San Mateo County Support Services
Child Care Programs and Referrals- These programs either provide referrals to child care programs or offer low-cost preschool programs.
1. Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) (650) 517-1460
2. Head Start Programs (650) 578-3440
3. Peninsula Family Connections (650) 556-9503
Parent participation preschools
4. Peninsula Family Service (650) 403-4300 x 4775
Offers early head start and center-based services throughout SMC.
Core Service Agencies- These community service agencies are the first place to contact for emergency assistance. They can provide or locate emergency food, clothing, shelter, deposit and rental assistance, utility assistance, short-term counseling and/or employment information.
1. Coastside Hope (650) 726-9071
99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada (serving El Granada, HMB, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach)
2. Puente de las Costa Sur (650) 879-1691
620 North Street, Pescadero (serving La Honda, Loma Mar, Pescadero and San Gregorio)
3. Daly City Community Service Center (650) 991-8007
350- 90th Street, Daly City (serving Broadmoor, Colma and Daly City)
4. Community Resource Center/YMCA (650) 276-4101
1486 Huntington Avenue, Ste 100, SSF (serving SSF, San Bruno and Brisbane)
5. Pacifica Resource Center (650) 738-7470
1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica (serving Pacifica)
6. Samaritan House (650) 347-3648
4031 Pacific Blvd, San Mateo (serving Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos and San Mateo)
7. Samaritan House South (650) 294-4312
1852 Bay Road, EPA (serving EPA and Menlo Park)
8. Fair Oaks Community Center (650) 780-7500
2600 Middlefield Road, RWC (serving RWC, Atherton, north Fair Oaks, Portola Valley, Redwood Shores, and Woodside)
Disability Services (Children)- These programs offer services to children with special needs or disabilities.
1. Golden Gate Regional Center (650) 574-9232
Provides diagnosis, counseling and assistance in arranging and paying for services for persons of all ages diagnosed as developmentally disabled.
2. Family Resource Center at Community Gatepath (650) 259-0189
Provides support groups, parent mentors, resource library, warm line support, community outreach, IEP training, bilingual support and parent workshops.
3. California Children’s Services (650) 616-2500
A tax-supported statewide program that helps children and young adults up to age 21 who have certain medical conditions.
Disability Services (Adults)- These programs offer services to adults with disabilities.
1. Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) (800) 806-4474 (TTY)
Provides a statewide relay system between those who have and those who don’t have TTY.
2. Canine Companions for Independence (800) 572-2275
Trains specially-trained dogs to assist people with disabilities to live more independent lives.
3. Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (650) 645-1780
Provides a variety of services to enable disabled and frail elderly people to lead independent lives.
4. Hearing and Speech Center for Northern California (415) 921-7658
Information/Services on hearing, hearing loss, hearing conservation, deafness. Loan of hearing aids.
5. San Mateo County Health- Aging and Adult Services (800) 675-8437
Provides a continuum of services for frail, older adults or adults with chronically disabling illnesses.
Emergency Hotline Numbers- These are emergency phone numbers for those experiencing a crisis.
1. Aging and Adult Services (800) 675-8437
Call this number to report suspected cases of elder and dependent adult abuse or neglect, or to request help for other issues.
2. CA Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200
Provides crisis intervention counseling, youth-to-parent message services, phone connections to service providers and families, and information and referral to youth in crisis and their families.
3. Child Protection Services (800) 632-4615
Accepts reports about children 17 or under who may be in danger due to abuse, abandonment or exploitation.
4. StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center (800) 273-8255
Spanish Line (800) 303-7432
Domestic Violence/Victims of Crimes- These programs offer assistance when you or a family member has experienced domestic violence or was a victim of a crime.
1. Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) (800) 300-1080
2. San Mateo County Victim Services Division (650) 559-7479
If you or a member of your family have been a victim of a crime, this program can help you with: provide support and info about your case; assistance in applying for financial assistance; community referrals and emergency assistance (food, shelter, clothing).
Food Programs- These programs offer food services, both long-term and short-term assistance.
