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ALCOHOL/TOBACCO/DRUG ABUSE

12 STEP PROGRAMS    .
 Al-Anon/Alateen  650.592.7935  For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking.
Cocaine Anonymous  415.821.6155 www.norcalca.com
Crystal Meth Anonymous  415.692.4762  www.norcalca.com, www.crystalmeth.org
Marijuana Anonymous  415.325.4785  www.ma-sf.org

Nar-Anon

For anyone affected by someone else’s drug abuse.

 800.477.6291  www.naranoncalifornia.org

Narcotics Anonymous

Self-help organization for men and women who desire to stop drug/alcohol use.

 650.802.5950  www.peninsulana.org
     
DAY TREATMENT AND COUNSELING    

 Sitike Counseling Center

306 Spruce Ave., South San Francisco 94080

24-hour information about and referral to substance abuse services

650.589.9305
www.sitike.org

   
 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

   

 Alcohol and Drug Helpline

24-hour information about and referral to substance abuse services.

650.573.3950   

 Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Provides information, assessment, referrals and treatment for mental health and substance use services

800.686.0101

www.smchealth.org/bhrs

California Smokers’ Helpline   800.662.8887 

www.nobutts.org 

San Mateo County Health System   

 

www.smchealth.org/tobaccoeducationcoalition

Tobacco Prevention Program

Conducts community outreach, education and advocacy activities to reduce the number of county residents using tobacco products.

650.573.3777   
     
 

DISABILITY SERVICES

   
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)   1.800.806.1191  TTY 1.800.806.4474 www.ddtp.org 

California Children’s Services

801 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 100, South San Francisco, CA 94080

A tax supported statewide program that helps children and young adults up to 21 years old who have certain medical conditions.

650.616.2500   

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)

 

Trains specifically-bred dogs to assist people with disabilities to live more independent lives

 800.572.2275

TTY 707.577.1756

 www.cci.org
     
 

EDUCATION

   

South San Francisco Unified School District Adult Education Program 

 

825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080 

 650.877.8844  www.ssfusd.org
     
 

LITERACY PROGRAMS

   

 Project Read North San Mateo County

 

840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 650.829.3871   www.ssf.net/projectread
     
 

FOOD PROGRAMS

   

 Food Assistance Program (CalFresh

 

Provides a debit card for eligible low-income households. CalFresh benefits can be used to buy food at all major grocery stores, many neighborhood stores and participating farmers markets. apply in person through Human Services Agency regional offices or online at www.calfresh.ca.gov/

 1.800.223.8383

www.calfresh.ca.gov/

     

Second Harvest Food Bank Connection

 

Provides multi-lingual referrals to free food pantries/groceries and soup kitchens. Provides CalFresh application assistance on phone or at community locations throughout the County. Mon.-Fri., 8 AM-5 PM.

 1.800.984.3663  www.shfb.org/getfood
     

 CalFresh

 

Provides electronic benefits (similar to a debit card) for eligible low-income households. CalFresh benefits can be used to buy food at most grocery stores, many neighborhood stores, and participating fatmers. Apply for CalFresh online at www.calfresh.ca.gov/ or HAS offices.

 650.877.5608   www.calfresh.ca.gov/
     

CONGREGATE MEAL SITES

 
   

Salvation Army

 

409 South Spruce Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Saturday, 10:30-11:30 AM.

650.266.4591   
     

Café St.Vincent

 

421 4th Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Mon.-Sat., 10 AM-12 noon; Food only on Sat. Entrance at rear of the building.

 650.589.9039  
     

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC Program)

 

Offers nutrition education and supplemental foods to low-income women and their children age 0-5 at clinics throughout the country.

650.573.2168

1.800.205.0333 Breastfeeding Helpline,

www.smchealth.org/wic

     

EMERGENCY FOOD PROVIDERS

 
   

Grace Covenant Church

 

740 Del Monte Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

Distributes bags of food to those in need twice a month and hosts a monthly luncheon for seniors.

   www.gracecovssf.org
     

Meals on Wheels (San Mateo to Daly City)

Will deliver a hot meal to the home of persons age 60 or over or homebound who are unable to prepare their own meals.

