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Family Resources

Welcome to Family Resources. The following sections provide a list of various services and resources available to children and adults residing in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Because most of these resources are offered through county offices, eligibility is often based on proof of residency, income, or other requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Stanford Hospital Social Work at (650) 723-5091. Please click on the grey title of the tab of interest below for further information and resources.

Child Care Resources

The following links contain information about child care programs and subsidies, parenting, and after school activities for children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Special Needs

Downloadable Emergency Information form for Children with Special Needs.

Santa Clara

Click here for parenting and child care information for parents and providers. This site includes information on quality child care, programs and resources, finding child care, subsidies, special needs and services, and news and legislation. They also provide referral services to help families select the right child care center based on their unique needs.

Click here for more information about specific child care centers and preschools in Santa Clara County.

San Mateo

Click here for parenting and child care information for parents and providers. This site includes information on quality child care, programs and resources, finding child care, subsidies, special needs and services, and news and legislation. They also provide referral services to help families select the right child care center based on their unique needs.

Click here for more information about specific child care centers and preschools in San Mateo County.

Click here for information on being a new parent.

Education and After School Activities

Santa Clara County

  • The YAC offers a wide variety of after-school programs for children ages 5 to 18.
  • See the teen resources section for more information about teen programs.
  • Day Care Information:
Name Address Telephone
Christian Day Care 3111 Benton Street 95051 (408) 241-8964
Hughes Extended Day Care 4949 Calle De Escuela 95054 (408) 988-6621
Martinson Child Development Center 1350 Hope Drive 95054 (408) 988-8296
Morris Caroline Alameda Day School 810 Washington Street 95050 (408) 296-7064


  • The YMCAs in Santa Clara County offer a variety of after school programs that include homework help, leadership, fitness education, leadership, and sports:
Name Address Telephone
Palo Alto Family YMCA (Palo Alto) 3412 Ross Road (650) 856-9622
Page Mill YMCA (Palo Alto) 755 Page Mill Road (650) 858-0661
El Camino YMCA (Mountain View) 2400 Grant Road (650) 969-9622
Northwest YMCA (Cupertino) 20803 Alves Drive (408) 257-7160


  • The following table includes other organizations in Santa Clara County that offer after school programs for children of varying ages.
Name Address Telephone
Early Head Start Developmental services for infants and toddlers (under 3); social services for their families; recommended for immigrant families (800) 820-8182
Head Start Free child development and educational programs (ages 3-5); an especially good options for low income households or first-generation Americans (800) 820-8182
Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Provides members with educational, recreational and social aviticies in a safe and structured environment during after-school hours; excellent for pre-teens and teenagers (408) 957-9685
Family Resource Centers Prevention, early intervention, and social services at school sites; emphasis on substance abuse education (408) 846-4400

(408) 686-8711

San Mateo County

  • San Mateo County Child Care Association
  • See the teen resources section for more information about teen programs.
  • The YMCAs in San Mateo County offer a variety of after school programs that include homework help, leadership, fitness education, leadership, and sports:
Name Address Telephone
East Palo Alto Family YMCA (East Palo Alto) 550 Bell Street (650) 328-9622
Sequoia YMCA (Redwood City) 1445 Hudson Street (650) 368-4168


    The following table includes other organizations in San Mateo County that offer after school programs for children of varying ages.
Name Address Telephone
Prenatal to Three Initiative Information, support and care for families with children ages 0-3 including home visits and parent groups (888) 840-0889
Early Head Start Developmental services for infants and toddlers (under 3); social services for their families; recommended for immigrant families (650) 952-1440
Head Start Free child development and educational programs (ages 3-5); an especially good options for low income households or first-generation Americans (650) 871-5613
Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid-Peninsula Provides members with educational, recreational and social aviticies in a safe and structured environment during after-school hours; excellent for pre-teens and teenagers (650) 347-9891
Family Resource Centers Prevention, early intervention, and social services at school sites; emphasis on substance abuse education (650) 802-5018

(650) 363-4218


  • Mother's Club for mothers with kids age six and under.
  • Parks and Walks
  • Pools:

    Sacred Heart Preparatory School
    150 Valparaiso Ave.
    Atherton, CA 94027
    (650) 473-4065

    Royal Athletic Club 1718 Rollins Rd.
    Burlingame, CA 94010
    (650) 692-3300

    Giammona Westmoor High Pool
    131 Westmoor Ave.
    Daly City, CA 94015
    (650) 991-8022

    Laurel Street Pool
    501 Laurel St.
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (650) 858-3486

    Oceana Pool
    401 Paloma Ave.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650) 355-3786

    Sequoia YMCA
    1445 Hudson St.
    Redwood City, CA 94061
    (650) 368-4168

    Joinville Swim Center
    2111 Kehoe Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403
    (650) 522-7460

    W. Orange Ave. & Tennis Drive
    South San Francisco, 94083
    (650) 877-8572
Teen Resources

The following links contain resources for teens in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

San Mateo County

  • Click here for information on teen pregnancy, parenting, STD issues, crisis, grief and loss counseling, smoking, alcohol and addition, activities and clubs and other teen programs.
  • Click here for 24-hour crisis lines and hotlines to find answers to serious issues.