1. Second Harvest Food Bank Food Connection Hotline (800) 984-3663
2. Emergency Food Providers
a. CALL Primrose-Drop-In Food Pantry (Burlingame) (650) 342-2255
b. Catholic Worker House (RWC) (650) 366-4415
c. Catholic Worker House (San Bruno) (650) 827-0706
d. Ecumenical Hunger Program (EPA) (650) 323-7781
e. LifeMoves Food Closet (5 locations in Palo Alto) (650) 569-0351
f. North Peninsula Food Pantry and Dining Center (Daly City)(650) 994-5150
g. Samaritan House Dining Room @ SM Masonic Lodge (650) 341-4081 x2003
h. St. Francis Center (RWC) (650) 365-7829
3. Meals on Wheels
a. Peninsula Volunteers (Daly City to EPA) (650) 323-2022
b. Senior Coastsiders (Coastside) (650) 726-9056
c. City of Pacifica, Meals on Wheels (650) 738-7350
Health and Dental Clinics- These programs offer low-cost or free health and dental services.
1. Arbor Free Clinic (Menlo Park) Sundays (650) 493-5000 x 1, 2, 22222
Arbor.stanford.edu Weekdays (650) 724-1332
2. Ravenswood Family Health Center (650) 330-7400 (EPA)
www.ravenswoodfhc.org (650) 321-0980 (Menlo Park)
3. RotaCare Clinics (650) 515-6885 (Daly City)
www.rotacarebayarea.org (650) 573-7114 (HMB)
4. Samaritan House (650) 839-1447 (RWC)
www.samaritanhousesanmateo.org (650) 578-0400 (San Mateo)
5. San Mateo Medical Center Clinics
a. 39th Avenue Health Clinics (San Mateo) (650) 573-3702
Adult Primary Care; Pediatrics; OB-GYN; Specialties
b. Coastside County Clinic (HMB) (650) 573-3941
c. Sonrises Community Dental Clinic (HMB) (650) 726-2144
d. Daly City Health Center (650) 301-8600
e. Daly City Youth Health Center (650) 985-7000
f. Fair Oaks Health Center (RWC) (650) 578-7141
g. Sequoia Teen Wellness Center (RWC) (650) 366-2927
h. Ron Robinson Senior Care Center (San Mateo) (650) 573-2426
i. South San Francisco Clinic (650) 877-7070
Health Insurance- San Mateo County offers affordable health insurance for all SMC residents.
1. Health Plan of San Mateo (650) 616-0050
A locally managed health care program for Medi-Cal and Medicare recipients.
2. San Mateo County Health Coverage Unit (650) 616-2002
Enrollment application assistance with public health coverage programs.
3. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (650) 627-9350
Operated by Self-Help for the Elderly, HICAP provides Medicare beneficiaries insurance counseling, information and other assistance.
Household Services- Programs that can assist in paying for household-related expenses.
1. PG&E Energy Saving Assistance Program (800) 933-9555
2. Rising Sun (510) 665-1501 x 300
Offers free water and energy assessment of home.
3. California Water Service- Low-Income Rate Assistance (877) 419-1701
Housing Assistance- These programs assist individuals and families to find affordable housing options.
1. HIP Housing (650) 348-6660
Programs include homesharing, self-sufficiency programs and access to some low-income housing in San Mateo County.
2. MidPen Housing Corporation (650) 356-2900
3. San Mateo County Department of Housing (650) 802-3300
Administers the federal subsidy program county-wide through a variety of assistance programs.
4. Project Sentinel (650) 321-6291
Provides housing dispute resolution, housing counseling and other services.
Immigration Services- These programs offer immigrant services.
1. Catholic Charities CYO (650) 295-2160
2. Coastside Hope (650) 726-9071
3. International Institute of the Bay Area (650) 780-7530
4. Community Legal Services of EPA (650) 326-6440
Job Training and Placement- These programs offer job training, resume building and life-skills services.
1. Goodwill Industries (650) 575-4579
2. Jobs for Youth (650) 559-7215
3. JobTrain (650) 330-6429
4. Peninsula Family Services Second Career Services (650) 403-4300 x4385
Legal Services/Mediation Services- These programs offer legal services and/or mediation services.
1. San Mateo County Superior Court www.sanmatecourt.org
Family Court Services – Provides mediation and limited evaluation services to parents who are in dispute about child custody; etc. Provides info and referrals.
