Family Resources Guide

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This guide is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is a place to start in meeting your family needs. Fair Oaks Community Center at 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, is one of eight core service agencies in San Mateo County, providing referrals to all public and private human service agencies. Call 780-7500.

SMC Connect can help you locate community services anywhere in San Mateo County.

24-Hour Emergency Lines

Police, Fire or Medical Emergency:
Dial 9-1-1
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 888-220-7575
California Poison Control System 800 222-1222
California Youth Crisis Line 800-843-5200

Child and Adolescent Hotline and Prevention Program
(support for behavioral and developmental concerns)
Call or text, or email 567kids@star-vista.org

567-5437
Child Protective Services (CPS), San Mateo County
(to report suspected child abuse, abandonment or exploitation)

1-800-632-4615

802-7922

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA)
(Engl/Spanish hotline for victims of domestic violence)

800-300-1080

312-8515

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention 579-0350
Parent Helpline (StarVista)

888-220-7575

Psychiatric Emergency Services 573-2662
Rape Trauma Services 692-7273
Shelter Bed Hotline 800-774-3583
Your House South (hotline for youth ages 10-17) 367-9687

 

Child Care and Preschools

Child Care Coordinating Council(4Cs) (referrals to programs and financial assistance information). Bilingual services provided. 517-1400
Redwood City Child Care Coordinator (community child care planning and coordination) 780-7336
Redwood City School District—Child Development Centers (part-day and full-day early education and care programs) 366-6819
Trustline (background check for in-home child care) 800-822- 8490

 

Counseling and Mental Health

Children's Health Council (diagnosis/treatment of various children's developmental problems) 326-5530
Children's Place (support for children with drug/alcohol addicted family member)

591-9623,

ext. 116

Peninsula Family Service (counseling and support groups) 403-4300
Parents Place/JFCS--parent coaching, workshops, support groups, counseling (San Mateo/Palo Alto) 931-1830/
688-3040
StarVista (formerly YFES), 610 Elm St.,# 212, San Carlos 591-9623, ext. 128

 

Education

Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd. 306-3100
Preschool Programs - 4Cs Referrals (List of programs) 517-1400
Redwood City School District, 750 Bradford St. 423-2200
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District 637-4800
Sequoia Union High School District, 480 James Ave. 369-1411
Sequoia Union High School District -- Adult School 306-8866

 

Health Care and Information

San Mateo Medical Center -- Services in Redwood City
578-7141
  • Get Covered- Health Insurance
800-223-8383
573-2786
366-2927

 WIC Program - (Women, Infants and Children)

573-2168

Children's Health Coverage, SMC
(affordable health insurance, up to 19 years)

616-2002
Samaritan House Free Clinic, 114 - 5th Ave. 839-1447
First Aid/CPR Training, call Red Cross or a local hospital (Sequoia Hospital 367-5998 or Kaiser Hospital 299-2000) 888-443-5722
Kaiser Hospital 299-2000
TDD: 299-2207
Planned Parenthood 877-855-7526
San Mateo County Medical Center
(numerous specialty clinics, in San Mateo)
573-3434
TDD: 573-3882
Sequoia Hospital 369-5811
TDD: 367-5648

Libraries

Downtown Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd.
(homework assistance centers at all branches, Teen Homework Center at Main branch)
780-7018
Fair Oaks Branch, 2500 Middlefield Rd. 780-7261
Project READ Programs
(adult and family literacy, tutoring)
780-7077
Redwood Shores Branch, 399 Marine Pkwy. 780-5740
Schaberg Branch, 2140 Euclid Ave. 780-7010

Mentoring Programs for Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

415-503-4050
Friends for Youth, 1741 Broadway 482-2864

 

Recreation

Mervin Morris (Hoover) Boys and Girls Club, 1109 Hilton St.
(youth groups/facilities)

364-0176
Redwood City Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department, 1120 Roosevelt Ave. (classes/facilities, all ages) 780-7250
Redwood City Police Athletic League (PAL), 3399 Bay Rd. 556-1650
Sequoia YMCA, 1445 Hudson St. (classes/facilities, all ages) 368-4168

 

Transportation

Caltrain

1-800-660-4287
Rideshare for Bay Area Commuters (Carpool/vanpool assistance) 511
SamTrans (bus route and services information;
for Redi-Wheels for disabled: 508-6241)
1-800-660-4287
TDD: 508-6448

 

Financial Assistance

San Mateo County Human Services Agency, 2500 Middlefield Rd. (for CalWORKS/TANF, General Assistance, Food Stamps or Medi-Cal)

367-0190

 

Other Parent/Child Services

Associated Learning & Language Specialists
(speech/lang., occupational therapy, infant-toddler, etc.)
631-9999
Community Gatepath
(early childhood development services birth-3)
259-8544
Parents Helping Parents (special needs resources) 408-727-5775
Parents Place/JFCS--parenting classes, playgroups 931-1840
Redwood City Mother’s Club (babysitting co-op, Mom’s Night Out, playgroups, family activities, etc.) 654-5244
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (neighbor issues mediation, meeting facilitation, neighborhood organizing) 513-0330

 

Emergency Food and Clothing

Catholic Worker House, 545 Cassia St. (groceries Fridays 11:30 a.m.)

366-4415
Fair Oaks Community Center, Information and Referral Program 780-7500
St. Anthony's Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Rd. (hot lunch 11-1) 365-9664
Salvation Army, 660 Veterans Blvd.(groceries) 368-4643
St. Francis Center, 151 Buckingham (groceries, clothing) 365-7829
Second Harvest Food Bank, Food Connection 1-800-984-3663

 

Housing Assistance

Daybreak Shelter, 639 Douglas (transitional housing for homeless teens) 364-4633
Fair Oaks Community Center, Information and Referral (emergency housing) 780-7500
Homesharing Program (shared housing help) 780-7511
Salvation Army (emergency housing) 368-4643
Your House South, 394 Sequoia Ave. (emergency housing for teens) 367-9687