Referrals

This list is currently being updated, please come back for more information.

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
info@arabculturalcenter.org
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
info@aff.org

Middle East Children’s Alliance
101 8th Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 548-0542
meca[at]mecaforpeace.org
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.

Zawaya
(415) 235-9330
info@zawaya.org
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.

Scholarships.com
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.

Fastweb
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
info@sfaws.org

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

Narika
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.

Employment:

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)

Legal:

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
415.503.1032

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
415.282.6209

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
spojmie@nasirilaw.com
www.nasirilaw.com

Health Services:

Support for Families and Children with Disabilities
2601 Mission St. Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-920-5040
www.supportforfamilies.org

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)

http://www.eastbayfamilyinstitute.com/

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

Translation:

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

Diala Khasawnih
415.658.1870

Monadel Herzallah
(707)330-3503
mherzallah@aol.com

Loubna Saleh
www.alamanaservices.com
415-350-8680

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