Resources

Key Agencies

The following are the key agencies that are mandated by law or funded to provide funding, medical, preventative, support and social services for children with special health and developmental needs.

Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC)

120 Howard Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: 415/546-9222
Fax: 415/546-9203
Website:http://www.ggrc.org/

Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC) provides services to eligible children and adults. For children under the age of three, a wide range of early intervention services are available, including assessment, specialized instruction and therapies. Eligible children under the age of three include those who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays. Qualifying conditions for children over the age of 3 are: mental retardation, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, and other conditions which are related to mental retardation or require treatment similar to that of mental retardation.

GGRC is a PUBLIC AGENCY.

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)

1098 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (For children under 3:) 415/546-9222
Telephone: (For children over 3:) 415/355-6904
Fax: 415/355-7327
Website: http://www.sfusd.edu/

The Special Education Department of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is responsible for the delivery of special education services to eligible children. Eligible children under the age of three, and their families, receive early intervention services and supports. Children over the age of three are asessed by the district's Screening and Assessment Center to determine eligibility for pre-school special education services.

SFUSD is a PUBLIC AGENCY.

California Children Services (CCS)

30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415/575-5700
Fax: 415/575-5790
Website:http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/PHP/CCS.htm

California Children Services (CCS) provides medical care and rehabilitation services to children under age 21 with eligible handicapping conditions whose families are unable to pay for their treatment. Most conditions involving severe or chronic physical disability are eligible for coverage. Services include diagnostic evaluation, treatment, medical case management, physical and occupational therapy, orthopedic and pediatric clinic services. Income limits apply. However, there is no income limit for diagnostic services, Medical Therapy Program, high-risk infant follow-up services and Children's HIV Program.

CCS is a PUBLIC AGENCY.

San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services (SFCBHS)

1380 Howard Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone (24-hour Helpline): 415/255-3737 or 888/246-3333
Website: http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/PHP/MHP.htm

SFCMHS provides mental health services to uninsured, under-insured, indigent, low income and impoverished and homeless populations in San Francisco. Mental health services provided include assessment, evaluation and counseling. Services are provided on an out-patient basis or where a more intensive program is appropriate, in day treatment, residential treatment, or community-based intensive care management and wraparound services.

SFCMHS is a PUBLIC AGENCY.

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD)

2601 Mission Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: 415/282-7494
Fax: 415/282-1226
Email:info@supportforfamilies.org
Website:http://www.supportforfamilies.org

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) is a parent-run, San Francisco-based non-profit organization serving families of children with any type of disability or special health care need. Support for Families provides parents and guardians with information about their child's disability and available resources and services, culturally and linguistically appropriate education on how to access services, and support from other families who have experienced similar challenges. SFCD also provides education and information to professionals and actively collaborates with other organizations to work toward a more coordinated, family-friendly network of services.

SFCD is a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

High Risk Infant Interagency Council (HRIIC) Round Table

2601 Mission Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: 415/206-7742
Fax: 415/282-1226
Email:info@hriic.org
Website: http://www.hriic.org/

High Risk Infant Interagency Council Round Table is an interagency referral process to review referrals of children with special health care needs, ages birth through five. The purpose of this review is to ensure that children are linked to the agencies that best meet their needs, as quickly as possible. The Round Table review team includes representatives from Golden Gate Regional Center, San Francisco Unified School District, California Children Services, Support for Families, San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Department of Human Services.

HRIIC is a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

PLEASE NOTE:

There are other agencies that provide services to children with special needs. For more information about additional services, visit the Other Resources section of this website.