Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
YWCA Silicon Valley
375 S. Third St., San Jose. The YWCA provides support and services in the areas of domestic violence, rape crisis, counseling, youth services and child care.
Call 408-295-4011. 24-hour hotlines: domestic violence, 800-572-2782; rape crisis, 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273.
525 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Serves people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities, as well as the nondisabled, and their families. Services include early intervention, Milestones Preschool, after-school socialization, respite, adult day activities, employment and independent-living skills training. Aquatic services are provided at the Betty Wright Swim Center.
American Red Cross Bay Area, San Mateo County
1710 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame. Helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; provides disaster relief. Offers classes in CPR, first aid, babysitting and other skills.
Call general: 650-259-1750; 888-4-HELP-BAY (888-443-5722); 24-hour hotline: 650-259-1765.
American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter
2731 N. First St., San Jose. Also located at 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. Helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; provides disaster relief. Offers classes in CPR, first aid, babysitting and other skills.
Blackberry REACT, Volunteer Radio Communications
1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. Volunteers provide radio communications for local community events within portions of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties at no charge. Many Blackberry members are amateur radio operators, which expands the options of communicating with other agencies and locations. Free training in emergency preparedness, communication procedures and use of team radios.
Palo Alto Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Formerly known as Palo Alto Neighborhood Disaster Activities (PANDA), the program has trained hundreds of Palo Alto citizens as credentialed volunteers who can assist during a local disaster.
Call Office of Emergency Services at 650-617-3197.