San Mateo County Social Services for Families

Find San Mateo County California social services and programs related to families. Social services for families are provided by Child Support Offices, Child, Youth and Family Services, and Child Abuse Prevention Centers.


Child, Family, and Youth Services are services offered by state, county, and local governments that assist children, youth, and families. These services can include efforts to end youth homelessness, programs to prevent adolescent pregnancy, and services to prevent violence against children. Child, Family, and Youth Services Offices also offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. In some locations, Child, Family, and Youth Services Offices also manage foster care and adoption services.

San Carlos Youth Center 1001 Chestnut Street San Carlos CA 94070 650-802-4471

San Mateo County Childrens Protective Service 400 Harbor Boulevard Belmont CA 94002 650-595-7922

San Mateo County Institutions Division Youth Service Center 21 Tower Road San Mateo CA 94402 650-312-5327

San Mateo County Youth Service 222 Paul Scannell Drive San Mateo CA 94402 650-312-5395


A Child Support Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides support and assistance in processing child support payments. Child Support Offices provide a number of services, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who is eligible for child support payments.

Redwood City Child Support & Enforcement Office 555 County Center Redwood CA 94063 866-901-3212