Here are resources to help in our current world-wide crisis. The resources are gathered from various sources including information from Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, the City of San Francisco and other sources. There is a section entitled – Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place.
Click the following link for Resource List or see the resources in the text below. The link can be used in the days ahead when the list is updated. The Resource List may be downloaded by using the link.
Stay safe and well,
Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee
Resilient Diamond Heights – like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/resilientdiamondheights/
Diamond Heights Community Association
Resource list for help during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place
All information on this list has been taken from reliable sources but may contain inaccuracies. As the current crisis unfolds, information will change quickly so please let us know if you find anything that is no longer valid. We will do our best to keep the list accurate and up to date. Last Updated: 3-APR-20
State and City Resources
California State COVID-19 response resource website
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in California
City of San Francisco COVID-19 response resource website
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in
San Francisco Department of Public Health Website
For updated information regarding COVID-19 facts and response resources in San Francisco
Local Food Resources
Food Pantries for people living in the 94131 area code:
Shepherd of the Hills/New Life Lutheran Church
395 Addison St. San Francisco 94131
Food distribution at 9:00 AM – 9:35 AM Saturdays
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
101 Gold Mine Dr. San Francisco 94131
Registration is not required at this time. Food is bagged and given out in the driveway.
Seniors (65 & older) 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
All others 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Citywide Food Pantry Resource:
SF Marin Food Bank
Check the website for additional food pantries and new pop-up pantries to extend the reach of the food distribution network for those in need.
Caregiving and Meal delivery services
Disability and Aging Services (DAS)
Helpline is open seven days a week 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Human Service Agency has shifted essential services to phone and online
support, including referrals for meal programs and other services through
Disability and Aging Services (DAS). This is the best one-stop place for those in need to connect with help. The website also lists specific paid caregiving and volunteer opportunities for connecting individuals with City-sanctioned services.
Mon Ami is a new volunteer matching program enabling volunteers to help at-risk individuals who need help. The program is being piloted with OpenHouse, a local service provider for housing and support services for seniors and adults with disabilities. The Office of Transgender Initiatives is assisting with the pilot program.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals. To apply for the program, contact the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services or Meals on Wheels directly.
Project Open Hand
1-800-551-6325 or 415-447-2326
POH has a Community Nutrition Program that provides meals for pick up at various locations throughout San Francisco. To apply, download the application here: https://www.openhand.org/sites/openhand.org/files/POH_SFpacket_3.2020.pdf
30th Street Senior Center
30th Street Senior Center offers a two-meal package that includes a hot entrée and a supplemental bagged meal delivered Monday through Friday. Qualifying individuals must be 60 years or older, homebound and unable to procure food and/or cook meals.
Businesses and Services in Diamond Heights open during Shelter-in-place
Safeway Diamond Heights
Everyday 6:00 AM to 10 PM
Golden Hours 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
Walgreens Diamond Heights
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Jensen’s Mail & Copy
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM for Notary) Saturday: 9 AM – 3:00 PM (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM for Notary)
Harbor Villa Restaurant
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Takeout ordered from restaurant is available at ground floor
Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Available for takeout or delivery (Grubhub or Seamless)
Creighton’s Bakery & Cafe
Monday – Thursday 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Available for takeout or delivery (Doordash or Postmates)
Diamond Heights Post Office
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 3:00 PM
Bank of America
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
See website for physical distancing protocol
Mental Health Resources
Peer “Warm Line”
A non-emergency peer support line for anyone who needs someone to talk to right now. You can talk to the warm line peer support team by calling 1-855-845-7415 or going to their website and chatting online via instant message
Disaster Distress Helpline
Text TalkWithUs to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human- caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741
Text the crisis text line to connect to a trained crisis counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free text-based support 24/7.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Text LOVEIS to 22522
If it’s not safe for you to call, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, another option for getting direct help is to use the live chat service on the website.
Opportunities to volunteer
Staying home is the best remedy for this disaster, but for those of us who feel compelled to offer our time and talent to helping those in need, here are some suggestions for ways to contribute to the COVID-19 disaster response.
Become a COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV)
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV) program was created in a partnership between the City and County of San Francisco and the Shanti Project. CERV volunteers provide one-time or occasional support to older and vulnerable adults, who have been strongly advised to not leave their home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Give a helping hand to the Food Bank
The SF Marin Food Bank is expanding their community outreach in attempt to keep up with the unprecedented demand for their services. SFMFB is looking for volunteers for pop-up pantries, warehouse, delivery and translation services. Your health and safety is their top priority, so if you have the time and ability, they have multiple ways for you to help out our neighbors in need.
Make a mask (or several)
The N95 mask is in short supply! Until production catches up with the monumental need in the healthcare industry, anyone with a needle and thread (or a sewing machine) can help the cause and make a mask.
Free materials and instructions are provided by Joann Fabrics with a goal of making 100,000,000 masks for donation
Mask making instructions using commonly found materials
Blood bank resources were already at a historic low before the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are in good health, please consider donating. Go to Red Cross or Vitalant for latest blood drive information.
Red Cross https://www.redcrossblood.org/
Resources for spiritual guidance
Here is a short list of spiritual communities that are offering online resources for prayer and reflection in a time of crisis
Listings of local online Episcopal Church services and offerings
Online access for Daily Mass
Online zendo schedule of zazen and dharma events
Resources for celebrating Shabbat at home