Community Support – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

🧐 Where to find information:

City of San Mateo COVID-19 Updates

San Mateo County Novel Coronavirus Updates

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

🙏🏼 Where to get help:

S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound
This program is looking for both seniors to support and volunteers to help.

S.A.S.H. is a grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who are able to cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493 or

Call 2-1-1 with all non-emergency and non-medical inquiries.
The 2-1-1 information service also offers a text option. Text “coronavirus” to “211211” to receive useful information from the CDC. After receiving a return text message, residents can enter a ZIP code for county-specific health-related links.

Samaritan House
Samaritan House, the Lead Core Agency in San Mateo County, will be open and providing essential services to low-income County residents as long as circumstances permit.

All Food & Nutrition, Free Clinic, Case Management (including rental and utility assistance, etc.), Coordinated Entry System for Homelessness Diversion & Placement, and the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter are operating, although some access or availability may be restricted. 

Please call 1 (650) 347-3648 first to see how to access these programs and for health screening before entering. Samaritan House will continue to provide “backbone” services to partner agencies throughout San Mateo County, including the disbursement of assistance funding through the Core Agency Network. 

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County has money for rental assistance. Their coordinator for this program is Maria Chatterjee. Tenants can start the application process by calling her directly at 650-517-8939. They are all working remotely, so please leave a message at that number. Right now, they can only help tenants with March or April rent payments.

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