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Resoruce Guide for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2005

San Mateo County

Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services & Homeland Security
Resource Guide for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

Disaster Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Telephone Registration: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
Hearing/Speech impaired: 1-800-462-7585
On-line registration: www.fema.gov/register
American Red Cross: Call local Red Cross Chapter – San Mateo County: (650) 259-1750
Missing Persons: American Red Cross: 1-877-LOVED 1S (1-877-568-3317) or www.redcross.org and click on “Family Links Registry”



 Preparedness and Additional Information:

 County Emergency Information

San Mateo County Health Department’s Pocket Guide to Emergency Preparedness can be found in San Mateo County city halls and libraries or online at www.smhealth.org.

 Services and Resources:

Public Assistance – County of San Mateo Human Services Agency: 650-595-7500 www.smchsa.org

Primary contact point for emergency assistance and referral. The County of San Mateo County Human Services Agency provides emergency assistance (food, clothing), temporary shelter assistance, cash aid assistance, child care, health insurance, food stamps, transportation, children and family services, and employment services at PeninsulaWorks.

 San Mateo County mental health disaster counseling – 650-363-4117

 Medical care/prescriptions - San Mateo Medical Center - 650-573-2222

 Core Service Agency Network of San Mateo County
These community based agencies provide emergency assistance including food, rental assistance, transportation, clothing, housing, and utility. Services may vary at each agency:

Coastside Opportunity Center - 99 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada - Phone: 650-726-9071 Serves El Granada, Half Moon Bay, La Honda, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero, San Gregorio www.coastside.org

Daly City Community Service Center - 350 - 90th Street, Daly City - Phone: 650-991-8007
Serves Daly City, Broadmoor, Colma

Fair Oaks Community Center - 2600 Middlefield Road, RWC - Phone: 650-780-7500
Serves Redwood City, Portola Valley, North Fair Oaks, Woodside, Atherton

El Concilio of San Mateo County – 1798 Bay Rd., Ste. B, East Palo Alto - Phone: 330-7432
Serves East Palo Alto, Menlo Park

 North Peninsula Neighborhood Service Center - 600 Linden Avenue, SSF Phone: 588-8822
Serves South San Francisco, San Bruno, Brisbane www.neighborhoodservices.org

 Pacifica Resource Center - 1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica – Phone: 650-738-7470
Serves Pacifica, North of Devils Slide www.ci.pacifica.ca.us/CITYHALL/div_rc.html

 Samaritan House - 401 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo - Phone: 650-347-3648
Serves San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, Hillsborough, Belmont, San Carlos, Foster City

 Employment Assistance and Job Training

PeninsulaWorks - Comprehensive job and career information, services, and training for youth, adults, and dislocated (laid off) workers. www.peninsulaworks.org


• 271 - 92nd St., Daly City



• 550 Quarry Road, San Carlos



• 2500 Middlefield Road, Redwood City



• 1200 O’Brien Dr. (at OICW), Menlo Park


 Unemployment Benefits Information
Persons who were employed in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama can file for disaster unemployment assistance or unemployment benefits; also California EDD information:

  • Louisiana - 783-5567 or log on to www.laworks.net
  • Mississippi - 888-844-3577 or log on to www.mdes.ms.gov
  • Alabama - 866-234-5382.  Evacuees from Louisiana and Mississippi who are staying in Alabama can apply through the above toll free number.
  • California - Employment Development Dept. (EDD): 1-800-300-5616 or log on to www.edd.ca.gov. Assistance can also be found at PeninsulaWorks offices.

 Child Care Services

Child Care Coordinating Council – 700 S. Claremont, San Mateo

1-800-944-CARE (2273)

For information about child care assistance and referrals to free part-day programs for children and other family resources.