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About Us

Vietnamese Volunteer Foundation, Inc (VIVO) was founded in 1979. It is one of the most dedicated 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based organization providing comprehensive acculturation, employment, health and human support as well as senior and family services to over 100,000 residents in the counties of Santa Clara and San Joaquin in Northern California.

Our History: In 1979, a group of young Vietnamese-American professionals in San Jose put into action their strong commitment to community services by founding VIVO - Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, a non-profit agency to assist refugees/immigrants and low-income ethnic families become productive members of our community Value multicultural diversity. Extending these services, VIVO developed a second branch in Stockton in 1985.

Mission: VIVO’s mission is to empower the undeserved to become productive participating citizens, to benefit themselves, their families and their communities through providing comprehensive Community Social and Cultural Services, among others, that promote a health, violent-free, self-sufficient and multi-cultural understanding society.

In order to accomplish our mission our services provide:

  1. Referrals and link consumers to community services and supports, as needed, to advance treatment goals and achieve outcomes that support recovery, wellness, and resiliency (e.g. housing; employment and/or education; public benefit assistance; primary health care services; food and clothing; substance abuse treatment services; mental health crisis services; etc.).

  2. Assist with restoration or maintenance of daily living activities, home visits, educate family and support compliance regarding living issues.

  3. Assist in applying for financial or health insurance benefits.


là môt trung tâm bất vụ lợi phục vụ cộng đồng người Việt tự do tại Hoa kỳ. Ở VIVO, chúng tôi cung cấp nhiều chương trình, lớp học và dịch vụ khác nhau (ex: ESL, sử dụng máy tính cơ bản, máy tính giá rẻ và truy cập Internet) để giúp cộng đồng và xã hội tốt hơn.

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