Social Services and Support Groups Directory
Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) provides an easy-access link to 2-1-1 online systems as part of our commitment to the community. The 2-1-1 link will assist you in locating social services and community resources including medical services, financial assistance, care for aging parents, family services, legal and many other forms of support.
Local Bay Area 2-1-1 Systems
Dial 2-1-1 in your local area to get help or visit your county's Web site to search for resources. Links to county sites are below (currently, there is no site for patients in Santa Cruz County. Phone numbers are toll free numbers for those calling out of the area.
Contra Costa county
Santa Clara County
San Mateo County
PAMF Support Group Directory
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Community Support Groups
Children's Services/Parent Support: Children's Health Council
Parent support groups, therapy groups.
Check web site, or call 650-326-5330 or (866) 242-6789 for information and services available.
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Children's Services: Abilities United
Formerly CAR. Programs for developmentally disabled children and adults. Check web site or call for information. 650-494-0550.
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Children's Services: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Check web site or call (415) 503-4050 for information.
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Children's Services: Friends of Children with Special Needs
FCSN serves individuals with special needs and their families with comprehensive programs and support groups. Check web site or call 510-739-6900.
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Children's Services: Jewish Family & Children's Services, Parents Place
Check web site or call 650-688-3040 for Palo Alto, 650-931-1840 for San Mateo.
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Children's Services: Touchstone/Parents Helping Parents
Serves children and families of children with special needs. Check website or call 408-727-5775 for information.
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Children's Services: VIA Rehabilitation Services
Serves individuals with disabilities and special needs. Check website or call 408 243-7861 for information.
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Parent Groups: Jewish Family and Children's Services, Parents Place
Check web site or call 650-688-3040 (Palo Alto) or 650-931-1840 ( San Mateo).
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