Food, Human Services and Financial Assistance
Community-based organizations providing food and financial assistance to those in need.
||Location, Hours, and Contact
|Avenidas Care Partners Elder Care Consultant Services
||Crisis intervention and phone support to elders, family caregivers, out of town loved ones.
||(650) 289-5438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|City of Palo Alto Utilities
||Rate Assistance for Palo Alto Utilities Customers
||Apply for assistance at the Rate Assistance Program page.
||Homeless prevention services and temporary financial assistance - No current funding has been allocated, however interested individuals can sign up for an interest list if more funding becomes available
|Dignity on Wheels
Free showers and laundry:
Saturdays 8:30am – 12pm
Kurt Kumli Resource Center (Public Defender’s Office), 231 Grant Ave., Palo Alto
|Downtown Food Closet (all ages)
All Saints Episcopal Church
425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri. - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thurs. - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
(650) 325-FOOD (3663)
|Heart and Home Collaborative
||Shelter for Women
||Free delivery of supplies during COVID-19.
La Comida (seniors ages 60+) -
|Warm boxed meals for pick up only
455 Charleston Road, Palo Alto
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
|LifeMoves Opportunity Services Center
||Local agency providing Homeless prevention services and temporary finance assistance
Call for an appointment.
(650) 853-8672 ext. 438
33 Encina Avenue, Palo Alto
|Pets In Need
||Provide financial assistance to low-income pet owners and pet owners who have lost their source of income due to COVD-19. As of right now, only serve Bay Area residents.
||Apply for help
|Palo Alto Mediation Program (PAMP)
||If you or someone you know is experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19 and unable to pay rent or has received a termination notice, contact PAMP. PAMP can provide guidance on these regulations and facilitate conversations amongst tenants/landlords. PAMP also provides assistance around other types of disputes including tenant/landlord issues, neighbor, employment or business.
|Santa Clara County Homeless Prevention System
||Homeless prevention services and temporary financial assistance
||Information regarding agencies to contact county wide
|The Health Trust
||Serve older adults and medically vulnerable homebound residents
Meals on Wheels (weekly delivery of 14 frozen meals)
|3180 Newberry Drive, San Jose, CA.
toll-free at 800-505-3367
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