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Calling All City of San Mateo Residents!

Are you a resident of the City of San Mateo? If so, this information is very important for you! The City Council has begun looking for a new leader to replace outgoing City Manager Larry Patterson, who will retire at the end of the year. Please consider attending a public forum to share your ideas and participate in the discussion, or share your ideas with the City via an online survey. Attend the Forum The…

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Join our Upcoming Credit Building Workshop

For many Americans, establishing, repairing or maintaining their credit is a daunting task. Student loans, credit card debt and the high cost of living makes it very difficult to make ends meet. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average credit card debt per household is $8,683 for those of us who do not pay our credit card balances in full each month. At Peninsula Family Service, we believe that financial education…

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Cheers, Summer! Devil’s Canyon Brewery Hosts Peninsula Family Service

Start the Summer right with Peninsula Family Service and Devil’s Canyon Brewery! On Friday, June 29th, Devil’s Canyon Brewery will open its doors to host us as guests in their Beer Friday event. The Devil’s Canyon Brewery is located at 935 Washington St., in San Carlos. Stop by from any time from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and support a great cause: Opportunity for all in our community! Join us for live music, delicious food and…

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Happy 50th Birthday to The Family Tree!

Happy 50th birthday to The Family Tree! Our long-time supporter the Red-Car-Bel Auxiliary, turns fifty this year. We would love for you to stop by at their new and next-to-new shop, The Family Tree, to congratulate them. Why not pay them a visit (and shop for a thing or two) to celebrate fifty years of support to Peninsula Family Service and the community! THE FAMILY TREE 1589 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070 You can…

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Get Your 2018 Color-5K Run Ticket!

The date is here! The Rotary Club of San Mateo Sunrise has announced its Color-5K! Come join us on June 3rd at the College of San Mateo. Registration opens at 8:00 am and the race starts at 10:00 am. This year is very special for Peninsula Family Service, as we are the primary recipients of the fundraiser. Get your tickets today by clicking here. Last year we had a lot of fun, meeting new people in…

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Staff members of First 5 San Mateo

Community Partner of the Year: First 5 San Mateo

First 5 is one of the largest investors in young children in the State of California. Funded by Proposition 10 in 1998, First 5 transforms tobacco taxes into support for young children in the areas of health, early learning, family engagement, and in larger system-wide changes. State-wide, First 5 has invested more than $10 billion in young children and their families. In 2018, First 5 San Mateo will celebrate 20 years of investment in San…

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Join us for the PRIDE Center opening!

Come celebrate with us the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the PRIDE Center in San Mateo! You will be part of a historic moment as we open the doors of the first ever LGBTQ+ Center in San Mateo County. The meeting is next Thursday, June 1st from 4 to 7 pm at 1021 S El Camino Real in San Mateo. To get your FREE tickets, check out the center’s Event page. The PRIDE Center is a collaborative effort…

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Dine. Drink. Mingle.

Hack for good. Write for good. Design for good. Advocate for good. Mingle with a Mission Our third annual Mingle with a Mission is almost here! Join us for an evening of delicious food and inspiring conversation. Learn how to combine your passion with your purpose and make a tangible impact in your community. The tickets are on sale and they will go fast. Be sure to reserve your seat (and bring a few friends…

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2017 Open House at Peninsula Family Service

On May 16th, Peninsula Family Service held its 2017 Open House. At the end of the work day, we opened the doors of our headquarters in downtown San Mateo to the many community supporters that bring families and individuals closer to opportunity, financial stability and wellness. We were also delighted to see some new faces! Old friends and new had a chance to meet with our Executive Director, Heather Cleary and to learn more about our…

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Puttin’ on the Ritz!

On April 29th, the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Peninsula Family service held its 53rd Annual Gala. The event took place in The California Golf Club of San Francisco. A lively crowd in top hats, gowns and evening gloves celebrated the era of art deco, speakeasies, and the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” During the event, a participant from the Drive Forward program addressed the audience, speaking about the difference it has made in her life. “My income was…

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