Sunday, June 23, 2013

Referrals: Seniors

Larkin Pine Senior Housing
1303 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA  94109
(415) 776-1338

Applications available at:  Applications accepted in the order they are received.

Seniors 62+

·  On-site laundry
·  Community kitchens
·  Outdoor deck
·  Shared baths
Near public transport

Minimum income:
Twice the rent

Maximum income:
1 person - $43,250
2Persons - $49,400

Rent: $477

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Referral: Family Services

Homeless Prenatal Program

For families with children under the age of 18.
2500 18th St San Francisco , CA , 94110 USA
Phone: 415-546-6756
Fax: 415-546-6778

Registration Hours for New Clients: PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. New clients are seen on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, we sometimes reach capacity early and we will have to ask you to return to the next registration shift.

8:00 – 11:00 AM
1:00 – 3:00 PM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

8:00 – 11:00 AM
1:00 – 3:00 PM

9:00 – 11:00 AM

When you arrive, please bring the following documentation, if available:
• Identification card
• Social Security card
• Birth certificates for children
• Immunization cards for children
• Proof of income (for deposits)
• Proof of Pregnancy

During the registration process, you will be asked to fill out a form telling us about you and your family and letting us know where you need assistance. Our staff is kind and respectful, and many are former clients themselves, so please feel comfortable talking openly with us so we can do our very best to meet your family’s needs.

If you are in immediate need of food, diapers, clothing, or any other basic necessities: We will be able to provide you with these things as soon as you come in to see us (if we have these supplies available). If we do not have the supplies when you come in, we can refer you to an agency that does

If you are homeless and pregnant, ready to obtain permanent housing, or suffering from family violence, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues: You will be able to meet with a case manager who will continue to offer you support in follow-up appointments if necessary. Your case manager may request additional documentation relevant to the services they are providing.

Case Management Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:
8:00 – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 6:00 PM
9:00 – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 4:00 PM

We are closed every Tuesday 9:00 am – 1 pm & on the first Friday of every month (except for food bag distribution)

Case Management is by appointment only

Compass Family Services

  • Emergency Housing: Call Compass Connecting Point at 1-855-234-2667 or 415-644-0504   Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm.  A counselor will help you access the best resources to help your family find stability.  If you need assistance after hours please dial 211 or 1-800-273-6222 for general questions or 1-877-384-3578 if you are a woman experiencing domestic violence.
  • June 2013 Housing List
  • Rental Assistance or an Eviction Notice: 1-855-234-2667 or 415-644-0504, Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm.
  • Child Care Support: Compass Children's Center is done via the San Francisco Childcare Connection (SF3C).  You can fill out a SF3C application online, visit Compass Children's Center (144 Leavenworth Street) on Wednesdays between 2pm - 4pm or call Eileen Sugai, SF3C Manager, at 415-343-3378.
  • Parenting Classes: Compass Family Resource Center offers CPS certified parenting classes, case management, support groups and family activities and support for parents seeking high-quality, affordable childcare.  To schedule an intake, call 415-644-0504 or visit Compass Family Resource Center (995 Market Street, 5th floor) on Mondays between 1:30pm and 4pm, Wednesdays between 4:30pm and 6:30pm and Thursdays between 9am and 11:30am. 

  • ALPHA Pregnancy Center, Diapers for families who need them. 5070 Mission St. 94112, Phone number:  415-584-6800
Multi-Service Centers:

  • APA Family Support Services, 10 Nottingham Pl. (off 1020-28 Kearny btw. Broadway & Pacific). 617-0061  Call for appt. M-F 8:30am-5pm. Support services for Asian families to prevent child abuse & domestic violence. Parenting & health education, support groups, kinship support, referrals, home visits, case management, assessment, counseling, individual & group therapy, parental stress hotline, employment program. Free. English, Cambodian, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese.
  • OMI Family Center (CBHS), 1701 Ocean (at Faxon). 452-2200. For all San Franciscans. Call MTuThF 9-11am; drop-in intake MTuThF 9:30am & W 1:30pm. Group & individual counseling, case management, medication management, information, & referrals. $0-full bill. English, sometimes Spanish.
  • Instituto Familar de La Raza, 2919 Mission (bet. 25th & 26th Sts).  229-0500,Latino-focused (but for all SF residents). Call M-F  9am-5pm & ask for an intake worker. Open M-F  9am-7pm; Sa 9am-2pm. Case management & advocacy services for youth, family services, HIV education, counseling services, women’s group, referrals, cultural events.MediCal, Healthy Families, $0-full bill. English, Spanish.
Health Care and Support:

