Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Peninsula Family Service?
Peninsula Family Service is a private non-profit organization that provides life-changing skills and resources through innovative programs designed to empower those in need to become self-sufficient members of the community.
Click here to read our organizational background page.
What do you do?
Peninsula Family Service transforms lives through a comprehensive array of community service programs for those in need. Our hand-up, not handout, approach empowers children, families and older adults with life-long skills to build a self-sufficient future.
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.