Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


The Gilroy Compassion Center is a homeless resource center and day center for the people experiencing homelessness in Gilroy. The city of Gilroy experienced the largest increase in people experiencing homelessness with a 64% increase from 2015. With an increase in the population comes an increased need for basic services, such as restrooms and showers. To address this need Gilroy Compassion Center has fitted their day Center with restrooms and showers. Yet with limited funding available the organization was unable to make them compliant with the Americans with Disability Act. This project was developed to secure funding through a county grant to make these important accommodations. The project included writing the grant and implementing the grant once funds were secured the writing of this grant resulted in $12,000 being secured for the bathrooms and showers to become compliant with the guidelines the Americans with disability act requires.