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A project of the Tides Center

Pacifica Resource Center

A community center offering a wide variety of services to local residents.


Provides crisis intervention services and emergency material assistance, preliminary casework and counseling, and comprehensive information and referral. Emergency assistance includes providing gift certificates for food and an emergency food pantry stocked by Second Harvest Food Bank and food donated by the community. Assists with enrollment in CalFresh, California's food stamps program. Limited funds are available to eligible families who need help with first and last month rental deposits and delinquent rent. Confidential crisis intervention services are provided in the areas of financial, emotional and family violence situations. Assists with low-cost health insurance for children. Offers Earn It, Keep It, Save It, a free tax preparation service from February to April 15. Funds are available to eligible low-income people to maintain or restore energy services when a 48-hour or 15-day shut-off notice has been received by PG&E. La Raza Centro Legal is available by appointment to provide legal representation to low-income Spanish-speaking residents in the areas of employment, housing and immigration law (call 415-575-3500 for an appointment). The site is part of the core network of community service agencies of San Mateo County.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops in front.
1809 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044 37.6350945 -122.491854 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair





Youth, ethnic minorities, women, low-income persons and families and disabled persons


Pacifica resident

How to Apply:

Apply by phone for appointment.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Pacifica