Call (415) 487-3249
Provides occupational training an employment opportunities. They offer on-the-job training, MUNI entry-level training, and vocational immersion programs.
Asian Women's Shelter
(877) 751-0880 24-hour crisis line
Shelter for battered Asian women and their children. Priority given to Asian women who speak no English and have limited resources. Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Tagalog, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi, Sudanese, Thai, Singhala, Tamil, Mien, and Indonesian.
Bay Area Legal Aid
Call (415) 354-6360
Helps individuals in the Bay Area apply for financial and medical benefits through its Community Health Access Project, advocacy efforts, and legal assistance. Services that are provided include assisting clients with getting and keeping their public benefits, advocating and legally representing individuals facing barriers to health care, and helping clients enroll in and obtain services from various health care programs.
Call (415) 557-5723, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Provides assistance to families with dependent children through cash grants, food stamps, and Medi-Cal.
Career Link Center
The Center offers job leads, job developers, resume writing classes, entry-level job placements, and other supportive services. Locations and contact information are located on its website.
La Casa de las Madres
Provides counseling and shelter for battered women and children. Spanish and English
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Provides counseling and assistance with obtaining temporary restraining orders for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women who are victims of domestic violence.
Department of Human Services – General Assistance (GA)
Call (415) 558-1000
Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian, Russian, Tagalog, Korean speaking. Cash grant for indigent adults without any children. Benefits are currently $345/month. Anyone receiving over $340 in a month from any source or combination of sources would not be eligible to apply. Bring any available form of ID and proof of residency. If a person is eligible for GA and needs ID, the GA Program can assist in obtaining birth certificates for GA applicants and/or provide a $6.00 voucher for California ID (unless GA has a copy of ID in a previous application folder). Once someone is on GA, a program called Income Disregard allows recipients to work and still receive some GA.
General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP)
Call (415) 298-8191 to confirm hours. Provides free assistance, counseling and representation to persons denied, discontinued or in need of General Assistance and/or Food Stamps. Assist in application preparation process. Also does SSI advocacy up to the hearing stage. Clients may also use copier, and receive mail. No appointments necessary. All services free. Limited Spanish.
Glide Memorial Church
Call (415) 674-6000
Provides many services including a daily free meals program, women’s center, permanent supportive housing, youth education and workforce development, health services, and more Refer to website for details.
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco
Call (415) 575-4561
Provides job-training programs that enable people to join and rejoin the workforce. Their work-based program provides six months of paid job-training, and their Back-On-Track program helps drug-offenders gain skills and maintain employment.
Home Ownership Preservation Foundation
Call (888) 995-HOPE
24/7 free phone counseling for homeowners struggling with mortgage payments. Spanish counselors available.
Homeless Advocacy Project
Call (415) 982-1600
Provides assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness that are interested in applying for public benefit programs such as SSI and SSDI. Social services department helps individuals apply for and obtain disability benefits and file for
reconsideration of disability denials; also may refer clients to other organizations that provide help with public benefits.
Just Cause Oakland
Organizes Oakland residents to advocate for housing and jobs as human rights. Membership to participate in campaigns and leadership training workshops.
Mission Economic Development Agency
Focuses on economic justice in the Mission District, emphasis on Latino community. Provides resources and support for those starting a business or becoming a first-time homeowner.
Positive Resource Center
Call (415) 777-0333
Helps people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS get benefits counseling. Provides assistance with obtaining financial and medical benefits including: benefits analysis, advocacy, counseling about accessing public and private financial and health care benefits, representation for reconsideration of disability denials.
Riley Center of St. Vincent de Paul Society
Serves battered women and their children, providing advocacy, and case management. Runs Riley Center Emergency Shelter and Brennan House, a transitional housing program. Spanish and Mandarin. (Will get other interpreters as necessary).