:
. Sign-up for Medical & Dental Benefits, ECO Pass: (408) 350-3290
. Registry – Getting clients: (408) 350-3251

In-Home Supportive Services:
. Social workers: (408) 792-1600
1888 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112

Case Management Information Payroll System ~ State of California
Providers’ Timesheet Processing Status:  1-866-376-7066

Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.

Chapter Meetings & Events

IHSS Home Care Worker Training Class Schedule for Sept. through Dec. 2014:  Click here   

Appeal Training Schedule:  the third Wednesday of every month 4 pm-6 pm | San Jose Union office (Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 & Dec.22)

New Worker Orientation Schedule: Fridays, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5  | 2:00 -3:30 |San Jose Union office
                Note:  New Workers Orientation meeting scheduled Sept. 5 has been cancelled due to conflicts with an all staff meeting.

Upcoming General Membership Meeting: Sat. , Oct. 18 | 10 am- 12 pm | San Jose Union office

Chapter Leadership Meeting/Steward Council Meeting: Sat., Sept. 27 | 10 -12 pm | San Jose Union office


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Santa Clara IHSS Officers/Stewards (PDF)

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