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24-hour California Poison Control System
415-345-0820
Advice and referral to consumers in case anyone has been exposed to a poisonous, toxic or hazardous substance, 24/7, 365 days/year
24/7 Line for Youth   Bill Wilson Center
A health, relationship, crisis/intervention, and information and referral line for youth (ages 7-24) in Santa Clara County. The caller will be connected to community agencies as appropriate. All calls are toll free, confidential, and answered by a volunteer.
Abilities United (Formerly C.A.R.)
650-494-0550
Abilities United (Formerly C.A.R.) is a not-for-profit organization for people with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, and cerebral palsy, who live in the Bay Area. Abilities United offers services to infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include the Infant Development Program, Creative Recreation, L.E.A.R.N., Independent Living Services, Employment Services, ...
Able Cable Productions
408-720-8069
Produces the television show On The Move, which is produced by and for disabled people in the local community by promoting the understanding, awareness, and self esteem of the physically challenged, for the relatives and friends who support the disabled, and for the general public to increase their awareness. Three kinds of shows: profiles of people who have successfully managed their disabilities; technological advances that allow people to ...
Access Options, Inc.
408-734-5438
Access Options is dedicated to increasing mobility for persons with disabilities by improving access in several areas: Commercial Bus Lifts, Vehicle Modifications, Lowered Floor Mini-Vans, and Portable Ramps. They provide a wide range of services to eliminate transportation barriers. Access Options also has another location in Watsonville.
AchieveKids
650-494-1200
A year-round mental health treatment and special education program for children and adolescents with autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioral problems and developmental learning disabilities who are 6 to 22. Offers a short- or long-term services depending on need. Will work with the family and school towards the child's gradual transition to a less restrictive environment, and to adult services systems. Services include a ...
Acknowledge Alliance
650-314-0180
Acknowledge Alliance, formerly The Cleo Eulau Center (CEC), is focused on creating classrooms where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. As a mental health pioneer, we partner with educators and other caring adults in their school setting to support the social and emotional needs of youth. Since 1994, the organization has used the power of fostering resilience to help build positive connections between teachers and students to ...
Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth
650-962-9876
Acterra is a community resource for environmental information, education, and activities. It has an environmental library and resource center, and provides weekly opportunities for the public to engage in outdoor environmental restoration and stewardship activities. Contact Eco Advocate@Acterra.org to receive a bi-weekly e-mail calendar of events. Acterra has the following environmental programs: Arastradero Preserve Stewardship Project, ...
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley
(408)-357-7429
The JCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community center offering programs for all ages, including health, wellness, and recreation programs, Early Childhood Education Center, after-school programs for children, teen lounge and programs for teens, inclusion program for children with special needs, day camp, adult education, programs for seniors, cultural programs, holiday celebrations, and event rentals. Facilities include fitness center, heated pool, ...
Adolescent Counseling Services
650-424-0852
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) promotes healthy social and emotional development through counseling and education for adolescents, their families and their communities. ACS provides adolescents and their families with the tools necessary to build healthy and productive relationships and lifestyles. Highly regarded for its professionalism and confidentiality, ACS is a trusted resource within the community. Led by a group of dedicated and ...
Adult Protective Services (APS)   Aging and Adult Services
408-975-4900
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides comprehensive social services to elders and dependent adults in Santa Clara County who are victims of abuse, neglect, or self-neglect, and responds immediately to reports of imminent risk or life threat 24/7. Services include investigation, assessment, counseling, development of a service plan, case management and referrals to community agencies. The goals of APS are to reduce risk to an elder or ...
Advent Group Ministries   Counseling Program
408-281-0708
Advent Group Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit, social service agency serving at-risk children and their families since 1985. Founded initially as a residential treatment program for adolescents, we have grown to include an outpatient recovery program for teens, a comprehensive family counseling center and a refuge for women with children. Los Altos satellite location (open Mondays 10am-12pm) located at: Bridges Community Church 625 ...
AIDS Community Research Consortium (ACRC)
650-364-6563
ACRC improves health and quality of life through compassionate programs that address prominent and emerging public health concerns. ACRC's programs are focused on HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) education, outreach, emergency food services, case management, client advocacy and research which address the health concerns of traditionally under-represented communities such as women, African-Americans, Latino/as, Asian Americans, and injection drug ...
Al-Anon
650-592-4943
Provides a support group for the families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are held weekly at various times and locations. AlaTeen meetings are specifically for children of alcoholics, age 13-19. Also available are AlaKid meetings for children age 5-8 and for preteens age 9-12. Spanish speaking meetings with Spanish literature are available. Some meetings offer babysitting. Literature is available in many languages. Palo Alto meeting: ...
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
408-374-8511
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; AA is self-supporting through our members' contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or ...
All Care Plus
650-424-0204
All Care Plus, Inc. is an organization designed to improve the Safety Training and Caregiver Services currently available in our community. ACP is registered as a certified training center under the guidelines of the Health and Safety standards set forth by the State of California. It offers a variety of Caregiver Resources and Safety Training services to the general community. All Care Plus, Inc., will facilitate caregiver and ...
Alliance Community Counseling Center
408-293-4493
Outpatient Mental Health Program provides adults and older adults with individual counseling, group and family therapy, case management, and psychiatric medication. Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Program provides domestic violence victims a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling (individual, group, and family), parent education, independent living skills training, social service advocacy and referrals. Asian ...
Alto International School
650-324-8617
Alto International School is a place where students are given the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals. The school’s curriculum is designed to encourage and guide students in the development of self-direction, individual responsibility and intellectual growth. We believe that students can reach their fullest potential if they are able to develop a positive self-image. To further these goals, our school offers a learning environment that ...
Alum Rock Counseling Center, Inc.
408-294-0500; Administrative 408-240-0070
Multilingual 24-hour crisis intervention to troubled, runaway or delinquent teens. Counseling, support groups, victim assistance counseling, parenting education, substance abuse education. Services include adult and family counseling services. Parent enrichment programs include services for the entire family, with the goal of strengthening family living skills. Offers substance abuse prevention, education and assessment services. Services for all ages starting in pre-k through high school.
Alzheimer's Association   Greater San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California
408-372-9900
The Alzheimer's Association is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for patients, families, caregivers, and others in our community affected by Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. Services include direct assistance and support to patients, families, and caregivers; information and education for health care professionals and the public; advocacy for needed legislation and public policy at local, state, and federal ...
American Chronic Pain Association
800-533-3231
The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with more than 400 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland and Russia. Our purpose is to provide a support system for those suffering with chronic pain through education and self-help group activities. We seek to get members out of the patient role and back to being a person. Groups are open to all ...
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU)
415-621-2493; Spanish: (415) 293-6356
The national ACLU is comprised of affiliates in each state. The ACLU of Northern California, based in San Francisco, is the affiliate that works to protect civil liberties in this region. The ACLU-NC was founded in 1934 during the General Strike to fight against police abuse of striking longshoremen. Today, the ACLU is at the forefront of every civil liberties battle in the state -- from the rights of immigrants and reproductive rights to ...
American Diabetes Association of Santa Clara County
408-241-1922
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, and provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their ...
American Heart Association, Silicon Valley
408-606-5940
Provides information on medical research and education programs on cardiovascular diseases and strokes, including cardiac patient support groups, Latino programs, cholesterol screening, youth programs, and fundraising/special events.
American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter   Disaster Safety & Preparation
877-727-6771
The mission of American Red Cross is to ensure disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation, and response that will provide the community people with quality services delivered in a uniform, consistent, and responsive manner. Visit the website, www.paarc.org, for a guide and helpful hints on disaster preparation and recovery.
APA Family Support Services
415-617-0061
Supports Asian families experiencing life changes with services including health care, education, mental health, a home visitation program, a support group program, and a counseling program. Office phone: 415-206-5450 or 415-616-9797. Fax: 415-206-4778 or 415-616-9796. Asian Pacific Islander Family Hotline, Monday-Friday, 1 - 5 Chinese ...
Arbor Free Clinic
(650) 493-5000
Arbor provides services on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 AM to ensure being seen. The following services are offered free-of-charge every Sunday: General Medical Care Physical Exams HIV Counseling Free Lab Testing (One-Time Only) Free X-Rays (Basic Imaging) Low-Cost Prescriptions (We Cannot Provide Refills for Returning Patients) Referrals to Specialty Clinics
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
408-975-2730
Advocacy Services provides advocacy for equality and affirmative action in education, health care, employment, law enforcement, immigration, media, government appointments, and electoral empowerment. Information and Referral Services provides information and referral phone service in English and 19 Asian languages/dialects. The database lists over 300 local service agencies with staff who speak the major Asian Pacific/Southeast Asian languages. ...
Asian Counseling Center
650-328-1200
Provides marriage, family and child counseling as well as bi-lingual psychotherapy referral services for Asians with licensed professionals..
Atypical Infant Motivation, Inc. (AIM)
408-559-1400
Provides an educational and physical stimulation program for developmentally disabled children, birth to 3 years of age, in the home and in a school setting. Includes training for parents. Referral from San Andreas Center (408-374-4960) is necessary.
Avenidas
650-289-5400
At Avenidas, we seek to create a community that supports and celebrates older adults. We provide a wide range of support options, information, and services that enable people to stay active, maintain their independence, help their aging parents, or care for a spouse. Our innovative programs and compassionate staff—paid and volunteer—help enrich the lives of more than 6,500 mature adults and their families each year.
Avenidas Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center
(650) 289-5498
Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center offers two levels of affordable daytime care for your aging loved ones. Our adult day care offers activities & socializing, group exercise, nutritious lunches, transportation and a comfortable & safe setting. Our adult day health care provides all the above plus health monitoring & medication administration by Registered Nurses, on-site support from Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapists, and help managing personal concerns through our Social Workers.
Avenidas Volunteer Corps
650-289-5412
Avenidas Volunteer Corps (AVC) is a program of Avenidas, a nationally recognized nonprofit that has provided services to seniors and caregivers since 1969. AVC matches volunteers with community service opportunities that fit their skills and interests. Opportunities include visits to the frail elderly to provide companionship and support; teach computer classes; tutor young readers; assist at the Avenidas front desk; refurbish computers at Avenidas. No age requirement.
B.O.K. Ranch
650-366-2265
Since 1985 B.O.K. Ranch, a non-profit organization, has dedicated itself to providing therapeutic horseback riding lessons for individuals with special needs. Equestrian Therapy allows students with mental, emotional, and or developmental disabilities to develop physical strength, balance, control, self-confidence, and self-esteem. In one hour weekly sessions for 6 to 8 weeks the student learns riding skills and responsibilities for the rider ...
Bananas
510-658-7353
Bananas provides comprehensive information and referrals on child care and children's services to parents and providers who live in Northern Alameda County. Bananas serves the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont. Bananas offers almost 100 handouts and publication related to child-rearing and child caring. Services to parents include: referrals to all types of child care; information on how to chose appropriate ...
Bay Area Adoption Services
650-964-3800
BAAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 with a commitment to connect children and families worldwide. In the last 20 years, BAAS has welcomed children from over 50 countries to the US and enjoys a strong reputation within the global adoption community. BAAS has active relationships in many countries including China, Colombia, India, Russia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines. We have life-long ties to the countries ...
Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association
650-321-2109
Alliance members receive lists of cooperating funeral directors, prices of representative services, forms and a method of recording the individual's directions for his or her funeral arrangements. Information on related matters (donation of organs and tissues, durable power of attorney for health care forms, etc.) and a 24-hour telephone service for emergency mortuary information are offered. Two newsletters a year, price surveys, annual ...
Bay Area Parent Magazine, Silicon Valley Edition
408-533-4400
Magazine published monthly by United Parenting Publications, serving Santa Clara County. Ideas for parents and children, summer camps, summer programs, child care, learning tools, schools, sports, etc. There are three editions for Bay Area Parent; Silicon Valley edition, East Bay edition, and San Francisco and Peninsula edition.
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
510-464-7134
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is an 81-mile long, automated rapid transit system serving over three million people in four Bay Area counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and northern San Mateo County. Thirty-seven BART stations are located along four lines of double track. During peak hours trains arrive at 3 to 4 minute intervals on merged lines in downtown Oakland and San Francisco, every 7 minutes on the ...
Beechwood School
650-327-5052
Established in 1985, this K-8 private school also has a 'young fives' program. Teaching and learning is based on the theories and approaches of progressive education and built upon a traditional core curriculum. Enrollment is restricted to students who live within the boundaries of the Ravenswood City School District (East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park). Average class size of 16-18; average student body size of 160. Outdoor education, fine arts programs and computer classes provided.
Better Business Bureau of Santa Clara County (BBB)
408-278-7400
Provides services and programs to assist consumers and businesses. The focus is on marketplace concerns, such as honest advertising and selling practices. Collects and reports information to help prospective buyers make informed decisions. Develops programs to encourage business firms to regulate their own advertising and selling practices, and serves as a neutral third party to help settle disputes between consumers and business. Provides ...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
408-586-0150
We provide youth in the Bay Area with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Most children we serve are from single-parent homes or live with a non-parent caregiver. Their parents/caregivers are often torn between being an active presence in their child’s life and the need to provide financial necessities for their family. As a result, kids end up lacking positive adult role models and are often at a higher risk for being ...
Bill Wilson Center
408-243-0222
Each year, Bill Wilson Center serves more than 10,000 clients in Santa Clara County through our various programs. Bill Wilson Center programs focus on housing, education, counseling, and advocacy. Bill Wilson Center is committed to working with the community to ensure that every youth has access to the range of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. Bill Wilson Center has been providing services to runaway and homeless youth since 1973.
Bill Wilson Center   Centre for Living with Dying
408-243-0222
Provides emotional support to persons facing life-threatening illness or the loss of a loved one. Specialized training and education on death, illness and grief. Sponsors support groups for seniors living in crisis, assists with loss and grief issues in later life, individual grief counseling.
Blossom Birth Services
(650) 321-2326
Blossom Birth Services is a non-profit center devoted to providing education, support and resources to pregnant and new parents. Blossom's vision is to help prepare parents intellectually, emotionally and physically to be active participants in their pregnancy and birth. We provide individual attention and a sense of community by listening to our clients, limiting our class size, and facilitating personal connections. Choice and preferences ...
Bowman International School
650-813-9131
Bowman International School is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational, year-round school serving children, grades K-8. Bowman was founded in 1995 by group of parents and educators. Classes at Bowman are multi-age. Bowman is committed to maintaining a low teacher-to-student ratio in its classrooms. Classrooms are carefully prepared learning labs that facilitate student exploration and "hands on" use of tools and materials.
Boy Scouts of America   Pacific Skyline Council
650-327-5900
Cub Scouts is a program that teaches boys ages 6-10 character and values in a fun environment. Boy Scouts is for boys who are 11-17 years old. Boys experience a vigorous outdoor program and peer group leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster to achieve the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness. Venturing is a coed, high-adventure program for youth 14 through 20 years of age. The program ...
Braille and Talking Book Library
800-952-5666
Library services for those unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical disability. The California State Library loans braille, cassette and talking books, magazines and playback equipment to Northern Californians unable to read conventional print. Californians who meet the federal criteria (see website) can borrow material. A limited number of titles is available in other languages besides English, e.g., Spanish, French, German.
Brain Injury Peer Support Group (formerly known as Mild Brain Injury)   Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
4088852397
The MBI Support Group is available to any person who has sustained a mild brain injury or has made a substantial recovery from a TBI. Family members, caregivers, and friends may participate in another group that meets at the same time. Meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose . Call for more information. Spanish telephone line - 408-793-6439
Bread Basket of Samaritan House
650-341-4081
Volunteers, who work with Samaritan House in San Mateo, pick up leftover food from groceries, caterers, and food growers and deliver it to emergency shelters, food kitchens, and other appropriate nonprofit agencies. New location for client services at 1852 Bay Road, East Palo Alto CA. 650-294-4312. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thurs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bread of Life EPA
650-961-9796
Offers a free meal and clothing to persons in need five days a week. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 4:30-5:30 pm; Saturday, 1-2 pm; and Sunday, 2:30-3:30 pm. Access to toiletries for homeless or job seekers during non-dining hours; appointment is necessary. Small appliances, books, toiletries made available (without charge) when donated. Distributed to diners at the end of meal session.
Breast Cancer Connections
650-326-6299
We offer free programs and services for those touched by breast cancer and the people who care about them. These services include: emotional support, cancer information & education, complementary therapies, health & wellness, and survivorship programs.
California AIDS Hotline
415-863-2437
This website allows the user to locate HIV testing, prevention, care & treatment, and support services in their area. The service also provides a hotline number which can be reached from 9am-4pm.
California Association for the Education of Young Children (CaAEYC)
916-486-7750
California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) works to advocate for the rights and needs of young children and to support the professional competence of child care providers and other professionals concerned with early care and education issues. CAEYC provides a three day annual conference with seminars, tours and educational and commercial exhibits; A legislative symposium to focus public attention on early childhood ...
California Association of Independent Schools
818-845-0800
The California Association of Independent Schools is an association of over 200 nonprofit schools throughout the state. CAIS was established to provide services for member schools, administer standards and provide information and leadership on educational issues. Schools belonging to the Association undergo a full evaluation every six years. Search the online directory to find independent schools in the area.
California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD)
510-483-0922
The California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD), established in December, 1978, is committed to the protection and advancement of the legal rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing people. CalCLAD is the only corporation in the nation whose staff focuses exclusively on providing legal services to these groups. The Center is located at, and affiliated with, the Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA). Both CalCLAD and DCARA are ...
California Children Services (CCS)   Santa Clara Public Health Department/Medical Therapy Program
408-793-6200
Provides children with special health care needs diagnostic and treatment services, case management, physical and occupational therapy services. Application is required. Anyone may refer a child to CCS but most referrals will come from the family physician, specialist or hospital. Referrals can be by phone, fax, or mail.
California Conservation Corps (CCC)
916-341-3100
The California Conservation Corps is a state agency that puts together young people and the environment, to the benefit of both. Corps members -- young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 -- sign up for a year of working outdoors to improve California's natural resources. They also assist with emergency response: fighting fires, floods, earthquakes and pest infestations. The CCC, modeled after the original Civilian Conservation ...
