Community Resources During COVID-19

In these challenging times, we are here to help you find the resources you need. Here's a list of community resources that provide health & wellness services, food, and housing assistance during COVID-19.

Hygiene

Handwashing stations:

  • Lytton Plaza (Corner of University & Emerson)
  • Cogswell Place (Lytton Avenue between Ramona & Bryant)
  • California Avenue (200 Block)
  • Downtown Food Closet (425 Hamilton)
  • 7-11 (401 Waverly St.)
  • Urban Lane (South of University Ave.)

Bathrooms:

City Park locations: Open daily from approximately dawn to dusk.
  • El Camino Park (155 El Camino Real)
  • Greer Park (1098 Amarillo Ave)
  • Hoover Park (2901 Cowper St.)
  • Juana Briones Park (Clemo Ave & Maybell Avenue)
  • Mitchell Park (600 E Meadow Dr.)
  • Peers Park (1899 Park Blvd.)
  • Rinconada Park (777 Embarcadero Rd.)
  • Stanford Palo Alto Playing Fields (2353 El Camino Real)
  • Seale Park (3100 Stockton Pl.)
City Parking Garage locations: Open 24 hours a day.
  • Bryant/Lytton Garage (445 Bryant Street)
  • High/Alma South Garage (525 High Street)

Showers/Laundry:

LifeMoves – Opportunity Services Center:, opens a new window
  • Address: 33 Encina, Palo Alto
  • Showers and Laundry open Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm.
Kurt Kumli Resource Center:
  • Address: Public Defender’s Office – 231 Grant Ave, Palo Alto
  • Showers & Laundry provided by Dignity on Wheels each Saturday, 8:30am–12pm.

Other Resources & Information

Shelter Hotline:

Need Shelter During COVID-19? Call 408-278-6420 to request shelter services. Line open 7 days a week from 9am–6pm. Please leave a message if all lines are busy and someone will call you back.

LifeMoves – Opportunity Services Center:, opens a new window
  • Call: (650) 853-8672
  • Address: 33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto
  • Open: Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm
  • Services: breakfast & lunch, bus passes, case management, classes, coffee & snacks, coin laundry, coin showers, computers & Wi-Fi, emergency utilities & rental assistance, lockers, mailbox services, permanent housing assistance, shelter referrals, toiletries.
Peninsula HealthCare Connection:, opens a new window
  • Call: (650) 853-0321
  • Address: 33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto
  • Open: Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm
  • Services: Free primary, preventative and mental healthcare. CALL FIRST TO BE ASSESSED OVER THE PHONE.
MayView Community Health Center:, opens a new window
  • If you have a medical question/concern, please call their main appointment line at (650) 327-8717. Walk-in clinics are temporarily suspended. Do NOT go to a MayView clinic without an appointment. Palo Alto Clinic location currently closed for remodeling; patients will be directed to another clinic.
Ravenswood Clinic:, opens a new window
  • Call: (650) 330-7400
  • Address: 1885 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto
  • Open: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, 8am–5pm; Tuesday, 10am–5pm
  • No appointment necessary for TB tests. Screening at entrance: Make sure to let people know you are there to get TB screening for a shelter.
WeHOPE:, opens a new window
  • Call: (650) 330-8000
  • Address: 1858 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto
  • Shelter & meals: DAILY, Entry at 4:30pm. Dinner at 7pm.

Downtown F, opens a new windowood Closet operated by Downtown Streets Team:, opens a new window
  • Call: (650) 325-3663
  • Address: All Saints Church, 425 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
  • Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 10am–2:30pm; Thursday, 10am–7pm
La Comida, opens a new window – Pick up meals, Senior’s Only (ages 60+):
  • Masonic Center: 461 Florence Street, Palo Alto; 11:45am–12:15pm
  • Stevenson House: 55 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto; 11:15am–12:15pm
Second Harvest Foodbank:, opens a new window
24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline (408) 279-2962
Suicide Hotline/Resources:
  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
  • If you are not in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, but need someone to talk with about
    your suicidal feelings, please call one of the following national suicide prevention lines:                     
    • 1-800 SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    • 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
    • 24/7 CRISIS LINE (1-855-278-4204)

Compiled by the Office of Human Services, opens a new window on 10/29/20.

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