Family Assistance

Student Back-Up Care

UCSF Family Services and the Student Services Fee Advisory Committee offers high-quality back-up care through Bright Horizons when you need to be at school or work and your regular child or adult/elder care is unavailable. Students get ten days of back-up care per year free of charge. Learn more here.

Additional Family Services resources include:

Early Learning Scholarships for child care (ages 0-5) are available to San Francisco residents who are income-eligible. These scholarships can be used at many licensed child care centers, including UCSF’s on-site/near-site centers. Students get first priority in the wait pool for UCSF child care centers.


Review other child care resources available to the UCSF community on the MyFamily web page and this Family Service’s webpage on Student Resources.

Diaper Bank

The San Francisco Diaper Bank distributes FREE DIAPERS to eligible CalWORKs and CalFresh families with children under 3 years old. The Diaper Bank is a program of Help a Mother Out. Our mission is to improve baby and family well being by increasing access to diapers for families in need. Provides a three-day supply of food for people in crisis

Visit SF Diaper Bank for more information.