Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
2-1-1 Santa Clara County
1400 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 250, San Jose. The 2-1-1 phone system provides streamlined access to critical health and human services in Santa Clara County, provided by a live operator, 24 hours a day, in 170+ languages. A program of United Way Silicon Valley, 2-1-1 provides critical information during a disaster about evacuation routes, food and shelter, as well as support with finding new jobs and permanent housing during long-term recovery.
Call 211, or 866-390-6845.
Catholic Worker House
545 Cassia St., Redwood City. Provides a family-style home for troubled teenagers, 17-20. Food program every Friday at 11:30 a.m. English-language school at 822 Heller St. in Redwood City.
Call 650-366-4415. Info on evening language classes, 650-366-8315.
Child Abuse Reporting (San Mateo County Child Protective Services)
Child Protective Services is a 24-hour service provided on behalf of children in San Mateo County who are newborn to age 18 and alleged to be the victims of child abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Call 650-595-7922 or 1-800-632-4615.
Child Abuse Reporting (Santa Clara County Child Protective Services)
373 West Julian St., San Jose. A child abuse and neglect center. Takes calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call Palo Alto: 650-493-1186.
Community Services Agency
204 Stierlin Road, Mtn. View. Safety-net services for low-income, homeless and senior residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Programs include: emergency financial rent and utility assistance, a food and nutrition center, homeless services, senior case management, senior lunch and nutrition program, a back-to-school backpack and school supply program and a holiday gift and food program.
Day Worker Center of Mountain View
113 Escuela Ave., Mtn. View. Connects skilled workers to employers in the areas of gardening, moving, house cleaning, remodeling/construction, child and elder care. Contributes to immigrant integration, community alliance and day workers' well-being through safe job-matching, ESL classes, job readiness, safety procedures, leadership development, access to social services, outreach and community service.
555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Named after the Biblical prophet and judge Deborah, who held court under a palm tree, the nonprofit women's center offers educational and recreational classes, brown-bag lunchtime lectures, professional counseling and community-service activities and mentoring. No membership fee.
Ecumenical Hunger Program
2411 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. A nonprofit that provides emergency food, clothing, case management and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. EHP offers hot meals every Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Bay Road 5-6 p.m. Also has a women's support group and programs for children.
Emergency Services Partnership
1798 B-Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Emergency Services Partnership is a project of El Concilio of San Mateo County -- a community organization committed to increasing education, employment and access to quality of life services for underserved communities of San Mateo County. Its aim is to help families to stabilize their immediate situations and work towards long-term solutions.
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. Provides emergency services and information and referral to local services for Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Woodside, Portola Valley and Atherton residents. Also serves as a base for 20 community agencies providing a range of social services to people from children to seniors.
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Helps families find services and service providers and make connections in the community. Resource areas are emergency/crisis; basic needs; child care; community resources; disability resources; education; health care; mental health and counseling. Family Resources desktop kiosks are located in the libraries and other community locations. Specialists are available to assist and interpret the information. The Family Resources Ambassador Development Program brings community members together to learn about resources, meet service providers and strengthen the community.
Jewish Family and Children's Services
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto. Provides professional counseling services, case-management, elder-care consultation, home-care services. Parents Place services include parent education, clinical services, special needs information and program and drop-in center. Sliding scale.
Peninsula Family Service
24 Second Ave., San Mateo. Formerly Family Service Agency of San Mateo County. With locations all over San Mateo County, Family Service offers services seven days a week in English, Spanish and other languages, assisting more than 19,000 people a year who range in age from 6 weeks to 100 years old.
Second Harvest Food Bank
1051 Bing St., San Carlos. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties works to end local hunger by providing nutritious food to nearly 250,000 people every month. Second Harvest partners with more than 300 nonprofit agencies to provide food at more than 740 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs.
Meeting time: Caitlin Kerk.
Call 650-610-0800 Need Food? Call 800-984-3663 Want to donate? Call 866-234-3663..
Second Harvest Food Bank
4001 N. First St. and 750 Curtner Ave., Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties works to end local hunger by providing nutritious food to nearly 250,000 people every month. Second Harvest partners with more than 300 nonprofit agencies to provide food at more than 740 sites, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and after-school programs.
Call 408-266-8866. Need food? Call 800-984-3663. Want to donate? Call 866-234-3663..
Service League of San Mateo County
727 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. A nonprofit agency that provides in-custody programs and services within all San Mateo County jails, and after-release programs and services at five program sites in the community. Also runs the Children's Fund, which gives toys to children of inmates at Christmas and helps meet emergency needs of inmates' families.
Social Services Agency -- North County District Office
100 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. Adult and child welfare services. Distributes food stamps, MediCal and cash aid.
St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room
3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. The largest dining room for the needy between San Francisco and San Jose serves hot lunches to about 600 people per day, six days each week throughout the year. Groceries and produce are also distributed. It welcomes donations of money and food, particularly ham and poultry, canned goods, pasta, rice and dry beans. As part of a mini-health program, a public-health nurse gives advice and referrals one day a week during lunch on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary). Free clothing; toys for children are provided prior to Christmas.
Call 650-365-9665 or 650-365-9664.
St. Francis Center
151 Buckingham Ave., Redwood City. Helps about 3000 individuals per month with services ranging from food and clothes to showers and laundry. Also operates a literacy program, a community garden and a 24-unit apartment for low-income families.
StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services)
610 Elm St., Ste. 212, San Carlos. A private, nonprofit agency in San Mateo County that provides a wide array of free and low-cost services to help children, teens and adults who are dealing with relationships and communications, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues. Twenty-three different programs provide prevention, early intervention, education, counseling and residential services.
Teen Talk Sexuality Education
120 James Ave., Redwood City. Formerly Teen Pregnancy Coalition of San Mateo County, provides comprehensive sexuality education in high schools and middle schools throughout San Mateo County, and has educational programs for parents.
Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund
795 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Meets emergency needs of 400-500 veterans each year at the Menlo Park VA Hospital who are in-patients or out-patients awaiting admission, relocation or discharge.
Veterans Emergency Social Work Fund
3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. Meets emergency needs of 400-500 veterans each year who are in-patients or out-patients awaiting admission, relocation or discharge at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Call 650-493-5000, ext. 65800.