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Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations

Human Services

Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations

Complaint investigation and mediation on issues related to prejudice and discrimination.


Works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination because of race, religion, national origin, cultural background, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical disability through education, investigation of complaints and mediation. Promotes harmonious intergroup relations among all cultures and nationalities. Issues of concern are homelessness, hate crimes, prejudice reduction and employment/housing discrimination. - Dispute Resolution Program provides mediation and conciliation to meet the individual and diverse needs of those affected locally by national and global events. - Immigration Resources and Integration Services (IRIS) provides information on citizenship for all Santa Clara County residents. - Network for a Hate Free Community provides a vehicle for reporting hate violence, obtaining services of a prejudice reduction workshop facilitator, data on Santa Clara County hate violence and networking opportunities for creating strategies that will promote a hate-free community. - Youth Advisory Task Force provides an opportunity for youth, age 14-21, to develop leadership and civic involvement skills and experience. The Human Relations Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women serve as advisory bodies to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 1 block.
2310 North First Street, Suite 104, San Jose, CA 95131 37.380604 -121.922091 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair





All residents of Santa Clara County with special orientation towards ethnic and cultural groups and underserved community, and women and girls



How to Apply:

Apply by phone or mail. Appointment recommended.

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies for mediation program only.

Service Areas:

  • Santa Clara County