The Center on Homelessness coordinates homeless services throughout San Mateo County.
- If you are experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis, please contact one of the Core Service Agencies, which provide clients with crisis intervention and referrals based on an evaluation of their needs and qualifications for assistance, and can provide referrals for homeless shelters and other homeless services. A list of the Core Service Agencies is available at hsa.smcgov.org/emergency-safety-net-assistance-core-service-agencies
- If you are a service provider, the Center on Homelessness serves as San Mateo County's Continuum of Care coordinating entity. Members of our network of community-based organizations meet quarterly to assure that our system of care functions in a collaborative manner, providing pathways to housing for homeless families and individuals. For more information about the Center on Homelessness, please contact us at HSA_Homeless_Programs@smcgov.org.
San Mateo County Continuum of Care Strategic Plan on Homelessness
The San Mateo County Continuum of Care is committed to preventing homelessness and ensuring anyone who is experiencing homelessness is supported with safe shelter and a pathway to housing. The July 2022- June 2025 strategic plan builds upon and updates the 2016 plan to set forth a vision and roadmap for the community’s response to homelessness over the next three years. This plan also satisfies requirements of the State of California to develop a Homelessness Action Plan, a prerequisite for requesting funding under the State’s Homelessness, Housing Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program.
For Additional Information
For additional information on San Mateo County’s Working Together to End Homelessness initiative, please visit www.SMCEndingHomelessness.org
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