Human Services

The Office of Human Services assists with providing a safety net of services, and works toward enhancing the quality of life in Palo Alto in a variety of ways. 

Information and Referral

Want a list of schools or health resources?  How about resources in times of crisis? Information and Referral will help you find the resources and make the connections your family needs. 

Child Care Resources

Looking for child care or want to open a child facility in Palo Alto? Check out our child care resource page for helpful resources.

Resources for Families & Teachers of Young Children

Human Services Grants

Human Services Resource Allocation Process (HSRAP) is a Human Services grant program open to organizations who deliver direct services to Palo Alto residents so that they have a safety net of services. The Emerging Needs Fund assists non-profits serving Palo Alto residents with short-term and/or urgent funding to address emergency, critical or emerging human services needs.


Helpful information for landlords and tenants who have questions about their rights and responsibilities. Resources for members of the community who are struggling with a problem or dispute that involves a neighbor, tenant, landlord, employer, co-worker, local business or other person or organization in the community.