Available Social Services
Available Social Services
Below is a quick guide to county benefits, eligiblity requirements, and how to sign up! To apply for medical, food, and cash assistance online or to check your eligibility for any program, visit mybenefitscalwin.org.
CalFresh provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. For more information and to see if you're eligible, visit the CalFresh webpage, or call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.
Cal Works (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)
CalWORKs provides temporary cash assistance to low-income families with children along with services to help parents find and keep a job. For more information visit the CalWorks webpage, call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
CAPI provides cash assistance to aged, blind, or disabled legal permanent resident immigrants who have been denied SSI benefits solely due to their immigration status. For more information visit the CAPI webpage, call 1-800-648-0954, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.
General Assistance provides short-term cash assistance to low-income individuals who are residents of San Mateo County. For more information or how to apply visit General Assistance webpage, call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.
Health Care Coverage
San Mateo County can help you and your family enroll in affordable health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Medi-Cal provides free or low cost health insurance to eligible adults, children and seniors who are at or below the 138% FPL (Federal Poverty Level) and is open for enrollment all year long. For more information, please call 1-800-223-8383, or visit a Human Services Agency near you.
The State’s Exchange, known as Covered California, will offer four different health plan levels that provide a range of premiums and benefit levels. The private health insurance companies that will be available in San Mateo County are Anthem, Blue Shield, Chinese Community Health Plan, Health Net and Kaiser Permanente. More Info on the Covered California Website
Call one of your local core agencies for other services
- Coastside Hope
Telephone: (650) 726-9071
Address: 99 Ave. Alhambra #1089, El Granada, CA 94018
- Daly City Community Service Center
Address: 350 90th Street, Daly City, CA 94015
- El Concilio of San Mateo
Address: 1798 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
- Fair Oaks Community Center
Telephone: (650) 780-7500
Address: 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
- Pacifica Resource Center
Telephone: (650) 738-7470
Address: 1809 Palmetto Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044
- Puente de la Costa Sur
Address:620 North St., Pescadero, CA 94060
- Samaritan House
Telephone: (650) 347-3648
Address: 4031 Pacific Blvd. (at 42nd Avenue), San Mateo, CA 94402
- Youth Services Bureaus of YMCA
Telephone: (650) 877-8642
Address: 1486 Huntington Ave, Suite 100, South San Francisco, CA 94402