Service League of SMC

A nonprofit organization

$184,001 raised by 160 donors

100% complete

$25,000 Goal

Founded in 1961, Service League of San Mateo County is a non-profit agency that develops, coordinates and delivers in-custody programs, services, and other activities within all San Mateo County jails. Our compassionate and comprehensive services have been proven to successfully prepare jail inmates to re-enter society and become productive, self-sufficient members of the community, while additionally providing vital support services to the families of those in custody.  We also operate residential & transitional programs at seven sites in the community.    Our residential Hope Houses for women & infants provide residential SUD treatment for women, pregnant women, and women with infants, along with life-long alumni services for graduates. 

 Here is a brief excerpt of one such testimonial: 

“They loved me when I could not love myself and brought me out of the worst situation that anyone could ever find themselves in- the feeling of hopelessness. For this I will be forever indebted to the staff and volunteers at Hope House”. Hope House Alumna, J.

The Service League also operates transitional homes which benefits 50-60 formerly incarcerated individuals annually. Transitional housing programs are well-tested models that provide solid social structure and rational, practical shelter to this at-risk, and historically under-served population.


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Organization name

Service League of SMC

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(650) 364-4664