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Useful Links and Local Services

In addition to our NAMI SMC Resource Guide, we have compiled a list of Remote Access Resources in San Mateo County that may be helpful for individuals with a mental health diagnosis and their family members.

Hospitals, Clinics, and Counseling Services

San Mateo Medical Center Services (Psychiatric)
39th Avenue Health Clinics
222 – 39th Ave., San Mateo 94403

Coastside County Clinic
225 S. Cabrillo Hw., #100-A, Half Moon Bay 94019

Daly City Clinic
380 – 90th St., Daly City 94015

Daly City Youth Health Center
2780 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City 94015

Fair Oaks Adult Clinic
2710 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City 94063

Fair Oaks Children’s Clinic
630 Laurel St., Redwood City 94063

Ron Robinson Senior Care Center
222 West 39th Ave., San Mateo 94403

Serenity House/Telecare

Sequoia Teen Wellness Center
200 James Ave., Redwood City 94063

South San Francisco Clinic
306 Spruce Ave., South San Francisco 94080

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at, or send a text message to 838255.

Willow Clinic
795 Willow Rd., Bldg. 334, Menlo Park 94025


Other hospitals and clinic links:

Stanford Hospital – Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Mills Peninsula Hospital Behavioral Health

Kaiser Permanente

El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health

Arbor Free Clinic

Sequoia Counseling

Palo Alto University Gronowski Center

24 Hour Emergency Resources

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
Information and referral to substance abuse services and crisis intervention.

California Youth Crisis Line
Information and referral, counseling, youth-to parent message service and phone connections to service providers.

Child Protective Services (CPS)
Accepts reports about children age 17 or under who may be in danger due to abuse, abandonment or exploitation.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services Chemical Dependency Center
Crisis Line: 650-696-5915
Parent Support Line: 888-220-7575, 650-579-0358

Shelter Bed Hotline
Callers can access information for 9 Bay Area counties for shelter needed.

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
800-273-TALK, (800-273-8255)

Your House South
Hotline for youth, including runaways, age 10-17, experiencing family problems.

Mental Health and Counseling

Ayudando Latinos A Soñar or ALAS, Trained clinicians provide in-person support for individuals, couples, families, and groups. They speak both English and Spanish. Counseling is confidential and free. 650-560-8947 636 Purissima Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Anger Management and Domestic Abuse Therapy Center 650-375-0449 430 Peninsula Ave., #7, San Mateo 94401 Offers court-ordered and self-referred counseling programs including domestic violence counseling, anger management, and parenting and child abuse education in English and Spanish

Caminar 650-578-8691 2600 S.El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Mateo 94403 A community-based psycho-social rehabilitation service for persons with serious and persistent psychiatric disabilities.

Catholic Charities CYO 650-295-2160 x210 36 – 37th Ave., San Mateo 94403 Offers individual, group, family and marital counseling and education to all persons, regardless of religion.

Christian Counseling Centers, Inc. 650-570-7273 1510 Fashion Island Blvd., #110, San Mateo 94404 Offers individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, as well as couples and family therapy, regardless of religion.

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) 800-300-1080 312-8515

Edgewood Center for Children and Families 650-832-6900 957 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA  94070 Acute intensive Services family-focused programs designed to assess, stabilize, and treat youth.  (ages 6-17).

Eating Disorder Intake Coordinator Stanford To schedule an appointment: 650-498-4468.  Clinic will take Patient/Family/Legal Guardian Referrals.  Health Insurance/Medical.  (ages 9-24).

Family and Children Services 650-326-6576 375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto 94306 Offers a variety of counseling, education and  prevention programs and services that support the emotional well-being of communities, including specialized services for targeted populations such as veterans and adults in the criminal justice system with a dual diagnosis.

Family Resource Centers 650-802-6583 1 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 Provides counseling, support and education services for youth and adults, home visiting, parent involvement in leadership, financial assistance and case management at specific school locations with Spanish speaking staff.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto 94301 650-688-3030

La Selva Group (650) 617-8350. FREE behavioral health services for uninsured or underinsured adults that live in Redwood City, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.  All the clinical staff are bilingual Spanish speaking.

