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CENSUS 2020: Question Assistance Center and COVID 19

2020 is the once-in-a-decade year of the Census and we want to make sure that EVERYONE COUNTS in our community. Throughout history, being counted in the Census is a right, a privilege, and a responsibility to strengthen our community. The Census determines allocations of federal funds for programs such as Head Start, Medicare/Medicaid, and the NCOA employment program, as well as congressional seats, all of which impacts funding for our programs. Our Question Assistance Centers…

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Services Update: March 16, 2020

Effective Monday, March 16, we have stopped all group services at our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center and at our 8 Early Learning Centers (ELC) until further notice. There will be no reception services at the main office at 24 Second Avenue. Though our sites are closed, our staff members are currently being paid and are working remotely as their position allows. We are taking steps to stay in touch and support our program participants…

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COVID 19: PFS actions

To our Community, Partners, and Neighbors, The coronavirus information is changing rapidly, and the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the latest news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and enacting proactive policies to keep our program participants healthy and reduce the chance of infection. Under the guidance of the San Mateo and Santa Clara County Public Health Departments, as well as the CDC, we write to…

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Career Closet Closed due to COVID 19

Career Closet Closed due to COVID 19, Check back for Re-open Date Our Career Closet For your next career step, visit our fully stocked Career Closet for complimentary clothing and accessories! Open Days: Monday – Friday Open Time: 9am-4pm For an appointment or for more information call 650.403.4300 Location: 24 Second Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 All of our community members that are in need of interview or business clothes are invited to shop. The…

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Help Us Disrupt the Achievement Gap

As a professional in the field of Early Learning, it has always been clear to me that the earliest years of life are a period of exceptional development, a time of opportunity and vulnerability, dependent on primary relationships and the learning environment in which the child is growing.  Brain research has evolved to reveal astonishing discoveries including knowledge of the exponential volume of neural growth that occurs from birth to 5 years of life. Recent…

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Rewards for DriveForward Program Participants

The Peninsula Family Service Financial Empowerment program is dedicated to providing our neighbors the tools and support they need to attain financial stability and thrive. One of these tools is our DriveForward program, offering affordable vehicle loans to help people improve their credit, increase access to everyday necessities and their workplace, and move forward to financial stability.   Now, an exciting new partnership between Peninsula Family Service and Peninsula Clean Energy will enable our DriveForward…

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New Grant Helps Children and Families Gain Stability after Homelessness

Established in 2000, the Peninsula Family Service Haven Child Development Center (CDC) in Menlo Park is a critical service for families as they work to attain permanent housing. Located onsite at a transitional housing shelter operated by LifeMoves, parents work or attend training and education programs knowing their child is in safe and caring hands. The children at Haven receive interventions to overcome traumas associated with homelessness. Many children at the center have experienced domestic…

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