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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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Award-Winning Honorees for 2020-2021

We are so proud of our two award-winning honorees for 2020–2021. We will honor both award winners through 2020 and all of 2021 with special recognition at the special donor event, Celebrating You, scheduled for October 7, 2021. COMMUNITY PARTNER of the YEAR: Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) The mission of the Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) is to produce groundbreaking research, model programs and exceptional leaders in education to achieve equitable,…

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Drive Forward EV Financial Assistance Program with the City of San José 

To help low- and moderate-income residents buy a new or used EV, the City of San José has partnered with Peninsula Family Service to launch the DriveForward EV Financial Assistance Program. The agencies will host three FREE 90-minute virtual workshops, accessible online and by phone on Saturday, August 29 (hosted in English) from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturday, September 26 (hosted in Spanish) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturday, October 10 (hosted in…

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Juneteenth 2020

Peninsula Family Service (PFS) is committed to speaking against racism, social injustice, and to support the most vulnerable members of the community we serve. Under the leadership of Heather Cleary, CEO, the Executive staff, and Governing Board, PFS pledges to speak to leaders in every sector: police departments, government at all levels, educational systems, financial institutions and more. PFS will expand the work of developing an anti-racist culture both at PFS and in our larger…

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Our Volunteers Thrive During COVID-19

Volunteers are writing thoughtful note cards to our aging neighbors who usually visit  Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center and our Senior Peer Counseling participants. More than 100 note cards were written and donated by National Charity League Crystal Springs Chapter. Many more cards are being written and distributed every week by new volunteers. Several volunteers have hand-sewn face masks that will be given out to our teachers and students when they go back into the…

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Financial Empowerment Innovating Online

Our Financial Empowerment program staff have been busy shifting to remote services. In-person financial education workshops have moved online, and our staff are working by phone to meet the needs of our participants. Each current participant with a loan has been contacted to find out how we can help. Many of our loan holders have been able to obtain loan deferrals. Other participants who are in need of groceries and essential needs have been given…

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Supporting our Early Learning Families

Our Early Learning teachers and administrators have been a lifeline to the families we support. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, every Friday families are able to pick up boxes of food at our Midway Child Development Center in Daly City. Over 180 boxes are delivered and handed out by staff and volunteers. Our teachers have also gathered backpacks and school supplies for the children we support, as well as gift…

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Thank You COVID-19 Donors

Thanks to the investment by PFS donors and partners, we continue our work as a pillar of community support, and ensure that our community’s most vulnerable families have the tools they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.  As soon as our community began to shelter-in-place, PFS pivoted our activities by providing remote services to participants in all three program areas. As staff spoke with individuals and families, PFS realized…

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An Open Letter from CEO

An Open Letter to Our Community, I’m devastated by the obvious racism in policing and loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery’s lives. I also see the more subtle version of racism seen in the COVID-19 illness and death rates. We all need to work together to create the systemic change that is needed. For example, I have been talking to local elected officials, and discussing with them what can be…

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COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Your gift today to the Peninsula Family Service (PFS) COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will make an immediate impact on the welfare of all of our program participants. Our neighbors are struggling more than ever because of job loss, food insecurity, lack of child care, loneliness and isolation. With your donation, PFS will distribute gift cards directly to the people we support to purchase food, diapers, clothing, or other essential needs. Donate now and make a…

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