SF ILSP is still working to provide whatever support we can to young people in foster care who are impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and prevention measures. Because of the high level of need at this time, we’re also providing this guide to other resources, supports, and services available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

One Degree Resource Guide

A guide to available resources for food access, financial support, child care, housing, and health care during the COVID-19 crisis.

SF Bay Mutual Aid

A forum to crowdsource mutual aid for people in the SF Bay Area who are directly or indirectly affected by Covid-19 and need support. This is a *non-judgmental place* to ask for help and hopefully get it.

The Spark Initiative

The Spark Initiative is helping transition-age foster you youth find resources currently available in San Francisco and remote services related to mental health, employment,education and legal needs.


San Francisco CASA transforms the lives of abused and neglected foster youth by providing one consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community. They are maintaining their own directory of COVID-19 related resources.

Bayview Access Point


Providing assessment and intake services for families and individuals for entry into shelter and housing programs, operated by Catholic Charities.

Central City Access Point


Front-door program for families experiencing homelessness, providing problem solving, information, and screening for shelter and housing programs. Managed by Compas Family Services.

Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

415.487.3300 x7000

Striving to make homelessness in San Francisco rare and brief. Overseeing emergency shelter and transitional housing programs.

Homeless Youth Alliance


Helping young people experiencing homelessness to build better lives by meeting them where they are, empowering them to protect themselves, educate each other, reduce harm, and transition off the streets when they are ready.

Huckleberry House


Offering 24-hour crisis intervention and resolution services and emergency shelter to high-need youth between the ages of 12 and 17.

Larkin Street Center Youth Services


San Francisco’s largest non-profit provider of housing for young people experiencing homelessness, providing emergency shelter and supportive housing.

Mission Access Point


Assessment and intake services for families and individuals for entry into shelter and housing programs, managed by Catholic Charities..

SF HUB Mobile Response Team


Continuing to support placement stability

Together We Rise

Working to secure housing for current and former foster youth who are displaces by college/university closures

Continuing School Meal Programs

Breakfast and lunch means for families impacted by school closures

Chef Fico Alimentari


In an effort to feed people in need, Che Fico Alimentari is providing up to 120 dinners every night for San Francisco residents whose are struggling from the impacts of COVID, including health care workers, those without paid leave, and students.

City Team San Francisco

415.861.8688 / [email protected]

Offering hot nutritious meals to those experiencing hunger in San Francisco

St. Anthony’s

Providing fresh meals packaged to-go.



GLIDE offers three nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year to San Franciscans facing food insecurity.

San Francisco Marin Food Bank


Offering “pop up” food pantries and supplemental food programs to provide grocery items to those in need. Full schedule of pick-up locations available on their website

Comcast Internet Essentials

Low-cost internet access ($10/month) for low-income individuals and famlies. In response to COVID-19 and to help students in online learning, new customers will receive up to 2 months free.


iFoster is currently offering foster youth free unlimited-data hotspots, headsets, and laptops to assist with online learning. (If you are an SF ILSP participant, please contact our staff to help you access iFoster tech offerings)

Khan Academy

Free online lessons in a variety of subjects, from Pre-K to college, specializing in math, science and coding.

MIND Research Institute

Offering no-cost access to Spatial-Temporal Math materials for grade K-8 students through June 30, 2020.

One Simple Wish

Connecting foster youth to volunteers who can help fulfill “wishes” for various needs, including education supplies and basic life essentials. Link goes directly to “Submit a wish” page.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Providing free online learning activities for Pre-K – grade 9 students.

Employment Development Department of California

All people who have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced due to Coronavirus are eligible to file for unemployment.

Rat Race Rebellion

A regularly updated of verified legitimate work from home opportunities

3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic

Providing community-based medical and behavioral health services for youth ages 12 -24 to support their decision-making for health, safety, and personal development.

Homeless Prenatal Program

Distributing food bags, diapers and forumla on Fridays from 10am – noon. Supporting those who are pregnant in accessing prenatal care and establishing stability.


Building community and inspiring positive change through education, career development, health promotion. Serving LGBTQQ youth.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

24-hour peer-run line for non-emergency mental health support

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Operating a mental health hotline and textline (741741) for those experiencing anxiety or other mental health needs

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline for those experiencing domestic violence and fearing for their safety.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress via phone or online chat.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention (Felton Institute)


24-hour hotlines and chat via text options for people experiencing mental health and addiction crises