This is a list of resources in the community that offer support for a variety of issues including pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide ideation, and more.
Live In Peace - "Live In Peace is building a movement located in the heart of the
technology economy, connecting East Palo Alto to the surrounding Silicon
Valley through cultural, educational, and technological programs."
MMAP - "Educate, empower, and inspire youth through the arts."
College Track - "Empowers students to transcend the limits of their circumstance by
providing the support that helps them to build their academic skills,
discover their dreams, secure financial aid, and persist on the path to
and through college."
Boys & Girls Club - "The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula's vision is that all young
people, if they work hard, can live fulfilling lives with a good
education, a fair paying job, decent housing, and the ability to raise a
Mental Health Services
Individual and Family Services. Alcohol and Other Drug Services: San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Consumer Rights and Problem Resolution: 800-388-5189
StarVista: Offers unparalleled counseling, prevention, early intervention and education resources and services to more than 34,000 people throughout San Mateo County every year, creating opportunities for healthier, stronger, and more hopeful lives. 650-591-9623 or www.star-vista.org
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County: provides help with Public Benefits, Family Law Assistance, Help for Teen Parents, Help for Seniors, Help for Tenants, Health Consumer Center, CareGivers Network, Kids crisis, Client’s Rights Advocate: 650-558-0915
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Hope Alliance: Developing partnerships and providing services that renew hope, highlight possibilities and change the futures of those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence. 1-800-640-SAFE (7233)
Teen Relationships: Is a site for teens about dating violence, recognizing warning signs for an abusive relationship, understanding what a healthy relationship is, and resources for teens in abusive relationships.
California Youth Crisis 1-800-843-5200. Counseling on many issues and referrals to youth needing assistance.
National Runaway Hotline 800-621-4000. Crisis intervention and referrals. National communication system for runaway and homeless youth. 24/7 confidential support.
Food Connection Hotline: 800-984-3663
Ecumenical Hunger Program of East Palo Alto: 650-323-7781
Summer hot lunches 12:00-2:00PM M-F from now until August 12
Food, clothing, and household goods distributed M,W,Th,F from 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. and 2:30-4:30 P.M.
East Palo Alto Apostolic Assembly Church: 2nd Friday, 3:30-5:30pm
Food Stamp Program: 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto. 650-573-3949
2500 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. 650-599-3811
HIP housing (Human Investment Project, Inc.) Helps seniors, single parents, or persons with low incomes to obtain housing or remain in their own homes through home sharing and other program: 650-348-6660 or hiphousing.org
Housing Authority. Administers federal rent assistance programs including Section 8, project-based and public housing: 650-802-3300
Emergency Shelter Samaritan House 650-347-3648 Your House South: Emergency Shelter for ages (10-17). 650-367-9687
Mental Health Network: Find services, gain knowledge, remain independent, be heard
Teen support:www.onyourmind.net = Do you need someone to talk to? OnYourMind.net provides a safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens.You can talk about anything that’s on your mind, including relationships, school, depression, stress, suicide, friends, parents, cutting, identity, and health.
Protection and Advocacy:www.pai-ca.org =They have quality, culturally responsive, safe, affordable, accessible: Housing, Education, Healthcare, Technology, Transportation, and Individual and family supports that they choose and direct.
New Service Now Available to San Mateo County Residents 211 is toll-free, confidential, multi-lingual and available 24/7. Call 211 to find information about food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid and much more.