Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Peninsula Family Service?

Peninsula Family Service is a private non-profit organization headquartered in San Mateo, California and with sites throughout four Bay Area counties: San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo.

Click here to read our organizational background page.

What do you do?

Peninsula Family Service strengthens the community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives.

Who do you serve?

Peninsula Family Service programs and services are available to children, families, and older adults. Our programs assist the unborn children of pregnant teens to adults over 100 years old in San Mateo, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

What services does Peninsula Family Service provide?

Peninsula Family Service provides a wide range of programs and services including:

  • Child care and early learning classes
  • Job training an placement services for able-bodied, mature adults 55 years and older who need to re-enter the job market.
  • Older Adult programs that promote social interaction, health maintenance and wellness, recreation and educational activities that improve the quality of life of our older adult population as well as case management to address individual needs of this aging population.
  • Short-term, low-interest loans as well as financial products and classes for families with challenging credit histories to improve and maintain their self-sufficiency.

Why did you change your name to Peninsula Family Service?

Many traits about our former name, Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, were challenges to who we are as a non-profit organization. With the words “agency” and “county” in our former name many people in the community thought that we were a government/county run agency. Our former name did not help us to stand out among other similar organizations in the Peninsula.

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