  • Community Wellness Department (Native American Health Center), 333 Valencia, Ste 240 (bet 14th & 15th St).  503-1046   call M-F 9am-5pm. Substance abuse counseling, traditional counseling, talking circles, children/youth services & case management. Waiting list for some services. Free. English
  • Huckleberry Youth Health Center, 1292 Page (at Lyon). 621-2929 (24hr).Huckleberry Youth Health Ctr : 555 Cole (at Haight)  386-9398  (M-F 9am-5pm). For youths aged 11-21. Services include family & individual therapy, case management, & crisis services. Call for crisis shelter for runaway youths 11-17. Medical & health education programs at Huckleberry Youth Health Ctr include: peer health education; testing & counseling for HIV, pregnancy & STD. $0-full bill. English & Spanish.
  • Balboa Teen Health Center, Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga, Room 156. 469-4512  Middle & high school students who live in SF. Call M-F 8:30am-5pm. Drop-in for Balboa students only M,Tu,Th,F 8:45-11am, W 10-11am. Medical care, health education program, HIV counseling & testing, individual & group counseling, family planning, substance abuse program, & educational support. Free. English, Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog.
Mental Health Care Services:

  • Edgewood Center for Children / Behavioral Health and Family Services,1801 Vicente (at 29th Ave). 681-3211  (M-F 8am-6pm). 0-25 year olds. Call for information & referrals. MediCal, private insurance, $0-full bill. English, Cantonese, Spanish.
  • Sunset Mental Health Services, 1990 41st Ave (bet. Pacheco & Ortega). 753-7400   Call for appt. M-F 8:30am-5 pm. Drop-in M-F 9-11am. Medications; individual & family therapy. $0-full bill . English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
  • Westside Ajani, 1140 Oak (bet. Divisadero & Broderick). 431-8252  ext 0. Call M-F 9am-5pm. For youth up to age 21 & their families. Mental health treatment services. Free, MediCal, Healthy Families or uninsured. English.
  • Oakes Children's Center,1550 Treat (near Precita).  641-8000   5-18yrs. Must be referred. Call clinical co-ordinator (Dr. Brenner ext. 214) M-F 8:30am-5pm (except school holidays) & ask how to get referred. Day treatment & outpatient therapy. MediCal, Free if eligible. English, Spanish, Tagalog; limited Cantonese, Russian.
  • Southeast Child Family Therapy Center (CBHS),100 Blanken (at Tunnel), 330-5740.
    1525 Silver Ave (at San Bruno),  657-1770  3905 Mission (at Crescent), 337-2400. Call M-F 9am-5pm, Sa (Blanken only) 9am-1pm. Evening hours by appt. Individual, group & family therapy, school consultation & Special Education partnerships, parent support, medication evaluations, assessments & referrals. MediCal, HealthyKids, HealthySF; those uninsured for mental health, $0-full bill. English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish
  • Mission Family Center (CBHS), 759 South Van Ness (bet 18th & 19th Sts).  642-4550  Call M-F 8:30am-5pm & ask for intake coordinator. Children & youth aged 3-17 or still in high school. Individual, group, & family therapy; medication. MediCal, Healthy Families. If you don’t have insurance, they will try to help you get it. English, Spanish
  • Family Service Agency SF, 1010 Gough (at Eddy).  474-7310   For all San Franciscans. Call M-F 9am-5pm. Individual psychotherapy & counseling, psychiatric medication evaluations, and referrals. $0-full bill. English, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, & ASL
  • Family Mosiac Project (CBHS),1309 Evans (bet Mendell & Jennings).  206-7600  Children 0-17 years old who live in SF, & their families. Intensive case management for children who have emotional and behavioral problems and are at risk of being placed out-of-home or out-of-school. Services include case management and referrals to therapy, psychiatric medication services, respite, tutoring, advocacy, and other programs. Length of treatment is 12-18 months. Medi-Cal, Healthy SF/Healthy Families, and non-insured. English, Cantonese, Spanish 
  • Chinatown Child Development Center (CBHS), 720 Sacramento (at Kearny). 392-4453   0-18 years old. Call M-F 8:30am-5pm & ask for intake worker. Individual, group, & family therapy. Psychological testing for clients, medication management, referrals, parent education. Only for MediCal, Healthy Families, & uninsured ($0-full bill). English, Cambodian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese
  • Bayview Hunters Point Foundation - Mental Health Service,5815 3rd St. (at Carroll). 822-7500. Call M-F 9am-5pm for intake appt. For the severely mentally ill. Individual & family therapy, coordination with schools, preventive consultation with schools & agencies, medication monitoring, information, & referrals. MediCal, $0-full bill . English, Spanish, Mandarin
  • Child Crisis (CBHS), 3801 3rd St (at Evans), Suite 400, 2nd Fl., Bayview Plaza Shopping Center. 970-3800   For youth under 18. Call for intake interview. Evaluations for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization & crisis case management for up to 30 days. Specialized services for homicidal, suicidal & gravely disabled youth or victims & witnesses of community violence. $0-full bill. English, Cantonese, Spanish; other language interpreters available.
Domestic Violence and Other Types of Abuse and Violence Support:

