Women’s Health

ACCESS, Women’s Health Rights Coalition

Dedicated to making reproductive freedom, including access to abortion, a reality for all women. Our English and Spanish hotlines, volunteer support, network, abortion fund and advocacy projects combat the barrier to reproductive health care that disproportionately impact low-income, uninsured, young immigrant and rural women.

P.O. Box 3609, Oakland, CA, 94609
(800) 376-4636; (510) 923-0822
Espanol: (888) 442-2237

Breast Cancer Action

Carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the epidemic. BCA organizes individuals to do something (besides worry) about breast cancer; provides information to anyone who needs it and advocates for policy changes on a range of breast cancer issues.

55 New Montgomery St., Suite 323, SF, CA, 94105
(415) 243-9301

Breast Cancer Connections

Educates individuals about breast cancer and treatment options; offers emotional and practical support for breast cancer survivors and makes referrals to a variety of helpful community resources.

390 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, 94306
(650) 326-6686

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

Provides grants of up to $600 to low-income clients suffering from breast cancer and its treatment to offset costs for housing, utilities and non-insured medical expenses.

1540 Market St., Suite 320, San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 558-6996

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic (CMCC)

A state licensed holistic health clinic that provides free, complementary, alternative medicine (CAM) treatments to low-income women with cancer.

5691 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA, 94609
(510) 601-7660

Chrysalis Counseling Services for Women

Provides high-quality feminist counseling on a sliding scale for women, men, couples, children and families. They also provide training for counseling interns working towards licensure.

2345-4th St., Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
(707) 545-1670

CORA ~ Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

Committed to ending the intergenerational cycle of violence through direct service and education. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal assistance and outreach. (650) 652-8000

(650) 312-0515

Exhale, An After Abortion Counseling Hotline

Provides non-judgmental, emotional support to women and girls who have had abortions as well as support for their significant others.

Oakland, CA, 94610
(510) 446-7900

Lyon-Martin Women’s Health Services

Provides high quality, caring, non-judgmental primary health care to women by women with a special focus on lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

1748 Market St., Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 565-7667

Northern California Cancer Center

A nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer research and education. Their programs focus on who gets cancer and why, how to best detect and treat cancer, and how to improve the quality of life.

32960 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Suite 600, Union City, CA, 94587
(510) 429-2500

North County Women’s Shelter and Resource Center

The North County Women’s Shelter provides women and their children with a safe, confidential space for healing and recovery. Case managers can also make safe arrangements for male victims and their children suffering from domestic violence.

(805) 226-5400

Golden Gate Community Health

Delivers high quality reproductive health care throughout the Bay Area. They also offer age-appropriate sex education and advocate for the reproductive health of women and their families. There are nine clinics located in San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City, Hayward, Oakland, San Rafael and Rohnert Park.

815 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA, 94109
(800) 230-7526, for appointments
(415) 441-7858

Shepherd’s Gate

Providing services and housing for battered and homeless women and children since 1984. They operate a 30-day crisis shelter as well as six-12 month long-term programs.

1660 Portola Ave., Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 443-4283

The Breast Cancer Fund (TBCF)

A national nonprofit organization formed in 1992 in response to the public health crisis of breast cancer. They identify and advocate for the elimination of the environmental and other preventable causes of this disease.

2107 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, CA, 94115
(415) 346-8223

The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic

A state licensed primary care holistic health clinic, CMCC provides free complementary alternative medicine treatments for low income women who have cancer. Services include acupuncture, Chinese and western herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, therapeutic imagery, social work, transportation, and organic foods. Call 510-601-7660, or visit the website at


UCSF Digital Mobile Mammography Van

The “Mammovan” provides state-of-the-art no-cost screening mammograms to San Francisco’s low-income women at public health clinics, Community Health Network Clinics, and Community Consortium Clinics.

1600 Divisadero St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 885-7558

Upaya Center for Wellbeing

A holistic/vitalistic healing center and community center focusing on individual and family health. Thirty-one doctors and holistic practitioners work in collaboration on issues ranging from pregnancy and birth to chronic diseases.

478 Santa Clara Ave., Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-8729

W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

A multicultural, feminist agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence which affects the lives of thousands of women and children in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling (group or individual), legal services, education and referrals to battered women and their children.

333 Valencia St., Suite 251, San Francisco, CA, 94103
(415) 864-4777

Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

The WDDC is a nonprofit program addressing the needs of homeless women and children to ensure that they have a safe daytime refuge where they receive support, nourishing meals, and access to community resources to overcome homelessness and regain self sufficiency.

2218 Acton St., Berkeley, 94702
(510) 548-2884

Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC)

Provides women with cancer and loved ones with an information and referral helpline, library resources, legal services, in-home support, support groups, workshops and policy advocacy. Their services are also available in Spanish. In Oakland