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Community Resources

Peninsula Health Care District has complied a list of community resources. Please check with each organization for a specific program list. Many of these organizations offer various programs that benefit the community.

Emergency and Medical Services

  • Kaiser PermanenteDedicated to improving the health of Kaiser members and the communities they serve, by creating safe, healthy environments and providing care and coverage for all.
  • Mesothelioma GuideMesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses by connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.
  • Mills Peninsula Health ServicesMPHS enhances the well-being of the people in local communities through compassion, excellence and innovation in health care services, research and education.
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  • Samaritan HouseSamaritan House helps meet the basic daily needs of more than 12,000 individuals in our community. All of our services and programs are designed to provide quality resources and effective evaluation to our clients in order to help them become more stable and secure in our community.

Community Services Relief and Assistance

  • American Red Cross – Bay Area ChapterThe American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering.
  • Rebuilding Together PeninsulaRTP repairs homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners—including seniors, persons with disabilities and families—so they can live independently, safely and comfortably.

Counseling/Mental Health Services

  • Caminar for Mental HealthCaminar improves the quality of life for people with mental disorders by providing opportunities to live in the community with dignity and independence.
  • StarVistaStarVista strives to transform the lives of children, young people and families—as well as the communities they live in—by offering prevention, early intervention, education, and counseling resources and services to more than 34,000 people throughout San Mateo County every year.
  • The Latino CommissionTLC provides behavioral health treatment services that are culturally competent and holistic involving the entire family.

Family Services

  • EdgewoodEdgewood Center for Children provides services to help children and families overcome severe challenges such as abuse, neglect, mental illness and crisis.
  • Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls ClubMPBGC provides learning and enrichment opportunities to disadvantaged youth in the community, focusing on developing and strengthening the intellectual, emotional and social growth of children.
  • Peninsula Family ServicesPeninsula Family Services transforms lives through innovative community service programs for children, families, and older adults who need a hand-up, regardless of their ability to pay.

Food Services

  • Samaritan HouseSamaritan House helps meet the basic daily needs of more than 12,000 individuals in our community. All of their services and programs are designed to provide quality resources and effective evaluation to clients in order to help them become more stable and secure in the community.
  • CalFreshThe CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
  • Catholic CharitiesWith 34 programs, Catholic Charities CYO is a recognized leader in providing quality, comprehensive and compassionate care for the poor, the sick, the distressed, children and youth, families, seniors and immigrants -- helping them move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Programs serve people of all faiths; everyone is welcome.

Housing Services

  • LifeMovesLife Moves is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals regain permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
  • Samaritan HouseSamaritan House helps meet the basic daily needs of more than 12,000 individuals in our community. All of their services and programs are designed to provide quality resources and effective evaluation to clients in order to help them become more stable and secure in the community.

Substance Abuse Services

  • San Mateo County Alcoholics AnonymousAlcoholics 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 Latino CommissionTLC provides behavioral health treatment services that are culturally competent and holistic involving the entire family.

Senior Services

  • Catholic CharitiesWith 34 programs, Catholic Charities CYO is a recognized leader in providing quality, comprehensive and compassionate care for the poor, the sick, the distressed, children and youth, families, seniors and immigrants -- helping them move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Programs serve people of all faiths; everyone is welcome.
  • KimochiKimochi has provided culturally sensitive, Japanese language-based programs and services to 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year. Services include transportation; referral and outreach services; health and consumer education seminars; healthy aging and senior center activities; social services; congregate and home delivered meals; in-home support services; adult social day care; 24-hour residential and respite care.
  • Mill Peninsula Senior Focus Wise and Well ProgramThe Emanuel Friedman Wise and Well Program for Healthy Living targets the health needs of older adults in San Mateo County, particularly low-income, minority elders, 60 years of age and older. The program provides free screening and health education services with an emphasis on heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes - three conditions that are particularly prevalent and devastating to these populations.
  • Mills Peninsula Senior Focus Adult Alzheimers Day ProgramMills-Peninsula created Senior Focus in 1985 to help seniors protect their independence, with education about how to stay healthy and services to assist when challenges appear. More than 25 years later, Senior Focus has matured into a trusted resource for families and a highly regarded partner and advisor for local agencies and organizations.
  • OmbudsmanOmbudsman Services of San Mateo County works to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents in long-term care facilities; receive, identify, investigate and resolve complaints on behalf of the residents; provide 24-hour on-call services to residents in crisis; and much more.
  • Peninsula Jewish Community CenterGet up and Go is a transportation program for older adults.

Women’s Services

  • Breast Cancer ConnectionsBreast Cancer Connections supports people touched by breast cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.
  • Women’s Recovery AssociationOur innovative recovery programs are provided in a supportive and safe environment specifically targeted to meet women's needs and enhance their strengths.