California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
408-277-1355
The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) assists Californians with disabilities to obtain and retain employment and maximize their equality and ability to live independently in their communities. DOR services may include: Career assessment and counseling, Job search and interview skills, Independent living skills, Career education and training, and Assistive technology
California State Courts   Online Self-Help Center
650-261-5010
Self-Help will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters. Divorce Workshops: Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. Child Support Professionals will be in the Family Law Facilitator's Office every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to assist you with your child support needs. If you need a Restraining Order, contact the Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic at 1048 El Camino Real, ...
California State Department of Consumer Affairs   Consumer Information Center
800-952-5210
The Consumer Information Center (CIC) is an information resource for California consumers. CIC is operated by the Consumer Relations and Outreach Division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. When consumers have problems in the marketplace, they call CIC's toll-free number, (800) 952-5210, to obtain assistance. Staff members can help find the right government agency to help with a particular problem, and they can also identify ...
California State Department of Fair Employment and Housing
800-884-1684
Protects California residents from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from the perpetration of acts of hate violence. California law prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, religion, national origin or ancestry, physical handicap, sex, age (40 or over), marital status, denial of family care leave, recovery from cancer or sexual orientation.
California State Department of Health Services   Food and Drug Branch
800-495-3232
Investigates consumer complaints regarding wholesale adulteration of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, health frauds and improper labeling of hazardous household supplies such as housepaint. Also investigates consumer complaints regarding the safety of products (food, medicines, medical devices, cosmetics, and other hazardous households products). The safety aspect of these products can include labeling, misbranding, false advertising and/or health fraud.
California State Department of Industrial Relations   Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)
408-277-1273
Administers California apprenticeship law and enforces apprenticeship standards for wages, hours, working conditions and the specific skills required for state certification as a journeyperson in an apprenticeable occupation. DAS promotes apprenticeship training, consults with program sponsors, and monitors programs to ensure high standards for on-the-job training and supplemental classroom instruction.
California State Department of Social Services   Community Care Licensing Division/ Day Care: Child Care Start-Up
408-324-2148
Licenses family day care homes for children and child day care centers. Orientation and information meetings for persons wanting a day care home license are held in various areas. Provides information on facilities and regulations on request and handles complaints about the types of facilities listed.
California State Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
916-683-7460
Supervises juvenile and young adult parolees from California Youth Authority institutions. Parole agents perform casework and short-term counseling and make referrals to other agencies for long-term counseling or for other long-term programs such as job training. This office can, at its discretion, make money available to parolees for specific needs such as meals, clothing, housing and transportation.
California State Employment Development Department (EDD)   Disability Insurance Office
1-800-480-3287
California State Disability Insurance (SDI) is a partial wage-replacement insurance plan for California workers. The SDI program is State-mandated, and funded through employee payroll deductions. SDI provides affordable, short-term benefits to eligible workers who suffer a loss of wages when they are unable to work due to a NON WORK-RELATED illness or injury, or a medically disabling condition from pregnancy or childbirth.
California State Government   California Legislature
650-212-3313
SD 13 is based on an almost complete nesting of AD 22 and AD 24 and consists of the remainder of San Mateo County south of SD 11 and northern Santa Clara County, including the sister cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. This district keeps the San Mateo coastline from Pacifica to the Ano Nuevo State Reserve and peninsula cities from South San Francisco to Sunnyvale together. South San Francisco is the only city split to achieve population equality.
California Telephone Access Program (CTAP)   Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program
800-806-1191
The Service Center provides free telephone and telecommunications equipment and service for people who have difficulty hearing, seeing, moving, remembering, or speaking. Equipment is distributed through the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP). Equipment may also be available to small businesses that employ disabled people. DDTP offers speakers and public education presentations. Call the Outreach Request office at 800-995-6831 to make ...
California Youth Symphony
650-325-6666
The California Youth Symphony offers a variety of classical music programs for young people ages 8 to 18. Programs provide instruction and performance opportunities on all symphonic instruments and include two full symphony orchestras.
Camp Unalayee
650-969-6313
Unalayee has been taking kids on outdoor adventures since 1949. Located in Northern California’s Trinity Alps, we are a non-profit, co-ed wilderness summer camp that provides meaningful outdoor experiences for children ages 10-17. Whether boating, backpacking, making crafts or learning leadership skills, campers learn how to safely enjoy a remarkably beautiful wilderness setting. As a non-profit, Unalayee takes great pride in welcoming ...
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)   National Headquarters/Northwest Regional Center
707-577-1700
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a nonprofit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and to professional caregivers. The assistance dogs trained to be Canine Companions are matched with individuals as service, hearing, skilled companions, and facility dogs. CCI provides continuing support for these teams to ensure success. CCI is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for ...
Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto
650-964-6110
Canopy is the nonprofit advocate for Palo Alto's community trees and works to educate, inspire, and engage Palo Altans in the stewardship of new and existing trees. Canopy volunteers help plant trees, survey the health of young trees, and protect mature trees from damage and disease. Canopy hosts a number of educational events throughout the year such as Tree Talks, workshops and Tree Walks. Canopy maintains the Right Tree in the Right Place ...
Castilleja School
650-328-3160
Castilleja School is an all-girls private non-denominational school, grades 6-12. Average class size of 15; average student body size is 415. Financial assistance is available.
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Inc.
408-468-0100
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County changes lives for good. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. Because most lives are a complex pattern of choices and circumstances, we take a holistic approach to helping people change their lives, taking into account the whole person as well as their family and life situations. We do this through a broad range of services, ...
Center for Employment Training (CET)
408-534-5360
Provides vocational training, pre-employment development skills, job placement assistance and follow-up services. English as a Second Language, remedial education and GED classes available to trainees. Immigration legal services: legal consultations, representation, family visa petitions, affidavits of support, adjustment of status, consular procession, employment authorization, general information and referrals, document notarization and ...
Center for Independence of the Disabled
650-645-1780
Support services for adults with disabilities, including independent living skills training, accessibility modification, counseling and advocacy for disabled residents of San Mateo County.
Centro Bilingue
650-325-3161
Holds regular information sessions in Spanish for anyone with questions regarding immigration.
Chabot College   Applied Technology & Business
510-723-6829
The Applied Technology & Business Division has courses to meet your needs! Are you interested in a career in Automotive Technology, Real Estate, Welding, Machine Tool Technology, Fire Technology, Design/Drafting, Electronics or Numerical Control? Applied Technology & Workforce Development Division can prepare you for a job or upgrade your skills for job advancement. There are Associate Degrees for jobs and transfer to 4-year schools and Certificates to document your skills and knowledge.
CHADD of Northern California
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder of the Mid-Peninsula is a chapter of the national nonprofit organization that provides information, education, support and referrals to parents, educators, and health care professionals working with persons with attention deficit disorders. The Mid-Peninsula chapter can direct callers to support meetings at which speakers address relevant issues of concern to parents, educators, health-care ...
Challenger School
650-213-8245
Challenger School is an independent private school with 22 campuses and more than 10,000 preschool to 8th grade students enrolled annually. Challenger emphasizes the bedrock of knowledge: reading, composition, math, and history. We promote individual and independent thinking, teach traditional American history and values, and inspire children to embrace challenge and to find joy and self-worth through achievement.
Channing House   Admissions/Marketing
650-327-0950
Channing House is a retirement community where medical care, full housekeeping service, maintenance, medical transportation, three meals daily, are provided. There is also a residents' lounge, an artist's studio at the penthouse floor, a heated swimming pool, library, gift shop, beauty shop, guest rooms, fitness center, and hobby shop. The emphasis is on quality of living so residents may remain independent.
Child Abuse Reporting
Palo Alto: (650)493-1186 San Jose: (408)299-2071
The Department of Family and Children Services operates a Child Abuse and Neglect Screening Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Hotline social workers answer the telephone, in the office, from 7 AM until 10 PM. After 10 PM the telephone is switched to a After Hours Coordinator or on duty for the evening at another location. At non-critical times (after 6 PM) there may only be one person on duty and your call may go to ...
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
408-416-0400
Child Advocates is one of the most effective nonprofit organizations in our community. By matching trained volunteers (Advocates) with dependent children, we ensure the needs and best interests of foster children in our program are met. Because our volunteers are court-appointed, they can thoroughly research every aspect of a child’s case, including meeting teachers, social workers and foster parents. Advocates provide reports to the court so ...
Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County (4Cs)
650-517-1400
Founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1973, 4Cs has been a trusted resource to help parents living and working in San Mateo County find and pay for child care and preschool and to grow as parents. 4Cs is a one-stop shop for our county's 1,000 licensed childcare providers and preschool programs, investing in the field's professional development and helping improve program quality through a variety of programs and services. Join 4cs in making a ...
Children's Health Council (CHC), The
(650)-326-5530; Spanish: 650-326-3650
The Children's Health Council (CHC), an out-patient clinic, has served the developmental needs of children and families in the community for 50 years. Founded in 1953 by Dr. Esther Clark, Palo Alto's first pediatrician, the nonprofit organization provides the highest quality mental health, special education, and developmental services for children and adolescents. CHC's unique team approach combines the expertise of specialists in child ...
Children's Health Initiative   Healthy Families Program, Medi-Cal for Children, Healthy kids
888-244-5222
Bilingual Certified Application Assitors (CAA's) discuss with families the benefits of health insurance for their children, evaluate the families' potential eligibility, and assist the family in applying for their child/children into the appropriate health insurance program (Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, or Healthy Kids) which are low-cost medical, low-cost dental, and low-cost vision insurance programs. The CAA's are at strategic sites throughout ...
Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula
650-324-4786
The Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula is a senior center offering information and referral and programs about housing and household repairs, transportation, legal aid, employment and volunteer opportunities, food and home-delivered meals, health insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Social Security.
Choices for Children   Enhanced Resource & Referral Department
408-297-3295
Choices for Children, an organization operation a variety of family and provider services which enrich the lives of children and families. We provide the Child Care Subsidy Program which utilizes state and federal funds to provide financial assistance for child care services for families. We also provide referrals to potential child care centers and home providers who may meet family schedules and needs. The Child Care Food Program provides ...
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto
For the past 55 years the nonsectarian Christmas Bureau has brought holiday cheer to tens of thousands of the often forgotten low-income members of the Palo Alto community. Beginning in 1955, at the instigation of school nurses and staff who daily saw children in the Palo Alto Unified School District slipping through the cracks, the Bureau quietly collected toys, gifts and foods to distribute to families at Christmas time. In the ensuing ...
Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge
650-493-5540
The Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, known locally as the "Refuge Committee" is a citizens group dedicated to protecting our remaining endangered wetlands. They promote their protection through publicity, education, legislation, political and legal action. They act largely through local groups throughout the Middle and South Bay area.
City of Palo Alto   Office of Human Services
650-463-4906
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. Services provided include Child Care Resources, Family Resources (listings of schools, health resources, etc), Project Safety Net, Landlord-tenant information and mediation, and HSRAP (Human Services Resource Allocation Process).
City of Palo Alto   Utilities Rate Assistance Program
650-329-2161
Discount based on medical need: A 25 percent discount on gas and/or electricity charges if you have a physician's certification supporting the fact that your medical condition, treatment or equipment causes higher than normal utilities consumption. Discount based on financial need: A 25 percent discount on gas and electricity charges and 20% on storm drain charges. Customer's discount eligibility is based on monthly income received in the ...
City of Palo Alto   City Hall
650-329-2100
The Palo Alto City Hall is located at 250 Hamilton Avenue, downtown Palo Alto. The information desk in the lobby provides general City Hall information, i.e., whom to call or where to go to get help, and answers other miscellaneous inquiries.
City of Palo Alto   Library Services Department
650-329-2436
The Palo Alto City Library has been serving the local community since 1902. The library system has five branches - Main Library, Children's Library, College Terrace Branch, Downtown Branch, and Mitchell Park Branch. The Library Advisory Commission, Friends of the Library, and Library Foundation provide input and support to library services.
City of Palo Alto   Human Services
650-463-4906
The Office of Human Services administers contracts for the provision of child care on all of the 12 PAUSD elementary school sites. This office also oversees the City’s child care subsidy program. Providers who meet the requisite standards may participate in the provision of subsidized child care. Families who meet eligibility requirements may obtain child care subsidies as the wait list allows. Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC) ...
City of Palo Alto   Palo Alto Art Center
650-329-2366
The mission of the Palo Alto Art Center is to foster creative process and thought by forging a greater appreciation and understanding of the visual arts through exhibitions, studio experiences, and related educational programs for adults and children. A guiding philosophy is that this is best achieved by connecting the experience of viewing art with a direct involvement in making art.
City of Palo Alto   Junior Museum & Zoo
650-329-2111
The Junior Museum & Zoo is a program of the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department. It has been part of the community fabric for 70 years. The Junior Museum & Zoo offers a yearly changing thematic exhibit, science based classes and summer camps, a science outreach program and a zoo with 50 native and non-native animals.
City of Palo Alto   Family Resources
650-329-2221
Family Resources is your link to the community. Responding to the community's expressed interest in easier access to improved information about services, and expressed need for diminished isolation, Family Resources offers a comprehensive solution. Family Resources provides 1.) A friendly and searchable internet database with information about more than 600 services available to meet local families' needs and interests, 2.) Desktop kiosks of ...
City of Palo Alto   Recreation Services
650-463-4900
The City of Palo Alto's Recreation Services Division offers a variety of activities for all age groups including classes, summer camps, special events, sports, and runs. Recreation Services provide special interest and needs classes, in addition to hundreds of other programs such as, a skateboard bowl at Greer Park and year-round swimming at Rinconada Pool. Look for special ...
City of Palo Alto   Fire Department
650-329-2184
Visit the Fire Department online at www.pafd.org for information on emergencies, hazardous materials, business safety regulations, environmental concerns, Kid Stuff, clothing store, and more.
City of Palo Alto   Police Department
Front Desk: 650-329-2406
Visit the online pages for the Public Safety Building Project, Police Reserves, and Palo Alto Animal Services. The Police Department also supports Neighborhood Watch, and Crime and Traffic Accident Statistics.
City of Palo Alto   Planning Division
650-329-2442
The Planning Division provides staff support for the Planning & Transportation Commission, the Architectural Review Board, the Historic Resources Board and administers the City's housing programs as well as preparing and monitoring the Comprehensive Plan and providing long-range planning studies. This division also processes applications for planning entitlements. View online documents such as the Directory of Housing Services and Subsidized ...
City of Palo Alto   Cubberley Community Center
650-329-2418
Located in south Palo Alto, the Cubberley Community Center is a unique facility which has been operated by the City of Palo Alto since 1990. Space is available for rent by the hour, either one-time or on a regular basis for community meetings, seminars, social events, dances, theatre performances, music rehearsals and athletic events.
City of Palo Alto   Field & Tennis Court Reservations
650-329-2192
The City of Palo Alto brokers all City athletic fields, tennis courts and Palo Alto Unified School District school fields. Tennis courts are available for reservation for Palo Alto Tennis Club and USTA tournament use only, otherwise courts are on a first come, first serve basis. To check availability, visit EnjoyOnline. To reserve space for any of the City of Palo Alto’s athletic fields, please submit a Field Request Form to the Fields ...
City of Palo Alto Government   City Council Officials
650-329-2571
The terms of the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are for one year and expire at the first meeting in January. The General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, in even-numbered years. Council terms are for four years. Regular Council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first three Mondays of each month. Meetings are cablecast live in most cases (and replayed) on Government Channel 26 or 29 and broadcast ...
City of Palo Alto, Community Services   Enjoy Catalog
650-463-4900
The Enjoy! Catalog is your guide to activities for people of all ages and interests sponsored by the City of Palo Alto, Department of Community Services. Search the entire catalog of classes and activities online. Or you can pick up a copy of the printed Enjoy catalog at any community center or library in Palo Alto, as well as many other City facilities.
City of Palo Alto, Enjoy Catalog, Community Services Department   Fee Reduction Program
650-463-4900
Youth (ages 17 & under), seniors (ages 60 & over) and disabled residents may be eligible for the Fee Reduction Program which o?ers a 25% or 50% discount with a $300 subsidy cap per eligible person based on household income. Discounts apply to the following o?erings: Most Arts & Sciences, Recreation, and Open Space programs, workshops and classes including: summer camps, classes, swim lessons, middle school athletics, therapeutic classes, and ...
City of Palo Alto, Rinconada Library (formerly Main Library)   Library Home Connection
650-329-2436
Library Home Connection is a service of the Palo Alto City Library that provides a visit and delivery of library materials to people who cannot get to the library because of an extended illness or long term disability. If you are interested in this program, please call 650-617-3100 ex. 3215.
City of Palo Alto, Transportation Division   Palo Alto Shuttle
650-329-2520
The Transportation Division enhances safety and mobility in Palo Alto’s transportation system while protecting environmental resources and preserving the community's quality of life. The Transportation Division is responsible for parking management, traffic operations, the bicycle system, area transportation studies, public transit service, regional transportation activities, the Palo Alto Shuttle system, and neighborhood traffic calming.
City Team Ministries
408-232-5600
Cityteam is a nondenominational Christian non-profit serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in local communities in the United States and around the world. Since 1957, Cityteam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities where they live. Today with the help of volunteers and donors, Cityteam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year just in the ...
Committee for Green Foothills
650-968-7243
The mission of the Committee for Green Foothills is to protect and preserve the hills, forests, creeks, wetlands, and coastal lands of the San Francisco Peninsula through grass-roots education, planning, and legislative advocacy.
Common Ground   Organic Garden Supply and Education Center
650-493-6072
Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center is a non-profit project of Ecology Action, an organization dedicated to Grow Biointensive food-raising. Biointensive gardening/mini-farming, researched and developed by Ecology Action, allows us to grow all our food while maintaining and improving the fertility of the earth. It uses 1/8 the water, 1/2 or less purchased fertilizer, and 1/100 the energy per pound of food produced. One can ...
Community Advisory Committee (C.A.C.)