 1.800.675.8437  
     

HEALTH

   

San Mateo County Health System

 
 

www.smchealth.org

 

Mobile Clinic

Health screenings, immunizations, family planning for low-income, non-insured and homeless people.

650.573.2786   

Partner Services

Assists clients in notifying sex and/or needle-sharing partners of potential exposure to HIV or another STD.

650.573.3401   

Testing on Demand

Mobile Testing Van meets clients for rapid HIV and STD testing and needle exchange.

650.619.9125   

South San Francisco Clinic

306 Spruce Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Adults: Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-5 PM. Pediatrics Mon. & Thurs: 8 AM-8:30 PM. Tue, Wed & Fri: 8 AM-5PM. Closed daily 12 noon-1 PM.

650.877.7070   
     

HEALTH INSURANCE

   

SA Health Insurance Call Center

Offers a toll-free number to report Medi-Cal changes, ask questions about health coverage and other services.

1.800.223.8383  www.smchsa.org  

Medi-Cal Access Program

Low-cost health coverage for mid-income pregnant women and their newborns.

1.800.433.2611 

mcap.dhcs.ca.gov

 

Health Plan of San Mateo

A locally managed health care program for Medi-Cal and Medicare recipients.

 650.616.0050

 

http://www.hpsm.org 

San Mateo County Health Coverage Unit

Enrollment application assistance with public health coverage programs such as Medi-Cal, Covered California, Access and Care for Everyone (ACE), and Healthy kids. Residents can also apply directly online for Medi-Cal and Covered California. Please visit www.coverdca.com

650.616.2002 

www.smchealth.org/insrance

Medicare

A federal health insurance program for seniors and some disabled persons.

1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227) 

www.medicare.gov

     

 HOMELESS SERVICES/

Emergency Assistance

 
   
St. Vincent de Paul Society Homeless Help Desks     650.349.9251   

South San Francisco Help Center

421 – 4th Lane, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Drop-in assistance Mon.-Sat., 10 AM-12 noon; Food only on Sat. Entrance at rear of building.

 650.589.9039   
 

Emergency Shelter for Adults with Children

   

Safe Harbor

295 North Access Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080

650.873.4921   

http://samaritanhousesanmateo.org/what-we-do/shelter/

     

HOUSING

 
   

Discrimination

California State Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Investigates, mediates and litigates charges of housing discrimination.

 
 

1.800.884.1684, TTY 1.800.700.2320

www.dfeh.ca.gov

 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

HelpLink  

 211

For services in Chinese call: 1.415.808.7339.

 
     

JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT

 
   

California Conservation Corps (CCC)

Offers training and employment to state residents age 18-23 in a variety of locations throughout California.

1.916.341.3100     

 

www.ccc.ca.gov

 

 Goodwill Industries

Vocational rehabilitation for disabled and disadvantaged adults.

 1.415.575.2101 

 

www.sfgoodwill.org

 

 Job Corps

Career development, job training and placement at various sites nationwide. High school diploma/ GED classes. For age 16-24.

 1.800.733.JOBS OR 1.800.733.5627  

www.jobcorps.gov

 Jobs for Youth

Finds employment for young age people 14-21.

 650.301.8492  

www.hsa.smcgov.org/jobs-youth

NOVA Workforce Development

Offers comprehensive employment services for job seekers, youth and employers.

1.408.730.7232 

www.novaworks.org

 
 

Phase2Careers

Assist older adults in the Bay Area find new career opportunities through job search and career development workshops; employment roundtables; job search panels; networking and recruitment events; and special presentations.

   

www.phase2careers.org

 

CalWORKS (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)

Provides temporary cash assistance to and employment services to help families achieve self-sufficiency.

 

650.877.5608

 
     
 

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING


 

 

Equal Rights Advocates

Provides legal services for women and girls in cases of sex discrimination in employment and education. Provides assistance and counseling regarding family leave laws.

