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Resources Available to You
Provided below is the list of agencies with programs that are dedicated to helping you receive the support you need to overcome your financial hardships. The programs may include services for health care, food assistance, or even job training. We hope they can provide you with the help you need to get back on track and rebuild a more secure future.
Housing and Shelter Assistance
City and County of San Francisco Affordable Housing Resources
List of housing resources provided by the county.
Affordable, low income housing
Compass Family Services
Where families facing homelessness receive housing services and comprehensive support as they transition from crisis to economic stability.
San Francisco Shelters
Updated list of free shelters in San Francisco, available in English and Spanish.
Dial 3-1-1 to be placed on the housing waitlist for the city of San Francisco
CalFresh (Food Stamps)
Learn how to apply for CalFresh in San Francisco.
Free Pantry Chart/Free Eats Chart
Updated list of locations of food pantries and free meals, available in English and Spanish
SF-Marin Food Bank
Offering home delivered groceries, supplemental food for seniors, and food pharmacies.
Comprehensive legal resource list for the Bay Area.
Legal Advice and Referral Clinic
Walk in legal clinic for low-income clients to receive legal advice and/or referrals.
Bay Area Legal Aid
Provides access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.
County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP)
Cash assistance is available for low-income San Franciscans with no children, including those who cannot work, and refugees.
Online benefits resource page for the County of San Francisco Health Care – These agencies can help you locate and access affordable and free health care services for low income and uninsured individuals.
Provides qualifying families and expectant mothers with a variety of services, such as benefit assistance, employment services, and supportive services to help them succeed in the workforce.
A website that will support health insurance shoppers to get the coverage and care that is right for them.
Local Job Search and Training Assistance
JobsNOW! Wage Subsidy Program
Program will provide job opportunities for those who receive employment services from the Human Services Agency. Call 1-877-JOB1NOW if you are interested in the JobsNOW! Program!
San Francisco Vocational Co-Op
List of programs that provide comprehensive vocational services to San Francisco residents with Mental Health Diagnoses.
Homeless Employment Collaborative
Resource page of the San Francisco Homeless Employment Collaborative.
Mental Health Assistance
Mental Health Board of San Francisco
Directory of San Francisco Behavioral Health resources.
Mental Health Resource Chart
Additional list of mental health hotlines and resources in San Francisco, available in English and Spanish.
Substance Abuse Assistance
Mental Health Board of San Francisco
Treatment of alcoholism, opioid addiction, substance abuse, dual diagnosis.
Joe Healey Detoxification Program
Community based detox program for homeless individuals who struggle to find appropriate treatment.
Center for Youth Wellness
In partnership with Bayview Child Health Center, CYW screen every young person we see for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that we know can lead to toxic stress and lifelong problems with health, wellness and learning.
Project Homeless Connect
Connects the most vulnerable San Franciscans to vital resources throughout the city.
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
SFCCC represents 11 community health centers with 20 strategically located clinic sites in San Francisco. SFCCC clinics serve the neighborhoods with the greatest health disparities, and allow patients to connect with a clinic in their neighborhood that speaks their language and understands their culture.
San Francisco Department of Public Health
The City’s Department of Public Health Website
Additional Web Resources
Link-SF is San Francisco’s first mobile-optimized website that connects homeless and low-income residents with critical and life-saving resources nearby. A resource tool that will help you find shelter, food, medical care, or help you meet your hygiene and technology needs based on where you are and what is open.
San Francisco Assistance for Young Adults
A resource for transitional age youth (16-24) that includes a comprehensive directory of service referrals including: workforce, education, housing, wellness, advocacy and recreation.
California Medicare Guide
Medicare is the health insurance program run by the federal government that provides coverage to retirees aged 65 and over and those with certain disabilities.