(650) 561-3662
We are a volunteer group of parents in Palo Alto that provides advice to the school district's special education administrators and the board of education on matters pertaining to special education.
Community Catalysts of California
408-553-0960
Community Catalysts helps "developmentally disabled" Californians live independently, obtain gainful employment and contribute to their communities. ListenFirst motto is to serve every client as an individual, with unique needs and aspirations. Workdays are spent not in an office, but in the homes and communities in which clients live and work. Community Catalysts achieves the level of service through their Code of Ethics and a strict ...
Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, Inc. (4Cs)
408-487-0747
4Cs' mission is to develop, implement and advance early care and education services, social services, housing, senior services, health and human services, weatherization and other programs benefiting children, youth, seniors and families. In its 39 years of service, the agency has grown from a $50,000 budget and a staff of three, to a $45 million budget and a staff of 150. Almost all of the funding is returned to the community as payments to ...
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
650-965-2020
Each year CHAC serves more than 11,000 local youth and individuals at our clinic and at 33 school campuses. Our programs address a variety of emotional problems affecting children, teens, adults and families. Many programs are designed to protect young people from high–risk behaviors such as alcohol or illicit drug abuse, violence, and premature sexual activity, while building personal assets such as school success, valuing diversity, ...
Community Health Partnership   Health Education and Training Center (HETC)
408-556-6605
Provides culturally sensitive health education to individuals and health care professionals. Advocates for increased access to health care. San Jose AIDS Education and Training provides HIV/AIDS education and skills necessary to care for people living with the disease in underserved and vulnerable populations. Cal-PEN (California Preparedness Education Network), a statewide training network that prepares health professionals to respond ...
Community Housing Developers
408-279-7677
Provides one-, two-, three-, and four bedroom apartments for qualified very low- to moderate-income persons including single parents, families, seniors and the physically challenged. Develops affordable housing units and sells them to qualified very low- to moderate-income buyers. Provides other nonprofits with technical and administrative assistance. Provides other nonprofits/government agencies with technical assistance in developing housing.
Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center
650-917-6800
Offers ARTS FOR ALL through participatory art and music activities for people of all ages, abilities and financial means. Programs include classes and private lessons in music, visual and digital arts; after-school art clubs and vacations camps; arts in the schools programs (Arts in Action, Music in Action); concerts, exhibits, lectures and special multi-cultural events; community outreach events at hospitals, senior centers, street fairs and ...
Community Services Agency of Mountain View (CSA)
650-968-0836
For over 50 years, Community Services Agency has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained. Our clients may be a young, working poor family or an elderly person looking for companionship.
Community Working Group, Inc.
650-299-8700
The mission of the Community Working Group is to serve the needs of the homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless in the Midpeninsula area (Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park) through the development and operation of housing and services, and through strategic alliances with community partners who are likewise committed to the promotion of human dignity.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
800-777-7526
Provides free confidential and low-cost debt counseling debt repayment programs, credit report reviews as well as credit reports, housing counseling for renters and potential homebuyers including pre-purchase, pre-occupancy, and reverse mortgage counseling for elders who are house rich and cash poor. Confidential counseling available in person, by telephone, or via the internet. Several satellite offices. Now provides bankruptcy programs.
CONTACT Cares of Silicon Valley
(408) 850-6125
Contact Cares offers multiple confidential help lines for individuals of all ages. Trained volunteers provide supportive listening, counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals to callers. All help lines are confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our help line numbers are as follows: 24-7 Line for Youth — (888) 247-7717 A hotline for youth ages 7-24, providing supportive listening, crisis intervention, information ...
Contractors State License Board   California State Department of Consumer Affairs
1-800-321-2752
The Contractors State License Board protects consumers by regulating the construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public in matters relating to construction.
Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY)   CASSY
(408) 493-5289
We are a nonprofit agency that partners with schools to provide professional mental health services to students in their academic setting. Our therapists are compassionate, extremely competent and conveniently located right on campus. All services are free to the student and their parents. With CASSY, there are no cost, transportation, or insurance barriers to prevent students from getting the help they need. CASSY has proven that when you put ...
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.   Northern California Chapter
415-356-2232
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization on a mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. . They fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, their educational ...
Crystal Springs Uplands School
650-342-4175
Founded in 1952, Crystal Springs Uplands School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a 10-acre suburban campus on the San Francisco peninsula. Serving grades 6-12, CSUS provides an intimate, collaborative community that encourages students to pursue their passions, explore new interests, build confidence, develop compassion and thrive in an environment of academic excellence. With a 29% acceptance rate, ...
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.
650-665-7576
A non-profit volunteer organization of cystic fibrosis patients, their families and friends, whose objective is to raise funds for research and education. Publishes a newsletter incorporating articles on cystic fibrosis research and education. Hosts annual conference and day retreat.
Darkness to Light
843-965-5444
A primary prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of child sexual abuse by increasing public awareness of the prevalence and consequences of the problem. Adult survivors are encouraged to break the cycle of abuse, and provides a pathway to help and support for victims and survivors through a crisis line, staffed by trained volunteers who can refer callers to community resources and by maintaining a website that provides a wide variety ...
De Anza College   EOPS/CARE Programs, OTI, Older Adult Studies, SPED
408-864-8950
CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is part of EOPS. CARE focuses on the special needs of single parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). EOPS/CARE staff act as liaisons with the State Department of Social Services, CalWORKs, and other community agencies to make your educational experience a positive one. Summer Hours (7/2 - 8/30): Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)
510-343-6670
DCARA's mission is to promote self-determination, independence, and celebration of American Sign Language among a diverse Deaf community, regardless of their communication background, through its services and programs. In order to accomplish this, DCARA provides its clients and communities with the resources, access and counseling services they need to make independent decisions in a variety of situations. In addition, DCARA provides the ...
Deaf Services of Palo Alto
650-856-9262
Deaf Services of Palo Alto offers American Sign Language interpreting services for the deaf and hard of hearing. This program offers interpreting services for classes, business meetings, training sessions, conferences and medical appointments. A resource center of information and referrals to Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA) is in San Jose. DSPA began in 1990 and has a long list of satisfied customers.
Death with Dignity National Center
503-228-4415
Works to develop reforms to help those with terminal illnesses face death with humane and responsive health care. Provides information about the progress of right-to-die laws in the courts and legislative bodies. Works to improve end of life care by protecting and promoting Oregon's Death with Dignity law.
Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley
408-287-3785
The Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley was organized in 1963 as the result of efforts by a group of mothers of children with diabetes. The Diabetes Society is dedicated to providing education and information to those who have diabetes, educating the general public about the seriousness of this disease, and supporting research aimed at preventing complications and finding a cure. Services include consultations with registered nurses, ...
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA)
510-665-8644
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is a non-profit law center that works to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities. DRA provides free legal representation to people with disabilities whose civil rights have been violated. It represents people with the full spectrum of disabilities including mobility, sensory, cognitive, and psychiatric in complex, system-change class-action cases.
Disability Rights of California
510-267-1200
Disability Right of California (DRC) is a nonprofit agency that provides legal assistance to people with disabilities, including physical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Services available from DRC include: information and referral to other sources of assistance; peer and self advocacy training; representation in administrative and judicial proceedings; investigation of abuse and neglect; and legislative advocacy. DRC is funded from ...
Disability Rights of California (former Protection and Advocacy, Inc.)
800-776-5746
Legal advocates can help resolve discrimination problems that are related to a disability. Specialize in resolving legal problems for people with disabilities, when the problem is in employment, housing, transportation, health insurance and denial of access to state and local programs. Oakland office telephone number: 510-430-8033
Disabled Sports USA - Far West (DSUSA)
510-849-4663
Disabled Sports USA, Far West provides disabled recreation opportunities in the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe areas. In operation since 1962, trained instructors and volunteers help people with disabilities learn to do a variety of winter and summer sports including snow skiing, snow boarding, water skiing, cycling, white water rafting, off-highway 4-wheeling, jet skiing, camping, and golf.
Dispute Resolution Program (DRPS), Santa Clara County Human Relations
408-792-2314
The objective of the Office of Human Relations, founded in 1972, is to advocate for and take affirmative action to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in Santa Clara County based on race, religion, cultural background, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. The Dispute Resolution Program, a subsidiary of the Office of Human Relations, works specifically to further those goals by providing no cost dispute resolution and mediation services ...
District Attorney's Office   Consumer Protection Unit
408-792-2880
The Consumer Protection Unit is responsible for processing all inquires received from consumers who are complaining about businesses. The unit has two divisions: The Mediation Unit and the Enforcement Unit. The Mediation Unit assists individual consumers with informal resolution of their disputes with business entities. The Enforcement Unit prosecutes criminal and civil cases in the name of the People of the State of California against those ...
District Attorney's Office
408-299-7400
The Office is responsible for the prosecution of all violations of California law occurring within the county. These cases involve homicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, burglary, drug sales and possession, fraud, theft, driving under the influence, and many other offenses. The Office also seeks to prevent crime. Attorneys in the Juvenile Crime Unit work with police agencies and schools on projects designed to eradicate gangs, ...
Downtown Streets Team   Palo Alto Food Closet
650-325-3663
Provides an emergency supply of food for people in need. People can return twice weekly if necessary. Limited supplies of eggs, vegetables, fruit, canned and dry goods are available. Open to homeless individuals and residents of Palo Alto, E. Palo Alto, and Menlo Park. If you would like to learn more or find out how you can help, visit http://streetsteam.org/.
DreamCatchers
650-561-2135
DreamCatchers is an after-school program where students receive homework help and participate in activities designed to increase confidence in the classroom, hone study skills and social emotional learning skills, and improve healthy behaviors that help boost academic performance. We match each PAUSD middle school student in our program with a Stanford University or local high school student as a volunteer tutor. Students work with their tutors ...
Dutch School Silicon Valley, The
1-855-388-2472
The Dutch School Silicon Valley (DSSV) is a California-approved non-profit or 501(c) (3) organization. The school was founded in Palo Alto, California in 2001 and has since expanded to include classroom facilities in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose. Our mission is to deliver high quality Dutch language and culture education by providing a challenging, comprehensive and integrated Dutch language curriculum that meets the requirements of the ...
East Palo Alto Library   Adult Literacy
650-321-7712
Offers free individual tutoring to English-speaking adults who seek to improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills. Tutors are trained and decide with their students when and where to meet. We also offer basic computer instruction to adult learners in our program.
East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
650-325-1460
East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy is a college preparatory secondary school dedicated to preparing all students for acceptance and success at the 4-year college or university of their choice. Our mission is to equip our students with the academic skills, behaviors, habits, and qualities of character necessary to successfully complete college so that they have the opportunity to earn a family-sustaining income and make a positive impact on their ...
Easter Seals Bay Area   Operations/Services
(408) 654-9311
Easter Seals Bay Area services include After-School Programs, Early Intervention Services, Child Development, and Health and Wellness. ESBA's South Bay Programs are based out of its Community Center, 730 Empey Way, San Jose, CA which features the largest warm-water pool in the western United States. ...
Easter Seals Central California's Camp Harmon   Camping Services
831-338-3383
Camp Harmon is a residential, co-educational camp for children and adults with disabilities. The camp is situated amidst the splendor of Redwood forest. The camp's buildings were constructed to provide accessibility for those with disabilities. Smooth pathways, ramps and other facilities encourage self-help and independence. The camper-to-counselor ratio is two-to-one, typically with six campers and three staff assigned to a cabin. Under ...
Ecumenical Hunger Program
650-323-7781
The Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) is a private, non-profit, community-based organization located in East Palo Alto that provides emergency food, clothing, case management, and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. In addition, EHP plays a major role in both advocating for, and providing referrals to resources available to low-income families and individuals in our community.
Eden Council for Hope & Opportunity (ECHO)
510-581-9380
ECHO's ultimate goal is to promote equal access in housing and provide support services which would aid in the prevention of homelessness and promote permanent housing conditions. They provide education and charitable assistance and promote fairness and equality of opportunity for all persons. They also work to provide rental assistance, housing assistance, tenant/landlord counseling, homeseeking, homesharing, and mortgage and home purchase counseling.
EdSource, Inc.
510-443-0421
As an independent, impartial, not-for-profit organization, their mission is to clarify complex education issues and to promote thoughtful decisions about public school improvement. EdSources does so through publications (short fact sheets and voter guides as well as longer reports on the implications of state and national education policies). Their website, which is free and contains a wealth of information, and other resources, such as a ...
El Camino Hospital
650-940-7000
El Camino Hospital Mountain View is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Consistently ranked as one of the leading hospitals in the area, we are distinguished by our high-caliber staff and affiliated physicians, our comprehensive and innovative services, and a long history of community service. And as we claim the title of "The Hospital of Silicon Valley," we strive to take advantage of the latest, proven healthcare technologies to better care for the people we serve.
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary
650-940-7214
If you are searching for a personalized, meaningful volunteer opportunity that will allow you to positively impact your community, consider joining the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary. Auxiliary volunteers work in virtually every area of the hospital, helping to deliver care with a personal touch. Individuals are encouraged to choose from a wide variety of roles, ranging from welcoming patients and visitors in the Patient Registration area to cashiering in the Gift Shop or Snack Bar.
Elder Care Locator
800-677-1116
The Eldercare Locator, public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide ...
Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden   Administration
650-329-1356
The Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden is a restored early twentieth century Palo Alto estate and garden offering opportunities for education, observation and participation to all within a tranquil setting. Gamble Garden offers a variety of education programs including docent-guided tours, horticultural classes and lectures, travel opportunities, supervised volunteer garden work, educational programs for children in conjunction with local elementary ...
Emerson School   HeadsUp! Child Development Center
650-424-1267
Emerson School is a division of Early Learning Institute. It is a private, year-round elementary school serving children ages 6 (first grade) through 14 (eighth grade). The educational program comprises a self-paced, individualized curriculum that continues and expands upon the Montessori curriculum employed in the preschool program. The program emphasizes a balance of broad-based skills (physical, social, emotional, intellectual, creative), ...
Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)
415-474-7662
Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) is a nonprofit volunteer-based organization that has been providing outdoor adventures and environmental education programs for people with special needs for over 30 years. Every year more than 2,000 people with special needs join ETC to enjoy the beauty and challenge of wilderness adventures. All ability levels are welcome!
Environmental Volunteers
650-493-8000
Environmental Volunteers strive to promote understanding of, and responsibility for, the environment through hands-on science education. The Environmental Volunteers believes all children deserve to learn about the natural world through personal exploration, so they can become responsible stewards of the earth. Environmental volunteers have been teaching school children hands on natural science for over 30 years. If you want to share the ...
Esther B. Clark School   https://www.chconline.org/ebc/
650-688-3634
The Esther B. Clark (EBC) School, located at The Children's Health Council, is a certified non-public school for children ages 7-16 who have significant learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges. The full-day program combines academics, behavior management, and therapy in an individualized classroom format. There is a classroom staff to student ratio of 1:4. All students enrolled in the EBC School are referred by personnel in their ...
Ethiopian Community Services (ECS)
408-297-7638
Provides translation, interpretation, information/referral services, counseling, youth tutorial program, health information for seniors over 60, computer training, and community orientation to the Ethiopian community. Assists Ethiopians in their adjustment and integration into American society through individual and family counseling, immigration support and job placement services. Mediation is available for issues of child custody, parent/ ...
Expandability (formerly TransAccess)
(408) 869-9267
Assists those 15 years or older who have all types of disabilities: physical, sensory, learning, and work-related. School-To-Career Program offers high school and post-secondary school students with disabilities a competitive edge toward building a successful career by providing real life experiences and exploring career options. The School-To-Career Program offers students support services, which complement their formal education ...
FAIR (Families Adopting in Response)
650-989-1307
FAIR exists for adoptive families. Through its all-volunteer organization FAIR offers information, education, support and fellowship to adoptive and preadoptive families. Our membership includes families who have adopted children through public and private agencies, from the US as well as from many other countries. FAIR focuses on the children who need a permanent, loving family and the parents who have opened their hearts and homes to those ...
Families First
408-379-3790
EMQ FamiliesFirst is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in the country. The agency takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and youth with complex behavioral health challenges: we combine research-based services (including evidence-based therapies and psychiatric services) with a family-centered effort to identify and address the social and other needs of the family. Our results for youth are on average ...
Family & Children Services
650-326-6576
Family & Children Services is dedicated to increasing the strength, safety, and self-sufficiency of children, adults, and families in our community. To achieve this goal, we offer a range of innovative, accessible, and integrated programs and services addressing critical health and human services needs. The various programs offered by Family & Children Services can be broken down into the following service categories: Clinical Research: ...
Family Caregiver Alliance   Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center
800-445-8106 or 415-434-3388
Family Caregiver Alliance serves caregivers of people with adult onset brain impairing illnesses. As the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center, offers information and referral, family consultation, legal consultation, caregiver skills classes, support groups, respite programs, on-line services, counseling, education and training. Diagnoses include: Alzheimer's disease, other type of dementia, stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Huntington's Disease, ...
Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association
(408) 794-6676
The mission of Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association (FWWAA) is to develop, promote, and organize community based sport and recreation programs for individuals of all ages with various physical disabilities. Over the past five decades, FWWAA has provided hundreds of thousands of sport opportunities for persons with disabilities. These opportunities include: Recreational sport programs, including competitive teams for children and adults in ...
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
800-621-3362
FEMA advises on building codes and flood plain management, teaches people how to get through a disaster, helps equip local and state emergency preparedness, coordinates the federal response to a disaster, makes disaster assistance available to states, communities, businesses and individuals, trains emergency managers, supports the nation's fire service, administers the national flood and crime insurance programs, the range of FEMA's activities ...
First Step, Via Services
408-243-7861
Provides an early intervention program for infants and toddlers at high risk for disabilities, focusing on educating the parent as well as stimulating development of the child’s abilities. Typical participants include premature or low birth weight babies, those diagnosed as having cerebral palsy or developmental disabilities, or babies with unknown etiologies for delays in their development. Services are provided at the Center and in the home ...
