Community Health & Wellbeing
In early 2023, the City Council continued community health and public safety as a Council priority. Resources below focus on several areas of wellness to uplift our community all year round. Many of the resources offered are examples of what we are sharing weekly in our digital newsletter called Uplift Local. Sign up now. Check out the August 2022 Celebrate Wellness Month blog and the May 2023 Mental Health Awareness Month article to find more resources.
Mental Health Programs & Other Support
Several resources are available to the community offering support, mental health programs, and more. The Palo Alto Police Department stands ready to assist and respond to any call for help as well. For emergencies, call 9-1-1 for non-emergencies; call our 24-hour dispatch center at (650) 329-2413. People in need of assistance can send a text message to 9-1-1 for immediate help.
- The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can be reached by calling or texting 9–8–8.
- There is a dedicated onsite field team based in Palo Alto that can be dispatched to North County to support individuals facing mental health or substance use crisis. Reach the County's TRUST program (TRUST stands for “Trusted Response Urgent Support Team.”) by calling (800) 704-0900 and press 1, or call/text 9–8–8 from local 408, 650, and 669 area codes. When calling, you will be connected with a call center team who will respond to individuals facing a mental health or substance use crisis, provide follow-up and referrals as needed, and de-escalate high stress situations. They treat every situation on a case-by-case basis, providing responsive care.
Helplines & Hotlines
Wellness & Meditation Online Resources
Fitness & Family Fun Opportunities
City Services & Programs
Community Health and Sustainability
Sustainability plays a factor in our community's health. By doing sustainable things in your daily life, you can improve your health, the community's health, and have a global impact on climate change. Find these informational resources below to help inform your climate action decisions.
Find additional community support services here.