  • Central Abuse Council in San Francisco, 427 S. Van Ness (bet 15 & 16 Sts).  333-4357   For LGBTQQ survivors of domestic violence, hate violence, or sexual assault. Drop-in information, educational seminars, referrals for parents, educators, & anyone else who works with children. Free. English, Spanish, some materials in Asian languages.
  • WOMAN, Inc, 333 Valencia, Suite 450 (bet.14th & 15th Sts). 864-4722  or (877) 384-3578 (toll-free). 24hr crisis lines for domestic violence survivors & children & their friends & family. Call if you can or drop in M 2-3:30pm, W 11am-12:30pm & F 10am-2pm for peer support. Call for crisis management, referrals, therapy & support groups. Drop-in intake for marriage and family therapy with an intern W 11am-12:30pm. 40-hour domestic violence training available for groups & volunteers. $0-full bill. English, Spanish; other languages via telephone interpreter.
  • TALK Line (Telephone Aid in Living with Kids), 711 Van Ness (at Turk) Suite 305.  441-
    5437  (24hr English hotline, other languages via telephone interpreter). For guardians of minor children only. Call or drop in Tu-Th 10am-noon for crisis counseling. Call 387-3684 for info about therapy or for SafeStart information & referral hotline for children exposed to violence.
    $0-full bill. English; Spanish by appt.
  • Riley Center Community Office, 175 Howard (btw. 7th & 8th Sts.) 552-2943. For female survivors of domestic violence & their children. Call for appointment for support groups; drop-in MTh 9am-noon & 1:30-4pm for peer counseling, case management, information, & referrals. Free. English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish; other languages by request.
  • Trauma Recovery/ Rape Treatment Center, 2727 Mariposa, Suite 100 (bet. Florida & Bryant). 437-3000   Call M-F 8am-5pm, Tu 8am-7pm. Short or long-term care focused on sexual assault, domestic violence, & other interpersonal violence. For men & women. Services include case management, individual & group psychotherapy, STD treatment & food boxes. 24hr forensic evaluation & medical care at SF General Hospital. Free. English, Portuguese, Spanish; sometimes Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya
  • SF Women Against Rape, 3543 18th St (bet Valencia & Guerrero), 3rd Fl, Suite 7. 861-2024 (M-F 9am-5pm) or 647-7273 (24hr crisis hotline). Call for individual peer counseling, referrals, support groups, case management, medical & legal advocacy/accompaniment, rape prevention & education. Free. English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Georgian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marathi, Nepali, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Vietnamese
  • Grief Related Service at CESP, 3575 Geary, Ste 107 (at Arguello). 750-4133. For people of any age who have experienced difficult, sudden, or traumatic loss. Traumatic Loss Group, drop-in Sa 10:30am-12pm. Call for 8-week traumatic loss grief group & individual grief counseling. $0-full bill. English
  • La Casa de Las Madres, 1663 Mission, Suite 225 (bet. S. Van Ness & Division Sts). 24hr toll-free domestic violence hotlines: 1-877-503-1850 (adults), 1-877-923-0700 (teens). Call for initial screening to determine eligibility. Individual counseling, support groups, & referralsfor women, teens, & their children. Advocacy & support services, including 8-week shelter. Free. English, Spanish; other languages by telephone interpreter.
  • Child Abuse Council of San Francisco, 1757 Waller (bet. Stanyan & Schrader),  668-0494  Call or drop in M-Th 9am-2pm for information & referrals. Printed child abuse information, educational seminars, referrals for parents, educators, & anyone else who works with children. Free. English, Spanish, some materials in Asian language.
  • Child & Adolescent Support, Advocacy & Resource Center (CASARC), San Francisco General Hospital, 995 Potrero (at 22nd St), Bldg 80, Ward 80, basement.  206-8386   For children aged 0-17. Drop in or, preferably, call 24hr intake nurse for interview. Office is open 8:30am-5pm. Crisis intervention, sexual abuse therapy, play therapy, group therapy, counseling, Victim/Witness applications with police report, referrals to community resources, case management. MediCal, Victim/Witness, first visit Free. English, Spanish, other language interpreters available
Multi-Service Centers for Women:

