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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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Ready…Set…Read! Children’s Book Drive

It takes a pencil to write a story, a book to open minds, and a small donation to make a difference. Many underserved children do not have access to books, and without books to read, literacy suffers, and when literacy suffers, education and opportunities decline. The need is simple: Children need books… and you can make it happen! Starting today, the women of the Foothill Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service are collecting books for children through…

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Aging Well with 70 Strong: Surlene’s Story

Surlene has lived in the same house in Redwood City for 70 years. When she was looking for new ways to keep active, she had no idea that the solution would be so close. “I’ve lived most of my life here,” Surlene said, “but I had no idea that I could have been going to Fair Oaks.” After learning about 70 Strong through a mailer, she became curious and contacted our Community Navigator. “She was…

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