San Mateo County residents can access an extensive network of government, private, and community service providers to meet a wide variety of needs. 

Regional CORE centers provide an emergency safety net to help residents overcome the most difficult times. 

We encourage you to browse the vast resources available that support families, such as child care referrals, emergency food pantries, and domestic violence prevention; that help youth find jobs or fulfill specialized needs such as orthodontics and school supplies.

Finally, fast and portable access to these and many more resources is available through the mobile application SMC-Connect and the Community Information Handbook