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Find local, state, and federal government services for your family here.

City Services

• City and County of San Francisco

• Contact your District Board of Supervisors

• San Francisco Youth Commission, students can be commissioners, find out how!

 Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF)

• Department of Child Support Services

• Become a Youth Intern with the Board of Supervisors

• Youth Commission Youth Links

• 72hours.org: Emergency planning for your family

• Birth Certificates

• San Francisco Homeless Resources

• Government Information Center at SFPL website 

State Services

• California.gov is the main page to find everything you need.

• Amber Alert is intended only for the most serious, time-critical child abduction cases.

 Megan's Law website lists designated registered sex offenders in California.

• California.gov Home & Family section offers information on housing, safety, family services, child care and much more.

• California Department of Social Services offers CalWORKs, a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible, needy California families.

• California Children and Family Services Division offers information on adoption, child abuse, foster care, paid family leave and more.

• Rock the Vote: get your teens registered to vote!

• Compulsory Education/Minimum School-Admission 

• California Teen Driver Education from Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

• Child Passenger Seat Restraints: Compliance

Federal Services

• USA.gov

• Passport Services

• Teen Page: How's Your Constitution?

 Kid's Corner: Government

• National Institutes of Health: Child and Teen Health Issues

• United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers food safety, school nutrition, the food pyramid, food and nutrition assistance programs and more.




SFkids Spotlight


The City and County of San Francisco established 311 to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects residents, businesses, and visitors to Customer Service Representatives ready to help with general government information and services. One Call Does It All - City Services Simplified 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Apply for Medi-Cal and Food Stamps Online 
An innovative resource, www.benefitsSF.org, allows San Francisco residents to use an online application, electronic signature, and webcam to see if they're eligible for Medi-Cal and Food Stamps. The resource allows applicants to apply for assistance from the comfort of their home, without having to set up and travel to an office interview.

The website—in English, Spanish, and Chinese—lets SF residents:

  • See if they are eligible for Food Stamps, Expedited Food Stamps, and Medi-Cal
  • Fill out an online application incorporating electronic signature for Food Stamps with the ability to electronically attach supporting documents
  • Have a phone or webcam interview so eligibility determination can be made for Food Stamps without an office interview
  • Get their applications and verification documents on a real-time basis

The website is designed to be used by the general public from home or a public access computer, such as at a library or resource center.

Juvenile and Family Services from SFPD 

Visit the Juvenile Section of the SF Police Department website to find more information about the following units that safeguard juveniles and provide youth programs to keep them motivate them to stay in school.

Child Abuse
Investigations to arrest and prosecute those who would prey on our community's youth

Internet Crime
Cyber crime, as it affects juveniles, is monitored and prosecuted with state of the art computer technology

Juvenile Offender
When left with no alternative, serious juvenile criminals are apprehended with the goal of rehabilitating them back into the community

Missing Persons
Knowing the concern and anxiety these cases generate, our investigators respond expeditiously and thoroughly to all reports while attempting to assist and comfort affected citizens

Youth Programs
Through a myriad of outreach programs, the San Francisco police department youth programs reaches out to every interest of our city's youth, attempting to partner with them—integrating them as successful citizens of the future


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