Community Resources

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention

Alcohol and Drug Hotline 
Help line counselors will answer questions about alcohol and other drug prevention and recovery programs.


Child Abuse Line
Accepts reports about children under the age of seventeen who may be in danger due to abuse, abandonment, or exploitation.


Serves survivors and victims of domestic violence/abuse.


Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
Strengthens communities by empowering youth, families and individuals to overcome challenges through counseling, education and residential services.

1-650-368-6655 (South)
1-650-579-0350 (North)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.


Poison Control
Provides information about poison consumption and medical intervention.


Psychiatric Emergency Services
Provides crisis intervention.


Rape Trauma Services
Strives to eliminate all forms of violence with focus on sexual assault and abuse.


Emergency Assistance

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
CAST's mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.


Coastside Hope
Provides safety net services for the Coastside community


Daly City Community Service Center


El Concilio Emergency Services
Commits to improving the quality of life for under served communities by increasing leadership, education, and employment opportunities, and access to quality and appropriate health care in San Mateo County.


Fair Oaks Community Center
Multi-service facility offering a variety of services to the broader Redwood City Community


San Mateo County Human Trafficking Office

The Human Trafficking Program assists with training, education, and awareness across the County. 


National Human Trafficking Resource Center
NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking


North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center
Provides information and referral services to the community.


Pacifica Resource Center

Stabilizes Pacifica families and individuals in crisis by providing them shelter, housing assistance, food, clothing, and/or information and referral to helping agencies.


Puente de la Costa Sur
Provides a single point of entry for men, women, and children to have access to safety net services, health and wellness services, leadership development, and community engagement and action.


Salvation Army


Samaritan Family Kitchen
Serves hot meals and distributes food boxes along the north peninsula.


St. Vincent de Paul Society
Offers help to individuals in need.


Family Assistance

Aging and Adult Services
Call this number to report suspected cases of elder and dependent adult abuse or neglect, or to request help for other issues.


CCAT/Child Abuse Prevention Council
Provides leadership to prevent child abuse.


Child Care Law Center
Answers legal questions about child care and related subjects.


Child Protective Services
Accepts reports about children age 17 or under who may be in danger due to abuse, abandonment, or exploitation


Family and Children Services
Offers a wide variety of comprehensive and affordable counseling, education, and prevention programs to children, youth, adults and families in San Mateo County.


Family Service Agency
Provides counseling, support groups on anger management, parenting, child abuse, domestic abuse and other groups as needed.


Human Service Agency
Information on CalWorks, TANF, Foodstamp Program and general assistance.


Labor Project for Working Families
Provides resources for union members, negotiating teams, organizers, policy makers as well as community based organizations and activists on advocating for family friendly workplaces.


My New Red Shoes
Provides homeless children with brand new clothing so they can greet school confidently, also rallies the community about the needs of homeless children.


Paid Family Leave
Commits to educating Californians of their rights under Paid Family Leave.


Planned Parenthood
Works to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.


San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services
Enforces the financial responsibility of parents to support their children.


Youth and family Enrichment Services
Offers multiple avenues of supports, guidance, etc. for families.


Financial Assistance

Consumer Bankruptcy Counseling


Consumer Federation of America
Provides advocacy and education on finance.


Debtors Anonymous

Facilitates programs to help individuals with debt management.


GreenPath Debt Solutions
Offers certified credit counseling.


Identity Theft Prevention and Survival
Information on protection against identity theft


Identity Theft Resource Center
Information on identity theft


Money Central
Offers information on banking and money.


Money Management International
Money Management International (En Espanol)
Offers assistance with money management, credit and budgeting issues.


My Money Management

My Money Management (En Espanol)

Provides consumers with access to financial education to help inform their personal finance decision process.


Myvesta Non-Profit Financial Management
Offers information on debt and financial recovery.


National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and builds capacity for its members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services.

1-800-682-9832 (En Espanol)

Food Assistance

Food Connection Hotline
Refers emergency food, meals, and programs for seniors and families


North Peninsula food Pantry and Dining Center
Serves hot meals


Second Harvest Food Bank

Distributes food boxes


WIC (The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children)
Provides comprehensive nutrition services for young families, including food vouchers for the purchase of nutritious foods.