Santa Clara County

  • Click here for information on teen pregnancy, parenting, STD issues, crisis, grief and loss counseling, smoking, alcohol and addition, activities and clubs and other teen programs.
  • Click here for information on teen parenting.
  • Click here for 24-hour crisis lines and hotlines to find answers to serious issues
Disability Resources

San Mateo County Disability Resources

San Mateo County:

Click here for phone numbers to call if you are a parent of a disabled child.
Click here for more information on resources for the disabled in San Mateo County.

Disability Services Telephone
Aging and Adult Services
225 West 37th Avenue, San Mateo
800-675-TIES
Center for Independence of the Disabled
875 O'Neil Avenue, Belmont
595-0783
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults
1650 S. Amphlett Blvd, #213, San Mateo
312-0730
Poplar ReCare
1764 Marco Polo Way, Burlingame
Therapeutic treatment, equipment loan, and other services for those with developmental disabilities, illness, or injury
259-8500

Santa Clara County:

Click here if you are disabled and want information on your rights or services.


Domestic Violence Resources

The following resources are available for families interested in learning more about how to guard against domestic violence and sexual assault, but if you or someone you know maybe be a victim of abuse, please contact Stanford Hospital Social Work at (650) 723-5091.

Domestic Violence

Protection and Prevention

Visit these websites for more information about the warning signs of domestic violence and abuse.
Institution Telephone
The United States Department of Justice 202-514-2000

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or

1-800-787-3224 (TDD)

In emergencies dial 911

Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (650) 312-8515


Institution Telephone
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) 24-hour hotline: (800) 300-1080

Legal Information Line: (650) 259-1855
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline: (408) 279-2962
Rape Trauma Services 24-hour hotline: (650) 692-7273
National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656- HOPE



Employment and Financial Resources

The following resources are available for adults seeking professional training, jobs, and career guidance.

Employment Resources and Training

San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

NOVA Youth Employment Office

Community Resources

California Conservation Corps (CCC)
800-952-JOBS
(800-952-5627)
http://www.ccc.ca.gov
Training and employment for youth age 18-23 at
locations throughout California.

California Dept. of Industrial Relations
Division of Apprenticeship Standards
100 Paseo de San Antonio, R-125
408-277-1273
San Jose 95113
http://www.dir.ca.gov/apprenticeship.html
Works with schools and employers to organize and
promote apprenticeship programs.

Caminar
578-8691
1720 S. Amphlett Blvd., #123, San M ateo 94402
http://www.caminar.org/
Offers vocational assessment and job placement for
persons 18 and over with serious and persistent
psychiatric disabilities.

CalJobs
(800) 758-0398
http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/
Works to connect millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to strengthen and revitalize the California economy.

CONNECT! Job Seeker Center
420 S. Pastoria Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 774-2365, M-F, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
email: connect@novaworks.org
http://connect.one-stop.org/
Provides the following employment and career serives in a supportive, friendly environment at no cost to job seekers or businesses: career advisor appointments; job search workshops; resume critique; access to job postings; job search technology; extensive career library; recruitment events; ProMatch interactive career center networking program.

Job Corps
(Daly City) 301-8462
(Oakland) 510-768-4475
Job training and placement in over 160 jobs at
various sites. High school diploma/GED classes. For
age 16-24 (waived if disabled).

San Mateo County Human Services Agency
271 - 92nd St., Daly City 94015
http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/portal/site/humanservices/
For youth age 14-21.

Opportunities Industrialization Center West (OICW)
1200 O'Brien Dr., Menlo Park 94025.
330-6429
http://www.oicw.org
Job training and placement services. Day and evening
ESL, GED and computer classes. After-school job
skills classes and employment assistance for teens.

Peninsula Works
271 - 92nd St., Daly City 94015 : 301-8440
550 Quarry Rd., San Carlos 94070 : 596-1035
2500 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City 94063 : 367-0190
1200 O'Brien Dr., Menlo Park 94025 : 330-6490
http://www.peninsulaworks.org
Career information, services and training.

Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
San Mateo County Office of Education
101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City 94065 . 802-5400
Hotline: 802-5413
http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/rop
Technical and career education courses for age 16 or
over. Job training and counseling for students and
out-of-work youth and adults.

Rehabilitation Dept., State of California
801 Traeger Ave., #120
San Bruno 94066 : 737-2606 (Voice/TTY)
1500 Fashion Island Blvd., #104
San Mateo 94404 : 358-4180 (Voice/TTY)
800 Menlo Ave., #122
Menlo Park 94025 : 688-6380 (Voice/TTY)
http://www.rehab.ca.gov
Provides counseling, testing and training for
physically or mentally disabled persons to become
competitively employed.

Tools for Success
550-7892

Jefferson Union High School District, Adult Division
699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City 94015
http://www.jeffersonadulted.net/
School to career transition program for low income,
out-of-school youth age 17 to 21 who live in north
San Mateo County. Mental health counseling and
youth development.

