For Those in Need

Assistance from the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is available to:
  • Low-to-moderate income families with dependent children
  • Seniors who are age 55 and older
  • Disabled individuals
  • Veterans
  • Pregnant women in their 2nd or 3rd trimester
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Transitioning emancipated foster youth between 18 and 24

Housing and Critical Family Needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord or medical equipment provider. If you or someone you know needs temporary assistance and might qualify for a grant, please read on for a list of coordinating agencies and their phone numbers.

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund does not distribute funds directly to applicants, and we will never ask applicants for their bank or credit card numbers.

In addition to Housing and Critical Family Needs assistance, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides support to Bay Area food banks to purchase food. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please contact the food bank in the county in which you reside.

Housing Assistance and Critical Family Needs assistance is provided in the form of grants that are paid directly to the supplier of services, such as a landlord. Applicants do not receive direct grants.

If you or someone you know needs temporary assistance and might qualify for a grant, please contact the coordinating agency in the county in which you reside:

Alameda County
Alameda County Social Services Agency
Phone: 510-272-3700

Contra Costa County
Volunteer & Emergency Services
Phone: 925-521-5065

Marin County
Community Action Marin
Phone: 415-526-7500

Napa County
Napa County Health & Human Services Agency
Phone: 707-299-1890
Email: seasonofsharing@countyofnapa.org

San Francisco County 
SF County Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Phone: 415-557-6484
Email: seasonofsharing@sfgov.org

San Mateo County 
Pacifica Resource Center
Contact: Anita Rees
Phone: 650-738-7470

Santa Clara County 
Santa Clara County Social Services
Phone: 408-755-7710

Solano County 
Benicia Community Action Council
Contact: Viola Robertson
Phone: 707-745-0900

Sonoma County 
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
Phone: 211

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