There are "Core Service" agencies throughout San Mateo County providing basic emergency and support services. These agencies help with basic needs such as food and shelter, and long term client advocacy.

Below you will find links to these Centers:

  • SMC Connect Find community services in San Mateo County- Human Services Agency
  • Family Connections Provides free preschool childcare to low income families (650) 556-9503 ext.124
  • SPARKPOINT at Cañada College brings together a world of community resources to assist students, community members and their familes in building stronger financial futures.
  • El Concilio of San Mateo County, 1798-B Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Telephone: (650)330-7432. Fax: (650)321-7785.
  • Fair Oaks Community Center, is a multi-service facility offering a variety of services to the broader Redwood City Community. Services are offered by a combination of City staff and representatives from public and private non-profit agencies.
  • Hip Housing is a non-profit organization that creates a place to call home for thousands of people in San Mateo County. (650) 348-6660
  • Coastside Opportunity Center, 99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018. Telephone: (650)726-9071. Website: www.coastside.org. Serves Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, and Pescadero.
  • NOVA
  • Tides/Pacifica Resource Center, 1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044. Telephone: (650)738-7470. Website: www.pacresourcecenter.org. Serves Pacifica.
  • Samaritan House, 401 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401. Telephone: (650)347-3648. Website: www.samaritanhouse.com. Serves Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, and San Carlos.
  • Daly City Community Services Center, 350 90th Street, 1st Floor, Daly City, CA 94015. Telephone: (650)991-8007. Website:http://www.dalycity.org/Residents/Community_Service_Center.htm. Serves Daly City, Colma, and Broadmoor.
  • 70 STRONG Enrichment classes, social groups, home care, community clinic, transportation, housing for older adults (650) 708-7547
  • Voter Registration: Welcome to the California Online Voter Registration website

24 Hour HotlinesTop of Page

NAME PHONE NUMBER
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 888-220-7575
California Youth Crisis Line 800-843-5200
California Youth Crisis Line 800-473-3003
Child and Adolescent Hotline and Prevention Program 567-5437
Child Protective Services (CPS), San Mateo County 200-638-4615
Domestic Violence Hotline: Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) 800-300-1080
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service 800-662-4357
Parent Helpline (StarVista) 888-220-7575
Psychiatric Emergency Services/ Suicide Prevention 650-573-2662
Shelter Bed Hotline 800-774-3583

County of San Mateo Human ServicesTop of Page

Name Phone Number Address Website
County of San Mateo Human Services Redwood City (650) 599-3811 2500 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 http://www.smcgov.org
County of San Mateo Human Services (650) 301-8400 271 92nd Street, Daly City, CA http://hsa.smcgov.org
 Immigrant Support and Coordination  650-363-4194    http://hsa.smcgov.org/oisc

EducationTop of Page

Name Phone Number Address Website
Sequoia Union High School District (650) 369-1411 480 James Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062 http://www.seq.org/
Ravenswood School District (650) 329-800 2120 Euclid Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 http://www.ravenswood.k12.ca.us/site/default.aspx
San Carlos School District (650) 508-7333 1200 Industrial Road, Unit 9 San Carlos, CA 94070 http://www.scsdk8.org
Redwood City School District (650) 423-2200 750 Bradford St, Redwood City, CA 94063 http://www.rcsd.k12.ca.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Menlo Park School District (650) 321-7140 1818 Encinal Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 http://district.mpcsd.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=171241
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (650) 637-4800 2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont , CA 94002 http://www.brssd.org