Cameron House Social Services:
920 Sacramento (bet. Powell & Stockton). 781-0401 ext. 123. Asian-focused. For victims of domestic violence & child witnesses of domestic violence. Call or drop in M-F 9am-noon & 1-5pm. Nonpsychiatric individual, couple & family counseling; case management. Support groups (Cantonese): single mothers 3rd Fri 6-8pm; cancer patients 2nd & 4th Sat 1-3pm. Sliding scale counseling; Free domestic violence program & support groups. English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Toisanese, Vietnamese.
Cameron House: Youth Services:
920 Sacramento (bet. Powell & Stockton). 781-0401 ext. 126. Friday 7-10pm: bi-lingual after-school program for middle & high school youth (sports, movies, etc.). English & Cantonese.
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
This website provides resources including private therapist, hotlines, and legal assistance.
NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(415) 905-NAMI (905-6264)
Located in San Francisco, NAMI is one of more than 1,000 local affiliates of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. They offer classes for family members to learn how to support someone with mental illness as well as resources and support.
Their website offers information on the rights of families, support group information, family to family support classes, sample questions to ask the psychiatrist and more.
SFkids Related Pages
• Our Crisis page offers links and help lines for all ages.
How Families Can Help Children Cope with Fear and Anxiety
from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
"Whether tragic events touch your family personally or are brought into your home via newspapers and television, you can help children cope with the anxiety that violence, death, and disasters can cause.
Listening and talking to children about their concerns can reassure them that they are safe. Start by encouraging them to discuss how they have been affected by what is happening around them. Even young children may have specific questions about tragedies. Children react to stress at their own developmental level." Read more for pointers for parents and caregivers.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers support in the following areas: Disaster/Trauma, Youth Violence, Children and Families. The website offers information in Spanish as well.
Other Local Resources
Chemical Dependent Support from HelpingSF.org offers an online quiz to see if you or someone you know may need help. There is information on Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, the needle exchange program, Planned Parenthood, and resources to help with your recovery.