Work Transition Services
871-8888
509 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno 94066
Click here
Career development employment services for youth
and adults with disabilities.


Health Insurance Resources

The following resources are available for children and families without health insurance. The eligibility requirements differ for each program but at a minimum generally require residency in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties.

Health Insurance

Santa Clara County

Phone number and website information:

San Mateo County

Phone number and website information

Low Cost Medical Services and Free Clinics

Santa Clara County

Phone number and website information:
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Ability to Pay Program
    Admitting Department: (408) 885-6600
    Eligibility requirements can be found on the website. The ability to pay program provides low-cost medical services for Santa Clara County adults without health insurance at county clinics and hospitals.

San Mateo County

  • San Mateo Access and Care for Everyone (ACE)
    The ACE program is a county-sponsored program that provides health care coverage to low-income adult residents of San Mateo County who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Contact Health Plan of San Mateo:
    701 Gateway Blvd., Suite 400
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    Phone: (650) 616-0050

Free Clinics

Name Address Telephone
RotaCare Free Clinic 2400 Grand Road, Mountain View (650) 988-8200
Samaritan House Free Clinic 114 Fifth Ave, Redwood City (650) 839-1447
Samaritan House Free Clinic 401 N. Humboldt, San Mateo (650) 347-1556
Arbor Free Clinic 795 Willow Road, Building 334, Menlo Park (650) 724-1332
Pacific Free Clinic 1835 Cunningham Ave, San Jose (650) 721-2786

General Information on Types of Health Insurance Available:

Medi-Cal

Qualifications:

  • Children must be 18 or younger
  • California residents
  • U.S. citizenship, nationality, or eligible qualified immigrants

Cost: free for all who qualify

Healthy Families

Qualifications:

  • Children must be 18 or younger
  • U.S. citizen, national or documented immigrant
  • California resident

Cost: $4-8 per month per child; $27 per family per month max

Healthy Kids

Qualifications:

  • Children must be 18 or younger
  • Resident of Santa Clara county
  • No requirement of citizenship or documentation

Cost: $4-8 per month per child; $18 per family per month

Child Health Disability Prevention

  • This is not an insurance plan but a public health program to provide healthy-child checkups for children temporarily without health insurance

Cost: none

Mental Health and Drug Abuse Resources

Quick Link:

The following resources are available for adults interested in learning more about mental health and drug abuse, or searching for support groups in the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Teens looking for mental health and drug abuse information should look under the Teen Resources tab.

Mental Health: Depression and Suicide Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Issues

San Mateo County

Caminar

Community rehabilitation and residential treatment, along with medication clinic offered. Works with county mental health dept.
1720 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 123
San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact: Barry Shea & Dennis Romano
Phone: 650.578.8691
Contact: Terry Burn
Phone: 650.655.2485
http://www.caminarinc.org

Cordilleras Mental Health Center

24-hour in-patient services 68 beds for locked Mental Health Rehabilitation Center 49 residential beds
200 Edmonds Road
Redwood City, CA 94062
Hours: M-F, 8:30AM 5PM
Contact: William KruseAdministrator
Phone: 650.367.1890
Fax: 650.369.6465
http://www.telecarecorp.com/programs/8

Daly City Youth Health Center

Primary medical care, mental health counseling services and support groups, health education, wellness and youth development services All provided at little or no cost
2780 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015
Contact: Barbara RaboyDirector
Phone: 650.985.7000
http://www.dalycityyouth.org

Edgewood Childrens Center

Mental health services for SED children, families Sub-acute residential treatment for SED youths Short-term crisis beds for latency age youth (alternative to hospitalization)
1801 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
Contact #1: Nancy RubinCEO
Contact #2: Ken EpsteinOperations Dir.
Phone: 415.682.3201 (#1) / 415.681.3211 (#2)
http://www.edgewoodcenter.org

Edgewood Kinship Support Services

Supportive services for caregivers raising relatives child(ren) 1115 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Hours: M-F, 9AM-5PM
Main Phone: 650.326.6439
Director: 650.588.9580
http://www.edgewoodcenter.org

Santa Clara County

Achievekids

Mental health services for SED children, families need to be Medi-Cal eligible (under Mental Health Managed Care Plan)
3860 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Contact: Michael GennetteClinical Director
Palo Alto: 650.494.1200
San Jose Site: 408.928.5777
http://www.achievekids.org

Childrens Health Council

Mental health services for SED children and their families
650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contact: Christopher Harris
Phone: 650.326.5530

Edgewood Kinship Support Services

Supportive services for caregivers raising relatives child(ren)
1796 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Hours: M-F, 9AM-5PM
Main Phone: 650.326.6439
Director: 650.588.9580
http://www.edgewoodcenter.org

Esther B. Clark School

(Childrens Health Council Services) Non-public school for children 7-6 who have significant learning, behavioral, emotional challenges
650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650.322.3065
http://www.chconline.org/content/services_esther.html

Family & Children Services
Affordable services in eight languages (incl. Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian and American Sign Language). Service for deaf & hard of hearing mentally ill clients.
950 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 292-9353