Foothill College   Dental Hygiene Clinic
(650) 949-7325
Senior dental hygiene students perform the following procedures under professional supervision: oral prophylaxis (cleaning), disease control instruction, fluoride applications and dental x-rays. Sealants are also performed. Can treat adults as well as children age 4 or over. Children age 4-16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian on first visit. Patients who want dental x-rays only should contact their dentist for authorization and a ...
Foothill College
650-949-7777
Foothill College has served Palo Alto residents by providing a comprehensive community college experience for more than four decades. The main campus is conveniently located off I-280 in Los Altos Hills and the Middlefield Campus is located at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Foothill strives for distinctiveness and innovation through its leadership in academic programs. We offer more than 1,000 classes and serve approximately ...
Foothill College   Disability Resource Center
650-949-7017
Disability Resource Center at Foothill College offers courses and services on campus and in the community designed to help students with disabilities. Our mission is to provide equal access to students with disabilities to the college's educational programs and to improve the quality of lives for persons with disabilities in our community.
Foundation for Global Community
650-328-7756/800-707-7932
The work of the Foundation, which is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, spans half a century, involving individual spiritual growth, social action, grassroots education, and mediation of international conflicts. The present work includes courses, production of educational videos and lectures at its Palo Alto facility. Programs include individual participation, collaborative efforts, and concerted social action. The Foundation publishes a ...
Free at Last
650-462-6999
Free at Last serves East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, and North Fair Oaks communities and offers a full range of services from street outreach and intervention to bilingual substance abuse treatment, transitional housing and long-term aftercare ranging from adolescents to young adults and parents. Daily 12-step program meeting.
Friends for Youth, Inc.   Mentoring Services
650-368-4444
Friends for Youth serve at-risk youth by creating and cultivating friendships with adult volunteers who help them strengthen their skills, develop their values and realize their full potential. Friends for Youth serves children 8-17 in the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Children are referred to us through a variety of sources; the majority of them are referred by teachers or school counselors. The children are matched with carefully ...
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre
650-463-4930
In their capacity of lending community support for the activities and programs of the Theatre, the Friends assist the staff by providing information and advice concerning the needs of the community and the children. They spread information about the Theatre and its programs and are authorized by the City Council to speak for the community about the Theatre. The Friends also raise funds for the purchase of special equipment that hasn't been included in the City Budget.
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
650-326-6338
The Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and enhance the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo. The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo's mission is to engage a child’s curiosity in science and nature.
Friends of the Palo Alto Library
650-213-8755
Friends of the Library raise money from memberships, donations, grants, and monthly book sales that are held at Cubberley Community Center. This money is donated to the City to fund the collection of books, programs, and other items needed by the librarians and the library. Mailing Address: PO Box 41 Palo Alto CA 94302
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
650-494-8200
Welcome to Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, a kindergarten through eighth grade school located in Palo Alto, California. Founded in 1989, we are committed to promoting academic excellence, community responsibility, and vibrant Jewish living. As a community day school, Hausner serves families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and religious practices. Today we enroll close to 400 students and provide an exceptional education in ...
Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County
408-287-4170
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. In our council, the Girl Scouts of Northern California over 49,000 girls and 31,000 adults take part in Girl Scout programs each year. We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs of girls at six levels: Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1) , Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3), Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5), Girl Scout Cadette ...
Girl's Middle School, The
650-968-8338
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, GMS is an all-girls middle school dedicated to nurturing and empowering young women. GMS features an innovative curriculum, which combines academic rigor with creativity, focuses attention on girls' emotional and social needs, and embraces diversity with a multi-cultural staff and curriculum. Please call the Admission Office at 650-968-8338, ext. 115, if you would like to receive an admission packet, RSVP for an Open House, or schedule a shadow visit.
Golden State Youth Orchestra (formerly El Camino Youth Symphony)
650-665-9046
ECYS was established in 1963 to provide a challenging yet nurturing environment for school aged musicians who wished to augment their private study with orchestral repertoire and ensemble experience. ECYS sponsors nine ensembles which rehearse weekly and perform regularly. ECYS also sponsors summer workshops in Chamber Music and Orchestral Playing at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level for string, woodwind, brass and percussion ...
Goodwill of Santa Clara County   Institute of Career Development
408-998-5774
Institute for Career Development, a private vocational school operated by Goodwill, provides , vocational skills training in office technology and accounting and job-placement services. In addition to offering job-placement services to vocational school graduates, Goodwill's placement unit also provides, at no charge, job-placement services to disabled or economically disadvantaged persons with marketable job skills referred by the nonprofits ...
Great Schools
415-977-0700
GreatSchools.org is a nonprofit online guide to K-12 schools that provides parents with the information they need to guide their children's education. The purpose of GreatSchools.org is to help parents understand how their children's schools are performing, choose the right schools for their children, support their children's learning and advocate for education excellence.
Greater Opportunities
408-248-4464
Greater Opportunities is a private, independent nonprofit organization that provides support and personalized services to adults with developmental disabilities.
Green Pastures, Inc.
650-965-2333
Green Pastures exists to serve and support individuals who have disabilities and families raising children with special needs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Green Pastures' services include the Cornelia Court group home, the Family Support Program, and the Outreach Program. The Cornelia Court house is home to six disabled children on a long-term basis. The Family Support Program meets with families to share resources and encouragement, partners ...
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco   San Mateo County Affiliate
415-625-1000; Volunteering: 415-625-1029
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco (HHGSF) builds quality, affordable, ownership housing with families who have very low incomes. HHGSF is one of over 2,000 Habitat affiliates worldwide and serves San Mateo County. Through community support with funding, volunteer labor, Habitat Greater San Francisco builds houses in partnership with future homeowners. Through tax-deductible donations of money, materials, and volunteer labor, Habitat ...
HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) of the Peninsula
650-367-6993
HAND of the Peninsula is based in San Mateo County on the San Francisco Peninsula. The vision of this HAND chapter is to make its services available to all parents and their loved ones on the Peninsula who are grieving the loss of a child before, during or after birth. HAND of the Peninsula offers its own programs and collaborates on related programs with hospitals, universities and other organizations. First and third Wednesday of every ...
Hand in Hand
650-322-5323
Support groups and educational seminars for parents and professionals who work with children and parents. Booklets on how to deal with children's emotions and how to set up support for yourself as a parent. Booklets in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Farsi, and several other languages.
HandsOn Bay Area
415-541-9616
HandsOn Bay Area is an expert in volunteerism, providing volunteer management, leadership development and issues education. HandsOn Bay Area creates, manages and leads volunteer projects that benefit more than 300 Bay Area nonprofit agencies. Each month, HandsOn Bay Area coordinates and manages more than 120 community services projects that inspire 10,000 volunteers each year to get more involved in their community. For more information about Hands On Bay Area, visit www.handsonbayarea.org
Harker School, The
408-249-2510
The Harker School, established in 1893, is a Preschool-12th Grade co-educational, independent college preparatory day school organized into four divisions - Preschool (4525 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124), Lower School (4300 Bucknall Road, San Jose 95130), Middle School (3800 Blackford Avenue, San Joe 95129), and High School (500 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose 95129) on four separate campuses. Also offered, extensive summer programs.
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)   Peninsula Chapter
650-365-4868
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living ...
Help One Child   Susan Herman
650-917-1210
The Mission of Help One Child is to recruit, train and support those willing to provide a home or volunteer services to at-risk children. We are a non-profit, non-denominational, local outreach to at-risk children both in and out of the foster care system. There is no requirement to belong to a church or be of a particular faith to participate in the Help One Child services, programs and events. All families caring for at-risk children are ...
Hidden Villa
650-949-8650
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy. Every year 30,000 ...
Home Instead Senior Care
(650) 262-3497
Since 1997, we have helped over a thousand seniors--aging mothers, fathers, grandparents and friends--lead more fulfilling and safer lives in their homes or Senior Care Facilities. Our trained Home Instead CAREGivers will be there when you need us to provide the Non-Medical Senior Care Services your senior needs to keep him or her safe and independent. These services include: personal care, ambulation assistance, meal preparation, transitional ...
HomeFirst
408-539-2100
HomeFirst envisions a community where everyone has a home. We believe in the power of community and the support that it brings. We believe in the strength of the people we serve. And we believe that there will be an end to homelessness. HomeFirst is about more than just shelter. Through award winning housing programs and effective support services, HomeFirst improves the quality of life in our community for people in need by helping them eliminate barriers to permanent housing and stability.
Hope Counseling Center   North County District Office
408-284-2850
Hope Counseling Center provides work training, job placement, professional counseling, day activity, infant services, senior center, mobility training, supported living, and other programs for persons with developmental disabilities. Provides preparation for employment in a paid work activity center, as well as group and individual job placement in Silicon Valley businesses. In addition, HOPE provides classes for persons with developmental ...
Hope Counseling Center, Hope Rehabilitation Services
408-284-2850
Provides psychiatric assessment, psychotherapy, case management and medication monitoring for persons with developmental disability, physical disability, or head injury and who have a psychiatric diagnosis. Services are provided to developmentally disabled and affected family members of all ages and ethnicities. HOPE Counseling Center and its satellite offices are Medi-Cal certified.
Hospice of the Valley
408-559-5600
Provides medical, psychological, spiritual and social support to terminally ill patients and their families. Enabling patients to spend their final days at home.
Housing Authority, Santa Clara County
408-275-8770
Provides Section 8 certificates and rent vouchers for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Develops low-cost housing. Manages complexes for seniors and persons with disabilities. Provides housing listing of low-cost rentals. Waiting lists vary and may be quite long.
Housing Choices Coalition
408-498-5777
Housing Choices is a collaboration of community members working to make quality, affordable housing a reality for people with developmental disabilities (as defined by the State of California, begins before the age of 18 and includes such conditions as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy). Housing Choices Coalition serves people of all ages with developmental disabilities in Santa Clara, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito ...
Hua Kuang Chinese Reading Room
650-856-3733
"Light of China" reading room makes publications from Chinese classics to contemporary Chinese magazines and newspapers accessible to the public. Books which have been donated by the Chinese community, include collections of Chinese literature, calligraphy and history.
InnVision   Clara Mateo Shelter and Clara Mateo Alliance Transitional Housing
650-853-7066
Provides year around emergency shelter and shelter services for homeless individuals in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Shelter services include meals, housing, employment resources, 24-hour medical triage assessment and referral, peer counseling and recovery support groups. The shelter serves men, women and their children who seek assistance in returning to a stable and sustaining life. The shelter serves people with a variety of ...
Interface Children Family Services   Strategies, Region 2
805-485-6114
Strategies is a nationally recognized alliance of experienced trainers, organizational development coaches, facilitators, and support staff providing training, coaching, facilitation, and technical assistance for community-based organizations, county agencies, and networks. Strategies’ focus is child abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention. Strategies can assist family strengthening organizations, agencies, and networks with ...
Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax Information
408-282-0179
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue cannot be handled online or by phone. If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you're more comfortable talking with someone face-to-face, visit your local TAC, no appointment is necessary. Caution: Many of our offices are located in Federal Office Buildings. ...
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
408-277-0255
Provides Refugee Reception and Placement (R&P), Match Grant Employment Training and Job Placement, Individual Development Accounts (IDA), and Immigration Services. R&P: caseworkers ensure new arrivals receive initial financial assistance, referrals for health services, adequate housing, school enrollment for children, orientation to their new community, job placement assistance and referrals, and referrals to ESL classes. Match Grant ...
International School of the Peninsula
Grades 1-8: 650-251-8500 / Nursery-K: 650-852-0264
ISTP is an independent co-ed nursery-8th grade Chinese & French language immersion day school.
Jeremiah's Promise
650-739-6038
Jeremiah’s Promise addresses the urgent need of emancipating youth who age out of foster care or are soon to age out. We specifically target aspiring young men and women, ages 17 to 24, who desire a college education or a certificate program but who, otherwise, could fail at achieving higher education without intensive mentoring, career and academic undergirding. They have the ability. They lack an adequate support team. We provide them with ...
Jewish Community Federation/South Peninsula Region
650-852-9020
The Jewish Community Federation ensures the survival and growth of the Jewish community at home and overseas by fundraising, planning and providing programs and services.
Jewish Family and Children's Service   Seniors-At-Home
650-931-1860
Seniors At Home is the West Bay Area’s leading provider of senior services. Our mission is to help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes by providing the support they need through our comprehensive range of programs. As the senior services division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, Seniors At Home can be counted on to provide excellent service.
Jewish Family and Children's Services   South Peninsula Office
650-688-3030
Departments: 1. Parents Place is the Bay Area's leading family resource center offering parent coaching, consultation, and classes year-round. We can also observe your child and his/her school if you have concerns about his/her development. 2. The Center for Special Needs (CSN) in Palo Alto and San Mateo provides comprehensive care for children with learning, behavioral, physical, developmental, neurological, and emotional disabilities. 3. ...
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley
408-556-0600
Provides senior services, case management and community outreach, services for refugees, vocational training, a Holocaust survivors program, citizenship services. Senior services include case management and counseling for individuals and families to help deal with aging and loss. Refugee services include pre-immigration and immigration services and resettlement case management. Vocational services include vocational counseling, pre-employment ...
Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Services (JVS)   Employment Programs
415-391-3600
The Individualized Job Search and Placement Program provides job search, placement support and job development services. Participants work closely with an Employment Specialist on an individual basis to review resumes, cover letters, implement individual job search strategy and conduct job development activity. Palo Alto office: 200 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301
JobTrain
650-330-6429
JobTrain, formerly OICW, is an educational and training institution that also offers career counseling and job placement services to our graduates. We help our clients launch new careers and break out of the community’s existing cycle of poverty, low education levels, homelessness, drugs, crime, and prison. Through each student’s personal and professional growth, JobTrain is creating a new and positive model for other members of the community. ...
Juana Briones Medical Therapy Program   California Children's Services
650-845-3000
The CCS Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) to children from birth to 21 years old who have certain physical conditions or diseases. These are physical problems that affect the child's ability to control the movements of the body. Examples include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or congenital orthopedic abnormalities. All services are provided free to families whose child has a ...
Kainos Home and Training Center
650-363-2423
The goal of the Kainos programs is to assist adults with developmental disabilities in maximizing their potential. To achieve this end, Kainos provides a variety of residential, vocational and support services that include but are not limited to: Residential services – Daily living skills training (personal hygiene, household maintenance, health and safety, personal budgeting, meal planning and preparation, individual and group counseling), ...
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
650-299-2000
Kaiser Permanente is a group practice prepayment health plan. Primary Care incorporates the departments of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics. These providers take care of your primary health issues and initiate appropriate referrals to other specialists. Health Education classes, which are opened to the community, are located at each facility.
Kara
650-321-5272
Kara is a non-profit organization that provides counseling, education and information to individuals and groups who are living with issues of life-threatening illness, limited life expectancy, death and grief. Services include youth and family support groups, one-to-one adult counseling, drop-in grief support groups, educational programs, information and referral services, community education, and crisis intervention programs.
Keys School
650-328-1711
Keys School is an independent K–8 school that offers a broad hands-on curriculum. It fosters high academic achievement and emphasizes balanced growth—intellectual, physical, emotional, and social—for every student. Within a diverse and supportive community, Keys provides a caring and creative environment that encourages children to love learning, to take intellectual risks, to act as global citizens, and to treat others with respect and empathy.
KinderCare (formerly Childrens' Creative Learning Centers)
650-473-1100
CCLC is a leading provider of employer-sponsored early childhood education and family care solutions and operates more than 100 employer-sponsored child care centers across the country for children ages six weeks to 12 years.
Korean American Community Services
408-920-9733
Provides social adjustment counseling, translation services, information and referrals to related resources. Offers a social service program. Also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Daily hot lunches and case management are available for seniors. Korean Youth Services provides social adjustment and educational development for Korean youth age 8-20, who are of recent immigrant status or are second generation non-Korean ...
La Comida at Stevenson House
650-322-3742
Provides hot meals to persons 60 years of age or older and to their spouses at 11:30 am Monday through Friday, at Stevenson House and at the La Comida Dining Room, every Wednesday at the Cubberley Community Center. Reservations before 10am the day of meal request is required at Cubberley and Stevenson House locations. Monthly menu can be accessed on La Comida's website under "menu".
La Leche League   Mountain View
La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 10:00 AM St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Avenue, Mountain View, CA Japanese meeting: 12 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month Blossom Birth · 299 South California Avenue, Suite 120, Palo Alto For information, call the numbers listed above or check the website.
La Selva Residential Treatment Program
650-617-1759
La Selva is a 24-hour staffed community home program operated by ALLIANCE for Community Care, which provides social rehabilitation treatment for people with serious mental illness. The program's mission is to help those with mental disabilities fully participate in life. Services include family counseling and support groups, a full day program, vocational support, community education programs, individual counseling and group therapy sessions, ...
Language Pacifica
650-321-1840
Since 1979 thousands of students from every corner of the world have journeyed to Northern California’s Silicon Valley to study English at Language Pacifica. We have full-time and part-time intensive English courses for students needing TOEFL preparation, English for business, and/or personal enrichment. Language Pacifica’s mission is to provide the highest quality intensive English program to non-native speakers of English. We embrace ...
Las Madres Neighborhood Playgroups
1-877-527-6237
Las Madres began in 1953 as a childbirth preparation class and has grown to over 1700 members a year. We are now organized by the birth year of our child and by neighborhoods throughout the South Bay. We are a completely volunteer run organization and look to our members to keep us strong so that we can continue the tradition of this wonderful organization that has existed and serviced our members for over 50 years! Members and their children ...
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
408-293-4790
The Law Foundation is a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to individuals in need in Silicon Valley. It does so through five legal services programs. The AIDS Legal Services provides legal services and information and referral to clients who have AIDS or who are HIV positive with problems such as evictions, poor housing conditions, employment discrimination, and denial of benefits. The Fair Housing Law Project provides legal ...
Le French Film Club of Palo Alto
408-761-8158
Le French Film Club's (LFFC) mission is to create and offer Californian Francophones and Francophiles innovative and unique programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. LFFC seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of expression. Founded in 2008, the French Film Club of Palo Alto and Le French Film Club operate as one ...
League of Women Voters of Palo Alto
650-903-0600
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose candidates for office, or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League. The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct ...
