The eight Core Service Agencies listed below work in close collaboration with the Human Services Agency to provide individuals and families with basic emergency and support services to stabilize their living situations. Core Service Agencies provide clients with crisis intervention and referrals based on an evaluation of their needs and qualifications for assistance.

Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs. Call the Core Service Agency that serves your area to find out more about the services they offer and how to access services.  Flyers in multiple languages, located at the bottom of this page, can be printed and shared.


San Mateo County Core Service Agencies:

Core Service Agency

Address Phone Number Areas Served

Daly City Community Services Center

350 - 90th St., Daly City (650) 991-8007                     Daly City, Colma, Broadmoor
Samaritan House South 1852 Bay Road, East Palo Alto  (650) 294-4312  East Palo Alto, Menlo Park
Coastside Hope 99 Ave. Alhambra, El Granada (650) 726-9071

Half Moon Bay, Montara, 
Moss Beach, El Granada, 

Pacifica Resource Center 1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica (650) 738-7470 Pacifica
Samaritan House 4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo (650) 347-3648 San Mateo, Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City,
Hillsborough, Millbrae,
San Carlos
Puente 620 North Street, Pescadero (650) 879-1691 Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, San Gregorio
Fair Oaks Community Center 2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City (650) 780-7500 Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Portola Valley, Woodside, 
YMCA Community Resource Center 1486 Huntington Ave, South San Francisco (650) 276-4101 South San Francisco, Brisbane,
San Bruno

Other Resources:

There are numerous resources available to assist San Mateo County residents:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank - For information about grocery and meal programs throughout the County, contact the Food Connection Hotline at: 800-984-3663 or visit
  • Public Assistance Programs - For connections to Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs, and General Assistance, visit or email or call 800-223-8383.

If you or your family have been impacted by COVID-19 please see here for information about resources.

General Information - For information and referral for health and human services, contact 211 at: 2-1-1 (or 800-273-6222) or text your zip code to: 898211.