  • Glide Women's Center Domestic Violence Program, 330 Ellis (at Taylor), 101A.  674-6023
    Drop-in support and counseling for women Tu-F 9-10:30am followed by breakfast. Tu: stress reduction; W: harm reduction, domestic violence, codependency, substance abuse; Th: healthy relationship; F: Finding our Voices/Defending our Lives. W 3:30-4:30: Healing through Negro Spirituals. Free. English only.
  • Oshun Women’s Drop-in Center, Shower and laundry for women with children.211 13th St. 94103
    (Off 13th and Mission), Phone Number: (415) 293-7360
Multi-Service Centers for Children and Youth:
  • The Cameron House, 920 Sacramento (bet. Powell & Stockton).  781-0401  ext. 101. Social Services: Asian-focused. For victims of domestic violence & child witnesses of domestic violence. Call or drop in M-F 9am-5pm. Non-psychiatric individual, couple & family counseling; parenting workshop, case management, ESL. Support groups (Cantonese): women call for times; cancer patients & family members 2nd & 4th Sat 1:30-3:30pm (July 13, 27; Aug 10, 24; Sept 14, 28). Sliding scale counseling; Free domestic violence program & support groups. English, Cantonese, Mandarin.  Youth Services:  781-0401   ext. 142. Friday 7-10pm: program for middle & high school youth (sports, movies, basketball team, etc.). English & Cantonese.
  • Vietnamese Youth Development Center, 166 Eddy (bet. Mason & Taylor). 771-2600. For youths aged 12-24 & their families. Call M-F 10am-6pm. Case management; help with family conflict, culture/generation gap, gang issues; leadership program; tutoring; substance abuse counseling; language assistance; information & referral; advocacy for housing, welfare & legal concerns; job training & part-time employment for youths. Free . English, Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese.
  • Huckleberry Youth Health Center, 1292 Page (at Lyon). 621-2929 (24hr).Huckleberry Youth Health Ctr : 555 Cole (at Haight)  386-9398  (M-F 9am-5pm). For youths aged 11-21. Services include family & individual therapy, case management, & crisis services. Call for crisis shelter for runaway youths 11-17. Medical & health education programs at Huckleberry Youth Health Ctr include: peer health education; testing & counseling for HIV, pregnancy & STD. $0-full bill. English & Spanish.
  • Lavender Youth Recreation Information Center (LYRIC), 127 Collingwood (at 18th). For appt. call 703-6150  M-F 10am-6pm. Community-building groups TuWF 4-6pm. Job training, activities & internships for LGBTQQ youth 24yrs & under. No clinical services.Free. English, Spanish.
  • Bayview Hunters Point Foundation - Youth Services,5015 3rd St (bet. Quesada & Revere).   822-1585   For children aged 12-24 and their families. Call or drop in M-F 10am-8pm. Out-patient counseling, evening reporting center for juvenile probationers, substance abuse treatment & prevention; girls’ program;14-week Strengthen ing Family program. Homework help, computer lab, recreational activities. Free. English, Spanish

Referral: Case Management

Project Homeless Connect's Every Day Connect (EDC)
Help-line:  1-855-588-7968 
Staff respond to voicemail messages during open hours, or no later than the next day if they are closed when you call. 