  1.800.839.4372  

www.equalrights.org

     

LEGAL AND MEDIATION SERVICES

 
   

San Mateo County Superior Court

Provides help completing legal forms, jury duty information, online traffic payment system and general information about the court.

 
   

www.sanmateocourt.org

 Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR)  650.261.5075 or 650.261.5076  

 www.sanmateocourt.org/adr

 Family Law Facilitators

 

1050 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 Open Wednesdays only 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon. Assists those who do not have attorneys in matters such as child and spousal support, custody and visitation, paternity, divorce, and legal separation.

 650.261.5010  

 Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)

Legal information line of survivors of domestic violence: 650.259.1855

1.800.300.1080   

 San Mateo County Bar Association

333 Bradford Street, Suite 200, Redwood City, CA 94063

Refers callers to local attorneys, handles writing of simple wills for low-income senior citizens.

 650.369.4149, x3  

www.smcba.org

 

San Mateo District Attorney Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit

Enforces laws prohibiting false advertising, unfair competition and other forms of consumer fraud. Also files actions for violations of environmental protection laws.

 

650.363.4651

 
     
 

LGBTQ SERVICES

   

LGBTQ Commission of San Mateo County

Provides online resources, policy advocacy, and educational events.

 650.363.4872
 

lgbtq.smcgov.org

 

 

 

Pride Initiative of San Mateo County

A monthly meeting for social service providers, community members and stakeholders interested in addressing LGBTQ+ issues.

   

Pride@smcgov.org,

www.smchealth.org/bhrs/ode/pride

 LGBT Veterans Support Group 650.493.5000, x28844   www.paloalto.va.gov/services/lgbt.asp
     
 

LGBTQ+ CRISIS HOTLINES

   

 GLBT National Help Center

Peer support and local resources.

 1.888.843.4564   www.glnh.org

 Sage LGBT Elder Hotline 

Peer counseling, information and local resources.

 1.888.234.SAGE or 1.888.234.7243   Sage@lgbthotline.org

 Star Vista

Available 24/7. Crisis and suicide intervention for adults and youth.

    650.579.0350  

 Trans Lifeline

Crisis and suicide hotline by and for transgender people experiencing a crisis.

 1.877.565.8860  

 Trevor Project 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide prevention hotline for the LGBTQ+ youth. thetrevorproject.org also provides TrevorChat instant messaging with a counselor and TrevorText.

 1.866.488.7386  
     
 

LIBRARY SERVICES IN SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

   
 

Main Library                                                                        

840 West Orange Avenue, So. San Francisco, CA 94080

 650.829.3860  
 

Community Learning Center                                  

520 Tamarack Lane, So. San Francisco, CA 94080

   650.877.8540  
 

Grand Avenue Branch                                                       

 

306 Walnut Avenue, So. San Francisco, CA 94080

 650.877.8530  
     
 

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

   
 Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)

 650.312.8515

1.800.300.1080

 www.corasupport.org

 Family Assertive Support Team (FAST)

FAST Team is an in-home outreach service that offers assessment, consultation, and support services to adults (age 18+) experiencing a severe mental health problem and their designated family members (9 AM- 9 PM Spanish and Mandarin language capacity)

 650.368.3178  

 Family Resource Centers

Provides counseling, support and education services for youth and adults, home visiting, parent involvement in leadership, financial assistance and case management at specific school locations with Spanish speaking staff.

 650.802.7684   hsa.smcgov.org/family-resource-centers

 Youth Services Bureau of South San Francisco

1486 Huntington Avenue, Suite 100, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 650.276.4101  
     
 

PUBLIC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

   

 Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

Provides assistance in the form of monthly cash payments for legal non-citizens who need financial help.

 1.800.648.0954  

 General Assistance (GA)

1487 Huntington Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Provides short-term financial assistance and supportive services to all eligible, low-income adults without children resisiding in San Mateo County who are unemployed or unable to work, Call 650.877.5608 for more information.

