Youth Resources

Resources for Youth 

Name Category About
San Francisco Women Against Rape Sexual Assault San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.
Advocates for Youth Sexual Heath & Civic Engagement Advocates for Youth works alongside thousands of young people here in the U.S. and around the globe as they fight for sexual health, rights, and justice.
LYRIC LGBTQ+ LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities. 
San Francisco LGBTQ+ Center LGBTQ+ Our ongoing programs for LGBTQ+ youth include a dedicated youth drop-in space providing community building to crisis intervention, cultivating social connections, access to essential needs such as food and hygiene supplies, mental health services, housing navigation, and educational workshops. 
Five Keys   Education Five Keys has numerous locations throughout San Francisco, please contact Five Keys for a location near you. Free education. GED test is paid for by Five Keys. No referral needed. Drop-ins welcome at 70 Oak Grove and 1800 Oakdale. 

Kindergarten to College (K2C)


Kindergarten to College is both automatic and universal. When a student enters kindergarten in San Francisco Unified School District. K2C automatically opens a deposit-only savings account in the child’s name at Citibank with a starter deposit of $50 in each account. 

Homeless Youth Alliance (HYA) Youth Homelessness Homeless Youth Alliance (HYA) mission is to meet youth experiencing homelessness where they are at, to see all of them as individuals with unique experiences and life stories, and to help them to build healthier lives for themselves.
Huckleberry Youth Programs  Youth Homelessness Huckleberry House offers continuous 24-hour crisis intervention and resolution services and emergency shelter to high-need youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Huckleberry House may house 18-year-olds who are enrolled in high school or GED program. 
First Place for Youth  Education & Housing My First Place is a nationally recognized education and employment program that provides housing and case management for transition-age foster youth aged 18 to 25.
3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic  Employment & Education 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic is a community based nonprofit that serves young people, ages 12-24, living in Bayview Hunters Point. Youth from this neighborhood are resilient and strong. They want to finish high school and go to college, have fun with their friends, get jobs and have their own apartments, and work toward fulfilling careers.
Bayanihan Equity Center Food The Bayanihan Equity Center has been a part of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's pantry network, hosting a weekly pantry that offers fresh produce, grains, and protein. Due to COVID-19, the groceries are pre-bagged. 
Dolores Street Community Services (The Little Market) Food El Mercadito is a large-scale food pantry and operates the distribution as a market-style pantry on Wednesdays and Fridays, where members can select food items to prepare healthy and delicious meals for themselves and their families at home. 
Mother Brown's Dining Room (To-Go Meals) Food UCHS has a dining room that provides meals to anyone in need of food. 
St. Anthony's Dining Room Food St. Anthony’s Dining Room has served more than a meal, functioning as a vital cultural space, where everyone is invited to come together in community. They also offer meaningful community-building activities after hours. (Open 7 days a week)
GLIDE Food GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals Program provides three nutritious meals a day, 364 days a year, to the poor, homeless and hungry. The Daily Free Meals program has no eligibility requirements. Clients are not required to complete an intake form prior to receiving a meal. 
Summer Meals for Kids Food  There are organizations that serve free, healthy lunches and snacks to anyone age 18 and under every weekday during the months that school is not in session. No proof of need, registration, or identification is required. 
Larkin Street Youth Services  Healthcare, Housing, Education, and Employment Larkin Street Youth Services helps young adults in San Francisco by providing a continuum of healthcare, housing, employment, and education services.
Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center Food, Clothing, and Education In the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center is a unique presence. BAWCC focuses entirely on the needs and issues of low-income families, children, and women in this multi-ethnic, inner-city neighborhood.
Woman, Infants. & Children Family The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program helps individuals who are pregnant or just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy. WIC welcomes partners, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians who care for eligible children. WIC services are provided at no cost to you. 
  At The Crossroads  Youth Counseling    The Crossorads reaches out to youth and young people through Street Outreach, On-The Spot Counseling, and 1:1 Supportive Services Counseling.




Department of Police Accountability

The mission of the Department of Police Accountability is to promptly, fairly, and impartially investigate complaints against San Francisco police officers, make policy recommendations regarding police practices and conduct periodic audits of the San Francisco Police Department. Civilians who have never been police officers in San Francisco staff the Department of Police Accountability. Our brochure is available in EnglishSpanishChineseRussianTagalogVietnamese, and Arabic.

You may file a complaint using our Online Complaint Portal. Alternatively, you may visit our office, call, or send a complaint by mail.

Know Your Rights for Youth in San Francisco – English (PDF)

Know Your Rights for Youth in San Francisco – Spanish (PDF)

Know Your Rights for Youth in San Francisco – Filipino (PDF)

Know Your Rights for Youth in San Francisco – Chinese (PDF)

Know Your Rights for Youth in San Francisco – Vietnamese (PDF)

Know Your Rights for Youth in San Francisco – Russian (PDF)


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