Community Based Organizations


Asian American Recovery Services

For those members who are 18 years of age or older. Patients may call for an assessment appointment with an outreach specialist. Walk-ins welcome.


Central American Resources Center Mission (CARECEN) promotes community empowerment for the Latino and immigrant population of Northern California, providing and advocating for services and strategies that respond to the needs and rights of this population. Go to the site to learn more about the legal and health services they offer plus their Tattoo Removal Program (to remove gang related tattoos) and The Family Empowerment Program for low-income immigrant families.

Chinatown Community Development Center

The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC) is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. Based in the Chinatown neighborhood, Chinatown CDC also serves other San Francisco neighborhoods, including North Beach and the Tenderloin. They are a community development organization with many roles, serving as neighborhood advocates, organizers, planners, as developers and managers of affordable housing.

Coleman Advocates

Coleman Advocates for important issues that affect the lives of children, youth, and families in San Francisco. Go to their website to learn more about different causes you can advocate for too.

Edgewood Center for Children and Families

The mission of Edgewood Center for Children and Families is to strengthen children, youth, families, and their communities through service, training, advocacy, and research.

Larkin Street Youth Services

Mt. St. Joseph – St. Elizabeth

Mount St. Joseph – St. Elizabeth serves the diverse San Francisco Bay Area community through the Epiphany Center. The Epiphany Center provides recovery-based services to adult women and their children, in an effort to break the multi-generational cycles of abuse, dysfunction, and poverty. The organization promotes dignity and self-reliance.

Operation Access

Operation Access (OA) was formed by two surgeons in response to the inability of the uninsured to gain access to necessary surgical care, impairing their quality of life and ability to function. Through OA, surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists collaborate in partnership with community clinicians and hospital facilities to donate care to those most in need. To date, over 2000 surgeries have been facilitated and 12 million dollars in medical costs have been deterred.

Richmond Area Mulit-Services, Inc. (RAMS)

Founded in 1974, RAMS is a private non-profit mental health agency that is committed to providing community-based, consumer-guided, culturally competent and multilingual services that meet the mental health, social, and educational needs of the diverse San Francisco community.

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC)

The San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, a non-profit agency that works in partnership with nine of the city’s most active and culturally diverse clinics.

The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services

The San Francisco Immunization Coalition

The San Francisco Immunization Coalition is comprised of diverse public and private interests whose mission is to achieve and maintain full immunization protection for each child and adult in San Francisco to promote community health and prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Family Service Agency of San Francisco

Walden House

Walden House engages, heals, teaches, trains, houses, clothes, and feeds people with alcohol and other drug addictions in San Francisco and throughout California. Often these people are the most difficult to reach: the mentally ill, people with AIDS, emotionally disturbed, and abused adolescents, the socio-economically deprived and the homeless.