Resources and Referrals | Bay Area

Mental Health Support Services

Alliance Health Project:

Referrals, HIV testing and counseling, mental health assessments, support groups, and prevention services for HIV-positive and negative individuals.

Walk-In Intake Services: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

1930 Market St., San Francisco, 94102

(415) 476-3902


Bay Area Community Services (BACS) Thunder Road

24/7 residential programs across the Bay Area, addressing mental health and housing crises.

390 40th St., Oakland 94609

(510) 613-0330


Community Behavioral Health Services

Offers a full range of specialty Behavioral health services provided by a culturally diverse network of community Behavioral health programs, clinics and private psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists.

1380 Howard St., San Francisco 94103

(415) 255-3737


Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

Services include a crisis hotline, on-going therapy groups, school-based counseling, supportive services for seniors, suicide prevention for youth, and community education.

Main Office: (510) 420-2460

Crisis hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Mental Health Association

A peer-run organization that approaches mental health in an integrated and holistic way.

San Francisco: 870 Market St. #928, San Francisco 94102 (415) 421-2926

Alameda County: 954 60th St. #10, Oakland, 94608. (510) 835-5010


South of Market Mental Health:

Provides eligibility assessments for city-run mental health services.

Drop-in assessments every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m, and every Wednesday at 1pm-2:30pm.

760 Harrison St., San Francisco, 94107

(415) 836-1700


South Van Ness Adult Behavioral Health Services:

Provides mental health services for HIV-positive and transgender individuals currently receiving case management.

755 South Van Ness, San Francisco, 94110

(415) 642-4580

Substance Use Support Services

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):

An international fellowship of men and women whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety.

1821 Sacramento St., San Francisco, 94109

For meeting information, call the AA hotline (415) 674-1821


Baker Places:

Provides residential, transitional residential and supportive community housing services for persons with mental health, substance use, and/or HIV/AIDS-related issues.

730 Baker St., San Francisco, 94115

(415) 567-1498


Castro Country Club:

Clean and sober gathering place for the gay community.

4058 18th St., San Francisco, 94114.

(415) 552-6102


Harm Reduction Therapy Center:

Provides non-judgmental approach to helping substance users reduce the negative impacts of drugs and alcohol in their lives.

45 Franklin St., Suite 320, San Francisco, 94102.

(415) 863-4282  Ext.2


Millennial Drug Rehab & Alcohol Detox San Francisco

Offers inpatient rehabilitation and recovery from a range of drugs and alcohol.

321 Divisadero St. STE 37, San Francisco 94117

(760) 292-3523


San Francisco Area of Narcotics Anonymous:

Provides recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program.

NA hotline: (415) 621-8600


The Stonewall Project: 

Offers alternative harm reduction-based treatment to men who have sex with men with drug and alcohol problems.

1035 Market St., Suite 400, San Francisco, 94103.

 Enrollment info: (415) 487-3100


SF AIDS Foundation

Safe injection supplies



Walden House

Serving Clients with mental health and substance use disorder issues through residential and outpatient services.

815 Buena Vista Ave W., San Francisco, 94117

(415) 762-3705

Financial/ Food/ Housing Support Services

Positive Resource Center/ AIDS Emergency Fund:  

Provides comprehensive benefits counseling and employment services for individuals with HIV/AIDS.

Client hours Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.

170 9th St, San Francisco, 94103

(415) 558-6999


AIDS Housing and Information Project:

Offers information and referrals on housing, health, and human services to both providers and people living with HIV/AIDS, with information provided in both English and Spanish.

(510) 537-2600 or toll free (877) 424-3746


California Lifeline Program:

          Offers free phones and service for low-income households.


          Email: [email protected]

Conard House: 

Offers residential treatment and supportive housing for individuals with chronic medical conditions.

Administrative offices: 1385 Mission St., Suite 200, San Francisco, 94103

 (415) 864-7833


Glide Daily Free Meals Program:

Serves free meals three times daily, 364 days a year.

Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Lunch Noon-1:30 p.m., Dinner 4:00 p.m.-5:30pm.

330 Ellis St., San Francisco, 94102.

(415) 674-6040


Next Door:

Transitional shelter focused on case management for homeless individuals. Bed available for one night or long-term (90 days) through CHANGES system.

1001 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109.

(415) 292-2180


Project Open Hand:

Provides homemade meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, the homebound critically ill, and seniors.

730 Polk St., San Francisco, 94109

Community Nutrition Program: (415) 447-2300

Grocery Center: (800) 551-6325