Jewish Family & Childrens Services

Weekly meeting held every fourth Wednesday of the month at 7PM
913 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650.688.3030
Fax: 650.330.0866
spen@jfcs.org

Alcohol Abuse, Domestic violence, Child Abuse, etc:

Institution Telephone
Alcohol and Drug Hotline (650) 573-3950
Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (650) 312-8515
Child Abuse Line (888) 220-7575
Child and Family Services (800) 632-4615
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention
Belmont through Palo Alto
San Mateo through Daly City >br > Coastside
(650) 368-6655
(650) 692-6655
(650) 726-6655
Psychiatric Emergency Services (650) 573-2662
Poison Control System (800) 876-4766
Rape Trauma Services (650) 692-RAPE
Sexual Assault Trauma Center (650) 573-2671
Social Services (650) 599-3811

Teen Resources

Suicide Prevention Strategies and Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Contact
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Hotline
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. More about the Veterans Crisis Line.
Text: 838255
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/GetHelp/ContactUs.aspx
http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
A national suicide prevention information resource center. Provides individuals, families, professionals, and organizations with information and resources to seek help, provide assistance, and/or implement suicide prevention programs in their communities.
Mailing Address:
SAMHSA's Health Information Network
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
Phone Center for Mental Health Services:
Phone: 240-276-1310
Fax: 240-276-1320
http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/suicide.aspx

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Information Center
A national suicide prevention information resource center.
Contact Information
http://store.samhsa.gov/home

The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent Suicide
Downloadable link:
Pdf
Online Resource:
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calltoaction/index.html

Center For Disease Control and Prevention: Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). Ideally, prevention addresses all levels of influence: individual, relationship, community, and societal. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide and encourage a commitment to social change.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: (888) 232-6348
Hours of Operation 8am-8pm Eastern Time Monday-Friday
Closed Holidays
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/index.html

National Institute of Mental Health: Suicide Prevention
Resources to prevent those at risk or in need of help from committing suicide.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone Numbers:
301-443-4513 (local)
1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)
301-443-8431 (TTY)
1-866-415-8051 (TTY toll-free)
301-443-4279 (Fax)
nimhinfo@nih.gov
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

Army STARRS
Army STARRS is the largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among military personnel. Beginning in 2011, Army STARRS investigators will look for factors that help protect a Soldier's mental health and those factors that put a Soldier's mental health at risk. Army STARRS is a five-year study that will run through 2014; however, research findings will be reported as they become available so that they may be applied to ongoing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts. Because promoting mental health and reducing suicide risk are important for all Americans; the findings from Army STARRS will benefit not only servicemembers but the nation as a whole.
ArmySTARRS@mail.nih.gov
http://www.armystarrs.org/

World Health Organization: Suicide
Suicide is the act of deliberately killing oneself. Risk factors for suicide include mental disorder (such as depression, personality disorder, alcohol dependence, or schizophrenia), and some physical illnesses, such as neurological disorders, cancer, and HIV infection. There are effective strategies and interventions for the prevention of suicide.
http://www.who.int/topics/suicide/en/

American Association of Suicidology
AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (202) 237-2280
Fax: (202) 237-2282

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Toll-free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
Phone: (212) 363-3500
Fax: (212) 363-6237
inquiry@afsp.org
http://www.afsp.org/

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)
Founded in 1996 by Jerry and Elsie Weyrauch with the goal of preventing suicide through public education, community action, and advocacy, the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA) merged with AFSP in 2009 to create a public policy program within the Foundation. This program is dedicated to preventing suicide through public education and awareness, community engagement, and federal, state and local grassroots advocacy.
SPAN USA

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Provides technical assistance, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention activities.

From website:
SPRC promotes the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and enhances the nation's mental health infrastructure by providing states, government agencies, private organizations, colleges and universities, and suicide survivor and mental health consumer groups with access to the science and experience that can support their efforts to develop programs, implement interventions, and promote policies to prevent suicide.
http://www.sprc.org/
Suicide Prevention Online Training:
http://training.sprc.org/

QPR Institute
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Institute is a training organization that provides suicide prevention educational services and materials to professionals and the general public.
qinstitute@qwestoffice.net
http://www.qprinstitute.com/index.html

LivingWorks A training organization that provides suicide intervention training for caregivers and gatekeepers of all occupational groups.
LivingWorks Education LP
P.O. Box 9607
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
Tel: 910 867 8822
Toll Free (in NA): 1 888 733 5484
Fax: 910 867 8832
usa@livingworks.net
http://www.livingworks.net/

Nutrition and Food Stamp Resources

The following resources are available for families interested in learning more about nutrition, obesity prevention, and applying for food assistance programs. If you have additional questions, please contact Stanford Hospital Social Work at (650) 723-5091.

Food & Nutrition Resources

Food

For information on food pyramids, healthy eating habits, food safety nutritional programs and services, nutrition for women, infants, and children, school meals, food distribution, and much more, Click here.

