While this guide is focused on the United States, California, and the San Francisco Bay Area, resources in other locations are welcome to be listed. Please send corrections to info@dooleym.com.


IMPORTANT: In the case of a mental health crisis, be sure to request your local Crisis Intervention Team when calling 911.

Call 988 or visit 988lifeline.org for suicide prevention and crisis support.

Guidance and Referrals

Call 211 or visit 211.org for social service referrals including food, housing, healthcare, and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Bar Association Referral Service, (415) 989-1616

Mental Health Services

San Francisco

Community Behavioral Health Services, (415) 255-3737


Los Angeles

Find Homeless People – Help finding people who are homeless

San Francisco

Homeless Outreach Team, 311 – Help finding people who are homeless

Miracles Messages – Help finding people who are homeless

Project Homeless Connect, (415) 503-2123 – Help for people experiencing homelessness

Santa Clara County (San José, etc.)

Home First – Help for people experiencing homelessness, for finding people who are homeless, and homelessness prevention services

Missing Persons

If you are local to your missing person, go to your local precinct to open a missing persons case. If you are out of the area, missing persons cases many be opened over the (non-emergency) phone of the police in the area where your loved one was last seen.