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Peninsula Family Service: Overcoming Loneliness with Care and Connections

Peninsula Family Service: Overcoming Loneliness with Care and Connections Overcoming Loneliness with Care and Connections Video San Mateo, California: San Mateo County recently became the first county in the country to recognize loneliness as a public health emergency. The county Board of Supervisors voted on January 30, 2024, to approve a resolution introduced by Supervisor David Canepa declaring loneliness a health emergency. The Surgeon General released an advisory calling attention to the public health crisis…

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San Jose Mercury News Opinion: Santa Clara County’s Population is Aging

Santa Clara County Supervisor and champion of The Mature Worker Job Program, Joe Simitian, mentions Peninsula Family Service for its continued program offering.  As we navigate the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of support services for our older adults. But it’s a conversation we need to have. Whether it’s health check-ups, assistance with daily tasks or a helping hand when they need it, support services for seniors are…

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Thanks to Our Auxiliaries

Our Auxiliary members do it all! They volunteer, complete service activities, hold fundraising events, and act as ambassadors of Peninsula Family Service (PFS), and have for over 60 years. Our Auxiliaries have also tremendously supported PFS and our annual Fund a-Need, a goal which changes each year to responsively address the most pressing needs of our community. The Foothill Auxiliary (FAPFS) carried on their tradition of support last fall through the annual Holidays on a…

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Financial Overview

At Peninsula Family Service (PFS) we believe in transparency and accountability. The charts below provide a snapshot of how our revenues are raised. The second chart is a visual representation of how your financial contributions reach the most vulnerable in our community. Read the full 2023 Annual Report here.

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Annual Report 2022: Thriving Family Connects with PFS Programs

Maria first learned about Peninsula Family Service (PFS) when she and her three children were accepted into transitional housing at LifeMoves, Haven Family House. She was a single mom in need of housing, clothing, food, and a safe place for her children to learn and grow. She does everything for her children, including leaving a dangerous living situation, and asking the community for help. While at Haven Family House, Maria was able to enroll her…

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A Message from the CEO and Board Chair

Dear PFS Friends, FY 22-23 was a rewarding and challenging year for all of us, and I am pleased to report that PFS is thriving. Our staff has completed the first year of our 2022- 2026 strategic plan, approved by the PFS Governing Board. We have five strategic goals to focus on: High- Quality Programs; Financial Resources; Marketing and Communications; Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable Culture; and Organizational Development. We are thrilled to announce that we…

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Virtual PFS Early Learning Hiring Event

Peninsula Family Service’s (PFS) 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. PFS will be hosting a series of virtual early learning hiring events in September. We are currently looking for infant, toddler, and preschool teachers and associate teachers at our early learning centers located in Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Mateo. We will…

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In-Person PFS Early Learning Hiring Event

Peninsula Family Service’s (PFS) 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. PFS will be hosting a series of in-person early learning hiring events in September. We are currently looking for infant, toddler, and preschool teachers and associate teachers at our early learning centers located in Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Mateo. On-the-spot interviews…

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Opinion: We Need Better Pathways for Becoming an Early Childhood Teacher

Early childhood educator and PFS teaching aide Jay Lee, recently wrote an op-ed on EdSurge, a digital news and research magazine about education. Jay’s article, titled “We Need Better Pathways for Becoming an Early Childhood Teacher”, highlights the need for better ways to recruit and retain teachers such as increased compensation, easier pathways to certification, and combating staff shortages. Like many others interested in early childhood education, Lee struggles to overcome institutionalized barriers associated with…

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Peninsula Family Service: Getting Older Adults Connected to the Internet in San Mateo County

Patricia Duarte, the Technology Navigation Program Manager at Peninsula Family Service (PFS), was recently featured in a Partner Spotlight on Community Tech Networks’ (CTN) website. CTN’s mission is to transform lives through digital equity, and its partnership with PFS has become multifaceted. Through this partnership, PFS refers learners to CTN’s Home Connect services, providing free tablets and one-on-one technology training, as well as hosting Affordable Connectivity Program workshops helping individuals sign up for low-cost home internet.…

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