Learning Ally
650-493-3717
Learning Ally is a non-profit organization that provides audiobooks and audio textbooks through our library of over 75,000 titles to anyone struggling with a learning disability or visual impairment. Audiobooks provide our members with easy access to educational content for improved academic and personal success.
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
408-998-5200
Provides legal representation for the indigent community in civil matters including domestic violence, health access advocacy, housing law and individual rights, fair housing, landlord-tenant mediation, immigration, quality education and special education. Self-help clinics are offered in the areas of evictions, domestic violence, restraining orders and establishing paternity (for custody and/or visitation). Housing Project provides information ...
LifeMoves   Opportunity Center
650-853-8672
Multi-Service drop in center and permanent supportive housing for families and single adults. LifeMoves operates first-floor daily services center Monday-Friday, providing access to case management, meals, medical/dental services, laundry, transportation assistance, life skill classes, clothing closet, children’s activities, and computer lab. If you would like to learn more or find out how you can help, visit www.lifemoves.org.
LifeMoves   Haven Family House
650-325-8719
LifeMoves is a nonprofit organization which provides housing and services for homeless families and individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. LifeMoves operates six programs throughout San Mateo County. Haven Family House provides transitional housing for families from East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, east Menlo Park, and other parts of southern San Mateo County. Haven Family House has one- and two-bedroom ...
LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired (Broadcast Services for the Blind)
415-431-1481
The Rose Resnick LightHouse is the most comprehensive services and advocacy agency serving the blind and visually impaired community of the Bay Area. The goal is to empower and support people with visual impairments in whatever interest or vocation they choose to pursue. People of all ages and varying degrees of vision loss are served at this agency. Services and programs include: ...
Living Wisdom School
650-462-8150
What Living Wisdom School parents say We have a school that teaches children to have reverence and to contribute. A curriculum that is creative, that allows the children to truly express themselves as writers, poets, scientists, mathematicians, dancers, singers, musicians, actors, etc. A school where children really learn because they have fun and are in a safe and loving environment. A school that builds a strong foundation in the children ...
LO*OP Center (Learning Options*Open Portal)
650-964-5623
Our Mission is to empower people to meet the opportunities and challenges posed by cultural diversity and by technological change through education. We believe that human beings must engage in thoughtful development of their own societies, sciences, and selves. Through learning we can create a society without losers, a sustainable ecology and a population of people who respect and cherish diversity on Earth. View blog: http://hclemuseum.wordpress.com/
Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
408-922-9285
Provides hot and nutritious meals five days out of the week across the Bay Area. We carefully design our meals to meet both the dietary needs and the preferences of our guests. targeting low-income families, seniors, single women, couples, and the homeless. We are one of the few soup kitchens in Northern California that emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy protein items, rather than canned or processed foods that tend to be high in ...
Los Altos Christian School   A nondenominational ministry of First Baptist Church Los Altos
650-948-3738
It is our purpose at Los Altos Christian Schools to provide a quality education in a warm Christian atmosphere for all our students. We feel that Christian schools reflect a return to the Biblical principles of our national heritage: American patriotism, Christian morals, a conservative philosophy, and personal integrity. Clear behavioral expectations and individual accountability are emphasized. God entrusts to parents the responsibility for ...
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
650-497-8000
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital specializes in the care of babies, children, adolescents, and expectant mothers. The physicians, nurses, and staff specialize in pediatric, obstetric and neonatal medicine. The hospital provides a wide range of patient and family support services. LPCH is the lead agency for the Santa Clara/San Mateo Safe Kids Coalition.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital   Family Resource Center
(650) 721-0874
The Family Resource Center provides a wide variety of information about child and maternal health and well-being. The collection includes books, periodicals, pamphlets, audio tapes, and videotapes on a variety of topics from coping with chronic illness and hospitalization to parenting skills and child development. The Resource Center also maintains a large collection of recreational reading materials and video tapes. ...
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital   Perinatal Education Programs
650-723-4600
Often touted as our "most fun" class, this interactive program covers the specifics of newborn care, including bathing, temperature-taking, newborn reflexes and behavior, common newborn appearances, diapering, swaddling, soothing, feeding techniques and more. Infant doll models are used to allow for a hands-on experience. As with all of our classes, we encourage you to attend with your partner. During registration, one "seat" allows for the two of you to attend together
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
650-497-8365
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health works in alignment with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the child health programs of Stanford University. Our mission is to elevate the priority of children's health, and increase the quality and accessibility of children's health care through leadership and direct investment. The Foundation is the sole fundraising entity for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the child health ...
Lupus Foundation of Northern California
408-954-8600
Provides education (conferences, newsletter, and library), personal assistance, public awareness to support lupus research for the cure and maintenance of lupus, and to allay any unfounded fears of those afflicted.
Magic, Inc.
650-323-7333
Magic exists to demonstrate how people can learn and apply methods and principles of ecology to discover and further common interests of humankind. Magic's programs interweave four themes: clarifying values, becoming healthy, cooperating, and protecting the environment.
Marcus Hunter Travel
800-747-4004
Marcus Hunter Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in serving people with disabilities.
Marijuana Anonymous
1-800-766-6779
Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous. ...
Martha's Kitchen
408-293-6111
Martha's Kitchen is a non-profit outreach program providing supper two nights a week for any needy person. It can serve up to 400 people of all ages in the evening. Help is needed in the form of meat, canned vegetables, cooking spices, paper cups, paper plates, plastic utensils and monetary donations. Volunteers are also needed Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Free showers/laundry and Moblie Health clinic on Wednesdays: 1:30-4 pm
MayView Community Health Center
650-327-8717
General medical clinics for people of all ages, uninsured or low income. Provides general medical care and will refer to other agencies for specialized care. Does not provide emergency care. Confidential services include family planning, pregnancy testing, gynecology, comprehensive perinatal care, pediatric care, immunizations, STD testing and treatment, HIV screening, nutrition counseling, AIDS prevention education, health education in ...
Meals on Wheels
408-350-3246
The Santa Clara County Meals On Wheels Program delivers meals to homebound seniors unable to cook or shop for themselves. They bring 7 breakfasts and 7 frozen meals once a week which may be used for lunch or dinner.
Medi-Cal Eligibility Unit, Social Services Agency
(408) 758-3800
Medi-Cal pays for health care for some eligible and needy low-income residents of California. Families meeting the CalWORKs deprivation criteria, pregnant women, children, refugees in their first eight (8) months of residence in the U.S., severely disabled persons and persons 65 years of age and older are potentially eligible. Persons who are receiving a cash grant, excluding GA (General Assistance) are automatically eligible. The SSA certifies persons eligible for this program.
Menlo Park Public Library   Project Read
650-330-2525
Project Read-Menlo Park is the free Adult Literacy program of the Menlo Park Library. Volunteer tutors are trained to work one-to-one with adults to help them improve reading, writing, and pronunciation skills in English. Programs include: One-to-one tutoring Adult Basic Education English as a Second Language (ESL) Families for Literacy Computer Literacy Lab
Menlo School
650-330-2000
Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades 6-12. The Upper School enrolls 539 students in grades 9-12, and there are 216 Middle School students in grades 6-8. The average number of students in 90 percent of the academic classes ranges from 14 to 18. Established in 1915, Menlo School is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding fine arts and athletic ...
Mental Research Institute (MRI)
650-321-3055
Since 1959, The Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto, California, has been one of the leading sources of ideas in the area of interactional/systemic studies, psychotherapy, and family therapy. We presented an innovative model for the comprehensive approach to brief therapy, a model which, in turn, has influenced subsequent brief therapy approaches throughout the world. Continuing applied research and theory development have expanded the ...
Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation
650-328-2242
Since 1968 the Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation has provided dental services for disadvantaged members of our community, who have neither dental insurance nor welfare support. It is a unique program that combines reduced cost services and monetary funding from member dentists and others in the community.
Mid-Peninsula High School
650-321-1991
Established in 1979, Mid-Peninsula High School is a private, non-profit corporation for grades 9-12. Mid-Peninsula High School gives students an opportunity to reach their full potential - academically as well as personally. Our approach balances a customized academic curriculum with self-knowledge and social awareness, teaching students to manage their lives in the fullest sense. As a small, caring, educational community, we can nurture young ...
Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition
650-356-2900
MPHC develops and manages low-income and subsidized rental housing stretching from Fairfield to Marina and throughout the Bay Area. People interested in Section 8, or subsidized housing should directly contract the MPHC property that interested them. A full list of MPHC properties is available at our website or by calling our main office.
Mid-Peninsula Speech and Language Clinic
650-321-8111
Our clinic is a caring, open, family-friendly place where children and parents feel welcome and comfortable. We offer expert, individual attention to help each child make the most of his or her unique abilities. We are primarily a pediatric practice, but occasionally we provide consultation services to adult patients.
Mid-Peninsula Widows and Widowers Association
408-551-0069 or 408-246-4642
Meet with other local Widows, Widowers. At present we have 220 members. Generally our meeting has about 60-80 attending. Gather for social and support activities. The Mid-Peninsula Widows & Widowers Association was formed in 1976 to provide support for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse. We offer: Emotional support, New Friendships and Social Activities. Every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 ...
Midpeninsula Community Media Center, the "Media Center"
650-494-8686
The Media Center is here to enable you to produce and view TV programming that explores the diverse concerns, interests, activities, arts, and cultures of our community. This is a community access cable television station that will teach members of the public how to make their own non-commercial videos to be aired on Channels 27,28, and 30. The Media Center also broadcasts live the meetings of the City Councils and of the council-appointed ...
Momentum for Mental Health
(408)-254-6828
The mission of Momentum for Mental Health is to help individuals achieve mental and emotional health, discover and reach their potential, and fully participate in life. Momentum builds stronger communities by giving individuals affected by mental and emotional illness treatment, support, and opportunity to lead healthier lives. Our work is based on the knowledge that individuals who have a mental illness can, and do, recover through available, ...
Morgan Autism Center,The
408-241-8161
An educational program for children, age 3-22, with Autism Spectrum and other developmental and neurological disorders. All children require a one:one teaching ratio. Children may have severe disorders of perception, language, learning, and behavior. Teaching occurs in the areas of academic readiness, cognitive skills, language and communication, fine and gross motor skills, self-help skills, and community instruction. Referrals are handled ...
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc.
650-322-5910
We provide services for children and adults with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder , Anxiety, Depression, Asperger's Disorder, and other developmental disorders. Educational consultation services are available to individuals and families, as well as schools and other agencies for students who are experiencing social or emotional problems. Morrissey-Compton Educational Center offers Parent Educational classes in ...
MotherToBaby
866-626-6847
The MotherToBaby CA, formerly known as the California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health Information Line and Clinical Research Program, is a statewide service. Our goal is to promote healthy pregnancies through education and research. Our service provides FREE information about the following exposures during pregnancy: Over the Counter Medications Prescription Medications Vitamins/Supplements Alcohol/Recreational ...
Mountain View Academy
650-967-2324
Mountain View Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory, Christian high school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist church. The school has been in existence for over 80 years. MVA provides quality, personalized education in a contemporary Christian environment. The family spirit of our small school atmosphere sets us apart. MVA focuses on a mainstream college preparatory curriculum offering no remediation or ESL level classes. Although ...
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education
650-940-1333
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, part of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School district, has been offering instruction to adults for over 45 years. The adult school has over 100 volunteer tutors in our Project ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education). Classes range from traditional high school diploma programs to high tech computer classes. In addition to state-supported classes in Literacy, Parent Education, English as a Second ...
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northern California
415-230-6677
At the Society’s Northern California Chapter, our emphasis is wellness. The Chapter is committed to the empowerment of people with MS, their families, friends, significant others, and all people affected by MS. We are committed to honoring and supporting the independence and self-sufficiency of people with MS by providing accurate and timely information, advocacy, material assistance, and emotional support. We are committed to dislodging ...
Museum of American Heritage
650-321-1004
The Museum of American Heritage is a volunteer-based educational organization dedicated to increasing the technical ingenuity and heritage through exhibits, classes, lectures and events held at the historic Williams House and Gardens in Palo Alto. The Museum provides hands-on education to engage and encourage the public, especially youth, to understand the principles and history of technology and encourage careers in science and technology.
Narcotics Anonymous
650-802-5950
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who are learning to live without drugs. We meet regularly to help each other stay clean. We are not interested in what you have done in the past, only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. Meditation Meeting: Tuesday 6 pm at 600 Colorado Avenue and Echoing Recovery Home Group Thursday 8 pm at 555 Waverley St. Narcotics Anonymous meetings provide an atmosphere of ...
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Santa Clara County
408-453-0400
NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The
800-424-2460 or 202-232-8777
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight. NAEYC Affiliate Groups work to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and building public understanding and support for high quality early childhood ...
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT)   Mid-Peninsula Special Riders
650-851-2271
NCEFT provides equine-assisted therapies to children and adults with neurophysiological, cognitive, sensory processing and psychosocial challenges. Their services include using Hippotherapy, Adaptive Riding, and Adaptive Driving as a means of achieving physical, occupational, emotional, and cognitive goals.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
800-695-0285
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). NICHCY provides information and makes referrals in areas related to: specific disabilities, early intervention, special education and related services, individualized education programs, family issues, disability ...
National Runaway Safeline
800-786-2929
The National Runaway Switchboard Switchboard is a 24-hour hotline, providing crisis intervention, information and referral, message delivery and conferencing services. NRS provides education and solution-focused interventions, offers non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, respects confidentiality, collaborates with volunteers, and responds to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day.
Nativity School
650-325-7304
Catholic private school established in 1956 for grades K-8. Kindergarten classes are full time, 8 - 3. Average class size of 35; average student body size of 300. Excellent academic program including Spanish, computers, physical education, music, art, and an outstanding after-school sports program. Extended care is also available before and after school.
Neighbors Abroad
(650) 561-6106
Neighbors Abroad, a volunteer community organization operating under the auspices of the City of Palo Alto, directs the activities of Palo Alto's officially recognized Sister Cities (Palo, Philippines; Oaxaca, Mexico; Enschede, Netherlands; Linköping, Sweden; Albi, France) program. Its purpose is to promote international and intercultural understanding. Neighbors Abroad also supports projects for children in Oaxaca, Mexico and Palo, ...
New Directions, Inc.
805-967-2841
New Directions for people with disabilities, inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing high quality local, national, and international travel vacations and holiday programs for people with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. These profoundly enriching educational travel opportunities expand experiential learning and dramatically enhance the self-esteem of every traveler. Our programs open whole new worlds of ...
Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence   Domestic Violence Hotline
408-501-7550
Domestic violence crosses all socio-economic, ethnic and religious boundaries and affects every part of the lives damaged by it. Next Door provides innovative prevention and intervention services to diverse ethnic and low-income families in Santa Clara County, California, the majority of them coming from San Jose. A 24/7 emergency shelter that provides safe housing and crisis counseling for women and their children. The Self-Sufficiency program ...
Next Step Center   Employment and Training
650-566-0240
The Next Step Center places veterans with major employers in public and private sectors. Next Step Center offers assessment, counseling computer training and job-seeking skills workshop, maintains close links with Federal, State, County and private social service agencies, provides housing services, serves more than 200 veterans each month, assists in job placement, job referrals and resume writing and arranges for provision of sheltered/supported employment.
North Valley Workforce Board (NOVA)
408-730-7232
NOVA is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services to the community of northern Santa Clara County. We work closely with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley. NOVA has services available at no cost to ...
NOVA Workforce Development
408-730-7232
NOVA is a nonprofit, federally funded employment and training agency that provides customer-focused workforce development services. We work closely with local businesses, educators, and job seekers to ensure that our programs provide opportunities that build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address the workforce needs of Silicon Valley.
NOVA Youth Employment   Youth@Work
408-730-7640
Youth@Work is a program sponsored by the NOVA Workforce Board. It serves as an online employment database and resource operated by the NOVA Youth Employment Program. The NOVA Youth Employment office is an information-rich environment where young people ages 16-24 learn to conduct effective job searches, research careers, access job listings, find volunteer opportunities, and much more. Friendly, professional staff support youth in making ...
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
650-223-8700
Vision & Mission The Oshman Family JCC aspires to be a Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome. It serves as a nexus of diverse Jewish communities that opens doors and creates connections for rich, robust and rewarding experiences. The JCC establishes common ground, uniting Jewish institutions, groups and individuals for the betterment of the whole community. Our Mission The Oshman Family JCC is a 21st-century Jewish neighborhood that ...
OUTREACH
408-678-8585
We value our customers! As a non-profit, public benefit organization, OUTREACH is committed to the mission of supporting older adults, individuals with disabilities and low-income families with their efforts to lead independent and self-sufficient lives. From our origins as a War on Poverty program over 30+ years ago, OUTREACH has grown to be one of the nation's premier ADA Paratransit and community transportation providers. OUTREACH's ...
PACE (Pacific Autism Center for Education)
408-245-3400
Provides educational and residential programs for children and young adults with autism/developmental delays. PACE operates one (1) certified nonpublic special education school in Sunnyvale and six (6) licensed residential group homes (4 for adults; 2 for children). PACE School contracts fee-for-service with school districts in 5 counties and the SCCOE. PACE School implements a mixed modality approach designed to meet student's individual needs. ...
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto
650-321-3891
Founded in 1921 as "The Palo Alto Art Club," the Pacific Art League began as a community of and for artists—new, emerging and professional—and soon became a valuable addition to the San Francisco Peninsula's cultural life. We are a membership organization, guided and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, who are also long-time members. We are assisted by many volunteers who bring expertise and dedication to a wide variety of projects. ...
Pacific Hearing Service
650-941-0664
With over 35 years of service in the Bay Area, and offices in Menlo Park and Los Altos, we have established a well-deserved reputation for excellence. You will meet with caring professionals who work closely with you to understand your specific hearing needs and match those needs to the most appropriate technology and services. We employ an adaptive process including lifestyle consultation, comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations, ...
