Community Resources


Redwood City & North Fair Oaks Community Resources Handbook

The handbook is intended to inform families and practitioners about the availability of resources in four key areas: Adult Education, Early Childhood Care and Education, Food, and Mental Health. It was developed in collaboration with many dedicated Redwood City 2020 affiliate partners and their work and contributions are gratefully acknowledged. For more information, click here.

Fair Oaks Community Center

Fair Oaks Community Center, located at 2600 Middlefield Road, offers an array of services to the broader Redwood City community.  These services are provided by a combination of staff of the City of Redwood City and representatives from public, private and nonprofit organizations.  Services, available in English and Spanish include information and referral, crisis intervention, food programs, housing assistance, immigration and citizenship information and legal services. For more information, click here.

Fair Oaks Health Center

The Fair Oaks Health Center provides a variety of services including: Primary Care, Women’s Health, Podiatry, Optometry, Dental Services, Mental Health Services, On-site Laboratory and Pharmacy, and Community Resources like WIC, Nutrition Education, and Health Education. For more information, click here.

Fair Oaks Library, a branch of the Redwood City Library

The Fair Oaks Library, located at 2510 Middlefield Road, is open during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed Sunday

The library offers programs for adults and children in Spanish and English. For more information, click here.

Family Connections

Free Parent/Child Preschool Program. Help prepare your child for kindergarten, share your experiences and learn new parenting skills. Ages newborn to five years old. For school information: 650-685-6240 or go to

Redwood City 2020 

Redwood City 2020 (RWC 2020) brings together key public and private organizations in Redwood City and unincorporated North Fair Oaks in ongoing efforts to ensure the health and success of all children, youth and families served by the Redwood City School District. Current partners are:  City of Redwood City, First Five - San Mateo County, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City School District, San Mateo County, Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, Stanford University - John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Together, RWC 2020 partners implement collaborative approaches that will open the doors to success.  RWC 2020 has supported the development of the North Fair Oaks Community Plan and now is involved with outreach and community engagement efforts relating to the implementation of the Plan.  For more information, visit or call 650-423-2207.

Resident Resource Guide

A resource guide created for the residents of North Fair Oaks that provides the telephone numbers and agencies to contact with concerns on topics including noise, vehicles, animals, chemicals, buildings, litter and roads. To download the complete guide, click here (107KB).

St. Francis Center

The St. Francis Center is a nonprofit organization helping families in need to live in dignity and become self-supporting members of the community. Founded in 1986, the Center provides the local community with essential services such as housing, food, clothing, community garden spaces and education. We strive to provide these services keeping forefront in our minds and actions our motto: “Compassion Not Judgment.” For more information, visit

Siena Youth Center

(SYC) is a cherished non-profit program of the St. Francis Center. The Youth Center strives to provide a safe, healthy, active, and happy place for the youth of the North Fair Oaks Community in Redwood City. The Center offers youth a positive place to become and stay healthy, to interact with others in the community, to receive mentorship and provide leadership. The center offers a structured after school program that serves youth ages 9-17.Through mentorship, leadership and guidance, the Center offers academic support, arts, and physical activities such as sports and academic enrichment activities. The Siena Youth Center is in partnership with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League, Coaching Corps, New Voices For Youth Film Program, Stanford University Vivamos Activos Program, Girls For Change, Sacred Heart Prepatory and the Redwood City Unified School District Selby Lane School. For more information, click here.

The Freedom Center

The Freedom Center was created in 1994 to meet the needs of low income Spanish and English speaking members of the community who have problems with substance abuse, alcoholism, and other related problems. Through counseling, education, and a 12 step study, people with substance abuse and other related issues can find a path to achieve and sustain recovery. Besides providing services for Drug and Alcohol Treatment, The Freedom Center also provides services for Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Gambling Addiction, Family Therapy, Parenting Classes and Youth  Substance Abuse & Anger Management Treatment. For more information, click here

For more information on Drug & Alcohol abuse programs and NA/MA meetings in the Redwood City area, click here


Housing & Immigration Resources

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides a variety of legal services coupled with community education, policy advocacy, and impact litigation. They provide services in Immigration, Housing, Consumer Law, Small Business Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Criminal Reentry. For more information, click here, or call 650-326-6440

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County provides free legal services to low-income residents of San Mateo County. They provide assistance in Housing, Immigration, Clients’ Rights, Domestic Violence, Children’s Services, Senior Advocacy, and Safety Net Services among several others. For more information, click here, or call 650-558-0915

Community Legal Centers

Community Legal Centers is a law firm dedicated to providing low cost solutions for a wide variety of Immigration, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Family Law related problems. Community Legal Centers will represent clients before the Criminal Courts, Bankruptcy Courts/U.S. Trustee's Office, Family Courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, overseas Consular Offices, The National Visa Center, The Asylum Office, The Immigration Court (Executive Office for Immigration Review), The Office of the District Director, The Board of Immigration Appeals, and other Federal tribunals. For more information, click here or call 650-347-6191

San Mateo County Department of Housing

The San Mateo County Department of Housing has a variety of resources for Tenants & Landlords. To see the full list of resources, click here


HIP Housing’s Mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community. HIP Housing enables people with special needs, either from income or circumstance, to live independent, self-sufficient lives in decent, safe, low-cost homes. For more information, click here, or call 650-780-7511 or 650-348-6660 is a free resource to help you find a home in San Mateo County that fits your needs and budget. For more information, click here

Immigrant Relations and Integration Services (IRIS) is the first ESL website in the country with an interactive database listing county-wide ESL classes.

Immigrant Resource Guide

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