SERVICES


 

SOMCAN's services are available in English, Spanish, and Tagalog by appointment only.

  • To make an appointment in English, call (415) 255-7693

  • Para una cita de Español, llame (415) 552-5633

  • Upang gumawa ng appointment sa Tagalog, tumawag ng (415) 552-5637

 
 
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United Families / unidas familias Program

SOMCAN’s United Families / Familias Unidas provides supportive services that allow for personal enrichment and development to help working-class families better their lives and avoid isolation when faced with everyday challenges. We provide culturally-competent services to immigrant families by helping them navigate the different available resources and services available to them.

We also convene a safe, fun, and supportive meeting space for parents. These regular meetings and/or workshops connect families with their neighbors, inform parents about different activities and events around San Francisco, and provide educational on issues such as bullying, financial literacy, and immigration. 

Our Family program provides:

  • School support such as school enrollment and resources like uniforms and school supplies (qualified income requirement of SFUSD)

  • Affordable housing search and referrals;

  • Support to apply for general assistance and Healthy SF;

  • Strengthening Families sessions (with the Department of Public Health and Youth Leadership Institute)

  • Mental health service referrals;

  • Language support in Tagalog, Spanish and English, such as translation for appointments;

  • Food drives;

  • Immigration support;

  • Social activities and cultural celebrations; and

  • Personal support.

 
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Tenant Counseling Program

With the eviction and housing affordability crisis hitting San Francisco hard, it’s tough out there for tenants. SOMCAN provides advice on basic tenant rights and referrals to tenant lawyers and other critical resources.

Our Tenant Program provides help with:

  • Getting your landlord to repair your unit;

  • Rent increases;

  • Evictions;

  • Buyouts;

  • Roommates;

  • Harassment;

  • Advice on fair housing and discrimination.

 
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Workforce Development Program

With San Francisco leading the country in the growing inequality between rich and poor, it's critical that our community has access to quality jobs. 

Our Workforce Development Program helps with:

  • Creating or updating resumes;

  • Job search and application;

  • Understanding your worker rights;

  • Advice about discrimination at work;

  • Referrals to free or low-cost legal services