Pacific Stroke Association   VA Palo Alto Campus
650-565-8485
The Pacific Stroke Association serves the San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, providing support and education to hundreds of stroke survivors each year and educating the general community about stroke prevention and treatment. The mission of PSA is to reduce the devastating effects of stroke and improve community wellness via efforts ...
Palo Alto Adult School
650-329-3752
The Palo Alto Adult School operates a large community education program as an extension of the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). Classes include programs for adults with disabilities, arts and crafts, citizenship, computer applications, foreign languages, health and fitness, high school GED preparation, home economics, music, programs for older adults, and vocational education. The Adult School also has a model Pre-School Family parent ...
Palo Alto Adult Soccer League
PAASL is a San Francisco Bay area soccer league for men and women ages 25 and over. The Sunday league has three seasons per year, one in the Spring (January to May), one in the Summer (June to August), and one in the Fall (Labor Day to December). Games are played on Sundays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. The primary location for league games is Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School (next to Mitchell Park) in Palo Alto. The Sunday league has 3 ...
Palo Alto Area Bar Association   Lawyer Referral Service
650-326-8322
Founded in 1934, the Palo Alto Area Bar Association offers membership to attorneys who live, work, or are otherwise interested in the practice of law in Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, and Portola Valley through Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Mountain View. PAABA’s goals are expressed on both the “macro” and “micro” levels. The macro picture includes PAABA’s Lawyer Referral Service, which provides legal assistance to a diverse clientele, and ...
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
650-617-3138
The mission of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation is to support the vision and goals of the Palo Alto Art Center, promote unique art experiences and education for people of all ages, and serve as the Center's advocate and ambassador in the community. The Foundation serves the Art Center through a public/private partnership with the City of Palo Alto. Funds from the Foundation make it possible for the Center to produce high-quality, ...
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
650-324-3121
The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce is an independent and non-profit voluntary association of business people working to improve the city's economic and civic vitality. We rely exclusively on membership revenues and event funds. Our membership consists of roughly 700 small businesses, retailers, hotels, restaurants, non-profit organizations, educational and health institutions, major corporations, professionals, and many other types of businesses.
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
650-856-3848
The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra is comprised of the Bay Area's most talented young string players, chosen by audition, who come together to rehearse and perform in the intimate setting of a chamber ensemble. Founded in 1966 by violinist and conductor William Whitson, who served as the orchestra's must director for 36 years. PACO has participated in many international music festivals, toured worldwide by special invitation, and produced numerous concert recordings.
Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)
650-493-2361
Since 1974, PACCC has pursued its nonprofit mission of providing care and education for Palo Alto’s children. The agency was originally founded by city leaders to meet the need for high quality and affordable options rooted in the community. PACCC's roots in the community have grown even deeper over the years. We have more sites throughout the City of Palo Alto than any other agency. Our school-age centers are located onsite at 11 of 12 ...
Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)   Provider Connection
650-493-3100
The Provider Connection has a comprehensive resource room open to child care providers to borrow materials such as books, toys, and teacher resource books. Child care providers also have access to a laminator, copier, Ellison die cut machine, and computers to create materials for their programs.
Palo Alto Council of PTAs   PTA Wardrobe
650-326-0702
The Wardrobe is a clothing resource operated by the PTA as a community service for all families whose children attend Palo Alto schools. Clothing is available at no cost in infant through adult sizes. Ski shop/rental clothing program has clothing that can be rented for 2-week periods.
Palo Alto Girls' Softball
650-209-0454
Palo Alto Girls' Softball, formerly Palo Alto Bobby Sox, has been serving the greater Palo Alto community for more than 25 years. The organization, including the Board of Directors, is made entirely of volunteers, working hard behind the scenes to bring girls youth softball to Palo Alto. We currently support a spring recreation league for all girls ages 5 to 14, a summer "select" ASA tournament program, and a fall competitive program. Our ...
Palo Alto Historical Association
650-326-3355
The main objectives of the Historical Association are to collect, organize and preserve materials pertaining to the history and heritage of Palo Alto; spread information about Palo Alto's history by means of programs, displays, and its official publication, The Tall Tree; and to recognize and preserve historic sites and structures. The Guy Miller Archives (photographs, newspaper clippings, biographies, letters, diaries, oral histories, maps, ...
Palo Alto Housing Corporation
650-321-9709
Operates affordable housing benefiting low- and moderate-income families, seniors, and the disabled in Palo Alto. Provides services to the City of Palo Alto on matters of low- to moderate-income housing. Maintains a waiting list for Palo Alto residents or workers for Below Market Rate (BMR) housing purchase program.
Palo Alto Humane Society
650-424-1901
The Palo Alto Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, charitable, volunteer-supported organization. PAHS is one of the few humane societies nationwide with no animal shelter. Instead of managing animals inside a shelter, we work to keep animals out of the shelter through humane programs in intervention, advocacy, and education. For a century, our mission has been to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society.
Palo Alto Kiwanis Club
650-862-0652
Our club has faithfully served the Palo Alto and the Stanford Area Community for 87 years. From its early days of donating milk and cookie money to support school children to current projects like serving meals at the Stevenson House, helping Bring me a Book Foundation, making repairs at local day care centers, the Duck Pond, and local parks, members of the club pride themselves in being hands on supporters in the community. We really enjoy ...
Palo Alto Lions Club
The Palo Alto Host Lions Club is a proactive civic organization that has helped the people of Palo Alto and nearby communities since 1927. We organize and sponsor the first Palo Alto Concours D'Elegance, a classic car show that we use to raise money to help our communities. Over the years, the Concours has raised well in excess of $1,000,000 for local community organizations. Profits realized from the Concours are used for charity. Currently, we contribute to some 35-community organizations.
Palo Alto Mediation Program
650-856-4062
The Palo Alto Mediation Program operates under the auspices of the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission. The program is administered by Project Sentinel, a private nonprofit corporation with more than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution services. Mediation services are offered to those who live or work or own property in Palo Alto. These services are free, voluntary, and confidential. Palo Alto mediators are appointed by the ...
Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)   Public Affairs
650-321-4121
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation provides a full range of primary-care, specialty and sub-specialty medical services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging technologies.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)   Community Health Resource Center
650-614-3200
To help address our patients' questions and concerns, and to provide an important service to the community, PAMF has developed a Community Health Resource Center. The Center, staffed by a registered nurse, offers information and support for patients and other community members who wish to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness. PAMF physicians and staff carefully review the Center's materials to ensure their reliability and ...
Palo Alto Online
650-326-8210
Palo Alto Online is the premier online information resource for the Palo Alto area. This comprehensive Web site launched in 1996 features local news, community resource information, arts and entertainment, recreation, classifieds and business/organization listings. Palo Alto Online also offers a free e-mail service of breaking news and community updates. Pizazz, online offers from local businesses, online photo reprints of local events ...
Palo Alto Parents and Professionals for Art (PAPPA)
650-493-7282
PAPPA is a nonprofit organization which offers after school art classes on school sites that focus on basic art skills. Theme-based arts camps, both in visual and performed (music, drama, dance), are offered during school breaks and summer vacation.
Palo Alto Philharmonic
The Palo Alto Philharmonic Association is a registered non-profit organization, governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to presenting musically stimulating concerts at reasonable prices and in venues convenient to many, the Philharmonic is dedicated to encouraging all — young and old — to perform and appreciate serious contemporary and classical music. Our members as well as our audience, come from all over the Bay Area to ...
Palo Alto Players
650-329-0891
The Peninsula’s oldest theatre company, Palo Alto Players has been continuously producing quality live theatre in Palo Alto since 1931. Based at the Lucie Stern Theater, built for us in 1933, Palo Alto Players produces a season of comedies, dramas, classics and musicals from September to June. Audiences and participants come from all over the Bay Area to be a part of Palo Alto Players productions. Theatre productions such as ours are the ...
Palo Alto Prep School
650-493-7071
Established in 1987, private school for grades 8-12, average class size of 10. With a small student population Palo Alto Prep will provide challenging academic opportunities, hold students accountable for their choices and behaviors, encourage students to reach beyond their self - image, enhance the self esteem of students, respond quickly to the needs of the students, create a supportive environment between the school, the student, the ...
Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST)
PAST Heritage is a nonprofit organization supporting the preservation of the historic architecture, neighborhoods, and character of the greater Palo Alto-Stanford area through informed citizen involvement and education. Docent-led and self-guided walking tours of historic districts, preservation workshops and lectures, a quarterly newsletter, an annual holiday house tour, a telephone information line with news and events of the Bay Area ...
Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD)
650-329-3700
Palo Alto Unified School District has 12 Elementary Schools, three Middle Schools and two High Schools. Other PAUSD sites include the Palo Alto Adult School, The Transition Partnership Program (TPP) and WorkAbility 1 (WA1). The TPP and WA1 are state wide vocational education and work placement programs which strive to assist students with special needs in vocational training and job placement.
Palo Alto Weekly
650-326-8210
The Palo Alto Weekly is a community newspaper published every Wednesday and Friday by the Embarcadero Publishing Company. The online edition of the paper is posted at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Wednesday edition) and 8:30 a.m. Friday (Weekend edition). The Palo Alto Weekly serves the San Francisco Peninsula communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Stanford, East Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills. Please also visit Palo Alto Online, the ...
Parca   Children's Services, Adult Services, Family Support Services
650-312-0730
Provides training, advocacy and support services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families regardless of family income. Operates two 24-unit apartment complexes for people with developmental disabilities - Horizons in Belmont and Page Mill Court in Palo Alto. Also operates two eight-bed residential programs - Cedar Street House in San Carlos, and Alameda House in Redwood City. Raji House is a six-bed respite care program in ...
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. (PHP)   The Resource Center
408-727-5775
PHP increases the quality of life for our most vulnerable by providing services, resources and support for children with special needs, their families, and caregivers.
Parents Place
650-688-3056
Parents Place is a full service family resource center for families with children of all ages. Parents Place offers a wide array of services to help build strong, effective families as parents guide their children to adulthood. Services include a diverse curriculum of parent support groups, classes and workshops, as well as a mobile program that brings support groups and workshops to parents at their worksites. Parents Place sponsors groups ...
Parents' Club of Palo Alto-Menlo Park
The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is a diverse group of parents who have come together to form a volunteer-led, non-profit organization to offer community, resources, knowledge, and support on common interests. Our mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, both within our club and our community.
Parkinson's Institute, The
408-734-2800
The Institute is dedicated to furthering the knowledge of Parkinson's Disease and related disorders (essential tremor, progressive supranuclear palsy, Huntington's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Dystonia) as well as treating patients and families afflicted with these diseases.
Partners in Learning   Sequoia Adult School
(650) 388-2314
Partners in Learning is a tutoring program where volunteers work as English, literacy, or math tutors in ESL or GED classrooms
Pathways Foundation   Foundation
1-408-730-1200
Pathways Foundation Pathways Hospice Foundation raises awareness and funds to meet the needs of patients and families with acute and terminal illnesses with an array of programs and services. When you give a charitable gift to Pathways Foundation, you touch the lives of others. Donations are used for everything from home pharmacist visits and volunteer training to grief support and technology to enhance patient care. Donations may be made in many different methods.
Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Continuous Care
408-730-5900
Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Continuous Care is a state-licensed, Medicare-certified home health agency providing skilled, intermittent home health and hospice services at home. An individualized health care plan is developed for every patient by the multi-disciplinary home care team, with consideration to both health and personal needs. Services are provided under physician direction and are available seven days a week. Nurses are ...
Pathways Private Duty
1-888-600-2273
Pathways Private Duty Private Duty helps older adults, people recovering, and chronically ill people with everyday activities such as bathing, incontinence care, dressing, eating and walking. Clients may need assistance for only a few hours or 24-hours a day. Care can be short-term or ongoing. Private Duty helps seniors remain independent and safe. A Private Duty caregiver can: Remind clients to take medications, transport patients to ...
Peninsula Clef Hangers
650-964-9127
Peninsula Clef Hangers is a woman's chorus of about 25 volunteers, and sings two concert seasons for senior citizens in day care centers, retirement homes and health care facilities. New members welcome.
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA   Wildlife Rescue & Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
650-340-7022
Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion's function has been to provide a place where people can bring injured and/or orphaned wild animals to be treated and released back into the wild. Further, educational programs concerning the value of wildlife are provided for the community. By providing these humanitarian services, Wildlife Rescue hopes to increase the public's appreciation of and compassion for wildlife. Wildlife Rescue, ...
Peninsula Library System (PLS)
The Peninsula Library System (PLS) is a consortium of 35 public and community college libraries working together to provide innovative and cost-effective service to their users. Founded in 1971, the system is funded primarily by member libraries. PLS also receives support from the state California Library Services Act funds, federal Library Services and Technology Act and local contracts for special services. Thanks to PLS leadership and the ...
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
650-326-8837
PPJC is dedicated to building coalitions among progressive organizations to make all of our work more effective. Our efforts have led to the formation of broad-based coalitions fighting against U.S. military intervention, corporate globalization, the death penalty and many, many other issues.
Peninsula School
650-325-1584
Peninsula School is a private, coeducational school with 248 children from nursery through eighth grades. Class sizes range from 16 to 21 children each. Since its founding in 1925 by a group of parents, Peninsula's mission has been to foster the development of the whole child by promoting creativity, independence, joy of learning, personal responsibility, and self-esteem, as well as academic excellence. Above all, Peninsula offers children the ...
Peninsula Volunteers Little House
650-326-2025
Little House was originally founded in 1949 to serve Seniors 50 years and older. Today, Little House provides a way of life based on the belief that no matter what their age, people have not done all the things they would like to do, met all the people they care to know, contributed all they could to the health and welfare of their community nor learned all they want to learn. From organized classes and workshops to a variety of hobbies and ...
Peninsula Women's Chorus
650-327-3095
The Peninsula Women's Chorus (PWC) is a Palo Alto-based, 50-voice women's choir performing high-quality classical and contemporary music in the Bay Area and many parts of the world. Since its founding in 1966 the Peninsula Women's Chorus, has been committed to excellence in the performance of diverse and challenging choral literature for women's voices, and is recognized as the premier vocal ensemble for women in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ...
Phillips Brooks School, The
650-854-4545
The Phillips Brooks School, founded in 1978, is an independent, coeducational day school located in Menlo Park, California. We enroll 276 students in preschool through fifth grade. Class size ranges from 14-16 in the preschool and 18-20 in kindergarten through grade five. Core curriculum subjects are taught in self-contained classrooms, and the specialist teachers provide additional instruction in art, library, music, physical education, science, technology and Spanish.
Pinewood School
650-209-3030
Pinewood is a private, non-profit, non-denominational school (K-12th grade). The curriculum emphasizes a strong, sequential, academic program. This, combined with enrichment and athletic training, has given Pinewood a reputation for excellence. There are three campuses. The 'Upper Campus,' for junior high and high school students, is located at 26800 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills; call 650.209.3010. The 'Middle Campus,' third through sixth ...
PlaneTree Health Library
408-358-5668
PlaneTree is a comprehensive consumer health and medical library that is free and open to the public. An extensive collection of current and useful health information materials are available in print, audio, video, and computerized formats. Information ranges from easy to understand materials to the technical professional literature; some health books, articles, and videos are available in Spanish and in Vietnamese.
Planned Parenthood - Mountain View Health Center
650-948-0807
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each ...
Portnov Computer School
650-961-2044
Portnov Computer School is a job market driven short-term career change facility, which measures its success in job placement of graduates. We have been specializing in Software Quality Assurance career training since 1994 which makes us the world's oldest Software QA career school and one of the best known and widely recognized brands in the Software Testing world. With almost 20 years of experience in preparing our graduates to enter ...
Portuguese Organization for Social Services and Opportunities (POSSO)
408-293-0877
The Portuguese Organization for Social Services and Opportunities (POSSO) is a non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to the enrichment of the total community by improving the quality of life, community involvement, and opportunities of its Portuguese-speaking population. In pursuit of this mission, the organization acts as a bridge to the greater community, providing social, recreational, cultural and educational activities as well as ...
Pre-School Family   Palo Alto Adult School
650-856-0833
PreSchool Family is a parent education program serving families with children ages birth through five years. The program began in 1946 and is part of the Palo Alto Adult School under the auspices of the Palo Alto Unified School District. The program is designed to offer parents an opportunity to learn about parenting and to actively participate in their child's education. For children, the program offers a developmentally appropriate, play-based, educational experience.
Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley
408-998-5298
Provides legal services to low-income residents: information, counseling, mediation services, aid in forms preparation, and legal representation in divorce/separation issues. Provides high-quality civil legal representation to indigent residents of Santa Clara County through the use of volunteers. The Homeless Advocacy Project provides legal advocates to those who cannot afford housing in the county by staffing legal clinics in homeless ...
Project Hired
408-557-0880
Works with disabled job seekers to prepare, train, and network to obtain direct and temporary job placement. Develops and maintains a range of services to the community: outreach, employment training, job placement, education of employers and advocacy. Job seeker clients represent a spectrum of disabilities, levels of severity, and visibility, from paraplegics to those with "hidden" disabilities or chronic illness. Their skill sets range from basic janitorial skills to software engineering.
Project Sentinel
408-720-9888 or (888) 324-7468
Project Sentinel provides housing discrimination investigations, information and referral services regarding housing issues statewide, and HUD-certified housing counseling, which encompasses mortgage default and delinquency counseling, subsidized housing listings and first-time homebuyer workshops. Project Sentinel will investigate allegations of housing discrimination on the basis of race, religion, presence of children, disability, gender, ...
Rahima Foundation
408-262-6006
Services include: Monthly Food Distribution (basic non-perishable foods like rice, flour, oil, pasta, sauce, beans, cereal, sugar etc.), Zakat and Fitra Distribution Meat Distribution (from Eid-ul-Adha / Festival of the Sacrifice & other occasions), Used Car Distribution (Please note that donated cars must be in good, running condition.), Scholarship Assistance (limited), and Referrals for family counseling & employment (limited)
Rape Trauma Services
650-652-0598
Provides 24-hour crisis counseling and information and referral to survivors of sexual assault, their family and friends. Also offers a 24-hour outreach service for survivors to provide accompaniment and advocacy for medical exams, law enforcement interviews and court appearances. Short- and long-term counseling is available for survivors and significant others. Rape survivor groups are available. Rape Prevention, self defense, community education and staff trainings can be arranged.
