Resources for the workers who are vital to the agricultural community.

Community Organizations Mental Health Resources Disaster Assistance Citizenship Farmworker Advisory Commission
Community Organizations

These San Mateo County community-based organizations provide assistance with food, housing, health and beyond.

Puente de la Costa Sur

  • Puente fosters wellness and prosperity in the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio by promoting and advocating for equitable access to education, health, and economic security.  Programs and services list.

Ayudando Latinos a Soñar

  • ALAS' work consists of liaison and outreach, keeping close and continuous contact with the farms to know their needs. They collaborate with many organizations and different public institutions to bring services and take care of our farmworkers and their families.

Coastside Hope

  • Coastside Hope’s mission is to provide necessities to enhance quality of life for all our neighbors. They provide: necessities in the form of food, housing assistance, online application for government benefits, referrals, and other support when neighbors need it most; Opportunities in the form of free citizenship classes, free tax preparation services, and connections to programs and services of other organizations so that neighbors have the chance to achieve more. 
Mental Health Resources

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

  • The County of San Mateo's Crisis Response team (CRT) is trained in crisis response, suicide prevention, and other mental health interventions. They provide individual and group psychological first aid, grief support counseling, connection to needed ongoing services and crisis intervention counseling free of charge to residents in need. Call 1-800-686-0101 to connect to CRT and other mental health support.

Farmer & Farmworker Mental Health Resources

  • The California Department of Food and Agriculture has many resources gathered in one webpage. Please visit for more information.
Disaster Assistance

San Mateo County Declared FEMA Disaster Area

  • Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.
  • Supplemental aid available after FEMA limits reached.  English    Español

These guides provide detailed information about the types of federal, state and local disaster assistance services available in California.

Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program 

  • $600 per Farmworker to help with expenses incurred while working during the pandemic preparing for, preventing exposure to, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 




    Green Card-to-Citizenship Program

    • California Farm Bureau is partnering with  New American Workforce to provide access to citizenship services and assistance for employees (and eligible members of their immediate families) of Farm Bureau members. 

    Legal Consultation

    • In partnership with the University of San Francisco Law Clinics, ALAS offers free consultation services to immigrants in our community. Their team of attorneys provides free legal advice and pathways to visas and asylum free of charge.

    • Coastside Hope provides Consultations by Appointment Only to clients and their families who live and work on the Coastside and are seeking permanent residency. Many of them want to become American Citizens, but find navigating the legal system can be overwhelming.

    Farmworker Advisory Commission

    Farmworker Advisory Commission

    • The new Farmworker Advisory Commission advises government bodies in their decision-making process through direct citizen participation. This ten-member Commission promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of farmworkers in San Mateo County. Potential areas of focus include: advising the Board of Supervisors and County agencies on effectively outreaching to farmworkers and their families; helping farmworkers and their families navigate public agencies and access benefits and services; raising awareness among farmworkers about labor laws and other protections; bringing visibility to issues that disproportionately affect farmworkers; and helping to build trust and relationships in the County’s agricultural community, particularly between employers and employees.