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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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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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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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Black History Month PFS Celebration

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, marked the first Black History Month celebration at Peninsula Family Service (PFS). The PFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee curated an inclusive cultural experience for all staff, Board, and guests to celebrate Black History Month. The experience included African art and artifacts on display, music and dance performances, as well as a presentation to honor Black Military Veterans. Guests arrived at PFS Headquarters to the sound of African Drums played by…

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Helping older adults help other older adults

This opinion piece was published in the Daily Journal on September 21, 2022: The U.S. population is growing older, and that is especially apparent in our local community. According to California Department of Finance population projections, San Mateo County will grow by more than 150,000 residents 65 and older by 2050. As the population increases, their needs increase as well, specifically those related to housing, transportation, social isolation, mental and physical health, and employment. Unfortunately,…

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Spring 2022 Program Updates

Child Development Associate Program PFS has launched our Early Learning Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program in early 2022, and have gone through the first cohort. We are exiting the pilot phase and now planning our second cohort for the fall. The purpose of the CDA program is to support individuals with a pathway to a rewarding career working with children and at the same time to increase our teacher pipeline. Graduates will earn not…

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Partnership with California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program

Peninsula Family Service announces partnership with California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Services announces a new partnership and grant award from the State of California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program to expand the reach of our Financial Empowerment’s Financial Education program. The partnership is working to reach individuals and families who can benefit from critical information about budgeting, the responsible use of credit,…

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Our Commitment to Support the Vulnerable Members of Our Community

Early Learning Support Update Our Early Learning teachers and family engagement staff have been a lifeline to the families we support. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, every Wednesday families pick up food boxes at our Midway Child Development Center in Daly City. Over 200 boxes of food are handed out each week by staff and volunteers. Our teachers prepare and deliver learning activity kits for the children, as well as…

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Volunteers THRIVE Before and During COVID-19

2019 Fall Giving Last year was busy for more than 500 corporate and community partner volunteers who supported various drives for our participants across all of our programs. Thank you to: Goodwin, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, NetSpend Community Connect, Populus Group, SnapLogic, Upstart, and YMediaLabs for granting so many holiday wishes. These wonderful partners bought and assembled sixty thanksgiving food baskets, purchased coats, donated holiday gifts, built children’s bicycles, donated gift cards, and made…

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Dedicated Support from our Auxiliaries

Dedicated Support from our Auxiliaries In FY19-20 our Auxiliaries demonstrated their strength as partners more dramatically than ever. During the first half of the year, each Auxiliary replicated its remarkable expertise in fundraising activities. In October 2019, the Foothill Auxiliary hosted the Holidays on a High Note luncheon and floral arrangement demonstration. At the Hillsborough Auxiliary (HAPFS) Thanks for Giving event in November 2019, Carole Middleton was awarded “Sustainer of the Year” for her dedicated…

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