Resources for Families

Financial Resources
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San Mateo County Strong Fund responds to the urgent needs of families, small businesses, and non-profits. San Mateo County Strong Fund FAQs page
Samaritan House provides emergency rent and utility assistance. Make a Difference Housing and Shelter
Pets in Need is helping furry friends stay healthy. PIN Donate Pet Assistance
Meals and Food
Description To Donate To Recieve
Many school districts are offering free lunch to all children.
Second Harvest connects families with many food distribution sites. Donate or Volunteer Get Food
The Boys and Girls Club distributes meals and to go boxes of food. Email: View the updated list of locations.
Description To Donate To Recieve
All hospitals are accepting donations for medical supplies, including face masks, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, nitrile gloves (latex free).
Stanford Health Care
UCSF Donation Center
Sequoia Hospital
Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist health care providers and health care facilities responding to COVID-19 are being accepted.
The Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs) of San Mateo County is here to help essential workers needing childcare.
Blood Donations are urgently needed. Stanford Blood Center
WPV-Ready has a sign-up for volunteers and for residents with needs. Volunteer Sign Up Residents Registration
The PV Forum allows vulnerable households to request support including grocery shopping, internet support, and emotional support. PV Cares Request for Household Support
SMC seeks volunteers to help serve vulnerable members of our community. To Volunteer To request volunteers
Mental Health, Wellness, and Emotional Support
Resources Tips and Guides Online Products
Shelter-in-Place Mental Health Helping Children Cope With Stress Online Library
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health Coping With Stress - Adults Wellness While Social Distancing
Optum Public Crisis Line: Toll-free emotional support help line (866) 342-6892 Recursos en español

Domestic Violence and Safety:

If your home environment is abusive, you and your children should NOT continue shelter in an unsafe place.  You are not alone and there is help. 

Please contact CORA’s 24 hour hotline at 800-300-1080 as soon as possible to connect with someone that can help you to find safe and supportive housing.