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.