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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:

  • Edgewood Drop In Center, 604 Price Ave. Suite A Redwood City, CA 94063, (650) 517-8211
    Provides food, clothing, hygiene products, peer mentors, recreation activities and life skills workshops for youth ages 18-25. Free. Open 3pm-8pm Monday to Friday.
  • Project Read - Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 330-2525
    Offers free English conversation groups, evening English classes, and basic computer training.
  • Project Read - Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063, (650) 780-7077 Offers free conversation groups and adult, youth, and family literacy programs.
  • Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063, (650) 780-7500 
    Offers food, shelter referrals, housing help, crisis intervention, legal services, mental/medical referrals, and other emergency assistance.
  • International Institute of the Bay Area, 2600 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063, (650) 780-7530 Provides affordable immigration legal services to Bay Area residents.
  • Siren, 2396 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, (408) 453-3017 Provides legal services for immigrants rights, citizenship, DACA, and more. 
  • NAMI (Alianza nacional de enfermedades mentales),1650 Borel Place #130, San Mateo, CA 94402, (650) 638-0800 Provides support and resources for persons with mental illness and their families.    
  • KARA, 457 Kingsley Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 232-7426 English, (650) 614-1491 Spanish Support for persons dealing with the loss of a loved one. Support groups meet weekly.  
  • Stanford Cardinal Clinic, 795 Willow Road in Menlo Park, CA 94025 in the Menlo Park VA facility Offers free health care for uninsured persons. Open Sundays from 8am to 2pm.
  • Golden Gate Regional Center, 3130 La Selva Street, Suite 202, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 574-9232 Services for persons with developmental disabilities in San Mateo County.
  • 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.
  • 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: Coastside Hope. Serves Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, and Pescadero.
  • NOVA
  • Pacifica Resource Center, 1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044. Telephone: (650)738-7470. Website: Pacifica Resource Center Serves Pacifica.
  • Samaritan House, 401 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401. Telephone: (650)347-3648. Website: Serves Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, and San Carlos.
  • San Mateo County Pride Center  Provides broad range of services to LGBTQ+ individuals, partners, and their families. (650) 591-0133
  • Daly City Community Services Center, 350 90th Street, 1st Floor, Daly City, CA 94015. Telephone: (650)991-8007. Website: 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

Alcohol and Drug Helpline 650.573.3950
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program 650.424.0852 x108
Child Protective Services (CPS), San Mateo County
Domestic Violence Hotline: Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) 650.652.0800
Parent Helpline (StarVista) 650.591.9623
Psychiatric Emergency Services/ Suicide Prevention 650.638.0800
Shelter Bed Hotline 650.364.1150

County of San Mateo Human ServicesTop of Page

Name Phone Number Address Website
The websites listed below serve as your pathway to services and resources throughout San Mateo County. 
County of San Mateo Human Services Redwood City 650-599-3811 2500 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 San Mateo County
County of San Mateo Human Services 650-301-8400 271 92nd Street, Daly City, CA Human Services
 Immigrant Support and Coordination 650-363-4194   Immigrant Services
 Jobs For Youth
 650-599-7251 455 County Center, 5th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
Jobs For Youth

EducationTop of Page

Name Phone Number Address Website
Sequoia Union High School District 650-369-1411 480 James Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062 Sequoia District
Ravenswood School District 650-329-800 2120 Euclid Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Ravenswood-City-School-District
San Carlos School District 650-508-7333 1200 Industrial Road, Unit 9 San Carlos, CA 94070 San Carlos School District
Redwood City School District 650-423-2200 750 Bradford St, Redwood City, CA 94063 Redwood City School District
Menlo Park School District 650-321-7140 1818 Encinal Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 Menlo Park School District
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District 650-637-4800 2960 Hallmark Drive, Belmont , CA 94002 Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

City ResourcesTop of Page

City Resource Pages- Follow these links for access to services