  • Mondays & Wednesdays 
    • 8:30 AM-5:30 PM office and phone
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM phone only
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM office & phone 
  • Fridays  
    • 7 AM - 2 PM by office & phone
  • Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM phone only

Referral: Clothing

St. Anthony's Clothing Program

1185 Mission Street (at 8th Street)


Men’s Service Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
7:30 am – 10:00 am

Family Service Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Women’s Service Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Referrals: Meals by Date

Referral: June 2013 San Francisco Housing Opportunities

June 2013 -  Affordable and Low-Income Housing Wait List Opportunities San Francisco and Bay Area (printable PDF)  (mapped by location) 

Caritas Management posts new housing opportunities at 1358 Valencia St. in San Francisco every Monday in the lobby.  Every building has various age and income requirements.  Information can be obtained by going to the office directly. 

For Mercy Housing information on available housing go to: 
TNDC has a housing hotline: 415-358-3938 and a website: and click on “Find a Home” 

Asian, Inc. is accepting applications for all their properties, but there are no openings at this time.  You may call 415-928-5910 if you have any questions. Some of their properties include: 421 Turk Street Apts, 450 Ellis Street Apts, 518 Minna Street Apts, 575 Eddy Street Apts, 735 Ellis Street Apts, 1738 Mission Street Apts, 2300 Van Ness Avenue Apts 

For people with AIDS, the AIDS Housing Alliance is an agency that provides support and resources around maintaining housing as well as looking for housing. They have weekly Drop-in clinics held on Mondays at noon (doors close at 12:15). Here is their information:

350 Golden Gate Ave (@ Larkin)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Property:  Community Housing Partnership  If you have questions,  please contact Kathleen Cheatham, Occupancy Manager,  at 415.563.3205 x123

Status: Open Waiting list (Approx. wait time for housing is 2-4 years long)

Type/Amenities:  SRO/Studio
Amenities vary between the four buildings – you will receive a flyer with specific information when you apply.
Occupancy: one single adult.  1 Bedroom, Private bath and kitchen
Occupancy: two to four occupants, On-site support services available.

Min/Max Income:
No minimum income requirement; Maximum income information based on Housing Authority guidelines          
Eligibility: Must be able to verify that you are homeless at the time you are offered housing

Rent: 30% Income

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Volunteers Needed Saturdays and Sundays at the Hospitality Hour Program at St. Francis Lutheran

A partnership of St. Francis Lutheran Church and Welcome in San Francisco, The Hospitality Hour Program serves breakfast every Sunday at 7:30am to the homeless and hungry living in the Casto/Duboce Triangle Neighborhood.  

Why this Meal is Important? 56% of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco do not have enough food to regularly take their medications.  For many HIV+ individuals, their food insecurity are due to limitations on income that are a part of local and state health care requirements.  The Hospitality Hour provides breakfast and hospitality to some of the most vulnerable residents of San Francisco.

How Can You Help? Individual and group volunteers are needed every Saturday from 9:30am-1pm to sort food donations and prep food and every Sunday from 7:30-9:30am to serve food, eat with guests and help us clean up.  You can help once, annually, monthly or weekly.  Let us know your coming or simply join us at St. Francis Lutheran Church (152 Church St.) Volunteers need to push the button marked "parish hall" on the front gate to enter the building.  

Ready to start volunteering?  Email and let us know you're interested in volunteering at the Hospitality Hour on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Want to learn more about this and other opportunities to volunteer at SF CARES programs?  Fill our our Volunteer Information Form and will help match you to available opportunities.