Community Resources

Who We Are

The Community Resource Center of the YMCA provides individuals and families with basic emergency and support services to stabilize their living situations. We provide clients with crisis intervention and referrals based on an evaluation of their needs and qualifications for assistance. We provide a safety net of services to San Mateo County residents in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter and other basic needs.

How we help

  • Assistance to keep families housed and fed

  • Rental assistance to keep families in their homes

  • Utility assistance to keep utilities on

  • Emergency car repair

  • Emergency food pantry

  • Monthly produce mobile and family harvest programs

  • Holiday food distributions

Direct assistance to homeless families and individuals

  • Shelter placements for homeless families and adults

  • Advocacy and assistance to families for transitional to permanent housing

Access to benefits and health care

  • Screening and assistance for government benefits and programs

  • Enrollment in health care plans

  • Integration of mental health services for low and moderate income families at the Youth Service Bureaus and at a child’s school


1486 Huntington Avenue

Suite 100

South San Francisco, CA 94080



  • Monday: 8am - 12pm

  • Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm

  • Wednesday: Closed for Drop-in

(Available via phone or email)

  • Thursday: 12pm - 4pm

  • Friday: Closed for Drop-in

(Available via phone or email)

*Please wear a mask and gloves when coming to office*

Phone number to be contacted:


Email to contact for questions:

For more than 40 years, HIP Housing has empowered families and individuals in San Mateo County to live happier, more independent lives by investing in their human potential and providing access to an affordable, safe place to call home.

Please contact them or go their website to find out more about their services.

This is an uncertain time, at least you can be certain that there is food for you and your family. These resources can help and if you need more help, please fill out the I Need Help Form and the BrisbaneCRC will get right back to you.

Senior Transportation Program

Are you 70 years or older and looking for an alternative to driving? Are you looking for an affordable transportation service that is available when you need it, any day – any time?

Then the recently County-funded Got Wheels! program through Peninsula Family Service is for you!