Other support for working families

Help With Child Care & Preschool
Free Diapers for Children Under 3 Years Old
Nutritional Support for Pregnant Women, Mothers and Young Children
Free Multi-Vitamins for Women Aged 14-54
Lower your PG&E Bill
Lower your Home Phone or Cell Phone Bill
Lower your Garbage Bill
Lower your Water Bill
Lower Your Home Internet Bill
Affordable Vision Care
Lower your Prescription Drug Costs
Free Life Insurance
Low-Cost Auto Insurance
Services for Immigrant Families
2-1-1 Helplink

Download the Economic Resources for San Francisco Families Flyer

Help With Child Care & Preschool
Free resource and referral information to San Francisco families seeking child care is available from the Children’s Council of San Francisco and from Wu Yee Children’s Services. Both organizations also offer help paying for child care for some low-income working families.
  • Children’s Council
    Main line: (415) 276-2900 (English and Spanish)
    Resource and Referral Line: (415) 343-3300 (English, Chinese, and Spanish)
    www.children'scouncil.org
  • Wu Yee Children’s Services
    Main line: (415) 677-0100
    Resource and Referral Line: (415) 391-4956 (English and Chinese)
    resourcereferral@wuyee.org
    www.wuyee.org
  • Information about the Centralized Eligibility List (SF3C) for subsidized childcare
    Apply by phone (415) 343-3300 or (415) 391-4956
    www.sfcel.org  (English, Chinese, and Spanish)
  • Preschool for All (Free)
    Free part-day high quality preschool is available to all San Francisco's 4-year old children, regardless of income.
    For more information or to apply click HERE
    Parent Phone Line: (415) 354-3873
Free Diapers for Children Under 3 Years Old The San Francisco Diaper Bank offers up to 6 packages of FREE DIAPERS per month for eligible CalWORKs families with children under 3 years old. For more information about eligibility, click ,HERE or call the CalWORKs Service Center at (415) 557-5100.

Nutritional Support for Pregnant Women, Mothers and Young Children
Checks to buy healthy food, advice on breastfeeding and other advice on eating well and staying healthy are available from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. Many low-income working mothers and their families qualify.
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
    (415) 575-5788
    www.sfdph.org   (English, Chinese, Spanish)
         Frequently Asked Questions about WIC
Free Multi-Vitamins for Women Aged 14-54
Female SF residents aged 14-54 can receive 1-year FREE supply of folic acid vitamins.
(415) 575-5677.
http://www.gofolic.org/


Help with Utility Bills

Lower Your PG&E Bill
Most families who receive the Working Families Credit are also eligible for a 20% discount on their monthly gas & electric bill.
  • PG&E
    1(800) 743-5000  Language line services available
    www.pge.com  (English, Chinese, Spanish)
Lower your Home Phone or Cell Phone Bill
If you currently receive Medi-Cal, SSI, CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), Healthy Families or WIC, you may qualify for help with up to half the cost of your basic landline bill through the California Lifeline Telephone Program. Instead of using the discount on your home phone, your household may qualify for a free cell phone at a low monthly rate.
  • California Lifeline Call Center (for Land Line program)
    1-866-272-0349   English
    1-866-272-0350   Spanish
    1-866-272-0356   Cantonese/Mandarin
    1-866-272-0355   Vietnamese
    1-866-272-0353   Tagalog
    www.californialifeline.com
  • Safelink Wireless (cell phone program)
    1-800-SafeLink (723-3546)or visit   www.safelinkca.com
Lower Your Garbage Bill
Some families who receive the Working Families Credit may also qualify for a 25% discount on their basic garbage collection bill.
Lower Your Water Bill
If you receive the Working Families Credit you may also qualify for a discount on your water utility bill.
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
    (415) 551-3000,   www.sfwater.org
Lower Your Home Internet Bill
If you have at least one child that is eligible for free lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) in a San Francisco public school, you may be eligible for fast home internet service at $9.95 (plus tax) per month, a low-cost internet-ready computer, and free internet training.


Affordable Vision Care
The California Vision Foundation offers low-cost eye examinations and prescription glasses.
  • For more information or to download an application, click  HERE
    1-800-877-5738   (English/Spanish)
Lower your Prescription Drug Costs
  • Pharmacy Card
    Save up to 75% off on prescriptions and get additional rebates on certain prescriptions.
    To print a free card, click HERE
  • Familywize
    Save up to 35% or more on prescriptions. To print a free card, click HERE
Free Life Insurance
Mass Mutual Insurance Company offers free life insurance for low-income working adults with children. In the event of early death -- Mass Mutual pays $50,000 into a trust for the insured parent's child to cover educational expenses.
  • For more information or to download an application, click  HERE
Low-Cost Auto Insurance
California's Department of Insurance offers discounted auto insurance rates to qualified drivers.
  • For more information about eligibility and how to apply, click  HERE
    1(866) 602-8861  Language line services available.


Services for Immigrant Families
Free Legal Assistance available in more than 15 languages.
  • San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network
      (415) 282-6209 x115
      San Francisco Immigrant Advice Line: (415) 282-6209 x117   (English, Spanish)
      www.sfimmigrantnetwork.org
  • African Advocacy Network (Arabic, Amharic, French, Spanish, Tigrinya)
      415-503-1032,   www.africanadvocacynetwork.org
  • Arab Resource and Organizing Center (Arabic, French)
      415-861-7444,   www.araborganizing.org
  • Asian Law Caucus (Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese)
      415-896-1701,   www.asianlawcaucus.org
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishan, limited Spanish/French/Russian/Arabic)
      415-567-6255,   www.apilegaloutreach.org
  • Central American Resource Center (Spanish)
      415-642-4400,   www.carecensf.org
  • La Raza Centro Legal (Spanish and Portuguese)
      415-575-3500,   www.lrcl.org
  • La Raza Community Resource Center (Spanish)
      415-863-0764,   www.larazacrc.org
Free Services, Education, & Resources in various languages.
  • Causa Justa::Just Cause (Spanish)
      415-487-9203,   www.cjjc.org
  • Chinese for Affirmative Action (Cantonese, Mandarin)
      415-274-6750,   www.caasf.org
  • Filipino Community Center (Tagalog)
      415-333-6267,   www.filipinocc.org
  • Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (Spanish)
      415-621-8140,   www.mujeresunidas.net
  • People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (Spanish)
      415-431-4210,   www.podersf.org


United Way's 2-1-1 in San Francisco
Call for free, confidential community service information and referrals, including food, housing, immigration, employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, senior services and more.
  • Call 2-1-1,  www.211bayarea.org  Available 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages
  • From cell phones, dial 415-808-HELP (4357)
Download the Economic Resources for San Francisco Families Flyer
  Economic Resources for San Francisco Families flyer
  Recursos Econůmicos para Las Familias de San Francisco