WCCI

WEST COAST COMPANEROS, INC.

A CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT CORPORATION

Corporation #2122179 ~ Federal Employer Identification Number 33-0825200

 

WEST COAST COMPANEROS, INC.

c/o Dave Van Etten, President

702 Cree Drive ~ San Jose, CA 95123-4614

Voice 408-365-8809 ~ Fax 408-972-9257

dtvanetten@yahoo.com

 

 

ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

The following is a sampling of the many organizations in which some of the Companions are active. Please contact these organizations directly if you wish to offer volunteer help or financial support. Donations made to most of these organizations are tax-deductible.

 

Abundant Grace Coastside Worker — Practicing hospitality, growing and sharing food, this worker community operates a Hospitality House helping two homeless families at a time to get back on their feet and into permanent housing; provides free community breakfasts; and, in collaboration with Potrero Nuevo Farm, facilitates an organic farm employment project, and distributes the produce for free at five sites along the Coastside, addressing issues of food justice, access to organic fruits and vegetables, obesity and disease prevention, and sustainable, environmental farming..

Contact: 

John F. Suggs (California 1984)

johnsuggs@gmail.com

Contact: 

Eric De Bode (California 1983)

info@abundantgracecw.org

 

PO Box 702

650-726-6621

 

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-0702

 

http://abundantgracecw.org/

 

Amigos Anonymous — Through the Amigos Anonymous Scholarship Fund, provides help for campesino kids in Apaseo, Guanajuato, Mexico, currently about fifteen young people from upper elementary school through college.

Contact: 

Jerry Lagomarsino (California 1958)

lagofam@att.net

Contact: 

Regis & Setsuko Amann

 

 

2597 Lambert Court

 

 

Union City, CA 94587-4918

 

http://amigosanonymous.org

 

Casa de Clara/San Jose Catholic Worker — Showers are a persistent need in the homeless community. "Showers to the People!" is a mobile shower program in efforts to answer this need, but mostly an effort to respect the human dignity of our sisters and brothers forced to live on the streets. Offering showers, serving lunch, and distributing clean and needed clothing, are ways to deepen ties with the homeless community. Showers are provided by means of a freestanding, two-shower-stall trailer, purchased through donated funds raised by the Casa de Clara community in 2016.

Contact: 

Dave Van Etten (California 1958)

dtvanetten@yahoo.com

Contact: 

Andrew Lanier

andrew@sjcw.org

 

 

408-201-4224

 

318 North 6th St

 

 

San Jose, CA 95112

 

http://www.casadeclara.org

 

Education and Hope Provides money for scholarships for native children in Guatemala. Directed by Julie Coyne of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, where she runs a tutoring program to keep these children in school.

Contact: 

William O’Connell (Oregon 1956)

wocdoc@sbcglobal.net

 

 

408-288-5570

Contact: 

Julie Coyne

educationandhope@gmail.com

 

PO Box 486

 

 

Norwalk, CT 06856-0486

 

http://www.educationandhope.org

 

Guadalupe Law Center — Provides “no cost” legal services to individuals and families in Guadalupe, Arizona. Dave Myers has lived and worked with the Yaqui People of Arizona for over forty years, serving as community priest, lawyer, and teacher. He represents ordinary people in day-to-day problems. “Discerning with them, we focus on the laws, statutes or policies that cause or permit oppression. Then we select those cases that will change structures and set precedents for the benefit of many others.” The Center has recently acquired a building that, after some necessary repairs have been made, will house the Guadalupe Preparatory School.

Contact: 

Dave Myers (Oregon Province 1957)

davidamyers@mindspring.com

5441 E Calle San Angelo

 

 

Guadalupe, AZ 85283-2542

 

 

The Ignatian Family Teach-In An educational youth-link to social justice issues, co-founded by Bob Holstein with Charles Currie SJ, President, Associated Jesuit Colleges & Universities

Contact: 

Christopher Kerr, Executive Director

ckerr@ignatiansolidarity.net

 

1 John Carroll Blvd

216-397-2088

 

University Heights, OH 44118-4538

http://www.ignatiansolidarity.net

 

Jesuit Refugee Service The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Founded by Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe in 1980, in direct response to the humanitarian crisis of the Vietnamese boat people, JRS today works in 47 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, and social needs of more than 750,000 refugees.

Contact: 

Pat McDermott

pmcdermott@jesuits.org

 

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

202-629-5939

 

1016 16th St NW, Suite 500

 

 

Washington, DC  20036-5726

http://jrsusa.org/

 

Loyola Institute For Spirituality—19th Annotation Retreat for Companions Training for leading Ignatian retreats, and for exploring creative ways to promote Ignatian Spirituality

Contact: 

Felix Just, SJ

office@loyolainstitute.org

 

480 S Batavia Street

714-997-9587

 

Orange, CA 92868-3907

 

http://www.loyolainstitute.org

 

Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in Kusungu, MalawiWhen it opens for classes in September 2015, Loyola Jesuit Secondary School will form students of conscience, competence, compassion and commitment who strive to transform and improve their community. As a co-educational school working in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Loyola Jesuit will address many of the pressing educational and societal needs facing the young people of Malawi.