Santa Clara

Health and Human Resources

Meal Assisted Programs (San Mateo, Santa Clara)
Reduced price school meals - To sign up, check the forms distributed to children at the start of the school year, or visit the office at the child's school.

School Breakfast Program

National School Lunch Program

Summer Food Services Program (locations)


Obesity Prevention Programs

Name Address Contact
Shapedown Weight Management Programs A family based weight management program where children and teens learn to take charge of their eating and exercise habits in order to lose weight. Call for eligibility and program details. Health Education Department for Kaiser, Redwood City:
(650) 299-2433

Health Plan of San Mateo:
(650) 299-2433
Stanford Pediatric Weight Control Program A six-month, family based weight management program that promotes healthy eating and exercise habits to lose weight and provides tools for long-term lifestyle changes. Call for program details. 4100 Bohannon Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Cindy Zedeck: (650) 725-4424
San Mateo Medical Center/ Pediatric Clinic Provides one-on-one nutrition, counseling, available for unlimited, one-hour counseling sessions. SMMC patients and patients from satellite clinics ages 9+ are eligible. For appointments, call community health worker (650) 573-3696

Food Stamp Issues and Eligibility

For general Food Stamp information including Frequently asked questions, Applicants and recipients, Retailers, government information, public advocacy groups, etc., click Here. To get food stamps now, click here Here.

Prescription Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

PPA's web site: www.pparx.org

Toll-free number:
1-888-477-2669

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) connects low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients with assistance programs that provide quality medicines at a reduced cost or free of charge. The PPA can also help connect patients with free health clinics and healthcare providers in their communities via their website (www.pparx.org) or toll free number (1-888-4PPA-NOW) where operators can assist in more than 150 languages.


24-Hour Pharmacies

The following pharmacies are open 24 hours a day:

Company City Address
Walgreens Burlingame 260 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 347-4787
Walgreens Daly City 216 Westlake Shopping Center
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 756-4535
Walgreens Fremont 2600 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 742-9356
Longs Fremont 4020 Mowry Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 797-5505
Walgreens Los Gatos 423 North Santa Cruz
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-8029
Walgreens Milbrae 45 South El Camino Real
Milbrae, CA 94030
(650) 697-3970
Walgreens Mountain View 121 El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 961-7555
Walgreens San Carlos 1414 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 637-9777
Walgreens San Jose 350 North Capitol Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 259-9200
Walgreens San Jose 440 Blossom Hill
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 229-8013



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Reproductive Health

The following resources are available for teens and adults interested in learning more about sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy, and family planning resources available in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

For Teens, Teensource - this is your resource for any questions you might have about sexual health, relationships, and issues that affect teens and young adults every day.

HIV Testing Schedule

Healthy Fetal Development - Your Baby

Adoption - San Mateo County

Adoption - Santa Clara County

Planned Parenthood

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Santa Clara County

Check out additional information and links to many pregnancy-related sites and contains information on many issues surrounding pregnancy including:
Medi-Cal: Health Coverage for Pregnant Women
Women, Infants, and Children Program - Provides nutrition education and supplemental foods which promote good health.
And many more programs for women, children, and families.

San Mateo County

Additional information on Prenatal-to-Three Initiative, Black Infant Health Program, Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), Public Health Nursing (PHN) Community Field Services, California Children Services (CCS), Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP), and Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Additional Resource Centers

Name Description Telephone
Access for Infants and Mothers Low-cost health coverage for pregnant women and newborns who don't have health insurance; must apply before 30th week of pregnancy (800) 433-2611
Family PACT Free family planning services for women and teens who do not qualify for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families (866) 326-7228
Planned Parenthood Counseling and healthcare for contraceptive needs San Mateo County: (800) 967-7526

Santa Clara County: (408) 287-7526
Emergency Planning Clinics Free or low-cost clinics; call the Prenatal to Three Initiative to find a clinic (888) 840-0889
Emergency Contraception Emergency contraception counseling 24-hour referral line:
(800) NOT-2-LATE


Shelter & Housing Services

The following resources are available for families looking for shelter and low cost housing options in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. If you have additional questions, please contact Stanford Hospital Social Work at (650) 723-5091.

General Shelter Inquiry

To find information about shelter vacancy and services: Call 1-800-7-SHELTER. It serves as a gateway to emergency housing, children's and domestic violence shelters throughout the Bay Area. There is a menu that will direct callers to their area of concern. This service is provided by the Community Technology Alliance located in San Jose.

