Helpful Resources

Institute on Aging

Institute on Aging works to enhance the quality of life for aging adults and adults living with disabilities, enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community.

Self Help for the Elderly

Since 1966, Self-Help for the Elderly has provided assistance and support to seniors in the San Francisco area. We provide trustworthy and devoted care for seniors to promote their independence, dignity and self-worth. Our non-profit services and companionship help guide seniors to wellness and happiness. We want to contribute to longer, healthier, more purposeful lives for seniors.

National Suicide Hotline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Friendship Line (24 hours)

Even if you live alone, you’ll never have to feel alone. For many of the older adults who live alone in California, every day brings some form of isolation and loneliness. And these days, with the onset of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, those feelings of loneliness have grown exponentially. But we are here to help, by providing connections through Friendship Line California.


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI has many resources for families and individuals of those newly diagnosed with mental illness.

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

A collection of crisis referrals for residents of Alameda County.

Mind the Gap

Gender Affirmative Care for Children, Youth & Families in the Greater Bay Area. Founded in 2009, Mind the Gap is a mental health consortium affiliated with UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center. Their mission is to promote the healthy development of transgender, gender-expansive, and nonbinary children, youth, and their families by providing mental health services in the context of gender acceptance and gender diversity.


The Psychotherapist Association for Sexual and Gender Diversity Founded in 1987, GAYLESTA represents a membership of over 300 mental health professionals focused on providing services promoting LGBTQ mental health.

Wellness Resources for Teens

A collection of wellness and self care tools aimed at teens.

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