REACH Program
650-690-5615
The REACH Program was established in 1989 to serve the needs of stroke survivors and others with acquired brain injuries. We provide educational and rehabilitation services and activities for adults who are recovering from these life-changing events. The program provides an essential link between outpatient rehabilitation and full reintegration into the community.
Rebuilding Together Peninsula
650-366-6597
Rebuilding Together Peninsula seeks to organize, train and direct volunteers, and to raise the funds necessary to repair homes for low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners, and community facilities of neighbors in need. This neighbor-helping-neighbor effort, culminating in a "National Rebuilding Day" held each April, requires a partnership between city government, private businesses, skilled trades, community volunteers and contributors. ...
Regional Rideshare Program, The   Rides for Bay Area Commuters/Regional Rideshare Program
Dial 511 and say “Carpool” or press 6
RIDES is dedicated to helping you find and use alternatives to driving alone. FREE commute services include: Consultations to determine your best commute alternative Carpool and vanpool referrals from our database of over 12,000 commuters Bicycle information and referrals Assistance to take public transit or telecommute Information on diamond lanes, Park & Ride lots, Commuter Incentives, and more Assistance in forming your carpool ...
Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
(408) 885-5000
The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) conducts research to better understand and improve outcomes after TBI and SCI. Outcomes studied include the functional, vocational, and life satisfaction areas that are important to people with and without disabilities. The RRC strives to meet the needs of injured persons and their families for information, education, and support.
Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)
408-451-1420
RAFT provides thousands of Bay Area teachers and community groups with a wide range of interactive learning materials, enhancing math, science, technology and art programs. Materials are surplus items donated by over 1,000 local businesses and range from cardboard tubes to computers. Computers-to-Classrooms (CTC) is a membership upgrade which allows K-14 teachers to access the computers and other technology equipment. RAFT is within walking ...
Rinconada Masters
650-493-2930
We are a very social and friendly team committed to developing friendships among members and to the good health of all swimmers. Our team is an extension of your family with constant support for our participants at all levels. We encourage all swimmers to work to their potential and strive to help all members succeed at every level. Rinconada also has a strong competitive side with many accomplishments. There is a strong emphasis on stroke ...
Sacred Heart Preparatory School
650-473-4077
Founded in 1898, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, is a Roman Catholic, independent, co-ed, college preparatory day school for students in preschool through grade 12. The high school division of Sacred Heart Schools, Sacred Heart Preparatory, offers a rigorous college prep program in the interest of a larger purpose: to create global citizens who have the tools to engage and make a difference in the world. Our academic program challenges students ...
Salvation Army
650-368-4643
"Doing The Most Good." In these four words, our mission - to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs. Service Center Address: 1439 Bayshore Road East Palo Alto, CA 94301
San Andreas Regional Center
408-374-9960
Provides case management services, early intervention services, diagnosis and evaluation, individual program planning, admission to and discharge from state developmental centers, out-of-home placement, court-ordered evaluation, guardianship services, counseling and advocacy, and the purchase of a wide array of services based on an assessment of the individuals' needs. Offers information on and referral to related resources. Community education ...
San Andreas Regional Center/Early Start Program   California Department of Developmental Services
800-404-5900
Early intervention services help infants and toddlers with developmental needs learn and grow. Services and supports are planned and delivered through a partnership between families and professionals. Early intervention coordinates services to meet the developmental needs of the child within the context of the family. Services may include assistive technology devices/services, audiology services, family training, counseling and home visits, some ...
San Francisco Chronicle
415-777-1111
The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young, and has been awarded five Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence.
San Francisco State University   Disability Programs and Resource Center
415-338-2472
Offers services for disabled students, faculty, and staff, and provides information on access to San Francisco State University facilities, parking and transportation.
San Jose Job Corps Center
408-254-5627
Provides education and training including preparation for the GED, ESL classes, over 20 vocational courses and job or college placement assistance when training is completed. Most students live in dormitories or on the program campus, but there is also a component for day students. Free child care is available to some day students.
San Jose Mercury News   Administration
408-920-5000
The San Jose Mercury News serves the heart of the Silicon Valley with complete coverage of technology, business, sports and local news.
San Jose State University   Accessible Education Center
408-924-6000
Offers support services to students and employees with disabilities: academic support services (Adaptive Technology Center (ATC), which includes readers and note takers, typists, scribes, alternative testing formats, adapted workstations), deaf and hard of hearing program, learning disabilities program, disabled employees assistance, and newsletter.
San Mateo County Bar Association   Lawyer Referral Service
650-298-4030
The Lawyer Referral Service, for a nominal fee, provides callers with the name of an attorney who will provide a thirty-minute interview. The interview is an opportunity for the prospective client to explain the general nature of their legal problem, for the attorney to explain his/her fee structure and to determine if the case is one he/she wishes to pursue.
San Mateo County Human Services Agency   East Palo Alto Services Center
(650) 363-4175
Processes applications for financial assistance programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), CalWORKS, food stamps and Medi-Cal. Applicants are assessed and directed to the most appropriate program to achieve self sufficiency. Most adults on TANF immediately enter a Work First component. Families and individuals with either acute or long-standing barriers to self sufficiency are served by the Family Self-Sufficiency Team ...
San Mateo County Library
650-312-5258
The San Mateo County Library System, consisting of 12 branch libraries, a bookmobile and a central administrative facility, offers information and reference services, collections in many formats, large-print books and magazines, Internet access, bookmobile services, special programs for adults and children, and literacy services for children, families and adults. Contact the library branches directly for additional programs, services and unique ...
San Mateo County Public Health   STD/HIV Clinics and Testing
650-573-2385
The San Mateo County STD/HIV Program works to prevent STD/HIV infection and care for individuals and families affected by HIV in San Mateo County. The Program provides comprehensive, community-based prevention and testing services, STD/HIV related health care, social services, advocacy, and referrals to community agencies providing drug treatment, housing, food, dental care and other services. Hepatitis A/B and HPV vaccinations are available
San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)
650-508-6200
SamTrans provides bus service throughout San Mateo County and into parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto.
Santa Clara County   Superior Court: Family Court Services
408-534-5600
The Office of Family Court Services performs child custody mediation, emergency screening, and evaluation services upon court referral. They offer an Orientation class to prepare for child custody mediation and evaluations at no fee.
Santa Clara County   Department of Child Support Services
1-866-901-3212
The mission of the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services is to promote the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families by delivering effective child support services to help meet the financial and medical needs of children. Our core services are: opening cases, locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity, establishing child support orders, modifying child support orders, and enforcing child support ...
Santa Clara County   Probation Department
408-435-2000; Juvenile Services (408) 278-5800
The Mission of the Santa Clara County Probation Department is to reduce crime and protect the community through prevention, investigation, and supervision services and safe custodial care for adults and juveniles. As an integral part of the justice system, the Department is committed to building partnerships with the community and restoring losses to victims of crime and the public through innovative programs that stress offender accountability ...
Santa Clara County   Probation Department Juvenile Division Early Intervention Services
408-278-5800
Provides programs and services to predelinquent or troubled youths. Staff operate sponsor various crime prevention, diversion and early intervention programs. Restorative Justice Program: Three restorative justice units coordinate community resources and provide early intervention, prevention and diversion services to all areas of the county. Victim Services: Service that actively engages victim participation. Provided by a specialized ...
Santa Clara County   Board of Supervisors District 5
408-299-5050
The Board of Supervisors is a five member elected Board that represents the public on County Government issues. Each Supervisor is elected in the district in which they live by the citizens who live there. The five districts are divided by population each containing approximately 350,000 residents. If you are having trouble with any of your County services you may wish to contact your representative on the Board of Supervisors. Common problems ...
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance
408-287-9710
Provides multilingual legal counseling, education, and outreach to Asian/Pacific Islander communities. Provides presentations in the areas of tenant/landlord law, domestic violence, public benefits, employment law, consumer law, immigration and other areas of concern. Multi-lingual pamphlets and videos on selected subjects are also available. Provides information and referral to human service resources available to the Asian community. Provides ...
Santa Clara County Head Start Program
(408) 453-6900
ESP serves children with many disabilities, including developmental delays, hearing impairments, vision impairments, motor impairments, autism and multiple disabilities. ESP builds upon and provides support and resources to family members and caregivers to enhance children's learning and development through everyday learning opportunities. The program works to strengthen, support and empower families of diverse backgrounds to understand, ...
Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
408-885-5673
Provides administrative services for outpatient and residential mental health treatment in the county as well as educational services. Offers outpatient mental health treatment, individual, family or group therapy and referral to related resources. Home visits available for geriatric homebound. Provides psychiatric assessment, counseling, and monitoring of medications. Serves very low income families or individuals without insurance.
Santa Clara County Office of Education   Regional Occupational Programs
408-453-4261
ROP provides quality career preparation and skill training for adults, out-of-school youth, and high school students who are 16 years of age or older. (Daytime programs located on high school campuses will enroll adults on a space available basis.) ROP courses provide students with the skills they need to compete in today's technical job market. Those skills enable students to acquire jobs, advance in their fields, and/or pursue higher levels ...
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
408-792-5040
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department works to keep all county residents safe and healthy and create environments that contribute to good health. We believe great things start with good health and are focused on protecting and improving the health of everyone who lives and works in Santa Clara County by: Promoting healthy lifestyles for individuals and families. Preventing disease, disability, and premature death and reducing or ...
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency   Department of Aging and Adult Services
408-755-7600
The Social Services Agency's Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) promotes a safe and independent lifestyle for seniors, dependent adults and the disabled through the delivery of protective services, quality nutrition and supportive in-home services. In addition, DAAS evaluates community needs, develops programs and services, and advises on matters of policy that concern the welfare of seniors and persons with disabilities.
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency   Department of Family and Childrens Services
408-755-7760
The mission of the Department of Family & Children's Services is to protect children from abuse and neglect, promote their healthy development and provide services to families which preserve and strengthen their ability to care for their children. The department is responsible for prevention, intervention, advocacy, and public education related to the protection of children and their need for consistency in their care and nurturing.
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency   Department of Employment & Benefits Services
CalWORKS, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Program, replaces Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN), and is the California name for the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. CalWORKS provides cash assistance and employment services to eligible families with needy children through age 17. Medi-Cal pays for health care for some eligible and needy ...
Santa Clara County Social Services Agency   Administrative Office
408-755-7100 Spanish: 408-793-8800
The Social Services Agency is a culturally sensitive and socially responsible public agency providing high quality, professional, financial, and protective services for residents of Santa Clara County. The mission of the Social Services Agency is to: Prevent abuse and to ensure the medical, physical, financial, and emotional well-being of children and adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; Maintain or restore family and kinship ...
Santa Clara Psychological Association
408-757-7720
SCCPA is a professional association of psychologists who live or work in Silicon Valley. The website (www.sccpa.org) exists to provide information to the public about psychological health, to connect others with each other, and to provide resources to other mental health professionals.
Santa Clara University   Disability Resource Center
408-554-4109
The Office of Disabilities Resources has been designated by the University to ensure students with disabilities equal access to all academic and University programs. This goal is met through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community
Santa Clara Valley Blind Center
408-295-4016
Offers recreation, education services, information & referral, low-vision supplies, low-vision reading room, low vision support and social skills training for visually impaired individuals. Computer training and Senior program are also available.
Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
408-235-0210
The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SCV-CAMFT) is a group of licensed and prelicensed members who provide counseling for individuals, couples, families or groups with relationship problems. Each member has, or is in the process of pursuing, a masters degree in Counseling. Services provided cover all of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT has a ...
Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System   Department of Alcohol and Drug Services
408-792-5680
Provides outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)   Public Transportation Schedule Information
408-321-2300
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services, as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service including Caltrain, Capital Corridor, and the Altamont Corridor ...
School for Independent Learners
650-941-4350
School for Independent Learners (SIL) is a small, nurturing, non-public high school for grades 6-12. SIL has been granted full accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and all courses have been approved by the University of California. We offer college prep, honors, and AP coursework, as well as standardized test preparation and academic tutoring. Both full-time and part-time programs are offered. Many students ...
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
408-266-8866
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food ...
Self Help for the Elderly
650-342-0822
Provides social services, senior centers (including meals), independent housing, homecare and hospice. Adult day services program offers therapeutic, social and health activities and services to frail and/or disabled adults and persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Assisted living in affordable senior housing for seniors who need specialized 24-hour board and care, with one home designed for those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.
Senior Adults Legal Assistance (SALA)
Central office: 408-295-5991
SALA is a non-profit elder law office whose mission is to support older persons in their efforts to live safely, independently, non-institutionalized, and with dignity. Established in 1973, SALA provides free legal services and community education to Santa Clara County residents who are age 60 or older. There is no income eligibility qualification to use SALA’s services. SALA’s attorney staff provides a range of legal services from simple ...
Sensory Access Foundation
408-245-7330
Assists people who are blind or visually impaired to obtain or retain competitive employment by providing access technology assessment, computer training, job placement and accommodation services.
Shared Adventures
831-459-7210
Shared Adventures is a Santa Cruz, California based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the outdoors into the lives of people with physical challenges and special needs. The highlight each year is "The Day on the Beach" where an enormous number of volunteers help facilitate kayaking, surfing and scuba diving for those who due to their disabilities, i.e., head injuries, quadriplegia, etc., might never have dreamed of participating in ...
Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California   Northern California Hospital
916-453-2000
Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California is a JCAHO-accredited medical center providing pediatric care in three specialty programs -- orthopedics, spinal cord injury treatment and rehabilitation, and acute burn treatment and rehabilitation. The Shriners team of professionals is devoted to treating the patient in mind, body and spirit. The professional team includes doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, therapeutic ...
Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
650-390-8411
The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter offers hikes and outdoor recreation for people of all ages, advocates for policies that protect our natural environment, supports environmental candidates for public office, and provides opportunities for people who want to develop leadership skills to give back to the community and help the environment. Come and explore!
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
408-894-9041
Provides independent living assistance to adults with disabilities: information and referral, individual and systems advocacy, legal services and benefits counseling, independent living skills classes, residential training program, therapeutic recreation, peer counseling and personal counseling, housing referrals, personal assistant services, vocational training and job placement.
SJFS Family Supportive Housing   San Jose Family Shelter
408-926-8885
Family Supportive Housing is the only shelter in the South Bay Area committed to the entire family. The three distinct services areas; the San José Family Shelter, Bridges AfterCare and GlennArt Arms encourage families to stay intact while addressing their needs for food, shelter, education and employment. A long held commitment to family is the guiding force of the entire organization which resonates in the hearts and actions of the Family ...
SMART Recovery
4409515357
We operate weekly face-to-face support meetings in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz. We support each other in our recovery through open discussion, sharing, and the application of SMART tools and techniques. Our meetings are free and open to all, but donations are welcomed. Meetings in Santa Clara are on Mondays 8:30 - 10am located at the Kaiser Medical Office Building 710 Lawrence Expressway , Santa Clara, California 95051
Social Security Administration   Office of Public Inquiries
800-772-1213
Provides information on disability, retirement, and survivor protection, and local offices. You may arrange to bring an interpreter for appointments to the local office. Website has multi-language site with public information materials translated into several languages.
Sofia University   Community Center for Health & Wellness
+1 (650) 493-4430
The Community Center for Health & Wellness (CCHW) is a non-profit professional counseling center and training institute offering quality services at an affordable sliding scale fee. We also work with insurance providers. The CCHW offers a wide variety of services by combining contemporary psychotherapy with values that honor the mind, body, & spirit. The CCHW offers holistic programs for individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, ...
Sourcewise
(408) 350-3200
Proudly serving Santa Clara County since 1973, Sourcewise strives to empower our community by providing access to information through a comprehensive network in collaboration with Santa Clara County, state, and local resources. As we continue to support seniors and caregivers, we expand our reach to include persons with disabilities and all adults in Santa Clara County. We aim to inform, educate, and prepare all adults within Santa Clara County ...
South Bay Champions, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)   South Bay Chapter
(707) 577-1700
South Bay Champions is a volunteer group that supports Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) on a local level by raising public awareness about CCI, recruiting new applicants and puppy raisers, and organizing fund raising events. FREE training classes are provided by CCI contract trainers for local CCI puppy raisers. Classes are held every week at the Hope Rehabilitation Center in Santa Clara. The schedule is posted on the "Upcoming ...
South Palo Alto Food Closet
650-494-9310
The South Palo Alto Food Closet is a grocery program located at the Covenant Presbyterian Church. This food program is designed to help families with children by assisting them in their weekly food needs. Adults who are unable to use the services of the Downtown Food Closet are also served, provided they have a referral. Referrals can be obtained from a social service agency, any church, or Urban Ministry. Emergency food service is available. ...
Southeast Asian Community Service Center (SEACC)
415-885-2743
We are a multi-service non-profit organization serving Southeast Asians locally and nationally and small businesses in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area seeking financing and management assistance. The Southeast Asian Community Center develops and administers programs that serve the needs of the Southeast Asian communities of Northern California. Our programs support self-sufficiency, economic viability, advocacy, community empowerment, ...
Special Olympics Northern California
925-944-8801
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older with developmental disabilities. Programs give athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skill, and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community.
Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women Infants and Children (WIC)
(408) 792-5101
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby Children under 5 years old (including foster children) Families with low to medium income (working families may qualify)
Spinal Cord Injury Network International
800-548-2673
Spinal cord injury resources and support. SCINI provides information and referral services through the 1-800 number. It has over 200 videos on topics relating to spinal cord injury including accessibility, education/training, employment, housing, sports, transportation/travel, and wheelchair use and repair. These videos are available for loan by mail free of charge to spinal cord injured individuals and their families. Provides information specific to their needs and their community.
St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room
650-365-9664
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room is the largest “soup-kitchen” between San Francisco and San Jose and the only organization that provides food daily throughout the year. The Dining Room’s provides warm, nutritious meals in a social and friendly atmosphere to alleviate hunger and malnutrition. We serve all without regard to age, sex, race, religious beliefs, national origin, or disabilities. The Clothing Distribution Center provides free infant ...
