The purpose of Community Boards is to empower communities and individuals with the strength, skills and resources needed to express and resolve conflicts peacefully and appropriately for their culture and environment.
We help San Francisco residents and businesses find peaceful solutions to conflicts through mediation, trainings and facilitation. We can help manage everyday conflicts by containing disputes before they escalate to violence or property damage, such as conflict between neighbors, roommates, youth, and families as well as disputes that might lead to small claims court.
We are the oldest, longest-running community-based mediation service in the US, offering San Francisco residents conflict resolution services for low-to-no cost, made possible by our large pool of certified volunteer Community Mediators. Our mediation services are offered in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.