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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.

Crisis NumbersTop of Page

  • Emergencies: call 911
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services: 650-573-2662
  • Alcohol and drug helpline: 650-573-3850
  • 24 suicide prevention line: 800-220-7575

Domestic Violence
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  • 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. 

Food Needs
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  • 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

Helpful Websites
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  • Nuestra Casa: English language program, parent academy, food distribution, environmental justice. 
  • Mental Health Network: Find services, gain knowledge, remain independent, be heard
  • A network of care for mental health:
  • Teen support: = Do you need someone to talk to? 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: =They have quality, culturally responsive, safe, affordable, accessible: Housing,
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.

Housing Needs
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  • 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
  • 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

Legal ServicesTop of Page

  • 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

Mental Health ServicesTop of Page

  • 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

PregnancyTop of Page

  • Pre3: Prenatal to Three Initiative. A program for pregnant women and families with children up to age 5 in San Mateo County 888-840-0889
  • Prenatal Advantage Black Infant Health. A program for African American women who are pregnant or parenting a child under one year of age. 650-363-7850
  • Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  • America’s Pregnancy Helpline: 1-888-672-2296

Rape and Sexual AssaultTop of Page

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656- HOPE (4673)

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  • 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.

Teen ResourcesTop of Page

  • 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."
  • Youth Arts and Music Center
  • 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 family."