Parents’ Place: 650-688-3040 & Senior Services: 650-688-3000 2001 Winward Way at Mariner’s Island Blvd., #200, San Mateo 94404 650-688-3034 (Adults)  650-688-3046 (Children)

Parents’ Place: 650-931-1840; Senior Services: 650-931-1860 Provides adult, child, marriage and family counseling, and services for the elderly and disabled.  Parents’ Place offers parent education, counseling and support groups. Drop-in play center for children age 0-5 and their parents. C

Counseling Services for All Denominations. Meghan Howe, LCSW – Specializing in pediatric Bipolar Disorder 650-267-4490 958 Varian Way, Palo Alto 94304

Mental Health Association of San Mateo County 650-368-3345 2686 Spring St., Redwood City 94063 Provides services for adults with mental illnesses including housing, case management and social programs.

Mental Research Institute 650-321-3055 555 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto 94301 Offers a variety of mental health services for individuals, couples and families, including clinic services for Spanish-speaking clients.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services Behavioral Health Services 650-696-4666 100 S. San Mateo Dr., San Mateo 94401 Inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents, adults and the elderly.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), San Mateo County 650- 638-0800 1650 Borel Pl., #130, San Mateo 94402 Support, education, and advocacy for mental health clients and their families.

Pacific Anxiety Group Treatment for Anxiety & Mood Disorders (for children & adults) 650-762-8352 845 el Camino Real, Menlo Park, 94025

Peninsula Family Services (San Mateo County) 24 2nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA  94401 650-403-4300 Offers early learning programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children.  After-school enrichment for school-age children; job resources, training and placement for older workers, senior peer counseling.  Transition of care programs for older adults.

San Mateo County Health System Behavioral Health and Recovery Services 1950 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo 94403 Mental Health Access Team:  800-686-0101 Provides information, assessment, consultation and referral, Mon.-Fri., 8 am-5 pm.

Sequoia Counseling Services (Mateo Lodge also refers to them) 363-0383; Therapist pool, some working on sliding scale)

OASIS (Older Adult System of Integrated Services) 650-573-3689 Provides outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric medications, case management and therapy to older adults at their place of residence.

Youth Case Management Services 650-573-3504 Outpatient mental health clinic. Assessment, case management, and crisis intervention for seriously emotionally disturbed minors to prevent out-of-home placement.

StarVista 650-591-9623 610 Elm St., #212, San Carlos 94070 Crisis Services: 650-579-0350 Provides crisis counseling, outreach and community education.

StarVista’s Teen Crisis Services StarVista’s Teen Chat, Text Line 650-747-6463, and other services can be accessed on their website On this website, you can also find a list of program services, resources, updates, and more. Teen Crisis Services operate Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support is peer-to-peer under staff supervision. Serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on basis of age.

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Mental Health Clinic 650-493-5000 x22234 795 Willow Rd., Menlo Park 94025

Peninsula Vet Center 650-299-0672 2946 Broadway St., Redwood City 94062

Veterans Affairs San Francisco Health Care System San Bruno Outpatient Clinic 650-615-6000 1001 Sneath Lane, #300, San Bruno 94066

Mental Health Professions:  Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Therapist.  Member Recommendations

Jennifer Alvarez, Psychologist
501 Seaport Court, Suite 201
Redwood City, CA  94063
(Referral from Patricia Urbina, especially for Anxiety & Depression)

Joanne Chan, Psychologist
327 N. San Mateo  Drive #9

Priscilla Cheng, MA, LMFT
122 2nd  Avenue, #212
San Mateo, CA  94401

Dina Frid, Psychiatrist
415 N San Mateo Drive #3
San Mateo, CA  94401
Specializes in  Child & Adolescent psychiatry.  Referred by Ginny T.

Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil, JD
President, Coping After Suicide
President CEO, Rethink
By phone or Video Chat: Referred by Ginny T.

Jane Kinsley, LMFT
725 Main Street, Suite 1
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
Child, Adolescents, Adult Referred by Jen S.

Anna Nedelsky, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
318 So B Street, Suite 5
San Mateo, CA  94402

Kile M. Ortigo, Psychologist
415 Cambridge Avenue, Suite 8
Palo Alto, CA  94306
(Refferral by Patricia Urbina, especially for PTSD)

Dr. Alfred A. Pillay, PHD, MFT
334 N San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401

Suki Reddy, Psychiatrist
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue, Suite 802
San Mateo, CA  94401

Elizabeth Santana, Phd, Child Psychologist
417 Tasso Street #2
Palo Alto, CA  94301
(test for Autism also)

Jason Takeuchi, Psychiatrist
215 N San Mateo Drive #2
San Mateo, CA  94401
(Specializes in child & adult psychiatry.  Referred by Ginny T.)

