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 2013-2014 funders, without whom we could not help our neighbors in need:

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

In Fiscal Year Ending 2014, our staff performed over 8,400 critical needs assessments. Overall in FYE 2014, with the help of more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service, we provided the following support services while serving more than 3,700 qualifying individuals:

Fiscal Year Ending 2014 Service Statistics
Total Client Contacts 11,702
In-Depth Information & Referral 60
Needs Assessment  8,471
Case Management 3,238
Clothing Assistance 604
Food Assistance 7,617
Motel Vouchers 17
Emergency Shelter Service 21
Transportation Assistance 45
Utility Assistance 78
Infant Needs 215
Other Emergency Assistance 138