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California Kinship Navigators can help you get the information you need for child care, housing, legal and other services in your area for a healthy and happy home.

(800) 546 (KIN)-0047, M-F, 9am-7pm

Las Navegadoras del Programa del Parentesco de California, puededn ayudarle a conseguir información de los servicios que usted necesita para el Cuidado de Niños, Vivienda, Servicios Legales y otros en su área para mantener un hogar feliz y saludable.

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StarVista’s  programs help people write their own success stories through counseling, prevention, early intervention, education, and residential programs. We also provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services including a 24-hour suicide crisis hotline, an alcohol and drug helpline, and a parent support hotline. 


SAIL (Substance Abuse Information Line)

(650) 384-3094

Starting May 1, 2012, Mon-Fri from 5pm-7pm

SAIL is confidential information, resource, and referral line for any teen, parent, or community members with quiestions regarding substance abuse.

Community Resources

Community Information Handbook

The Community Information Handbook 2013 is intended to serve as a companion to the Community Information Program database, cip.plsinfo.org. This booklet provides information on general human services for San Mateo County residents.

Tambien disponible en espanol, Manual de Informacíon Comunitaria 2013.

Community Resources

EDGEWOOD: Transforming Lives. Restoring Hope.

Kinship Support Network

Are you raising a relative's child and don't know where to go for help?

Contact the Kinship Support Network for Free Support Services.

- Case Management

- Support Groups

- Counseling for Youth

- Nursing

- Recreation Activities for all ages

- Information and Referral

For more information, please contact Tracy Crabtree at (415) 682-3098

¿Esta usted criando un hijo/a de un pariente y no sabe a donde ir para obtener ayuda?

Contacte a la Red do Apoyo Gratuito

- Manejo de su caso

- Apoyo en Grupos

- Consejería para Jóvenes

- Enfermería

- Actividades Recreativas para todos las edades

- Información y Remisión

Si desea obtener más información, por favor contacte a Tracy Crabtree al (415) 682-3098



Esther's Pledge* Substance Abuse Workshops- click here for flyer

Young Adults (ages 15-21) Parents & Teens Welcome!

1st Thursday of Every Month, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Youth (ages 10-14) Parents & Youth Welcome!

3rd Thursday of Every Month, 6:00-7:30pm

Workshops will cover: Warning Signs, Education Awareness of Substance Abuse, How to Talk to your Kids, Steps for Getting Help

Workshops will be held at the Palo Alto Family YMCA, located at 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Counseling Services and substance abuse treatment available on a sliding scale. Workshops are FREE but space is limited. To reserve your spot, please contact: (650) 424-0852 ext.200 or info@acs-teens.org.

*Esther's Pledge is a prevention and education initiative established in honor of Esther Ting, a local woman who died from a drug overdose at age 19.



A Substance Abuse and Community-based Mental Health Services Agency

Services offered include:

- Individual, Couple & Family Counseling

- Medi-Cal & Healthy families

- Drug & Alcohol Treatment

- Anger Management & Dometic Violence

- DUI programs & FAQ

- Adolescent Services

- Child Services

- Parent Support

(650) 355-8787

Website, click here.



Providing youth-friendly health services, counseling and education to the community

Provides confidential medical and mental health services to teens, as well as mentoring, wellness, and peer counseling programs.

What they do:

  • Offer comprehensive no/low cost health services to address both physical and mental well-being
  • Provide in-school health education, leadership training and mentoring programs
  • Serve teens and young adults ages 13-21 who live in Daly City, Pacifica, Brisbane, Colma, South San Francisco, and parts of San Bruno
  • Accept teens regardless of ability to pay and assist families with eligibility and enrollment for health insurance
  • Multilingual staff: Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin

(650) 985-7000

Website, click here.


Youth Interventions & Treatment

Family Oasis

Family Therapy program for youth ages 12-20 that have substance abuse problems, behavioral and emotional difficulties or family conflicts. Program hours are 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Evening hours are also available. For an intake, call the office and ask for a counselor. Services are free to youth and their families who are residents of San Mateo County.

(650) 243-4862

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No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a counselor at a lifeline crisis center near you.

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.


211 is a toll-free number that connects callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality childcare and more.

211 is confidential and available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages.


Kaiser Psychiatry Mental Health Services

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Daly City Youth Health Center

(650) 985-7000


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Asian American Recovery Services

1115 Mission Road

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Tel: (650) 243-4862

Fax: (650) 243-4851