St. Elizabeth Seton School
650-326-9004
Catholic school, which is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, was established in 1978 for grades K-8. Average class size of 30; student body enrollment is 276. The school offers extended day care to 5 pm, and has counseling services available to students.
St. Joseph's School of the Sacred Heart
650-473-4085
Catholic school established in 1906 for preschool to 8th grade. Call 473-4011 for admissions office. Average class size of 20; average student body size of 520.
St. Raymond's School
650-322-2312
St. Raymond School is a Catholic elementary school that was established in 1954 and serves students grades K-8. The school focuses on using the best educational tools and standards under the direction of an outstanding professional faculty and administration. St. Raymond School has developed a strong high school preparatory curriculum which is based on a solid foundation of basic skills. Each class devotes time each day to religion, language ...
St. Vincent de Paul Society, North County
408-249-2853
Provides emergency assistance to people in need, including clothing vouchers, rent, rental deposit and utility assistance, food, furniture, household items, holiday baskets, referrals to other service providers and related services. Thrift stores serve as distribution centers for clothing, furniture, and household items. Funds from sale of donated items and autos provide food, clothing, shelter, furniture, other necessities, and financial ...
Stanford Family Medicine
650-498-9000
Stanford Family Medicine is a group of board-certified family physicians who provide continuing, comprehensive health care to you and your family during all the phases of your lives - from birth, infancy and childhood, through adolescence, to adult life.
Stanford Health Library
650-725-8400 or 800-295-5177
Sponsored by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Stanford Health Library provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care. All of our services are free.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics   Positive Care Clinic
650-723-9001
The Clinic treats patients with HIV infection, AIDS, and related opportunistic infections. Physicians provide interdisciplinary approach to care with social work, psychiatrist, and nutritionist available on site. The Clinic also provides primary care management to adult, non-HIV gay and lesbian patients.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics   Aging Adult Services: Lifeline Program
650-723-6906
With a push of the button, Lifeline can bring you 24 hour emergency response and/or a helping hand from a neighbor. Lifeline enables those who are elderly, medically vulnerable or physically limited to continue to live independently in their own homes. Lifeline provides reassurance and an increased sense of security for both the subscriber and family members.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics   Ronald McDonald House at Stanford
650-470-6000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford provides a "home-away-from-home" and support for the families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving treatment at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital or Stanford Medical Center. As medical treatments evolve, more and more of the ill children stay at the House as outpatients while receiving treatment. Ronald McDonald House provides a haven these families can call home, permitting them to give ...
Stanford University   The Bridge Peer Counseling Center
650-723-3392
The Bridge began in 1971 primarily as a student-run drug counseling center. Since then, it has evolved into a general peer counseling, workshop, and support center for Stanford University and the surrounding area. We are a community of staffers, coordinators, and live-in counselors who receive ongoing training and evaluation. Staff members serve as volunteer counselors for a few hours each week after completing the 10-week training course. ...
Stanford University   Administration
650-723-2300
Three of Stanford's seven schools offer undergraduate and graduate programs: Earth Sciences, Engineering and Humanities and Sciences. The other four schools offer graduate programs: Business, Education, Law and Medicine. Academic programs exist for areas of study that cross several disciplines. Stanford ...
Stanford University   Stanford Stroke Center
(650) 723-6469
The Stanford Stroke Center brings together physicians from multiple specialties, including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, internal medicine and emergency medicine to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. Treatments include medical therapies,advanced surgical techniques, and neuroradiology procedures. The Center is at the forefront of new developments in drug therapy for ...
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH)   Referral Center
1-800-756-9000
The Stanford Referral Center is staffed Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 4:00pm (PST) with referral specialists who are available to help you access physicians and services at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Following is a list of available services: provide contact names and phone numbers for physicians and services, assist with scheduling clinic appointments, provide information regarding specific programs, clinical trials and faculty expertise
Star-Vista   Alcohol and Drug Helpline
650-591-9623
StarVista transforms the lives of children, young people, families and the communities they live in. Offering unparalleled prevention, early intervention, education, and counseling resources and services to more than 34,000 people throughout San Mateo County every year. Many things have changed since the inception over 35 years ago, but the primary function remains the same: to provide immediate, 24-hour assistance to people in times of great stress or grief.
StarVista   The Children's Place Program
650-504-9904
The program provides alcohol/drug prevention education and therapeutic support services to children, ages 5-13, parents and grandparents, whose lives are affected by the disease of addiction. The groups meet for one hour per week for 10 weeks in the fall, winter and spring. Groups focus on the identification of feelings, defenses, communication skills, problem solving skills, staying safe and building self-esteem. An overnight summer camp is ...
Suicide and Crisis Line (SACS), North County
1-855-278-4204
24-hr hotline: assists those who are feeling suicidal or in a crisis and need to talk to someone. Multi-lingual counselors are available. Provides immediate and confidential emotional support and crisis intervention to those in life-threatening situations. Volunteers are specifically trained in crisis and suicide intervention and prevention.
Support Network   YWCA Domestic Violence Department
408-295-4011
Provides crisis counseling and advocacy via the phone and in-person, and emergency assistance in obtaining food, clothing, medical care/medication and transportation. Provides emergency shelter, either in a medium-term shelter facility or in alternative accommodations in the community. Also provides ongoing support groups (with childcare), counseling groups for children, and psychotherapy for both women and children. Legal services include ...
Sutter Home Care and Hospice
(650) 685-2830
Comprehensive home health care program providing skilled nursing care, medical social workers, home health aides, and physical, occupational and speech therapists for only San Mateo County residents. Specialty services include home infusion therapy, hospice, enterstomal therapy, and nutritional counseling.
Teen Challenge International
408-703-2001
The purpose of Teen Challenge, nationwide, is to evangelize people who have life-controlling problems and initiate the discipleship process to the point where the student can function as a Christian in society. The Teen Challenge approach is to teach a whole new way of living by addressing family relationships, work attitudes, self-image and esteem, peer pressure, addictions, social issues, community relationships, and a variety of other life ...
The Daily News
650-391-1000
The Daily News is a free local newspaper published Tuesday through Saturday. It is distributed in newspaper racks throughout the city. An online version is available at http://thedailynews.ca.newsmemory.com/ee/thedailynews/default.php?pSetup=thedailynews
The Freedom Center (El Centro de Libertad)
650-599-9955
Counseling services for adults, adolescents and families. Services include outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, prevention education, anger management domestic violence for batters, parenting classes, family education, and executive coaching. All services are in English and Spanish. Experience with dual diagnosis clients including mental health and HIV. Accept referrals from many sources including Gateway, self referrals, courts, ...
The Gronowski Center   Palo Alto University
650-961-9300 Spanish: 650-417-2037
The Gronowski Center is a psychology training clinic dedicated to providing compassionate counseling, psychotherapy and assessment services to adults, older adults, couples, adolescents, children and families in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. The clinic offers services on a sliding scale basis as a part of its community mission. Services are provided by doctoral level psychology students under the supervision of licensed psychologists.
The Health Trust   AIDS Services
408-961-9850
Provides nurse case manager and medical social work case manager to anyone living with HIV/AIDS in Santa Clara County. Medical Social Work Case Manager services include benefit counseling (financial plan development, medical insurance coverage review and enrollment); coordinating care with physician; housing needs linkage, advocacy, and emergency assistance application; direct psycho/social supportive counseling and assessments, including ...
The Nueva School   Admissions
650-350-4600
Nueva is a child-centered prekindergarten to grade 12, progressive school for gifted and high-ability children emphasizing integrated studies, design engineering, creative arts, and social-emotional learning.
The Palo Alto Swim Club
650-463-4914
The Palo Alto Swim Club caters to swimmers at many levels, from beginners to those who are qualified to compete at national meets. What they have in common is that they enjoy swimming, and find this club a friendly place in which to do it. The club was founded in 1955. It changed its name in 1961 to the Palo Alto Athletic Club, but re-emerged as the Palo Alto Swim Club in 1968. Its founder, John Williams, retired in 1986, and Steve Power was ...
TheatreWorks
Box Office: 650-463-1960
TheatreWorks is a professional theatre on the Peninsula. TheatreWorks explores the human spirit through innovative plays and musicals that define our culturally diverse Northern California community. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto. TheatreWorks' outreach mission is to broaden the context of the ...
Trail Center
650-968-7065
The Trail Center is a non-profit volunteer organization formed in 1983 to provide and promote quality non-motorized trail opportunities for all people in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda and San Francisco counties. The Trail Center works with government agencies, outdoor enthusiasts and other interested parties to create and manage an interconnected network of trails for the five-county region. The Trail Center publishes The Trail ...
Transitional Program, The
650-324-3330
The Transitional Program is designed to assist individuals in developing appropriate social and work skills as well as behaviors which foster rewarding and productive life. Affiliated with and providing partnering services with Palo Alto Unified School District, Adult Education, and area graduate schools of psychology. Counseling services are offered to individuals recovering from mental or emotional illness. Referrals are made from community ...
Trinity School   Office of Community Relations
650-854-0288
Trinity School is an Episcopal day school serving children in preschool through grade five. The school offers preschool at Holy Trinity in Menlo Park. The junior kindergarten program is located on the Trinity School elementary campus at St. Bede's Church in Menlo Park. Trinity supports 150 students in preschool through 5th grade, approximately 20 students per class, and a 9:1 student teacher ratio.
U.S. Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services   Department of Homeland Security
1-800-375-5283
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS will secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1-800-669-4000
The federal government (EEOC) investigates cases of employment discrimination because of race or national origin, sex, religion, pregnancy, age discrimination for persons age 40-70, or physical condition. The San Jose Local Office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call first to obtain information or schedule an appointment.
United Nations Association of the United States   UNA-USA Midpeninsula Gift Shop and Information Center
650-326-3170
UNA-Midpeninsula serves as the link between the community and the United Nations. Its mission is to lead the community to a common understanding of UN goals and strengthen US participation in the UN. It seeks to stimulate local understanding of world issues and facilitate community participation in effecting international change. The Chapter sponsors special programs designed to foster greater awareness of global concerns and to encourage ...
United Way Silicon Valley   211
211; Outside Santa Clara County: 866-896-3587
211 is an easy to remember, toll-free phone number that connect callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality child care and more. During a disaster, 211 provides critical information about evacuation routes, food and shelter, as well as job search and permanent housing support during long-term recovery. 211 is confidential and available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages
University of California Santa Cruz   Disability Resource Center
831-459-2089
Offers services for disabled students and provides information on access to UC Santa Cruz facilities, parking and transportation.
University of California, Berkeley   Disabled Students Program
510-642-0518
The Disabled Students' Program (DSP) at University of California, Berkeley offers a wide range of services, accommodations, and auxiliary services for eligible students with disabilities. These services are individually designed and based on the specific needs of each student as identified by DSP's Specialists.
Uplift Family Services
408-379-3790
EMQ FamiliesFirst is one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health treatment programs in the country. The agency takes a state-of-the-art approach to children and youth with complex behavioral health challenges: we combine research-based services (including evidence-based therapies and psychiatric services) with a family-centered effort to identify and address the social and other needs of the family. Our results for youth are on average ...
USAGov (formerly Federal Citizen Information Center)
USAGov, formerly known as the Federal Citizen Information Center, publishes the Consumer Information Catalog, the Consumer Action Handbook, operates the USAGov Contact Center, and a family of websites to provide free, timely, and useful government information to the public. USA.gov is the official web portal of the United States federal government. It is designed to improve the public’s interaction with the U.S. government by quickly ...
Valley Health Center   Public Health Department
888-334-1000
The Sunnyvale outpatient clinic is one of 11 operated county-wide by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), and opened its doors in 2008. Here, you’ll find the same high-quality care and coordination available at all SCVMC locations. Our friendly and highly-qualified doctors, nurses, and staff offer a wide variety of services, including adult and family medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, surgical services, lab, radiology/diagnostic imaging, convenient on-site pharmacy, and more
Vanished Children's Alliance (VCA)
408-296-1113
VCA was formed in 1981 to address the growing need for victim parents to obtain credible, effective, and compassionate assistance in the location, recovery and reunification of their missing and abducted children. In addition to providing direct services to victim families, VCA gives equal importance to child abduction prevention and community outreach programs. VCA has provided training sessions, prevention education classes, and workshops to ...
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
650-493-5000
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Fremont, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, and Sonora. These facilities provide some of the world's finest medical care and cutting-edge technology. VAPAHCS is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology ...
Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, Inc. (VIVO)
408-532-7755
Found in 1979 by a small group of committed Vietnamese professionals the Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, Inc. (VIVO) is one of the most dedicated 501 (c) 3 non-profit community-based organization providing comprehensive acculturation, employment, citizenship, health and human support services to over 100,000 Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Americans. Core bilingual/bicultural services that are instrumental to VIVO achieving its mission ...
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
650-858-0202
Provides services to individuals and families where loss or impairment of vision threatens independence and quality of life. Services offered to help visually impaired people function more effectively include specialized information and referral, social services, training in activities of daily living, immobility training (cane travel training), employment services, braille instruction, computer instruction, low vision clinic, and individual ...
Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley
408-247-1126
The Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley is the prime resource which connects volunteers with community needs and promotes volunteerism. Clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities to link the time and talent of interested volunteers to the needs of the community. Website lists volunteer opportunities ad volunteer information. Under the management of a full-time Referral Services Coordinator, a team of volunteers manage online registrations of ...
VolunteerMatch
415-241-6868
VolunteerMatch is the nonprofits a nonprofit organization with a mission to help everyone find a great place to volunteer, and offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Interested volunteers can enter their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to quickly find local volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit organizations throughout the United ...
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Nursery- 5th: 650-209-9400; 6-12: 650-417-7600
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula, established in 1984, serves children from nursery through 12th grade. The school is independent, co-educational, and non-sectarian, and offers a substantial academic curriculum taught in a lively and creative way. Year by year, the curriculum expands with the maturing child, matching themes that mirror the child's inner development with skills, knowledge, and modes of expression appropriate to each age. ...
Weingarten Children's Center
650-365-7500
The Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf, in Redwood City, California, is dedicated to meeting the educational and developmental needs of hearing-impaired children and providing support to their families. The services at JWPOSD include parent-infant and preschool programs, kindergarten to second grade education on campus, and comprehensive mainstream support services through 8th grade off campus. JWPOSD students develop their oral ...
West Bay Opera Association
650-843-3900
Founded in 1956 by Henry Holt, West Bay Opera is the second oldest opera company in California and one of America's leading regional companies. Each year, West Bay Opera presents eighteen performances of three fully-staged opera productions in Palo Alto's beautiful Lucie Stern Theatre.
WestWind 4H Riding for the Handicapped
650-947-8680
Westwind 4-H is a non-profit organization offering a program of horseback riding lessons to children ages 5 to 19 years with physical handicaps, especially the orthopedically handicapped. When in session, classes are held at Westwind Barn on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Volunteers, 14 years or older, are always welcome and can contact Westwind 4-H at 650-947-8680 for further information.
Wherry Academy
Phone: 650-367-6791
The Wherry Academy is a small, private academic school with locations in Redwood City and Half Moon Bay. The school offers a college preparatory program for students from four years old through high school graduation. Small classes and qualified teachers contribute to the success of gifted, as well as remedial, students. Although each student is seen as an individual, University of California entrance requirements are used to set the goals for ...
Woodland School
650-854-9065
Woodland School, founded in 1981 as a non-profit corporation, is a co-educational, independent day school, enrolling students from Preschool through Eighth Grade. The purpose of Woodland School is to provide a superior standard of education and to foster academic achievement and an appreciation of learning in each student. Care ...
Woodside Priory School   Admissions Office
650-851-8221
Woodside Priory is a co-educational, college preparatory school for grades 6-12. It is located in a small, rural valley about five minutes from Stanford University, and 30 minutes from San Francisco and San Jose/Silicon Valley. The campus was founded in 1957 by Benedictine monks. They shared a vision of blending the rigorous academic standards of Europe with the culture of freedom, tolerance and 'can-do' spirit of America. Today, Woodside Priory ...
WorkLife Office Stanford University   WorkLife Office
(650) 736-2985
Child care options for families affiliated with Stanford University. Services also include Parent Consultation and Education, Elder Care and Caregiving Resources, Balance Work and Family Consultation and Resources.
YMCA   East Palo Alto Branch
650-328-9622
The Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of youth, adults, families and communities. Health and wellness, aquatics, camp, youth and adult sports, teen activities, family programs and volunteer opportunities are just some of the ways in which you can get involved with your neighborhood YMCA. Participating in YMCA Programs is an enriching and memorable experience. We invite you to join us!
YMCA of Silicon Valley   Palo Alto Family YMCA
650-856-9622
The Palo Alto Family YMCA is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of youth, adults, families and communities. Health, fitness and wellness activities, aquatics, camp, youth and adult sports, teen and family programs, and volunteer opportunities are just some of the ways that you can get involved at the Palo Alto Family YMCA. Join the YMCA today!
Young Life   South Peninsula
650-279-3032
Young Life is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization reaching out to teens with programs in over 500 communities in the United States and Canada and 40 countries overseas. Young Life clubs, fun and informal group events, are held weekly throughout the school year. Middle school and high school students are also invited to participate in small group bible studies/discussions and weekend trips. During the summer, Young Life runs ...
Youth Community Service (YCS)
650-858-8019
YCS programs engage youth in community service activities that promote increased awareness of the needs of their communities and the development of individual community service self-efficacy, and positive emotional and behavioral health. We actively collaborate with a number of K-12 educators and community-based organizations in northern Santa Clara and southern San Mateo Counties. YCS offers training for educators and community-based ...
Zohar Dance Company
650-494-8221
Zohar is dedicated to promoting dance as an art form in the community and as a catalyst for personal development and achievement in youth. Founded in September 1979, Zohar fulfills its mission through its core programs: Zohar Dance Studio, a professional studio, Community Outreach with IndepenDANCE, a dance education and performance program for at-risk youth and special education and Juvie Jazz, a dance program for incarcerated youths.