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

 
 

SOMCAN’s United Families (Familia Unidas) program provides direct services that allow for personal enrichment and development to help low-income families better their lives and avoid isolation when they are face with everyday challenges. We provide culturally competent referral services to immigrant families by connecting them to the different resources and services that the City and State have.

Our Family program also convenes a monthly safe, fun and supportive meeting space for parents. This monthly meetings and/or workshops connects families with their neighbors, inform parents about different activities and events around San Francisco, and provides educational workshops on issues such as bullying and immigration. 

Our Family program provides:

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

  • Affordable Housing support 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;

  • Red Shoes program distribution point;

  • Immigration support;

  • Social activities and cultural celebrations; and

  • Personal support.

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

Our Tenant Services provides help with:

  • getting your landlord to repair your unit;

  • rent increases,

  • evictions,

  • buyouts,

  • room mates,

  • harassment,

  • advice on fair housing and discrimination.

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,

  • looking for work,

  • understanding your worker rights,

  • advice about discrimination at work,

  • referrals to legal advice.

SOMCAN is an active partner of the Youth Leadership Institute in striving to prevent, delay, and reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and, other drugs among Asian youth in San Francisco. Through engaging and educational activities and environmental prevention strategies, HIPHY promotes healthy lifestyle choices and builds youth resiliency in the face of societal pressures.

Weekly sessions are held onsite at Bessie Carmichael School and culminates in a  community awareness campaign.