Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is responsible for Federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

2-1-1:  2-1-1 provides free and confidential information
and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

California Kinship - The Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) is funded by the State of California in partnership with counties and non-profit agencies to provide support services to caregivers who are raising a child of a relative.

Community Information Handbook -is a joint publication of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency and the Peninsula Library System. This booklet provides information on general human services for San Mateo County residents

Important Safety Rules -provides parents with starter ideas to teach young kids essential safety rules to help them protect themselves in different situations growing up.

Core Service Centers

Coastside Hope Center (El Granada)
(650) 726-9071
Provide food clothing & housing assistance.

Daly City Community Service Center
(650) 991-8007
Provide crisis intervention services, Emergency Food, shelter and Transportation Assistance and Short-Term Counseling.

Fair Oaks Community Center (FOCC)
(650) 780-7500
Provide Child Care, crisis intervention, emergency food, shelter and Housing assistance, and Immigration and Citizenship Services.

North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center
(650) 583-3373
Provide Emergency Food & Shelter, Housing Counseling, Health Education & Wellness and minor home repair services.

Pacifica Resource Center
(650) 738-7470
Provide shelter, housing, food and clothing assistance and referrals to helping agencies.

Samaritan House
(650) 347-3648
Provide food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, worker resources and counseling services.

Dads at a Distance - Children at a distance? Bridge the gap! Many parents who live apart from their children find it difficult to maintain a close relationship with their kids. The National Institute for Building Long Distance Relationships hosts a website for mothers, fathers and grandparents who want to maintain contact all the time, not just during those brief vacations and holidays

Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo - The Fatherhood Collaborative is a policy and advocacy group whose mission is to provide a forum to address and support the importance of men and fathers taking an active role in the well-being of children and families.

Health Care Coverage Information

The Healthy Families Program is a state- and federally-funded health coverage program for children with family incomes above the level eligible for no cost
Medi-Cal and below 250% of the federal income guidelines. The telephone numbers is:

      • If you are not enrolled in Healthy Families, call 1-800-880-5305
         
      • If you are already enrolled in Healthy Families, call 1-866-848-9166

Institute for Human and Social Development

Early Head Start . . . 650-952-1440
Serves pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers age 3 or under. Offers support for families of children with special needs.
Head Start . . . . . . . 650-871-5613
A preschool program designed for low-income families with children age 3-5, including those with special needs.

Job Train - Provides job training to economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed adults and youth

Moms Over Miles -Children at a distance?...Bridge the gap! Many parents who live apart from their children find it difficult to maintain a close relationship with their kids. The National Institute for Building Long Distance Relationships hosts a website for mothers, fathers and grandparents who want to maintain contact all the time, not just during those brief vacations and holidays.

San Mateo Child Care Community Council - Child care resources for parents in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County Job Openings - San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

Unemployed workers/Job Seekers - The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides information about the Unemployment Insurance program, Disability Insurance and a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations.

Violence and Abuse Prevention Services in San Mateo County (.pdf) - A list of 24-hour Intervention Services, Violence and Abuse Prevention Services, and Teen and Preteen Websites.