San Mateo County Community Health Assessment
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Numerous organizations are involved in meeting the County's needs for housing, shelter and food.


San Mateo County Agencies Providing

Housing/Shelter/Food/Clothing Services

Organization Services
Assistance League of San Mateo, Operation School Bell, San Mateo Clothing assistance to school aged children
Bayshore Community Resource Center, East Palo Alto Vouchers for shelters, referral and Season of Sharing Funds
Bread of Life, East Palo Alto Soup kitchen, clothing donations, referrals
Brisbane City Recreation Department, Brisbane Food distribution
Caminar, San Mateo Housing units for persons with psychiatric or social problems
Catholic Charities of San Francisco HIV Food Service Program, San Mateo Weekly groceries to homebound persons with AIDS
Catholic Charities/Peninsula Family Resource Center, San Mateo Administers rental assistance program, case work, food distribution, information, referral, employment assistance
Catholic Worker House, Redwood City Short-term alternative residence for teenagers, food distribution
Coastside Opportunity Center, El Granada Season of Sharing Funds, winter emergency shelter
Community Action Agency of San Mateo (CAA), San Carlos Emergency food supplies, transitional housing, move-in costs for homeless, landlord negotiations, hotel vouchers
Daly City Community Services Center, Daly City Case management, emergency assistance, Season of Sharing Funds
Daly City Emergency Food Pantry, Daly City Food distribution, soup kitchen and food box distribution
Daly City Residential and Rehabilitation Program, Daly City Low interest loans to low income for home repairs
Ecumenical Hunger Program, Palo Alto Food distribution, furniture donations, parent support group
Emergency Hunger Fund, Redwood City Food distribution, rental assistance, clothing donations
Fair Oaks Community Center, Redwood City Case management, tenant information, emergency housing vouchers, and Season of Sharing Funds
FISH Food distribution
Grace Covenant Church, So. San Francisco Food distribution, soup kitchen
Human Investment Project, Daly City, So. San Francisco, Redwood City Homesharing Program, Group Share Program, Self-sufficiency Program, Mentor Program, Home Equity Conversion Program and Property Development Program
John's Closet, Daly City Clothing for needy school-aged children in North County
Kainos Home and Training Center, Redwood City Residential homes for developmentally disabled
Meals-on-Wheels, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay Home delivered meals to homebound and disabled
Menlo Park Housing and Redevelopment Department, Menlo Park Low interest loans to low income for home repairs and low interest loans to first time buyers
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County, Redwood City Housing opportunities for People with AIDS program. Pays back rent, utilities and alcohol/drug treatment
Mid-Peninsula Citizens for Fair Housing, Palo Alto Mediation between owners and renters regarding discrimination, counseling
North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center, So. San Francisco Emergency assistance, hotline, Salvation Army vouchers and Season of Sharing Funds
Pacifica Resource Center, Pacifica Emergency housing services, shared home counseling, Season of Sharing Funds
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, San Mateo, East Palo Alto, Redwood City Mediation for landlord/tenant conflicts
Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, Menlo Park Builds and sells homes for low income people
Project Sentinel Housing discrimination investigation, housing hotline
Redwood City Housing Rehabilitation Loan Department, Redwood City Low interest loans to low income home owners
Salvation Army, San Mateo, Redwood City, Foster City Transitional motel vouchers, emergency food vouchers, clothing vouchers
Samaritan House, San Mateo Case management, emergency services, information, referral, interpretation services, medical clinic, first/last month's rent through Season of Sharing Funds, soup kitchen
San Mateo City Community Development Department, San Mateo Low interest loans to low income home owners and low interest loans for first time buyers
San Mateo County Human Services Agency, Belmont Emergency aid, shelter and counseling
San Mateo County Government, Belmont Administers Section 8 rental assistance program. Affordable housing construction rehabilitation financing. Operates public housing and senior complex.
San Mateo County Consortium County agency responsible for obtaining programs from HUD
Season of Sharing Funds (Given to: Bayshore Community Resource Center, Coastside Opportunity Center, Daly City Community Services Center, Fair Oaks Community Center, North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center, Pacifica Resource Center and Samaritan House) Housing assistance funds
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, San Mateo Food assistance, restaurant donation pick-ups, seniors brown bag groceries, community nutrition, referrals
Service League of San Mateo County, Redwood City Emergency housing assistance to recent inmates
Shelter Network of San Mateo County, Redwood City, San Mateo, Menlo Park Transitional housing for homeless at three facilities; follow-up programs
St. Anthony's Center, Menlo Park Food distribution, soup kitchen, clothing donations
St. Francis Center, Redwood City Food distribution, laundry, showers, clothing donations
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, So. San Francisco Food distribution
St. Vincent De Paul Society, Redwood City, San Mateo, So. San Francisco Food distribution, furniture donations, emergency housing assistance, clothing distribution, soup kitchen, shelter
Urban Ministry of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Case management, emergency assistance/referrals, food donations, soup kitchens
Youth and Family Assistance:

Community Living Room, San Mateo
Daybreak Program, Redwood City
Your House, North and South, Daly City


Homeless youth, AIDS education, drug education
Transitional housing, adult role models
Temporary housing for homeless and runaway youths

Source: Belle Haven Community Needs Assessment/Action Plan: Comprehensive Report; Consolidated Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy; Human Investment Project: Annual Report; Homeless Prevention: The Primary Solution; Meals on Wheels in San Mateo County: 1992-95 Plan; Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties: Strategic Plan, 1993-1996; Peninsula Library System Community Information Program, Directory of Human Services for San Mateo County, 1995-1996 Edition, and Hospital Consortium of San Mateo County.


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