Compass Connecting Point

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The Central City Access Point is an entry point for families experiencing homelessness, providing problem solving, screening for shelter and housing programs and information and referral.

Our Family Resource Center addresses family well-being via support group and parent education classes, parent-child interactive group and family activities.

We also provide job readiness services and childcare placement and case management. 


Central City Access Point for Coordinated Entry Services

  • Entry point for families experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis for the SF Dept. of Homelessness and Supportive Housing’s Coordinated Entry Program and Homelessness Response System
  • Problem solving and planning for finding safe shelter, whether with friends or family or by accessing emergency shelter
  • Intake and assessment for families who are unable to self-resolve their homelessness through problem solving
  • Screening for eligibility for shelter and housing programs through Coordinated Entry Program
  • Information and referrals for services in the community that benefit homeless families

Family Resource Center Services

  • Support groups and parent education classes available in English and Spanish, parent/child interactive groups and family activities
  • On-site mental health screenings and crisis counseling through Compass Clinical Services
  • Drop-in employment search and application labs
  • Drop-in childcare search workshops and application labs
  • Childcare Case Management: We help San Francisco homeless families assess their childcare needs and preferences, navigate childcare resources and options based on availability and eligibility, and provide enhanced support in childcare enrollment
  • Drop-in housing search workshops and application labs

Hours

Monday:

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday:

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Wednesday:

Access Point: 9:00am - 12:00pm // 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Family Resource Center: 9:00am - 12:00pm // 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm


Additional On-Site Services

 

  • Project Legal Link: By appointment only on Thursdays. One-on-one meetings with an attorney for advice and referrals around immigration, custody, criminal records, and other legal barriers

  • Smart Money Coaching: By appointment only. One-on-one meetings with a credit counselor to create a budget or savings plan, review credit reports, and establish a plan to rebuild credit

  • CalWORKs Diaper Bank: Mondays and Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.  Families with children 0-3 and receiving CalWORKs in SF can receive up to 6 packs of diapers per month. EBT card and ID are required at time of diaper pick-up


Contact Compass Connecting Point

Maribel Rodriguez
Program Director
Central City Access Point
mrodriguez@compass-sf.org

Megan Geary
Assistant Program Director
Central City Access Point
mgeary@compass-sf.org

Teresa Sal
Director of Case Management
tsal@compass-sf.org

Christina Villarreal
Family Resource Center Manager
cvillareal@compass-sf.org