Dear Partners and Community Stakeholders,

Thank you for continuing to work with us during this unprecedented time. Below you will find Mayor Breed’s announcement sharing an updated Health Order REQUIRING RESIDENTS TO STAY HOME EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL NEEDS. Five other counties in the Bay Area have also issued the order, that will take effect starting at midnight on Tuesday, March 17th and shall last 3 weeks. 

Our offices are closed, but the Department is working and can be reached by email and phone (leave a message).

Public Health Order: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/HealthOrderC19-07-%20Shelter-in-Place.pdf

The best thing you can do now to help our City is to follow this order and stay home.

Remember, these are the best ways for all San Franciscans to reduce their risk of getting sick, and preventing COVID-19:

·     Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

·     Cover your cough or sneeze.

·     Stay home if you are sick.

·     Avoid touching your face.

·     Try alternatives to shaking hands, like a wave.

·     If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.

·     There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick.


If you are concerned about friends or family who may be in crisis, the following resources may be helpful at this time:

TALKLine Parental Support

TALKLine Parental Support, operated by Safe & Sound, provides 24/7 telephone support and crisis counseling to parents and caregivers.

Website: https://safeandsound.org/

Crisis Line: 415‑441‑KIDS (5437)

W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
24-Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line
WOMAN, Inc. provides 24- hour domestic violence crisis line and supportive services, including 24-hour Spanish language assistance, support groups, and community education.

Website: http://www.womaninc.org/
Crisis Line: 415-864-4722

Institute on Aging – Friendship Line

Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities.

Website: https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line

Friendship Line: 800-971-0016 (toll-free)


For information about COVID-19 go to the San Francisco Department of Public HealthSF 72.org, or call 311.


For official updates: text COVID19SF to 888-777.


Thank you, stay safe, and help us to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Department on the Status of Women



March Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, March 25, 2020  5pm  Canceled
City Hall, Room 408
San Francisco, CA  94102


April Meeting
Wednesday, April 22, 2020  5pm
City Hall, Room 408
San Francisco, CA  94102

View 2020 Meeting Schedule


The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women promotes equitable treatment and fosters the advancement of women and girls throughout San Francisco through policies, legislation, and programs.



A Press Release by the Commission regarding the new strategic plan
A city government that works for women

Request for Proposals for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
Notice and Application Documents

Recently Published Reports

CDOSW FY2018-2019 Annual Report

Representation of Women in City Property: Report

Gender Analysis of San Francisco Police Department: Report, Executive Summary

Human Trafficking in San Francisco: Report, Highlights

Gender Analysis of Commissions and Boards: Report, Executive Summary

Family Violence in San Francisco: Report, Highlights




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