2. Bay Area Legal Aid (650) 358-0745
3. Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (650) 326-6440
4. Legal Aid of San Mateo County (650) 558-0915
5. Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (650) 513-0330
Library Services www.plsinfo.org
Burlingame (2), Daly City (4), Menlo Park (2), RWC (4), San Bruno (1); San Mateo (3); SSF (3); Atherton; Belmont, Brisbane; East Palo Alto; Foster City; HMB; Millbrae; Pacifica; Portola Valley; San Carlos; and Woodside.
Literacy Programs- These programs offer literacy programs to adults.
1. Project Read- Menlo Park (650) 330-2525
2. Project Read North San Mateo County (650) 829-3871
3. Project Read- Redwood City (650) 780-7077
4. Project Read- San Mateo (650) 522-7848
LGBTQ- These programs offers counseling and other services to the LGBTQ and their family members.
1. San Mateo County Pride Center (650) 591-0133
2. GLBT National Help Center (888) 843-4564
3. Elder LGBT Elder Hotline (888) 234-7243
4. Star-Vista Crisis Hotline (650) 579-0350
5. Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
6. Trevor Project 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline (866) 488-7386
7. Transgender Adult Health Clinic (650) 573-2521
San Mateo County Medical Center
8. Stanford Children’s Health, Transgender Care Clinic (650) 721-1811 x3
9. Gelaam (Gente Latino de Ambiente) (650) 762-5428
Provides welcoming environment for LGBTQ Latinos and their families.
10. Adolescent Counseling Services, Project Outlet (650) 424-0852 x107
Parenting- These programs assist parents/grandparents in “parenting” children/young adults.
1. Gatepath Family Resource Center (650) 259-0189
2. Parents Place (Jewish Family & Children’s Services) (650) 931-1840
3. The Parent Project (650) 372-3272
Probation Services- San Mateo Probation Department
San Mateo County Probation Department probation.smcgov.org
Adult Probation (650) 363-4244
Juvenile Services (650) 312-8816
Youth Services Center (650)312-5327or (650)312-5200
Public Assistance Programs- These are government-run financial assistance programs for low-income individuals and families.
Human Services Agency Regional Offices Hsa.smgov.org
Daly City (650) 301-8440
South San Francisco (650) 877-5608
Belmont (650) 802-6470
East Palo Alto (650) 363-4175
Redwood City (650) 599-3811
Human Services Agencies offers the following programs:
1. CalWORKS (CA Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)- Provides temporary cash assistance and employment services to help families achieve self-sufficiency.
2. Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)- Provides assistance in the form of monthly cash payments for legal non-citizens who need financial help.
3. CalFresh- Provides electronic benefits to eligible low-income households.
www.calfresh.ca.gov (800) 847-3663
Rehabilitation Services- This program helps rebuild or renovate houses for low-income individuals or families.
1. Rebuilding Together Peninsula (650) 366-6597
2. Habitat for Humanity (415) 625-1000
Senior Services- These programs offer resources and support to older adults.
1. 70Strong (650) 477-1916
www.70strong.org- Provides a guide for older adults to connect with services, activities, and resources.
2. Healthy Aging Response Team (650) 991-5558
www.dcpartnership.org- Provides peer-based outreach and referral services to Daly City residents 50 years or older.
3. Fall Prevention Coalition of San Mateo County (844) 663-2557
4. Mission Hospice & Home Care (650) 554-1000
www.missionhospice.org- Provides education on end-of-life care, advance care planning and grief support groups.
5. Senior Villages- These are membership-based organizations whose mission is to help older adults help each other age in place.
a. Villages of San Mateo County (650) 260-4569
b. Brisbane Village (415) 508-2185
c. Foster City Village (650) 378-8541
d. Village of the Coastside (650) 440-5030
6. Adult Day Centers- Provides services to enable frail and/or functionally impaired seniors to maximize and maintain their everyday activities.
a. Catholic Charities CYO, San Carlos Adult Day Services (650) 592-9325
b. Coastside Adult Day Health Center (HMB) (650) 726-5067
c. Alzheimer Day Care Resource Center (650) 696-3660
d. Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House (650) 322-0126
e. SSF Senior Services Adult Day Program (650) 829-3824
Senior Centers- Provides activities and support to all older adults.
