Primary Community Assistance

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.

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.

Fiscal Year Ending 2024 Safety Net Services

Total Households Served 1,966
Total Unduplicated Persons Served 4,661
Total Units of Service Provided 23,785
Total Pounds of Food Distributed 456,067
Total Meal Equivalencies Distributed 380,056

LIBRE Program

LIBRE serves San Mateo County immigrant communities.  Many immigrants do not apply for government benefits because they think receiving benefits will affect their immigration options, or expose their family to negative consequences.  LIBRE aims to educate our immigrant community about the different safety net services available, link them to specific agencies in their communities that can assist them with the enrollment process, and provide accurate information concerning their immigration options.   LIBRE also provides limited immigration representation and assistance, including consultations and assistance with VAWA, U VISA, and SIJS for teen parents and their families and other vulnerable immigrants.

LIBRE is a collaborative project comprised of trusted community partners including the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Redwood City 2020, Nuestra Casa, Coastside Hope, the Belle Haven Community School, the Redwood City Community Schools, and the San Mateo County Human Services Agency. We work with three assistor locations – JobTrain in Menlo Park, Coastside Hope in El Granada and the Fair Oaks Community Center in Redwood City – to provide holistic client services.

Unsure about the new Public Charge rules and how they may affect you? Try the LIBRE Program Public Charge guide. Click below.

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