Life in a licensed residential group home is challenging for both the Adolescent Residents and Caregiving Staff. But with Supper Club, Residents can look forward to a nutritious meal, planned and prepared by a team of volunteers. It’s a special night each week when Residents can take a break from their usual dinner routine and enjoy time with encouraging volunteers. Supper Club also gives the Caregiving Staff a well-deserved night off. Supper Club serves children and teens at various group homes throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Volunteering with Supper Club is easy! We’ve got three simple goals for volunteers:

  1. Plan and cook a scrumptious meal for 6 Residents and 2-4 Volunteers.
  2. Involve the kids in the cooking process, which teaches them about kitchen hygiene and cooking methods.
  3. Simply “hang out” with the kids and get to know them, which helps them develop relational skills.

What’s the next step? Join one of our existing teams or help us  expand this program into one of the several waiting locations. Volunteers must be over the age of 21 and are required to complete a location-specific application and background check. Contact for more information on how to get plugged in.

Have more questions?

Check out our WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW? Informational flyer about supper club.

The Santa Clara County Resource Center, The Hub

Interested in dropping off meals for current and former foster children, ages 15-24, who are eligible for the Independent Living Program? How about donating professional clothing? The ministry of Help One Child is coming alongside the Hub through providing meals, both fresh and frozen, for these youth who often have little or no other resources available to them and through donations of professional clothing for job interviews.The Hub offers a wide variety of services and resources for these youth including transportation, access to computers, counseling, help with housing and employment, legal consultation, and much more. If you are interested in providing meals to the Hub or donating professional clothing, please contact Adriana Taylor.

The San Mateo County Receiving Home

Interested in working with foster youth to help teach a life skill such as gardening or cooking? Join Help One Child in support of the San Mateo Receiving Home. Located at Ralston Avenue and Highway 92, this home cares for children who have been recently removed and are awaiting a more permanent placement. In addition to the committed volunteer teams, the Receiving Home is also looking for support through the donation of toiletries, underwear, socks, and assorted clothing. Contact Adriana Taylor for more information.