a. Belmont Twin Pines Senior Center (650) 595-7444
b. Doelger Senior Center (Daly City) (650) 991-8012
c. Lincoln Park Community Center (Daly City) (650) 991-8018
d. East Palo Alto Senior Center (650) 329-5900
e. Foster City Senior Wing (650) 286-2585
f. Senior Coastsiders (HMB) (650) 726-9056
g. Menlo Park Senior Center (650) 330-2283
h. Peninsula Volunteers Little House (Menlo Park) (650) 326-2025
i. Millbrae Senior Center (650) 259-2360
j. Pacifica Senior Services (650) 738-7384
k. Fair Oaks Adult Center (RWC) (650) 780-7500
l. Veterans Memorial Senior Center (RWC) (650) 780-7306
m. San Bruno Senior Center (650) 616-7150
n. San Carlos Adult Center (650) 802-4284
o. San Mateo Senior Center (650) 522-7490
p. Magnolia Senior Center (SSF) (650) 829-3820
These programs offer emergency and longer-term housing solutions. Please also visit one of the Core Service Agencies for a referral to a shelter.
1. Home and Hope (Burlingame) (650) 652-1103
2. StarVista www.star-vista.org
Day Break (for homeless youth, 16-21) (650) 364-4633
Your House South (runaway youth) (650) 367-9687
3. Catholic Worker House (San Bruno) (650) 827-0706
4. Samaritan House (650) 341-4081
5. LifeMoves (650) 685-5880
Social Security Benefits
Social Security Administration- Provides continuing income to workers and their families after retirement, disability or death; offers Medicare for people 65 or older and some people under 65 who are disabled; offers SSI to those in financial need who are 65 or over; or those blind or disabled.
www.ssa.gov (800) 772-1213
Offices are located at: 800 S. Claremont Street, Ste 101, San Mateo, CA
Substances Use Treatment Services- These programs offer support services, and outpatient and inpatient drug and alcohol treatment services.
1. 12-Step Program
a. Al-Anon/Alateen- For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking.
www.ncwsa.org (888) 425-2666
b. Alcoholics Anonymous (650) 577-1310
c. Cocaine Anonymous (415) 821-6155
d. Crystal Meth Anonymous (415) 692-4762
e. Marijuana Anonymous (415) 325-4785 or (408) 450-0796
f. Nar-Anon (800) 477-6291
www.naranoncalifornia.org- For anyone affected by someone else’s drug abuse.
g. Narcotics Anonymous (650) 802-5950
2. Day (Outpatient) Treatment/Counseling
a. Adolescent Counseling Services (RWC) (650) 424-0852
b. Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (650) 413-9635
c. Our Common Ground (650) 364-7988
d. HealthRIGHT 360 (415) 762-3700
e. El Centro de Libertad (650) 599-9955 (RWC)
www.elcentrodelibertad.org (650) 560-9995 (HMB)
f. Free At Last (EPA) (650) 462-6999
g. Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Chemical Dependency Center (650) 696-4666
24-hour crisis line (650) 696-5915
h. Service League, Hope House (RWC) (650) 363-8735
i. Sitike Counseling Center (SSF) (650) 589-9305
j. StarVista (650) 689-5587
www.star-vista.org- Sobering Station, Outpatient services and DUI
i. Voices of Recovery (650) 802-6552 (Belmont); (650) 289- 7670 (EPA)
j. Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment (Menlo Park) (650) 324-1470
6. Inpatient Treatment Centers
a. Free at Last (EPA) (650) 462-6999
b. Mills-Peninsula Health Services (650) 696-4666
24-hour crisis line (650) 696-5915
c. Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (650) 244-1444
d. Our Common Ground (650) 364-7988
e. Solidarity Fellowship (SM) (650) 341-3803
f. Women’s Recovery Association (415) 762-3700
1. Transportation Information www.511.org
Transit, traffic, rideshare, and bicycle information for all Bay Area counties.
2. Redi-Wheels and RediCoast (650) 508-6241
www.samtrans.com/Accessibility/Paratransit.html- Special bus service for mobility-impaired persons who are unable to use regular bus services.
3. Sam Trans (800) 660-4287
www.samtrans.com- Public transportation serving SM County.
4. Senior Mobility Guide www.peninsularides.org
Provides information on a wide variety of transportation services for seniors.
5. Sam Trans Mobility Ambassador Program (650) 508-6362
Youth Development and Mentoring
1. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bay Area (415) 503-4050
2. Fresh Lines for Youth (650) 263-2630
Prevents Juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, mentoring and leadership training.
3. Friends for Youth (650) 368-4444
Matches teens ages 10-17 with adult volunteers.