Other available services:

24-Hour La Isla Pacifica Crisis Line: Call (408) 683-4118

24-Hour California Youth Crisis Line: Call (800) THE-5200

San Mateo Housing Services

Santa Clara Housing Services


Homeless Shelters in Santa Clara County

Shelter Services
Shelter Name:
Bill Wilson Center

Address/Contact Info:
490 The Alameda,
Santa Clara
Tel: (408) 243-0222
Fax: (408) 246-5752
http://www.billwilsoncenter.org
Housing Capacity/People Served:
Short-term for Runaway youth,
and/or substance abusers

Services Provided:
Counseling:Family, School Outreach,
Juvenile Legal Aid and Advocacy;
Transitional Housing Assistance
Shelter Name:
CityTeam Rescue Mission

Address/Contact Info:
1174 Old Bayshore Highway, San Jose
Tel: (408) 288-2153
http://www.cityteam.org
Housing Capacity/People Served:
60-bed shelter for men; maximum of 10 nights during any 30-day period, must check in by 7 PM; longer stays possible if entered in substance abuse program

Services Provided:Food, shelter, clothing and rehab
Shelter Name:
Sunnyvale Winter Shelter

Address/Contact Info:
8940 Wren Avenue, Gilroy
Tel: (408) 294-2100, ext. 200
http://www.homelessness.org
Capacity/People Served:
100-bed shelter operates from November to March

Services Provided:
Emergency shelter only, limited support direct services
Shelter Name:
Community Services Agency

Address/Contact Info:
620 East Maude Ave, Sunnyvale
Tel: (408) 739-6980
http://www.svcommunityservices.org/
Capacity/People Served:
100-bed shelter operates from November to March

Services Provided:
Emergency shelter only, limited support direct services
Shelter Name:
Cupertino Community Services

Address/Contact Info:
Tel: (650) 968-0836
Fax: (650) 968-2164
http://www.csacares.org
Capacity/People Served:
15-bed short-term shelter (Alpha Omega Program)

Services Provided:
Emergency rent and PG&E bill assistance, clothing, transportation, limited dental, vision, prescription assistance, Food and Nutrition Center, subsidized senior lunches
Shelter Name:
Salvation Army Hospitality House

Address/Contact Info:
10104 Vista Dr, Cupertino
Tel: (408) 255-8033
Fax: (408) 366-6090
Capacity/People Served:
Shelter alternates between local churches, max. stay of 90 days

Services Provided:
Food Pantry, Emergency Cash Assistance, Case Management and Referrals, Transitional Housing, 24-unit Vista Village, Below-market rate rent and home purchase
Shelter Name:
InnVision-Commercial Street Inn

Address/Contact Info:
405 N. 4th St, San Jose
Tel: (408) 282-1175
Fax: (408) 286-8784

Capacity/People Served:
24-bed shelter for men only, first week is free, then $5/night for 4 days, then $7/night

Services Provided:
Working Manês Program offers place for working homeless to stay
Shelter Name:
InnVision Julian Street Inn

Address/Contact Info:
260 Commercial Street, San Jose
Tel: (408) 453-3124
http://www.innvision.org
Capacity/People Served:
55-bed shelter up to 90 days

Services Provided:
Mental Health Division, Menês division, Women and families division, employment assistance
Shelter Name:
InnVision Montgomery Street Inn

Address/Contact Info:
546 W. Julian Street, San Jose
Tel: (408) 271-0820
http://www.innvision.org
Capacity/People Served:
70-bed shelter for mentally ill up to 90 days

Services Provided:
Housing referrals, bus passes, computer lab
Shelter Name:
James Boccardo Reception Center

Address/Contact Info:
358 N. Montgomery St, San Jose
Tel: (408) 271-5160
James Boccardo Reception Center
Capacity/People Served:
85-bed shelter

Services Provided:
Comprehensive housing and assistance services, transitional housing
Shelter Name:
One House Youth Services

Address/Contact Info:
2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose
Tel: (408) 294-2100 Ext. 200
Fax: (408) 294-1400
Capacity/People Served:
250-bed shelter, 6-month waiting list

Services Provided:
Family assistance, on-site case management, health care access, hot meals, collaborative programs of education and support services
Shelter Name:
San Jose Family Shelter

Address/Contact Info:
5th and Santa Clara, San Jose
Tel: (408) 298-2721
Fax: (408) 298-3731
Capacity/People Served:
10-bed youth (age 12-17) shelter

Services Provided:
Youth drop-in center, street outreach, counseling, medical care, job and school placement services
Shelter Name:
San Martin Family Center (EHC)

Address/Contact Info:
1590 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose
Tel: (408) 926-8885
Fax: (408) 254-2056
http://www.sjfamilyshelter.org
Capacity/People Served:
Shelter for 35 families (140-150 people per night)

Services Provided:
Meals, job and housing counseling, child care, benefit information assistance
Shelter Name:
Casa SAY Youth Shelter & Safe Place Program

Address/Contact Info:
13545 Monterey Road, San Martin
Tel: (408) 686-1300
Fax: (408) 686-1914
http://www.homelessness.org
Capacity/People Served:
18 transitional housing units, 8 homeless units (Dec-Mar), 8 migrant farm worker units (May-Nov); must have income; waiting list of 3 to 6 months

Services Provided:
Workshops and training, case management, job assistance
Shelter Name:
Sobrato Family Living Center

Address/Contact Info:
509 View Street, Mountain View
Tel: (650) 961-2622
Fax: (650) 961-2870
Sobrato Family Living Center
Capacity/People Served:
73 bed shelter for runaway and children rejected by parents

Services Provided:
Truancy prevention, tutoring and educ. assistance
Shelter Name:
St. Josephês Cathedral Social Ministry Office

