Home & Hope is here to help

If you are homeless or will become homeless in a matter of days,  Home & Hope might be able to help. 

To be eligible for assistance from Home & Hope, a family must:

  • Be currently homeless or facing eviction within a week
  • Be at least one adult and one dependent child in the custody of the adult
  • Must currently reside in San Mateo County, California (on the San Francisco Peninsula, from Daly City in the north to East Palo Alto in the south)
  • Be willing to participate in the program and follow all program rules
  • Meet certain other criteria relating to addiction, criminal records, domestic violence, etc.

If you feel you meet these qualifications and would like to enter Home & Hope's Sheltering Program, you will first need to contact one of Home & Hope's referral agencies (listed below). You should speak to a social worker at one of the referral agencies, and ask about Home & Hope. They can arrange an intake. If there are no current openings, or if you do not qualify for Home & Hope, they will be able to suggest temporary resources or other programs that can help you.

Assistance Outside of San Mateo County

If you live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area, but not in San Mateo County, and you need shelter, you can find help by calling the Shelter Bed Hotline at 1-800-774-3583. If you need shelter outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, consult your local yellow pages for listings of shelters and homeless service agencies.

Referral Agencies

Home & Hope works with over 30 referral agencies throughout the Peninsula. Below is a list of our core referral agencies:



Call Primrose
139 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 342-2255

Coastside Opportunity Center
99 Avenue Alhambra
El Granada, CA 94019

Daly City Community Service Center
350 90th Street
Daly City, CA 94015

El Concilio
1798 Bay Road 
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063

North Peninsula Neighborhood Services
600 Linden Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Pacifica Resource Center
1809 Palmetto Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044

620 North Street
P.O. Box 554
Pescadero, CA 94060

Samaritan House
4031 Pacific Blvd. (@ 42nd Avenue) 
San Mateo, CA 94402
650-347-6066 fax
Hours: M-F, 9:00am - 5:30pm