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    General Social Service Information:

    Call 211 to ask questions about where to find services or go to 211 website.

    Call 311 in San Francisco for information about City services or visit website.

    Arab Community Partners:

    Arab Cultural and Community Center
    2 Plaza Ave., San Francisco, CA 94116
    (415) 664-2200
    The mission of the ACCC is to serve both the Arab-American and the greater Bay Area community through cultural programs, outreach, and social services.

    Arab Film Festival
    300 Brannan Street Suite 508 San Francisco, CA 94107
    (415) 564-1100

    Middle East Children’s Alliance
    101 8th Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 548-0542
    Founded in 1988, the Middle East Children’s Alliance is a registered nonprofit organization working for the rights and well being of children in the Middle East. MECA sends shipments of aid to Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects that make life better for the children. We educate North Americans about children in the region and the brutal impact of US foreign policy on their lives.

    (415) 235-9330
    Zawaya is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization, dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting Arab American’s cultural heritage through music and art. Zawaya breaks barriers of isolation and discrimination, welcoming all who share a love of Arab arts.

    College and Education:

    Choices Planner

    Website offering support in education/college planning, career planning, test prep, and professional development.

    City College of San Francisco
    Offers Free ESL & Citizenship classes

    College Board
    Information about college admissions testing

    Information for Undocumented Students (from the Asian Law Caucus)
    Multiple resources for undocumented and non-citizen students who would like to apply to college.

    Offering information and ability to search for scholarships for college.

    Davis Putter Fund
    The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice.

    Consolidated information about financial aid and scholarships for college.

    Mission Graduates
    Offers academic enrichment and college access support for students in the Mission District.

    Domestic Violence and Abuse:

    Asian Women’s Shelter
    3543 18th Street # 19
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Business Line: (415) 751-7110
    Fax: (415) 751-0806

    Arab Women’s Support Group [Arabic] [English]

    Communities United Against Violence (CUAV)
    427 South Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Business Phone: 415.777.5500
    24-hour Crisis Line: 415.333.HELP (4357)
    General Inquiries: info@cuav.org
    Counseling and support for LGBTQ or questioning community members who have experienced or witnessed harassment, violence, abuse, threats, or trauma

    Support Services: Narika helps domestic violence survivors with Family Law and Immigration, Individual and family counseling, Support groups, Social Services, Shelters, Healthcare providers.
    Helpline:1.800.215.7308 Email:helpline@narika.org

    SF Women Against Rape 
    3543 18th Street, #7
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    ph. (415) 861-2024
    Peer counseling, support groups, 24 hour hotline, and medical and legal advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.


    Mission Hiring Hall
    3042 16th St. @ Mission
    Job Seekers-General orientation 9am-10am in English and 1030am-1130am in Spanish
    Services for Job seekers: job counseling, job referral services, job readiness training programs, job readiness workshops, services for special needs populations, support services and training referrals.

    Housing and Tenant Rights:

    Causa Justa :: Just Cause
    San Francisco office:
    474 Valencia Street, Suite 156
    (415) 487-9203
    West Oakland office:
    3463 San Pablo Avenue (at the California Hotel)
    phone: 510.TENANTS (510.836.2687)
    Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) provides free tenant counseling and case management for low-income residents of Oakland and San Francisco through our Housing Committee/Tenants’ Rights Clinic.

    Dolores Street Community Services

    1050 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
    (415) 648-1978
    Provides housing, sanctuary and support for working poor in San Francisco’s Mission and Castro Neighborhoods.

    Mission SRO Collaborative

    938 Valencia St. b/w 21st and 22nd
    (415) 282-6209 ext 16
    Services: fire & safety preparedness workshops, case management for SRO tenants, tenant advocacy with habilitability problems and problems with landlords, & community organizing solutions for mission district SRO tenants

    Tenants Union

    558 Capp Street San Francisco, CA 94110-2516
    (415) 282-6622
    Online information about tenant rights, and tenant clinic offering advice (see website for schedule)


    American Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program
    Pro bono representation through our Family Law, Eviction Defense, Tort Defense, Consumer, Tax and Business Law Projects

    Bay Area Legal Aid
    Bay Area Legal Aid provides free legal help for low-income people living in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.
    BayLegal’s practice areas: Housing, Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Health Care Access, and Employment

    Community Based Organizations: Providing Free Services:

    African Advocacy Network (Amharic, Arabic, Tigrigna, French)
    938 Valencia St
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Asian Law Caucus (English)
    55 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 | 415.896.1701

    Dolores Street Community Services (English)
    938 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Private Attorneys: Low Fee or Sliding Scale:

    Christine M. Stouffer (French, inquire for Arabic interpretation)
    2000 Hearst Ave., Suite 401
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    tel: 510.540.4149
    fax: 510.849.0749

    Mina Litvak (Farsi and English)
    1736 Franklin St., 10th Flr.
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Phone: (510) 545-3527

    Otis Landerholm (English)
    1300 South Van Ness # 204
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    (415) 322-0960

    Shawn Matloob (Farsi, English)
    55 New Montgomery St, Ste 308
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Tel: (415) 391-6298
    shawn@smimmigration.comSpojmie Nasiri(Pashto, Farsi, English)
    6200 Stoneridge Mall Road Suite 300Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Tel: (925) 520-5195
    Fax: (925)369-7222

    Health Services:

    Support for Families and Children with Disabilities
    2601 Mission St. Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA 94110

    San Francisco General Hospital
    415-206-8000/415-206-5133 (interpreter services)
    1001 Potrero Ave. 23rd St.
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    SF General Hospital Refugee Clinic
    995 Potrero Avenue, Building 80, 5th Floor, 94110
    General health and medical care for refugees with an I-94 form (during first 18 months in U.S. or any new immigrants with Medi-Cal). Sliding scale for fee.Arabic, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Eritrean, Russian, Spanish,Vietnamese. Wheelchair accessible

    415-206-5344 (Refugee Clinic)
    415-206-5855 (FAX)
    M-F: 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm (Refugee Clinic)


    Food and Nutrition:

    San Francisco Food Bank

    Call 2-1-1, a service of United Way of the Bay Area, to find a grocery distribution or hot meal provider in your neighborhood.

    Curry without Worry
    Meals served every Tuesday @ 5:30 : The Civic Center/UN Plaza at Hyde and Fulton in downtown San Francisco


    Al-Amana Services
    Loubna Saleh – CRTP
    Taxes, Bookkeeping, and Translation

    Diala Khasawnih

    Monadel Herzallah

    Loubna Saleh

    For other service referrals and resources or to suggest additional resources, please contact AROC.