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Mission Branch

The San Francisco Mission branch is currently closed, due to the recent storms in the area.  If you need to make a transaction, you can use our onlinemobile, or audio banking features, or call our contact center at 877.369.2828.  We also have two other locations in the Bay Area.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

System Maintenance
Due to system maintenance, online and mobile banking will be unavailable on Sunday, Oct. 31st from 6:00am PDT thru 12:00pm PDT. Card services will also be limited during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Self-Help Credit Union

What We Do


Self-Help is a family of two credit unions, a nonprofit loan fund, and an advocacy group. We are also a designated community development financial institution. That means our members enjoy all the benefits of belonging to a credit union while also supporting our larger mission to expand opportunities for underserved communities.

We provide responsible and affordable financial services.

  • Full-service credit union serving over 99,000 members across California, Illinois, Washington and Wisconsin
  • Checking and savings accounts and term certificates at attractive rates
  • Fair and affordable loans, focusing on helping low- and moderate-income consumers build wealth and prosperity

We promote homeownership to help families build financial security.

  • Mortgages with fair terms and reasonable rates
  • Investment in neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosures

We lend to businesses and nonprofits, including these:

  • Small businesses that generate jobs and contribute to community wealth
  • Public charter schools, child care centers and faith-based organizations
  • Nonprofits and affordable housing developments
  • Commercial real estate projects that invigorate downtown areas and neighborhoods

We promote policy solutions that encourage responsible lending and stop abusive financial practices.

  • Research to quantify the impact of predatory lending on American households
  • Partnerships with allies, industry leaders and policymakers to implement common-sense solutions that protect families and consumers

Find out more in our 2019 Annual Report