Housing Assistance

CA Department of Consumer Affairs: Consumer Home Mortgage Information
CA Department of Consumer Affairs: Consumer Home Mortgage Information (En Espanol)
Information and links about home ownership


Community Action Agency of San Mateo County
Provides assistance with weatherization, home repair and energy costs.


Consumer Credit Counseling Services of San Francisco
Promotes home ownership through various home-buying services.


ECHO Housing
Promotes equal access in housing and provides support services, which aid in the prevention of homelessness, and permanent housing conditions.


Creates and maintains affordable housing and promotes community and economic development.


Foreclosure in California
Gives information about foreclosures, loans and mortgages.


Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program

A residential co-ed program designed to provide homeless veterans with the skills necessary to live self-sufficiently.


Homeowner Preservation Foundation
Default/Delinquency Hotline
Online counseling services and resources


Hope Now
Provides advice and guidance to callers about what steps to take regarding their mortgage.


Human Investment Project (HIP) Housing
Offers programs to help seniors, single parents or persons with low incomes to obtain housing or remain in their own homes.


Making Home Affordable
Addresses the key problems at the heart of the current crisis and get our economy back on track.


Mateo Lodge Inc. Mobile Support Team
Locates mentally ill homeless people and assists them with referrals for food, lodging, clothing and mental health services.


Shelter Bed Hotline/Shelter Network of San Mateo County
Provides housing and support services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to re-establish self-sufficiency and to return to permanent homes of their own.


Tenants Together Foreclosure Hotline
A nonprofit that is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (En Espanol)
Works to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.


Legal Assistance

Bay Area Legal Aid
Provides free legal representation to domestic violence, custody, housing and immigrant matters.


Equal Rights Advocates
Provides legal services for women and girls in cases of sex discrimination and/or sexual harassment in employment and education.


Lawyer Referral Service
Arranges conferences with private attorneys in a particular field of law for a nominal fee.


Legal Aid Society
Provides free legal services to people with civil problems.


Legal Assistance Line
Provides a wide range of legal advice.


Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Advocates for the human rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration.


Private Defender Program
Provides legal representation within the court system to people who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney.


Victim Center
Provides general emergency and ongoing assistance for victims of violent crime.


Other Resources & Assistance

California Women Lead
Provides resources to women who are interested in elected and appointed offices. Also encourages and supports women in office.


California Commission on the Status of Women
Serves women and children of California so that their voices are heard.


Community Information Program Database
Offers many services to assist the community in making informed decisions.


Covered California
Affordable, quality health insurance coverage.


Freedom House
A non-profit organization with a mission to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human-trafficking by providing a safe home and long-term aftercare.


Mental Health Resources for College Students
Provides quality information on maintaining good mental health and identifying mental health issues.


San Mateo County Helps
Information and resources for the community


Teach a Girl to Lead

Teach a Girl to Lead aims to make women's political leadership visible to the next generation and to inspire girls and young women to see themselves as future public leaders. The TAG site is full of useful resources for teachers, youth group leaders and parents to help them teach the young people in their lives and communities about women's leadership and civic engagement.



United Way of the Bay Area
24/7 information and referral helplink


The Whitehouse Project
Aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities.


Unemployment Assistance

Cal-COBRA and Federal COBRA
Information for those terminated between 9/1/08-12/31/09 and their eligibility for subsidized health insurance and extended coverage


Employment and Development Department
Information on unemployment and disability insurance, job listings and resources


Offers employment and training solutions in locations throughout San Mateo County

1-650-802-6500 (En Espanol)

Women Back to Work
The purpose of Women Back to Work is to create systemic pathways for Women to Return to the Workforce. Our systematic structured approach (including resume review, skills assessment, augmentation training, and mentoring) enables women returnees to hit the ground running and sets them up for workplace success.

This program also enables companies to boost diversity & business results by acquiring valuable talent that is typically not available via conventional channels: highly qualified, professional women returning to the workforce. 

(408) 907-6400



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