Help for workers who are at risk

Medical, food, and financial programs for workers who are sick, vulnerable, or worried about missing work due to health issues.

Right to Recover Program

The Right to Recover program is currently unavailable.

The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and partner agencies support resource hubs for residents who are vulnerable and need help. 

Call or text 415-532-7275 or visit the following locations: 

Mission Hub 
701 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 
Wednesday/Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM 

Casa de Apoyo in Excelsior 
4834 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112 
Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM 

Evans in Bayview 
1329 Evans Street, San Francisco, CA 94124 
Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM 

Yosemite in Bayview 
1706 Yosemite Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 
Wednesday/Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM 

The Hut at Executive Park 
150 Executive Park Boulevard, #2450, San Francisco, CA 94134 
Monday/Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

Medical resources

Learn about Medi-Cal benefits

People who qualify for Medi-Cal can get health insurance for free or at a low cost. Medi-Cal is now available to all eligible Californians age 50 or older, regardless of U.S. citizenship or immigration status.  

It covers primary, behavioral health, dental, and vision care. Information about immigration is only used to decide if someone is eligible and is not shared with any other government agency. Receiving Medi-Cal will not make you a public charge. 

Get free COVID-19 testing, treatment, and advice.

If you don’t have health care coverage, or you have Medi-Cal but don’t have a regular doctor, California’s new nurse advice line can help. Contact Medi-Cal's free Medi-Nurse Line about COVID-19-related symptoms and referrals for free testing and treatment, regardless of income and immigration status.

For help or more information about these resources, call the San Francisco Human Services Agency at 415-558-4700

Food resources

Learn about food resources  

Learn about CalFresh benefits

Individuals and households with low incomes can use a CalFresh EBT card to purchase food at retail food outlets, grocery stores, farmers markets, and some restaurants. Many immigrants qualify for CalFresh food benefits.

A household can get CalFresh if at least one person has: 

  • U.S. citizenship 
  • A green card 
  • Refugee status, asylum, or parolee status 
  • A U-Visa or T-Visa or is applying for one 
  • Applied for relief under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) 
  • Proof of being a Cuban or Haitian entrant

An individual does not qualify for CalFresh if they are in the United States: 

  • On a student, work, or tourist visa 
  • Under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 
  • Under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) unless they meet the other qualifying factors as an undocumented person

People who are not eligible because of their immigration status can always apply on behalf of other household members, like U.S.-born children.

For help or more information about these resources, call the San Francisco Human Services Agency at 415-558-4700

Financial resources

County Adult Assistance Program

The County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) offers cash assistance and employment services to low-income adults with no dependent children and to qualifying immigrants. CAAP provides up to $619 a month and other benefits for services including employment training and placement, free MUNI pass, and counseling.


CalWORKs provides qualifying families and expectant mothers with a variety of temporary assistance, such as employment, housing, and education services. CalWORKs provides cash assistance and various services based on their eligibility. The amount of a family's monthly cash assistance payment depends on a number of factors, including the family's income, the number of eligible people, and the special needs of those family members. 

Free Diapers for Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs households

The San Francisco Diaper Bank provides a free monthly supply of diapers to Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, or CalFresh households with children under the age of three. Each eligible child may receive up to two cases of diapers each month. Please note: Participation in the Diaper Bank will not reduce monthly benefit amounts for food or cash assistance. 

DAS Benefits and Resource Hub 

The Disability and Aging Services (DAS) Benefits and Resource Hub provides a wide range of support services to older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans. With a single call, learn about and apply for available services throughout San Francisco. Find in-home care and other support for seniors, people with disabilities, and others in need. Stay connected with community through activity groups, training workshops, and companion programs. 
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Eligibility: Call 415-557-6555 to learn if you qualify for DAS services. 

Get services: Call 415-355-6700 or 800-510-2020 for referrals to specific services and programs across the City. 

County Veterans Service Office (CVSO): Veterans and their families can call 415-934-4200 or 800-807-5799 to get help with benefits or to make an appointment.

Última actualización September 1, 2022