Address/Contact Info:
1509 Agnew Rd, Santa Clara
Tel: (408) 855-8506
Fax: (408) 885-8035
Capacity/People Served:
51-unit family housing

Services Provided:
Money management, life skills, drug and alcohol rehab, employment search, case management, educational services
Shelter Name:
Urban Ministry of Palo Alto

Address/Contact Info:
80 South Market St, San Jose
Tel: (408) 283-8100
Capacity/People Served:
Men only shelter

Services Provided:
Short-term transitional housing and support for men
Shelter Name:
Palo Alto Housing Corporation

Address/Contact Info:
425 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto
Tel: (650) 853-8697
Fax: (650) 853-1123
http://www.urbanministry.org/
Capacity/People Served:
No shelter capacity

Services Provided:
Hot meals, clothes closet, Drop-in center, Food closet, Money management

Homeless Shelters in San Mateo County

Shelter Services
Shelter Name:
First Step for Families (Shelter Network)

Address/Contact Info:
325 Villa Terrace, San Mateo
Tel: (650) 685-5880
Fax: (650) 685-5881
http://www.shelternetwork.org
Capacity/People Served:
39-unit apartment housing

Services Provided:
One-on-one counseling, mandatory savings program, food pantry, meal services, internet center
Shelter Name:
Redwood Family House

Address/Contact Info:
110 Locust St, Redwood City
Tel: (650) 685-5880
Fax: (650) 685-5881
http://www.shelternetwork.org
Capacity/People Served:
9 apartments

Services Provided:
One-on-one counseling, mandatory savings program, food pantry, internet center, life skills workshops
Shelter Name:
Family Crossroads

Address/Contact Info:
50 Hillcrest Drive, Daly City
Tel: (650) 685-5880
Fax: (650) 685-5881
http://www.shelternetwork.org
Capacity/People Served:
12 apartments

Services Provided:
One-on-one counseling, mandatory savings program, food pantry, internet center, life skills workshops
Shelter Name:
Bridges

Address/Contact Info:
Apartments throughout Peninsula
Tel: (650) 685-5880
Fax: (650) 685-5881
http://www.shelternetwork.org
Capacity/People Served:
40 apartments

Services Provided:
One-on-one counseling, food, clothing, childcare assistance
Shelter Name:
Maple Street Shelter

Address/Contact Info:
1580A Maple Street, Redwood City
Tel: (650) 685-5880
Fax: (650) 685-5881
http://www.shelternetwork.org
Capacity/People Served:
76-bed shelter

Services Provided:
On site medical care, One-on-one counseling, mandatory savings program, food pantry, internet center, life skills workshops

Domestic Violence Shelters and Recovery Services

Shelter Services
Shelter Name:
Asian Americans for Community Involvement Asian Women's Home

Address/Contact Info:
2400 Moorpark Ave, Suite 300, San Jose (administrative; actual location confidential)
Tel: (408) 975-2739
http://www.aaci.org
Capacity/People Served:
No Shelter

Services Provided:
Peer support groups, 24-hr hotline, walk-in counseling services, independent skills training, advocacy
Asian community, Asian languages spoken
Shelter Name:
Center for Human Development of San Jose

Address/Contact Info:
100 North Winchester Blvd, Suite 260, Santa Clara
Tel: (408) 985-8115
Fax: (408) 985-8113
Capacity/People Served:
No shelter

Services Provided:
Counseling for families, children, teens; clinical and therapy services
Mandarin spoken
Shelter Name:
Living Without Violence

Address/Contact Info:
373 W. Julian St, San Jose
Tel: (408) 975-5631
Fax: (408) 573-1326
Capacity/People Served:
No shelter

Services Provided:
52-week intervention program
Tagalog, Vietnamese, Spanish also spoken
Shelter Name:
Family and Children Services

Address/Contact Info:
375 Cambridge Ave, Palo Alto
Tel: (650) 326-6576
Fax: (650) 326-1340
http://www.fcservices.org
Capacity/People Served:
No shelter

Services Provided:
Comprehensive counseling, education and prevention programs
Shelter Name:
Family Violence Center

Address/Contact Info:
125 E. Gish Rd, San Jose
Tel: (408) 277-3700
Fax: (408) 573-9578
http://www.sjpd.org/BOI/fvc/home.html
Capacity/People Served:
No shelter

Services Provided:
One stop center includes access to prosecutors and investigators
Shelter Name:
Kids Are Special (Eastfield Ming Quong)

Address/Contact Info:
251 Llewellyn Ave, Campbell
Tel: (408) 379-3796
www.emq.org
Capacity/People Served:
Foster home services for children

Services Provided:
10-week education support groups for families affected by alcohol and drugs
Shelter Name:
MAITRI

Address/Contact Info:
PO Box 60111, Sunnyvale
Tel: 888-9-MAITRI
http://www.maitri.org
Capacity/People Served:
Referral to shelters

Services Provided:
Peer support, counseling, immigration advocacy
South Asian women
Shelter Name:
Next Door

Address/Contact Info:
234 E. Gish Rd, Suite 200, San Jose
Tel: (408) 279-2962
Capacity/People Served:
19-bed, stay up to 30 days

