Who could have imagined what the year 2020 would bring? Every facet of our society, both nationally and globally, has been impacted by COVID-19. Social justice has risen as a priority around the world. Increasingly, voices are speaking out for the world to be a better place for all.
Our mission is to strengthen our community by providing children, families, and older adults the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives. our work has been more important than ever due to the impact of the pandemic on our program participants. Peninsula Family Service (PFS) has been strong, rising to the challenges throughout all of our program areas.
We have done so with our organizational value of adaptability—and with one of our core strengths — innovation — a key to our success over 70 years. Throughout this Annual Report you will read many stories of how PFS has adapted very effectively to serve our program participants, whether onsite or at – a – distance. PFS was able to adapt so effectively because of our amazingly strong base of support — which is all of you. In these pages, we will also celebrate you — so many who have volunteered, advised, led, donated, matched and challenged us to ensure excellence at PFS.
COVID-19 has not altered our plans for important new initiatives in the future including our ongoing commitment to social justice: PFS does not tolerate racism and is working actively to be anti-racist throughout our organization and our community.
We will also launch our NextGen Associate Board and continue to strengthen our STEM from the Start program, and so much more.
In whatever way you join as part of the PFS family, together we are Opening Doors, Changing Lives!
Stay well and strong,
Heather Cleary, CEO Jeff Adams, Board Chair