Community Resource Center of the YMCA

Who We Are

The Community Resource Center of the YMCA serves families residing in Brisbane, South San Francisco, and San Bruno. We provide 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.

What We Offer

Our comprehensive services are geared to be responsive and flexible enough to address each family’s unique needs. We work collaboratively with families to create service plans that empower and support families to strengthen social, emotional and physical well-being.

Resources to support individuals and families:

  • Food Programs: Pantry, Family Harvest, and Produce Mobile
  • Housing Assistance
    • Security Deposit
    • 1st Month’s rent
    • Delinquent Rent
  • Utility Assistance
    • PG&E, Water, Garbage
  • Car Repair
  • Homeless Resources & Shelter
    • Single and Family
  • Clothing Referrals
  • Housing and Employment Information
  • Community Resources/Referrals
  • Holiday/Seasonal Events
  • Diaper Program
  • Parenting Groups
  • Mental Health Resources

Direct assistance to homeless families and individuals:

  • Shelter placements for homeless families and adults through the Coordinated Entry System (CES)
  • Advocacy and assistance to families for transitional to permanent housing
  • If you are looking for shelter when the CRC is closed please call 2-1-1 or visit any of the other Core Agencies in San Mateo County

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 

Need Help?

Please call, email, or visit during open hours 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

**In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. 

San Mateo Core Agencies Flyer: English and Spanish | Chinese | Tagalog | Tongan

 

Other Resources

  • Housing is Key (LISC): If you or your family have been impacted by COVID-19, please visit https://housing.ca.gov for information about assistance with unpaid rent and utilities.

  • Bay Area Legal Aid: Provides free legal assistance to low-income domestic violence survivors in divorce, child custody, restraining orders, and immigration matters. Please visit https://baylegal.org/ to learn more. 

  • Second Harvest Food Bank- For information about grocery, grocery delivery, and meal programs throughout the County, contact the Food Connection Hotline at: 800-984-3663 or visit SHFB

  • Public Assistance Programs- For information about Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks, and General Assistance, visit Human Services Agency located at 1487 Huntington Avenue. South San Francisco, CA 94080 or call 800-223-8383, or email hsa_ess_questions@smcgov.org

  • General Information- For information and referral for health and human services or for non-medical questions about COVID-19, contact 211 at: 2-1-1 (or 800-273-6222) or text your zip code to: 898211.

Upcoming Events

Address 

1486 Huntington Avenue
Suite 100
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Hours 

CRC in Person Drop-in:

Monday: 8am - 12pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm 
Wednesday: CLOSED 
Thursday: 12pm - 4pm 
Friday: CLOSED
 

Only available through phone/email: 

Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

 

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

Phone number to be contacted: 
650-276-4101

Email to contact for questions:
crc@ymcasf.org 

All services are offered in English and Spanish. 

Contact 

Elida Sobalvarro

Director of Community Resource Center

Elida is obtaining her Masters in Social Work and is using her education in Psychology to inform her work in the community.