San Francisco Mental Health Services

Traci Ruble's list of resoources

While budgets more and more frequently are being cut, San Francisco Mental Health Services are still some of the best.  Many are free and there is a wide diversity of crisis services and outreach for specific challenges, issues and groups.   I hope you will be served by these contacts.

San Francisco’s Suicide Prevention’s
Suicide/Crisis Line 415.781.0500
Drug/Relapse Line 415.362.3400
Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line for the Ederly 415.752.3778
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center’s Parental Stress/TALK Line 415.441.KIDS
C.H.A.L.K.’s National Youth Line  888.977.3399
GLBT National Youth Talk Line 800.246.7743

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 415.864.4722
La Casa de Las Madres 415.503.0500
Asian Women’s Shelter 415.751.7110
S.F. Dept. of Social Services (Adult Services Program) 415.557.5251


Hand in Hand Parenting

AHa! Parenting


AIDS Health Project — AIDS Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
1930 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Provides assessments and intervention related to substance abuse for people with HIV or at risk of infection. Services include drug counseling, relapse prevention, support group, and case management.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Call for meetings times and locations; hundreds of meetings per week in the Bay Area.
Dance Safe is a nonprofit organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinics
612 Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
HAFCI provides free, nonjudgmental medical substance abuse treatment and prevention services to the underserved and marginalized populations of San Francisco.

Immune Enhancement Project
3450 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Sponsors customized treatments for health enhancement using traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal therapy, and massage.

Narcotics Anonymous
Call for meetings times and locations.

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs and Eating Disorders Clinic
601 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
For over 40 years, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs have provided quality, affordable programs for adults and adolescents in recovery from alcoholism, chemical dependency, and eating disorders. Provides both inpatient and outpatient services.

The Stonewall Project 
3180 18th Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94114
The Stonewall Project is a harm-reduction program for gay and bisexual men who have questions about speed, want information about speed, want help dealing with speed, etc. There’s no requirement that you be clean and sober to join.

S.T.O.P. (Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program)
3180 18th Street, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA 94114
An intensive outpatient harm-reduction treatment program for anyone (straight and gay, women and men) having problems with either speed or cocaine.
Tweaker is a Web site sponsored by the Stonewall Project to provide resources, information, and support for individuals who use crystal meth.


Bay Positives
701 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
The mission of Bay Area Young Positives (BAY Positives) is to help young people (26 and under) living with HIV/AIDS live longer, happier, healthier, more productive, and quality-filled lives.

Bayview Hunter’s Point Foundation – AIDS Emotional Support Foundation
1625 Carroll Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
BHPF provides clients and their family members with individual assessments, case management, referrals, and practical assistance for HIV-positive members of the African American community.

Dimensions at Castro Mission Health Center
3850 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Provides primary medical care, testing, mental health services, case management, family planning, and peer support for gay and bisexual youth ages 12 to 25.

HIV Positive Drop-in Group
MCC-SF, 150 Eureka Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Meets every Tuesday at 7 pm.

Larkin Street Youth Services
1138 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
The mission of LSYS is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth, 24 years or younger, to move beyond the street and to establish stable lives.

Magnet SF
4122 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Magnet’s vision is to promote the physical, mental, and social well-being of gay men, including social support, mental health counseling, and HIV/STD counseling and testing.

Mission Neighborhood Health Center
240 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
MNHC provides comprehensive outpatient medical services, including HIV testing and HIV prevention and services for Latino/a individuals living with HIV.

Positive Health Program
995 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
Provides care to HIV/AIDS patients, as well as Oncology and Hematology services.

Sexual Compulsive Anonymous


Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm, followed by a coffee social.

SF AIDS Foundation – Action Point
117 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Nursing, social work, care management, and medication storage and dispensing for homeless and marginally housed HIV-positive individuals.

Shanti – The Life Program
730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
The Life Program is an immune-boosting treatment for HIV/AIDS based on mind/body medicine. Also includes HealthChat, a twice-monthly discussion group for gay and bisexual men.

Tom Waddell Clinic
50 Ivy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
TWC provides primary medical care and mental health, social, and substance abuse services to homeless, transgenders, low-income, and uninsured individuals in San Francisco