Carol Wong, PhD, Child Psychologist (test for Autism also)
415 N. San Mateo Drive, #3
San Mateo, CA

Anca Severin, LMFT
1611 Borel Place
San Mateo, CA  94402
(Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy)

Elizabeth Weiss, PhD
Palo Alto, CA
(PTSD, Support for Vets & possible grief support) Referred by Patricia Urbina)

Steven Forth
Executive Functioning Coach
(Referred by Jen Souza)






Community Service Agencies

The community service agencies listed below are the first place to contact for emergency assistance. They can provide or locate emergency food, clothing, shelter, deposit and rental assistance, utility assistance, short-term counseling and / or employment information. Most provide translation services.

Coastside Hope
99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada 94018
Core Service Center serving El Granada, Half Moon Bay, Miramar, Montara, Moss Beach.

Puente de la Costa Sur
620 North St., Pescadero 94060
Core Service Center serving La Honda, Loma Mar, Pescadero and San Gregorio.



Daly City Community Service Center
350 – 90th St., Daly City 94015
Core Service Center serving Broadmoor, Colma and Daly City.

North Peninsula Neighborhood Services Center
600 Linden Ave., South San Francisco 94080
Core Service Center serving Brisbane, San Bruno and South San Francisco.

Pacifica Resource Center
1809 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica 94044
Core Service Center serving Pacifica.

Salvation Army


Primrose Center
650-342-CALL (650-342-2255)
139 Primrose Rd., Burlingame 94010

Samaritan House
4031 Pacific Blvd. (at 42nd Ave.)
San Mateo 94403
Core Service Center serving Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos and San Mateo.



El Concilio Emergency Services Partnership
1798-B Bay Rd., East Palo Alto 94303
Core Service Center serving East Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City 94063
Core Service Center serving Atherton, north Fair Oaks, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores and Woodside.

Salvation Army
660 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City 94063

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Helping An Alcoholic Loved One

Do You Have a Drinking Problem? 11 Warning Signs to Know


Addiction Resource

Al-Anon / Alateen
North County, (650) 873-2356
South and Central County, Coastside, (650) 592-7935
Spanish Line, (650) 794-9654
For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcoholic Addiction Center

Alcoholics Anonymous
(650) 577-1310

Alcoholic Rehab Guide
(844) 558-4422

Cocaine Anonymous

Crystal Meth Anonymous 877-360 1538

Marijuana Anonymous

For anyone affected by someone else’s drug abuse.

Narcotics Anonymous
(650) 802-5950



Adolescent Counseling Services
424-0852 x104

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program
1717 Embarcadero Rd., #4000, Palo Alto 94303
Offers assessment and intensive outpatient programs.

Asian-American Recovery Services (AARS)
Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services for Asians (ODASA)
6181 Mission St., Daly City 94014

El Centro de Libertad

The Freedom Center
225 S. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay 94019
500 Allerton St., Redwood City 94063
Bilingual and bicultural outpatient program with group and individual counseling.

Free at Last
(650) 462-6999
1796 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto 94303
Offers bilingual services (English / Spanish).

(650) 425-9408

Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Chemical Dependency Center
24-Hour Crisis Line
100 S. San Mateo Dr., San Mateo 94401

Medicated Assistant Treatment (MAT)
On-Demand Case Management Svcs.
ACCESS California

Project 90
720 S. B St., San Mateo 94401
Intensive day treatment for men and women age 18 and over.

Pyramid Alternatives is now Star Vista
1590 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066

Sitike Counseling Center
(650) 589-9305
306 Spruce Ave., South San Francisco 94080

610 Elm St., Suite 212, San Carlos, 94070

(650) 366-8433
609 Price Ave., #201, Redwood City 94063
Provides court-mandated and self-referred counseling and educational services to adults convicted of domestic violence, first-time drunk driving and drug offenses.

(650) 366-8436
609 Price Ave., #101, Redwood City 94063
333 Gellert Blvd., #206, Daly City 94015
Offers voluntary and court-mandated drug and alcohol recovery programs for teens and their families.

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Addiction Consultation and Treatment Services
650-493-5000 x22734
795 Willow Rd., Menlo Park 94025

Women’s Recovery Association (WRA)
1450 Chapin Ave., 1st Fl., Burlingame 94010


Palm Avenue Detoxification Program
2251 Palm Ave., San Mateo 94403
Treats both drug and alcohol detoxification.

Project 90
720 S. B St., San Mateo 94401
Social model, non-medical detoxification of drugs and alcohol for men and women age 18 and over.


Alcohol and Drug Helpline
24-hour information about and referral to substance abuse services.