Contact: 

Peter Henriot, SJ (Oregon 1956/Zambia-Malawi 1992)

phenriot14@gmail.com

Contributions from the USA are tax exempt, and can be sent to Jesuit Missions, Inc., 1016 NW 16th St, Suite 400, Washington DC 20036-5727, with checks made payable to "Jesuit Missions, Inc." Indicate that the donation is for the Malawi school.

http://loyola-malawi.org

 

Matraca, A.C. Promotes and supports the education and care of working street children and teens in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

Contact: 

Morgan Zo Callahan (California 1962)

morganzc@hotmail.com

Contact: 

Insurgentes 58, Zona Centro

matracaac@infosel.net.mx

 

011-52-228-8170044

Voice: 011-52-228-8170044

 

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

 

http://www.matraca.org

 

New Connections Irma Gary House for transitioning women prisoners and Jean’s House of Prayer, a quiet chapel for all in need of peace and rest!. This is one of the projects that was dear to the heart of Bill Bichsel SJ (Oregon Province 1946).

Contact: 

Marian Snyder

 

 

613 S 15th Street

253-617-1405

 

Tacoma, WA 98405-4409

 

http://nctacoma.org

 

PICO InternationalPICO International is the newest project of the PICO National Network, founded in 1972 through the leadership of John Baumann, S.J.  PICO International builds leaders through ecumenical congregations in Rwanda, in Africa, El Salvador and Guatemala in Central America, and the Northeast Department of Haiti.  Hundreds of local residents have learned how to solve their community problems together.

Contact: 

John Baumann, SJ (California 1956)

jbaumann@piconetwork.org

 

171 Santa Rosa Ave

510-655-2801

 

Oakland, CA 94610-1316

 

http://www.picointernational.org/

 

Pilgrims’ Partner Foundation Assists non-profit service organizations serving low-income & disenfranchised populations through consultation and training in communication, conflict resolution, board & staff well-being, and burnout prevention.

Contact: 

John F. Christensen (California 1963)

info@pilgrimspartner.org

http://www.pilgrimspartner.org

 

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Honduras — After the recent death of John Donahue, SJ, “Padre Juanito,” Jack Donald, SJ, has moved to help out in this Jesuit parish in El Progreso, a parish that is huge in terms of people and territory—22 chapels and the main church, each with considerable lay vitality due to Padre Juanito’s leadership for the past several years. The Jesuits there are looking to create a lot of partnerships that raise the educational level, create jobs and preach the good news of the Gospel.

Contact: 

Tom Zeko (Detroit Province 1967)

tazmonstr@aol.com

Contact: 

Jack Donald, SJ (California 1961/Central America 1980)

jdonald@calprov.org

Donations:

Jesuits West International Ministries

 

 

PO Box 68

 

 

Los Gatos, CA 95031-0068

 

 

Sino-Asian Institute of America — Arranges courses in Asian Languages and Cultures in Beijing and Tibet; builds schools and clinics in China (2), Tibet (3), and Afghanistan (1). Offers guidance for study, business internships, and graduate (MA and PhD) work in China; welcomes CompaĖeros and guests to visit Buddhist, Daoist, and Ethnic Minority sites in China, cultural sites in Kyoto, Japan, and the great religious centers of Tibet.

Contact: 

Michael Saso (California 1948)

michael_saso@yahoo.com

 

1433 James M Wood Blvd

213-595-5650

 

Los Angeles, CA 90015-1229

 

 

in China and Tibet:

853 6259 1363

http://www.michaelsaso.org

 

SOA Watch — Founded by Fr. Roy Bourgeois, MM, to spotlight social-justice issues in Central and South America.

Contact: 

 

info@soaw.org

http://www.soaw.org

 

Verbum Dei High School — a Catholic, Jesuit, college- and career-preparatory complemented by a corporate internship program, serving young men of south-central Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.

Contact:

Michael Mandala, SJ, President

mmandala@calprov.org

 

Verbum Dei High School

323-564-6651 x5000

 

11100 S Central Ave

 

 

Los Angeles, CA 90059-1120

 

http://www.verbumdei.us

Vivir Joven Movimiento de Apoyo a Menores de y en la Calle, A.C.; a movement for assistance to youth from (and on) the streets in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico

Contact:

Morgan Zo Callahan (California 1962)

morganzc@hotmail.com

Contact:

Juan Manuel

perezjuanma9@hotmail.com

Contact:

Jose Cruz

cruz.araiza@holcimapasco.com.mx