Services Provided:
Bilingual services, crisis counseling, restraining order assistance
Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi, Farsi, Tagalog, Korean Spoken
Shelter Name:
Nuestra Casa Family Resource Center

Address/Contact Info:
1998 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
Tel: (408) 729-2300
Fax: (408) 258-1356
Capacity/People Served:
No shelter

Services Provided:
On-site support groups
Latino families
Shelter Name:
Support Network for Battered Women

Address/Contact Info:
444 Castro St, Mountain View
Tel: (650) 940-7855 (hotline)
http://www.supportnetwork.org/
Capacity/People Served:
18-bed shelter

Services Provided:
Counseling and advocacy via phone, assistance in obtaining food, clothing, medical care, transportation

Local Area Hotels

Shelter Services
Hotel Name:
The Vagabond Inn

Address/Contact Info:
3580 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA 95051
Tel: (408) 241-0771
Fax: (408) 247-3386
http://www.vagabondsc.com/
Services Provided:
Newly Remodeled Rooms FREE Continental Breakfast Swimming Pool w/Sundeck Guest Laundry Services FREE Parking FREE Incoming Fax Service 24 Hr. Free Coffee in Lobby Multilingual Staff FREE High Speed Internet 25" Cable TV with HBO/ESPN In-room Safety Deposit Box In-room Coffee/Tea Maker Smoking/Non-Smoking Rooms Alarm Clock/Radio Cribs/Rollaway Beds Available Refrigerators/Microwaves Available Irons/Ironing Boards/Hairdryers Available Computer Data Ports in all Rooms FREE Local Calls Climate Control w/Air Conditioning/Heating
Hotel Name:
The Cardinal Hotel

Address/Contact Info:
235 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tel: (650) 323-5101
Fax: (650) 325-6086
email: mail@cardinalhotel.com http://www.cardinalhotel.com/
Services Provided:
Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and cocoa in the lobby. Hi-Speed Wireless Internet Access Flexible meeting space for up to 25 guests. Concierge services provide information about local venues, restaurant reservations, hotel events and regional excursions. Complimentary incoming fax USA Today Newspaper (Monday - Friday) On-site laundry facilities Same day valet laundry and dry cleaning services Parking available nearby
Hotel Name:
The Ramada Hotel

Address/Contact Info:
55 Fairchild Drive Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (650) 967-6856
Fax: (650) 964-4542
http://www.ramadasiliconvalley.com
Services Provided:
Free high-speed internet in all the rooms Free Wi-Fi access in some rooms Complimentary Hot Breakfast (Monday thru Friday) Complimentary Continental Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday) Social Hour every Wednesday - 6pm to 8pm serving hors d oeuvres, wine, refreshments Shuttle Service * Free local calls Newspaper Outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool On-premises laundry, with Valley Laundry service available Rooms with VCRs Microwave and Refrigerator in all rooms Fitness Center Fax/Copy Service Express Check-out
Hotel Name:
Hampton Inn & Suites

Address/Contact Info:
390 Moffett Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (650) 988-0300
Fax: (650) 988-9999
Hampton Inn
Services Provided:
Manager's Reception (Wednesday nights) 24-Hour Front Desk Complimentary On the House Hot Breakfast High-Tech Conference Room with Wireless Internet Connection - up to 45 guests Complimentary Business Center High-Speed Internet Access Breakfast on the Go! Fitness Center Same-Day Dry Cleaning Service Vending Machines and Ice Machines on all floors Suite Shop Complimentary Social Hour Tuesday & Wednesday evenings( 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ) Complimentary USA Today Messaging and Fax Service Copy Service Courier Service Complimentary Underground Parking Outdoor Whirlpool Large Plasma TV in Lobby Wireless Internet in Lobby 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Hilton Hhonors Awards program
Hotel Name:
Red Cottage Inn & Suites

Address/Contact Info:
1704 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (650) 326-9010
(800) 324-9010
Services Provided:
Oversized beds with decorative pillows A large sliding glass door leading to a private patio garden patio with redwood deck and bistro table set. 25” TVs with over 70 channels including HBO, ESPN, CNN and FOX News. Large work desks, Free High-Speed Internet, DD phones w/ digital voicemail Microwaves and refrigerators Iron/ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer All King and Double rooms & Suites feature a DVD/VCR player. Radio alarm clock Two bedroom Suites with either a Jacuzzi or *Kitchen Rooms with a king-size bed, queen-size bed or double-double beds Fully stocked kitchen with utensils, pots, pans, oven, microwave, full-size fridge, and toaster oven. Two seperate bedrooms and living room with dining area.


Legal Aid

The Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides free legal services to families around issues that can impact a child's health. Pregnant women and low-income families whose children are receiving medical care at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LCPH) or Ravenswood Family Health Center are eligible for help if they live in San Mateo County of Santa Clara County. FAP also partners with the San Mateo Medical Center and its affiliated clinics. To see if you are eligible for Legal Aid, please call (650) 558-0915. More information about the service can be found on FAP's website.



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