American Addiction Centers



Serenity House/Telecare

Free at Last
1796 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto 94303
Offers bilingual services (English / Spanish).

Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
(650) 244-1444
301 Grand Ave., #301, South San Francisco 94080
Also offers outpatient treatment.

Mills-Peninsula Health Services Chemical Dependency Center
(650) 696-4666
24-Hour Crisis Line: 696-5915
100 S. San Mateo Dr., San Mateo 94401

Our Common Ground
Adult Program
866-325-6466 (Info)
650-325-6466 (intake)
2560 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto 94303

Project 90 – Men Only
(650) 579-7881
720 S. B St., San Mateo 94401
Substance abuse services and co-occurring disorders treatment for adults.

Solidarity Fellowship
(650) 341-3803
P.O. Box 5007, San Mateo 94402
For adult men.

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Addiction Consultation and Treatment Services
493-5000 x22734
795 Willow Rd., Menlo Park 94025 866-717-1978

Women’s Recovery Association (WRA)-Healthright 360
(650) 273-4813
1450 Chapin Ave., 1st Fl., Burlingame 94010
For adult women, women with children, and adolescent girls.


The Olympia House
Petalulma, CA
(888) 795-1965

BrightQuest Treatment Centers
Nashville & San Diego LocatIons

Menninger Clinic



Key resources and information about housing, including how to identify and report discrimination.

Project Sentinel
(800) 339-6043
Front Desk: 408-720-9888 (General questions/Tenant Landlord Department)
Fair Housing Intake line: (888)324-7468 (Help with reasonable accommodations/disability/familial status/race/age etc. discrimination)
Report Housing Discrimination

If you are Homeless: Get Help Now:

LifeMoves operates 23 shelter and service sites from Daly City to San José including interim shelters, safe parking lots, motel voucher programs, and a drop-in center that provides two meals a day, as well as shower and laundry facilities. For immediate assistance, 2-1-1 will connect you with the appropriate services based on your current needs.

Next Door Solutions
234 E. Gish Road, #200
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 471-6710. hotline # (408) 279-2962 (use this number to see if there are any beds available)

Housing Resources & Shelters

LifeMoves – First Step for Families
(650)  685 5880 or dial 211:

Domestic Violence Shelters:

  • CORA Community Overcoming Relational Abuse  (800) 300-1080 or for San Mateo County and maybe an outlining county shelter as well.
  • Womans Inc  877 384 3578 for San Francisco County locations.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline helps pinpoint local resources:  800 799 7233

Core Service Agencies 
The eight Core Service Agencies listed above work in close collaboration with the Human Services Agency to provide individuals and families with basic emergency and support services to stabilize their living situations. Core Service Agencies provide clients with crisis intervention and referrals based on an evaluation of their needs and qualifications for assistance. Core Service Agencies provide safety net services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs. Call or visit the Core Service Agency that serves your area to find out more about the services they offer.

Mental Health Association     
Executive Director:  Melissa Platte
Administrative Office – Melissa Ext. 136
(650) 368 – 3345
Office Hours:  Mon. – Fri. , 8:00 – 5:00

Spring Street Shelter 
(650) 365 – 5772
2686 Spring St. (off Woodside Rd, cross street Hurlingame),
Redwood City, CA 94063
Open 24 Hours

YWCA  (800) 572-2782

Belmont Apartments    
(650) 368-3345, extension 134

Transitional Housing & Permanent Housing
(650) 365 – 5772
2686 Spring St. (off Woodside Rd, cross street Hurlingame), Redwood City, CA94063
Office Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 – 5:00

AIDS Client and Housing Assistance Program  
(650) 368-9989
2686 Spring St. (off Woodside Rd, cross street Hurlingame), Redwood City, CA94063
Office Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 – 5:00

Housing Leadership Council (
(650) 364 – 4576
690 Broadway, Redwood City, CA94063
(650) 364 – 4577
Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:30 – 5:00

Mateo Lodge
(650) 363 – 8125
(650) 568 – 9012  Fax
(650) 568 – 9008
420 Cassia St., Redwood City, CA94063
Wally’s Place (part of Mateo Lodge)
Dawn – Program Director;  Elsa – Counselor

(650) 578 – 8691
2600 El Camino Real, Ste. 200
(650) 578 – 8922 Fax
San Mateo, CA 94403

Redwood House (run by CAMINAR) 
(650) 839-1076

Section 8 Housing

HIP Housing
HIP Housing is a non-profit, affordable housing organization in San Mateo County.
(650) 348-6660

Youth, Teen & Young Adult Services