Community Resources

Food, Human Services and Financial Assistance

Community-based organizations providing food and financial assistance to those in need.

Community Organizations Services Provided 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
City of Palo Alto Utilities Rate Assistance for Palo Alto Utilities Customers Apply for assistance at the Rate Assistance Program page.
Destination Home 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 Destination Home
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) Food

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


Helping Hands Free delivery of supplies during COVID-19. Contact

La Comida (seniors ages 60+) -

Stevenson House

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. (650) 856-4062
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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