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Human Services Agency of San Francisco
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The Human Services Agency promotes well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families and communities in San Francisco.



The NEW Department on Homelessness and Supportive Housing

On July 1, 2016, the City launched the new Department on Homelessness and Supportive Housing (DHSH).  Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high-quality services, the Department will work toward the goal of making homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and onetime.  DHSH brings together the multitude of homeless services throughout the City into a single department.  Many of the staff, services and contracts that have been housed in HSA's Housing and Homeless Division are now a part of DHSH.  To find out more information about DHSH, please visit their website at http://dhsh.sfgov.org/.


Health Care Reform is Here!
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) greatly expands the health care coverage options available to low income San Franciscans. To learn more about your options, including free or low cost health insurance for low income San Franciscans or to enroll in health care coverage:
  • Online: https://apply.coveredca.com
  • Visit: SF BenefitsNet, 1440 Harrison St., San Francisco, M-F 8 am-5 pm
  • Call: SF BenefitsNet, toll free (855) 355-5757, M-F 8 am-5 pm
  • Getting Your Benefits (A Fresh Start)

    Hear how your work is making an impact on the lives of real San Franciscans.


    Apply for Benefits Online (Benefits CalWIN)

    Learn if you are eligible for Food Stamps or Medi-Cal and/or apply online.

    Learn About Public Benefits (BenefitsSF)

    A website where you can learn about: Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, School Meals, Child Care, IHSS, EITC, WIC and other benefits.

    Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect

    If you suspect that a child in San Francisco is being abused or neglected, call the Family and Children's Services (FCS) hotline at (800) 856-5553 to make a confidential report 24 hours per day.

    Adult Protective Services

    (800) 814-0009 or (415) 355-6700 - If you know or suspect that an elderly person or adult with a disability who lives in San Francisco is being abused, you can call to make a confidential report.


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