Philanthropic Programs

HOME (Housing of Medical Emergencies)

The mission of our chapter was to establish out-patient housing close to Stanford Hospital. This concept became a reality in 1978 when it was approved by National Assistance League. Initially the chapter leased local apartments. In 1986, a sizable grant received from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation was put into action to build a 42 unit apartment building adjacent to Stanford Hospital and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. Within one month all apartments were occupied. The units remain in constant demand.

HOME has flourished. Thanks to the unique partnership of Assistance League of Los Altos, Stanford University, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. What started off as a small idea of helping patients in need has evolved into a low-cost  housing facility for patients of Stanford Hospital. HOME houses over 400 patients along with their caregivers each year that are undergoing tests or treatment at Stanford University Medical Center.


Operation School Bell®

Backpacks with Supplies: Several hundred backpacks are filled each year with school supplies for children in need by our chapter volunteers.

Commitment to Youth In Foster Care

Assistance League of Los Altos® enriches the lives of youth in foster care. During the year, each child receives a personal birthday card and gifts. We give graduating seniors who are continuing their education laptop computers and printers to assist in their success.

We provide teens with educational outdoor adventures. They enjoy day and overnight trips including camping where they learn to respect nature as well as themselves.

In December, we celebrate the holidays with a luncheon bringing biological and foster families together. This is a joyous occasion where children and parents share food, games, crafts and singing. This is truly a gift to our members as we look upon the faces of the children all dressed up for the festivities and the excitement in their eyes when Santa arrives


BabyBundle_6-14aBaby Bundles

Partnering with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department we supply babies in need with the necessities including diapers, equipment, clothing and blankets. Many items are made by our member volunteers and supporters.





Volunteers & Assisteens® present fashion shows of priceless vintage clothing at senior centers, convalescent facilities, and the community.






Teddy bears have been donated to over 4,000 cancer and trauma patients at local hospitals and HOME residents.