Community Resource Center of the YMCA

Who We Are

The Community Resource Center of the YMCA provides individuals and families with basic emergency and support services to stabilize their living situations. We provide clients with crisis intervention and referrals based on an evaluation of their needs and qualifications for assistance. We provide a safety net of services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs.

How we help

Assistance to keep families housed and fed

  • Rental assistance to keep families in their homes
  • Utility assistance to keep utilities on
  • Emergency car repair
  • Emergency food pantry
  • Monthly produce mobile and family harvest programs
  • Holiday food distributions
  • Diaper distribution *

Direct assistance to homeless families and individuals

  • Shelter placements for homeless families and adults
  • Advocacy and assistance to families for transitional to permanent housing

Access to benefits and health care

  • Screening and assistance for government benefits and programs
  • Enrollment in health care plans
  • Integration of mental health services for low and moderate income families at the Youth Service Bureaus and at a child’s school 

For more information

Please call or visit the Community Resource Center of the YMCA to find out more about the services offered.

1486 Huntington Avenue, Suite 100
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 276-4101

For immediate assistance

If you are looking for shelter when the CRC is closed please call 2-1-1- or visit any of the other Core Service Agencies listed below.

For a complete listing of community services in San Mateo County please visit                

Coastside Hope
99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, CA 94018. 
(650) 726-9071
Serves Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, and Pescadero.

Daly City Community Services Center
350 90th Street, 1st Floor, Daly City, CA 94015. 
(650) 991-8007
Serves Daly City, Colma, and Broadmoor.

Samaritan House South
Serving East Palo Alto & Menlo Park
1852 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 294-4312 
M-W & F 9am - 5pm Th 9am - 12pm (Closed 12pm - 5pm)

Puente de la Costa Sur
620 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94060
(650)879-1691.  Fax: (650) 879-0973
Serves Pescadero.

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood city, CA 94063


Redwood City, unincorporated North Fair Oaks, Atherton, Woodside, and Portola Valley

Pacifica Resource Center
1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-7470
Serves Pacifica

Samaritan House
401 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 347-3648
Serves Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, and San Carlos.

* Thanks to the San Bruno Community Foundation for seed grant to pilot our Diaper Program.


1486 Huntington Avenue
Suite 100
South San Francisco, CA 94080


New Drop-In Hours

Monday: 8am - 12pm 
Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm
Wednesday: Closed for Drop-in
(Available via phone or email)
Thursday: 12pm - 4pm
Friday: Closed for Drop-in
(Available via phone or email)

*Please wear a mask and gloves when coming to office* 

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