Emergency Resources

Santa Clara County Information on how to make a child abuse report

San Mateo County Information on how to make a child abuse report

  • StarVista 24 hour suicide crisis hotline 650-579-0350

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Adoption/Foster Care Resources

Santa Clara County – Foster/Adoption Program

San Mateo County – Foster/Adoption Program

Kinship Center – Adoption from Foster Care, Infant Adoption, Independent, Birth Parent Services.

Hand in Hand – Nurturing the Parent Child Connection

Diagnostic Resources

What is FASD? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

What is RAD? Reactive Attachment Disorder

What is Attachment Theory? PBS Article by Jessica Zucker, PhD

What is ADD/ADHD/Childhood Hyperkinesis? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

What is Bipolar Spectrum? Bipolar Disorder, Manic Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder

What are Personality Disorders? Antisocial, Avoidant, Borderline, Dependent, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Closet Narcissistic, Obsessive-Compulsive, Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal

Legal Resources

Santa Clara County DA Office (represents children) 408.299.2203

Miscellaneous Resources

Parents Helping Parents PHP serves children who need special services by providing information, training, and support to their families, the professionals who serve them, and the communities in which they live. 

Court Appointed Child Advocates Office (CASA)

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (Serving Santa Clara County) 1-800-342-7480

Advocates For Children (Serving San Mateo County) 650-212-4423

Bill Wilson Independent Living Program 408.975.5841

Jeremiah’s Promise is dedicated to solving the underlying problems of emancipated foster youth who “age out” of the foster care system at age 18 and into homelessness, poverty and hopelessness. We empower these youth to become self-sufficient in a comprehensive program including mentoring, academic support, counseling, leadership development and employment training in an environment of unconditional love and respect.

Phoenix Data Center is a not-for-profit organization that maintains an index of free and low income services offered throughout Santa Clara County and its neighboring communities.

Medical Resources

Medi-Cal Authorization: 1.800.704.0900
to request authorization and schedule appointment

Santa Clara County

Child Health and Disability Prevention Program: 408-299-6158
for help locating doctors and dentists who accept Medi-Cal
CHDP Online

Santa Clara County Public Health Nursing
645 S. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128 (County: Santa Clara) MapQuest
Phone: 408-885-2100
Fax: 408-885-2134

Services are offered Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. All county residents are eligible for services but priority is for high risk, medically fragile maternal and child clients. Infants 0-36 months of age who are at risk of becoming developmentally delayed, abused, neglected or of failure to thrive because of biological, environmental and/or psychosocial factors will be accepted for PHN services. These services include assessment, education, emotional support, referral, case management and interagency coordination.

There are several Public Health Nursing offices to serve you:

Nursing Administration 408-885-2100
Downtown West East Valley 408-299-6120 408-251-2760
Fairoaks Josefa Narvaez 408-732-3720 408-299-4305
South County Milpitas 408-683-4697 408-262-9139

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
(will see child without Medi-Cal)

Valley Health Center- Gilroy 888.334.1000
7475 Camino Arroyo
Gilroy, CA 95020

Valley Health Center-East Valley 408. 251.2760
1993 McKee Rd.
San Jose, CA 95116

Valley Health Center Bascom 888.334.1000
750 S. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Valley Health Center Milpitas 888.334.1000
143 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Valley Health Center Tully 888.334.1000
500 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111

Stanford scheduling and appointment line 1.800.381.2155

Women Infants and Children Program (WIC): provides formula for eligible babies and young children. Ask for locations near you.

County Health WIC: 408.792.5101
Compre Care: WIC 408.254.5197

WIC Online

Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health works to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior. They have published a booklet on Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders which answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children — and includes a medications chart. It is available as a PDF.

Fair Oaks Mental Health Center 408.992.4800
660 South Fairoaks Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Victim Witness Assistance Center: 408.975.5356 or 408.295.2656 finds therapy for victimized children & caretakers

Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) 408.885.6100
Operated by the Acute Psychiatric Services Division of Valley Medical Center (VMC) EPS is the only 24 -hour locked emergency psychiatric room in Santa Clara County.
871 Enborg Lane
San Jose 95128

Systems of Care In-Home Mental Health Services:

Eastfield Ming Quong (EMQ) Children and Family Services
Client Services: 408.379.3796

Gardner Health Center 408.998.8925
195 East Virginia St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Resource Centers

Santa Clara County

There are 5 Family Resource Centers in Santa Clara. They have support groups and counseling for: family violence problems, drug and alcohol abuse, how to be a good parent, how to keep kids away from gangs, how to discipline your child, and how to take care of sick children.Online Information.
Asian Pacific Family Resource Center
591 N King Rd Suite #1
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 793-8800
Gilroy Family Center – DFCS Community Office
379 Tompkins Ct.
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 846-4400
Ujirani Family Resource Center
591 N King Rd Suite #1
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 793-8800
Nuestra Casa Family Resource Center
591 N King Rd Suite #1
San Jose, CA 95133
Resource Center (Foster and Adoptive Parents Association) 408.501-6365Information and referrals, classes for foster, adoptive, and kinship families, mandated training education (continued education), special events, meeting space (for support groups)

San Mateo County

FUTURES – Bayshore Family Resource Center
155 Oriente St., Rm. 11, Daly City
(650) 301-8828
FUTURES – Ben Franklin Family Resource Center
700 Stewart St., Rm. 41, Colma
(650) 301-8845
FUTURES – Jefferson Family Resource Center
6996 Mission St., Rm. 600, Daly City
(650) 301-8836
FUTURES – John F. Kennedy Family Resource Center
785 Price St., Rm. 25, Daly City
(650) 301-8820
Daly City Youth Center
2778-2780 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City
(650) 991-2240
Connect Family Resource Center
Green Oaks Academy
2450 Ralmar Ave., East Palo Alto
(650) 617-1400
Hoover School
Family Resource Center
701 Charter St., Rm. 403, Redwood City
(650) 482-5925
Hoover Portable
Family Resource Center
630 Laurel St., Suite A, Redwood City
(650) 361-8730
Family Support Center of the Mid-Peninsula
1798B Bay Rd., East Palo Alto
(650) 322-1821
Cabrillo Unified School District
School Linked Services
Family Resource Center
498 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay
(650) 712-7182
Half Moon Bay High School
Family Resource Center
Lewis Foster Dr., Half Moon Bay
(650) 712-7205
Pescadero Elementary and Middle School
Family Resource Center
620 N St., Pescadero
(650) 879-1685
Pescadero High School/Healthy Start
Family Resource Center
350 Butano Cutoff Rd., Pescadero
(650) 879-1685