About Human Services

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

Childcare Resources

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

Family Resources

Want a list of Schools or Health Resources?  How about resources in times of crisis? Family Resources will help you find the resources and make the connections your family needs.

Project Safety Net (PSN)

Project Safety Net is a community coalition focused on suicide prevention and youth well being. The coalition is broadly represented by parents, medical professionals, youth-serving non-profits, City Commission representatives, Palo Alto Unified School District, City Staff, and many others. 


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

Human Services Resource Allocation Process (HSRAP)

HSRAP is a grant program open to organizations who deliver direct services to Palo Alto residents so that they have a safety net of services.

Office of Human Services
Minka van der Zwaag
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, T2
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-463-4906 (General Resource Information)
Phone: 650-463-4953 (Direct)
Fax: 650-856-8756

Family Resources
Family Resources Hotline:

Human Relations Commission