 650.877.5608  

 Social Security Administration

The federal Social Security Administration provides continuing income to workers and their families after retirement disability or death; offers Medicare for people 65 or over and some people under 65 who are disabled; offers Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to those in financial need who are 65 or over, or those who are blind or disabled, and issues Social Security and Medicare cards

 1.800.772.1213

TTY 1.800.325.0778

 https://www.ssa.gov/
     
 

SENIOR SERVICES

   

 San Mateo County Fall Prevention Task Force

Provides resources for older adults, caregivers, and service providers.

 650.573.3728   

www.smcfallprevention.org

 

Network of Care

Comprehensive Web-based resource for older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and service providers

   

www.sanmateo.networkofcare.org

South San Francisco Senior Services

Magnolia Senior Center, 601 Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Adult Day program

 650.829.3824  

 Magnolia Senior Center

601 Grand Ave., 3rd Fl 94080

Senior center and Senior dining center.  

 650.829.3820  
     
 

TAXPAYER INFORMATION & OFFICIAL RECORDS

   
 Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Coalition  211   www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org
     
 

YOUTH SERVICES

TEEN AND PRE-TEEN WEBSITES

   
 

Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)

Provides information on topics including general health, drugs and alcohol, and emotions for teens and their parents.

   

www.pamf.org/teen, www.pamf.org/preteen

 

StarVista

Teens obtain support and talk live to trained peer mentors.

   

www.onyourmind.net

     
 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING

   

 Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Bay Area

For age 6-16.

 415.503.4050  

www.bbbsba.org

     

 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Provide after-school activities, homework assistance and, in some cases, one-on-one tutoring.

   

 Paradise Valley Club

291 Hillside Blvd., South San Francisco 94080

 650.583.2348   www.theclubs.org
 

South San Francisco Club

201 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco 94080

 

   

www.theclubs.org

 

Sunshine Gardens Elementary Club

1200 Miller Ave., South San Francisco 94080

   

www.theclubs.org

     
 

OTHER RESOURCES

   

 Boys Hope Girls Hope

A residential program providing academically capable children in need with a stable home, growth opportunities, positive parenting, and a solid education. Also offers a community-based program for girls

 415.657.9302   www.bhghsf.org

 Explorer’s Program

Search-and-rescue or law enforcement training programs for youth age 14-20. Sponsored by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and Learning for Life.

 650.363.4012  

Youth Service Bureaus of YMCA

1486 Huntington Ave, Suite 100, South San Francisco 94080

 650.276.4101  
     
 

TRANSPORTATION

   

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) 

San Mateo County BART stations are located in Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Dan Francisco Airport and Millbrae.

    650.992.2278

(TTY) 510.839.2220

  www.bart.gov

 CalTrain

Train service between San Francisco and Gilroy.

 1.800.660.4287

(TTY) 650.508.6448

 www.caltrain.com

 Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Transit, traffic, rideshare (carpool and vanpool), and bicycling information for the nine-county Bay Area. Also has information on planning a trip using public transportation.

 511   www.511.org

 Redi-Wheels and RediCoast

Special bus service for mobility-impaired persons who are unable to use regular bus service. Redi-Wheels serves the bayside of the county. RediCoast services the coast-side. Call for eligibility.

 1.800.660.4287

(TTY) 650.508.6448

  www.samtrans.com/accessibility

 SamTrans

Public bus transportation serving the county.

 1.800.660.4287

(TTY) 650.508.7919

 www.samtrans.com
 

Senior Mobility Guide

Provides information on a wide range of transportation programs and services for seniors.

   

www.peninsularides.org

     
 

VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT SERVICES

   

 HandsOn Bay Area

Provides flexible evening and weekend projects

 415.541.9616 www.handsonbayarea.org

 Senior Companion Program

Low-income adults (age 55 or older) volunteer at sites to help frail elderly remain independent.

 650.696.7662  

One Brick

Brings volunteers together to support local nonprofits and offers a social event after each volunteer opportunity.

  www.onebrick.org

 Volunteer Center

Refers groups of individuals of all ages to nonprofit agencies that need volunteers.

 650.235.3550 OR 415.982.8999 www.thevolunteercenter.net

 Volunteer Match

Offers a variety of online services to support nonprofits and volunteers.

 415.241.6868 www.volunteermatch.org