Family Resource Guide

This guide is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is a place to start in meeting your family needs.   You can also use SMC Connect as a service that can help find community services all throughout the San Mateo County.

 24 hour emergency lines
 Police, Fire, or Medical Emergency  9-1-1
 Alcohol and Drug Helpline  (888) 220-7575
 California Poison Control System  (800) 222-1222
 California Youth Crisis Line  (800) 843-5200

Child and Adolescent Hotline and Prevention Program

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 (650) 567-5437
 Child Protective Services, San Mateo County  (800) 632-4615

 Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)

(English and Spanish hotline for victims of domestic violence)

(800) 300-1080

(650) 312-8515

 Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention  (650) 579-0350
 Parent Helpline (StarVista)  (888) 220-7575
 Psychiatric Emergency Services  (650) 573-2662
 Rape Trauma Services  (650) 692-7273
 Shelter Bed Hotline  (800) 774-3583
 Youth House South (hotline for youth ages 10-17)  (650) 367-9687

 

 Child care and Preschools

 Child Care Coordinating Councils (4C)

(Referrals to programs and financial assistance information; bilingual services provided)

(650) 517-1400 

 TrustLine

(Background check for in-home child care)

 (800) 822-8490

 Redwood City-San Mateo County Child Care Coordinator

(community child care planning and coordination)

 (650) 780-7336

 San Carlos School District - Preschool Programs

(Full day program; program philosophy and registration information)

 (650) 508-7333

Redwood City School District - Child Development Centers

(Part-day and full-day early education and care programs)

 (650) 366-6819

 

 Counseling and Mental health
 Children's Health Council  (650) 326-5530

 Children's Place

(Support for children with drug or alcohol addicted family member)

 (650) 591-9623, ext. 116
 Peninsula Family Service  (650) 403-4300

 Parents Place/JFCS

(Parent coaching, workshops, support groups, counseling)

(650) 931-1830

(650) 688-3040

 StarVista  (650) 591-9623, ext. 128

 

 education
 San Carlos School District  (650) 508-7333
 St. Charles School   (650)593-1629
 Pre-Schools Programs - 4Cs Referrals  (650) 517-1400
 Redwood City School District  (650) 423-2200
 Belmont-Redwood Shores School District  (650) 637-4800
 Sequoia Union High School District  (650) 369-1411
 Sequoia Union High School District - Adult School  (650) 306-8866
  Cañada College  (650) 306-3100

 

 health care information
 Fair Oaks Health Center  (650) 578-7141
 Get Covered - Health Insurance  (800) 223-8383
 Mobile Clinic   (650) 366-2927
 Sequoia Teen Wellness Center  (650) 366-2927

 WIC Program

 (650) 573-2168
 Children's Health Coverage  (650) 616-2002
 Samaritan House Free Clinic  (650) 839-1447

 First Aid/CPR Training:

Red Cross

Sequoia Hospital

Kaiser Hospital

(888) 443-5772

(650) 367-5998

(650) 299-2000

 Kaiser Hospital

(650) 299-2000

TDD: (650) 299-2207

 Planned Parenthood (877) 855-7526
 San Mateo County Medical Center

(650) 573-3434

TDD: (650) 573-3882

 Sequoia Hospital

(650) 369-5811

TDD: (650) 367-5648

 

 libraries
 San Carlos Library  (650) 591-0341

 

 Youth mentoring programs
 Big Brother Bis Sisters of the Bay Area  (415) 503-4050
 Friends of Youth  (650) 482-2864

 

 Transportation
Caltrain (800) 660-4287
Rideshare for Bay Area Commuters 5-1-1

SamTrans

(800) 660-4287

TDD: (650) 508-6448

 Redi-Wheels for Disabled  (650) 508-6241

 

 Financial Assistance

 San Mateo County Human Services Agency

(CalWORKS/TANF, General Assistance, Food Stamps or Medi-Cal)

 (650) 367-0190

 

 Other parent and child services

 Community Gatepath

(Early childhood development services from birth to 3 years)

 (650) 259-8544

 Parents Helping Parents

(Special Needs resources)

 (408) 727-5775

 Parents Place/JFCS

(Parenting classes and playgroups)

 (650) 931-1840

 San Carlos-Belmont Parents Club

(Babysitting co-op, Family meet-ups, etc.)

 (650) 354-8020

 Redwood City Parents Club

(Babysitting co-op, Mom's Night Out, playgroups & family activities)

 (650) 654-5244

 Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

(Neighbor issues mediation, meeting facilitation, neighborhood organizing)

 (650) 513-0330

 

 Emergency food and clothing
 Catholic Workers House  (650) 366-4415
 St. Anthony's Dining Room  (650) 365-9664
 Salvation Army  (650) 368-4643
 St. Francis Center  (650) 365-7829
 Second Harvest Food Bank  (800) 984-3663

 

 housing assistance
 Daybreak Shelter  (650) 364-4633
 Home Sharing Program  (650) 780-7511
 Salvation Army  (650) 368-4643
 Your House South  (650) 367-9687