When you need help call—All FREE
—2-1-1—San Francisco resource for finding essential services, such as health care, food, shelter or mental health services. Over 150 languages spoken. Call or www.211.org
—3-1-1— San Francisco resource for finding local government services. Call or www.311.org
—T.A.L.K. Line Family Support Center (415) 441-KIDS (5437)
24hr support line for parents which provides references for groups, crisis intervention, substance abuse services, and therapy.
—Child Abuse Prevention Hotline (415) 507-9265
—Child Protective Services (415) 558-2650
—Asian/Pacific Islander Family Support lines (415) 206-5450
—Domestic Violence (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
—Free or Low Cost Health Services (415) 715-0400 Bayview, (415) 552-3870 Mission
—California Youth Crisis Line (English & Spanish) (800) 843-5200
—Trauma Recovery/Rape Treatment Center (415) 437-3000
—Bayview Hunters Point Foundation Youth Services (415) 822-1585
—Central American Resource Center (CARCEN) (415) 824-2330
—Our Family Coalition (LGBT Family) (415) 981-1960
—Parents for Public Schools – help with high school search (415) 468-7077 www.ppssf.org
—YouthLine (888) 977-3399
7-days, 12pm to 10pm, providing callers with confidential and anonymous peer-to-peer conversation.
First Graduate‘s effective college access and success program serves more than 200 San Francisco-based students each year. We make a 10-year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation.
The program enrolls 25-30 rising seventh graders annually, recruited from five San Francisco public middle schools: Horace Mann, James Lick, Marina, Roosevelt (all part of SFUSD) and KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy (a public charter school). In the spring of 2010, we enrolled our 10th class of new students; our oldest students are now in their fourth year of college.
Youth Employment Services
—PACT, INC (415) 922-2550 www.pactinc.org Promotes community empowerment by increasing access to higher education for low income youth by impacting school graduation, dropout and college enrollment rates. Provides information on financial aid, SAT testing, career planning, and college advising.
—JUMA VENTURES (415) 371-0727 www.jumaventures.org A social entrepreneurial organization that owns and operates competitive small businesses for the specific purposes of employing teenagers and young adults.
NEW WAYS WORKERS/SF YOUTHWORKS (415) 202-7911 www.sfyouthworks.org
Offers year-round paid internships in city government departments for SF high school students. Also offered are pre-employment and job search trainings, youth planned activities for participants, and leadership opportunities through a Youth Leadership Team.
YOUTH CARES (415) 538-8100 www.iiss.org
Gives young people a meaningful way to contribute to the community while assisting senior citizens, learning skills and developing projects.
BALBOA TEEN HEALTH CENTER AT BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL (415) 469-4512
1000 Cayuga Ave. Provides health and mental health services to students. Areas of expertise: chronic disease management, relationship counseling, coordinating services & helping students toward graduation.
HUCKLEBERRY’S COLE STREET CLINIC (415) 386-9398 www.huckleberryyouth.org
555 Cole St. Provides primary care including family planning, pregnancy testing, STD screening & treatment, physical exams, immunizations & TB test, crisis shelter. Risk management & therapy provided. Confidential HIV/AIDS counseling, testing, education, case management offered to all youth under 22.
—RAP TEEN CLINIC…(415) 920-7192 2730 Bryant St. Primarily a youth clinic, but will also see children of youth in care. Services include general medical treatment, physicals, birth control methods, pregnancy testing and counseling, HIV confidential testing and counseling, STD screening, and immunizations.
—PLANNED PARENTHOOD GOLDEN GATE (PPGG) (415) 441-7858 www.ppgg.org
15 Eddy St. Hotline: (800) 967-PLAN PPGG offers birth control, emergency contraception, family planning, HIV testing, male health services, midlife/menopause services, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infections, abortions, abnormal pap test.
—THE WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CLINIC…(415) 379-7800 www.thewomensclinic.org
2166 Hayes St. Provides complete gynecological and family planning services,
—SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH PLAN…(415) 547-7818 www.sfhp.org 568 Howard St. Provides information about low-cost health insurance for children and teens. Call to see if you qualify for Healthy Kids, Medi-Cal, or Healthy Families.
—HELPLINK SHELTER REFERRAL (800) 273-6222 Fifteen emergency shelters are provided to protect people in crisis and help them transition to more permanent housing.
—LA CASA DE LAS MADRES…(415) 503-0500, teen crisis line (877) 923-0700, www.lacasa.org 1850 Mission St., Suite B, 94103 Provides emergency shelter to women, teen and children victims of domestic violence.
—HAMILTON FAMILY CENTER, 1631 Hayes St., (415) 409-2100, provides shelter, support services and housing for homeless families.
Legal Services for Children and Teens
LEGAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN (415) 863-3762
YOUTH LAW CENTER (YLC) (415) 543-3379
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT (415) 356-2700
General Legal Offerings
BAR ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO (415) 989-1600
BAY AREA LEGAL AID (415) 982-1300
FAMILY LAW SELF-HELP CENTER (415) 551-3991
LA RAZA CENTRO LEGAL (415) 575-3500
BRAVA! – theater classes (415) 641-7657 ext.110 www.brava.org
826 VALENCIA– free writing classes (415) 642-5905 www.826valencia.org
COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER (415) 647-6015 www.sfcmc.org
MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS (MCCLA) (415) 821-1155 www.missionculturalcenter.org
PRECITA EYES MURAL CENTER (415) 285-2287 www.precitaeyes.org
BEACON CENTERS– free tutoring, classes, 8 locations (415) 554-8967
SF RECREATION & PARKS low cost swim lessons, classes, sports (415) 831-2700
SF PUBLIC LIBRARIES– offers FREE classes, tutoring and workshops www.sfpl.org
SFKIDS.ORG– a San Francisco resource website with a variety of art, music, sports and fitness classes, family activities calendar, summer camps, and more. FREE
The 1st Wednesday of every month is FREE to everyone:
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (415) 321-8000 www.calacademy.org
SAN FRANCISCO ZOO (415) 753-7080 www.sfzoo.org
THE EXPLORATORIUM (415) 561-0360 www.exploratorium.edu
THE MEXICAN MUSEUM (415) 202-9700 www.mexicanmuseum.org
The 1st Tuesday of each month free to everyone:
THE ASIAN ART MUSEUM (415) 581-3500 www.asianart.org
DE YOUNG MUSEUM 415) 863-3330 www.deyoungmuseum.org
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (415) 357.4000 www.sfmoma.org
CALIFORNIA PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR (415) 415.863.3330 www.thinker.org
*ZEUM Museum (no free days) (415) 777-2800 www.zeum.org
*RANDALL MUSEUM free everyday (415) 554-9600 www.randallmuseum.org
www.sfusd.edu– school district
www.freeprintshop.org– free eats, clothing and shelter