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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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NBC Bay Area Features PFS!

  Peninsula Family Service (PFS) serves the most vulnerable individuals and families on the Peninsula, most of which have been greatly impacted during COVID Shelter in Place.Our neighbors are struggling more than ever because of job loss, food insecurity, lack of childcare, loneliness, isolation, and are unable to receive Federal aid. Watch NBC Bay Area news report below. This week our community partner, Moms Against Poverty, generously donated 30 boxes of food for families supported…

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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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Dream Playground Becomes Reality

The preschool at Peninsula Family Service (PFS) headquarters in San Mateo serves 32 children daily. The campus includes two classrooms and a playground to provide a nurturing, safe, and stimulating educational environment for children. The playground was run down by weather and heavy use, and old equipment was falling apart or had been discarded. The students and teachers desperately needed new playground equipment to enjoy and use every single day. Thanks to a grant from…

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A Tale of Perseverance, Teamwork, and Positivity

Timothy is a big man towering at 6’6” and his presence can be intimidating. However, when he speaks we quickly see that he is a soft-spoken gentleman with a kind demeanor and good attitude. Timothy found Peninsula Family Service (PFS) by applying to the DriveForward auto loan program. As Aileen Ochoa, our financial empowerment coordinator, worked with Timothy, it became clear that he should enroll in our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), to gain…

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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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