County Resources

San Mateo County Public Administrators Office: (650) 573-3475

  • The Public Administrator investigates and may administer the estates of persons who die with or without a will or appropriate person willing or able to act as an administrator. The Public Administrator has the same duties and functions as Private Administrators.
  • If you contact the Public Administrator for assistance, the Public Administrator’s Office will protect the decedent’s property, make appropriate disposition arrangements, conduct thorough investigations to discover all assets, and set up an individual trust. The Public Administrator’s Office will also collect income due, manage real and personal property, ensure the estate is administered according to the decedent’s wishes, and locate persons entitled to inherit the estate.

San Mateo County Health: (650) 573-2582

San Mateo County Health Services: (650) 573-2501

Provides case management services in homes, clinics and other sites to assist families in minimizing disability and maximizing healthy lifestyles and habits.

San Mateo County Suicide Prevention: (650) 692-6662


Community Resources

AIDS Hotline: 1-800-367-2437

CORA: Community Overcome Relationship Abuse: (650) 652-0800 

CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by domestic violence.  From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, their services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.

Center for Living with Dying: (408) 980-9801
A non-profit agency that provides individual and small group grief support for adults, children and families experiencing life-threatening illness or death of a loved one.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis – suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, abuse, eating disorders and more. We provide access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Simply text BAY to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor.

KARA (Grief Support): (650) 321-5272

Dedicated to providing compassionate support to those who are grieving a death or facing a life-threatening illness.

Legal Aid Society: (650) 365-8411
Helping disadvantaged people improve their lives through equal access to justice.

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

24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

S.I.D.S. Foundation (First Candle): 1(800) 221-7437

Whether you are seeking information on ways to help your baby survive and thrive or have experienced the death of a precious infant, this site is your gateway to support.

Social Security Administration: 1(800) 772-1213

V.A. Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
Responsible for providing federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. Headed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, VA is the second largest of the 15 Cabinet departments and operates nationwide programs for health care, financial assistance and burial benefits.