Critical Family Needs

As the primary community assistance agency for the San Mateo County mid-coast region, Coastside Hope provides assistance for emergency needs including: food, rental and utility assistance, referrals for healthcare, help with complex forms, and advocacy. The ongoing economic troubles are reflected in the increased need for our services.

We cannot help our neighbors in need without the financial support and hard work of our neighborhood donors, volunteers, and community partners. You give over 5,000 hours of service every year, and provide more than 20% of our funding. Thank you for your support.

We also wish to thank our major 2012-2013 funders, without whom we could not help our neighbors in need:

County of San Mateo
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Tanklage Family Foundation
Van Loben/Sels RembeRock Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation

In Fiscal Year Ending 2013, our staff performed over 8,400 critical needs assessments. Overall in FYE 2013, with the help of more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service, we provided the following support services while serving more than 3,500 qualifying individuals:

Fiscal Year Ending 2013 Service Statistics
Total Client Contacts 10,604
In-Depth Information & Referral 30
Needs Assessment  8,460
Case Management 2,114
Clothing Assistance 588
Food Assistance 8,206
Motel Vouchers 28
Emergency Shelter Service 7
Transportation Assistance 35
Utility Assistance 43
Infant Needs 144
Other Emergency Assistance 37