The eight Core Service Agencies listed below work in close collaboration with the Human Services Agency to provide individuals and families with basic emergency and support services to stabilize their living situations. Core Service Agencies provide clients with crisis intervention and referrals based on an evaluation of their needs and qualifications for assistance.
Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs. Call the Core Service Agency that serves your area to find out more about the services they offer and how to access services. Flyers in multiple languages, located at the bottom of this page, can be printed and shared.
San Mateo County Core Service Agencies:
Core Service Agency
|Address||Phone Number||Areas Served|
|350 - 90th St., Daly City||(650) 991-8007||Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor|
|Samaritan House South||1836B Bay Road, East Palo Alto||(650) 294-4312||East Palo Alto, Menlo Park|
|Coastside Hope||99 Ave. Alhambra, El Granada||(650) 726-9071||
Half Moon Bay, Montara,
|Pacifica Resource Center||1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica||(650) 738-7470||Pacifica|
|Samaritan House||4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo||(650) 347-3648||San Mateo, Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City,
|Puente de la Costa Sur||620 North Street, Pescadero||(650) 879-1691||Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, San Gregorio|
|Fair Oaks Community Center||2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City||(650) 780-7500||Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Portola Valley, Woodside,
|YMCA Community Resource Center||1486 Huntington Ave, South San Francisco||(650) 276-4101||South San Francisco, Brisbane,
There are numerous resources available to assist San Mateo County residents:
- Second Harvest Food Bank - For information about grocery and meal programs throughout the County, contact the Food Connection Hotline at: 800-984-3663 or visit https://www.shfb.org/.
- Public Assistance Programs - For connections to Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, and General Assistance, visit www.mybenefitscalwin.org or call 800-223-8383.
- General Information - For information and referral for health and human services or for non-medical questions about COVID-19, contact 211 at: 2-1-1 (or 800-273-6222) or text your zip code to: 898211.
If you or your family have been impacted by COVID-19 please see here for information about resources.
General Information - For information and referral for health and human services, contact 211 at: 2-1-1 (or 800-273-6222) or text your zip code to: 898211.