Annual Report 2021: Financial Overview

Thank you to all our individual, auxiliary, governmental, and corporate and community partners for your generous support for PFS and those most in need in our community. In total PFS spent $16,267,265 of which $13,927,338 (86%) was for program expenses and $2,339,927 (14%) was for core support services, leadership, and innovation. Due to the timing of the report publication, the financial results have not been certified by our auditors. Read the full 2021 Annual Report…

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Annual Report 2021: Volunteers

Over the last eighteen months, individuals and group volunteers have continued to support Peninsula Family Service (PFS) participants with distanced projects to let our community know just how valued they are.   Food security has consistently been a high priority to the community PFS supports. Donations of meal and pantry boxes have poured in with an impressive amount of more than 29,871 boxes given out. Donations of non-perishable, pre-cooked meals, and Thanksgiving dinners supplemented the food…

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Annual Report 2021: Award Honorees

AWARD WINNERS IMPACT: STEM from the START In October 2021, Peninsula Family Service (PFS) will award two very special 2020-2021 awards.  To read more about these award winners,  see the FY20-21 PFS Annual report,  https://www.peninsulafamilyservice.org/awardwinning-honorees-for-2020-2021/. Both of our PFS award winners are making a tremendous, life-changing  impact on the development of the signature PFS STEM from the Start program. Even during shelter-in-place, STEM from the Start has grown as we continue our work to build…

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Annual Report 2021: Auxiliaries

DEDICATED SUPPORT from our AUXILIARIES  In FY 2020-21 our Auxiliaries demonstrated their dedication in many ways including remote fundraising events and service projects to support Peninsula Family Service (PFS) participants. The Foothill Auxiliary hosted the first virtual fundraising event of the fall of 2020, dazzling guests with floral arrangement demonstrations at their annual Holidays on a High Note. The Hillsborough Auxiliary (HAPFS) followed with their virtual Thanks for Giving, where they honored PFS Honorary Life…

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Annual Report 2021: Older Adult Services

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY SKILLS to be CONNECTED Prior to COVID-19 Juan and Sofia were active participants at the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center for years. In late 2018, Sofia noticed a health decline in Juan, which led to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. With the help of  Peninsula Family Service (PFS) staff, Sofia found several referrals to resources and financial assistance to assist with Juan’s daily needs. Unfortunately, just as they began to have a sense of…

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Annual Report 2021: Financial Empowerment

SECOND CAREERS EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Henry enjoyed his customer service role at a local community center before COVID-19. He was one of the welcoming faces who greeted city residents as they entered the main lobby. Henry found joy in explaining program options to customers, answering their questions with poise and attentiveness, as well as registering them for valuable recreation and continued learning classes. Then COVID-19 abruptly interrupted Henry’s employment. Being a resourceful professional, Henry enrolled with…

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Annual Report 2021: Early Learning

ENDINGS and BEGINNINGS During the past 18 months, children and their families encountered trauma and change with resiliency and courage. One constant throughout is the power of caring within safe learning environments, made possible by Peninsula Family Service (PFS) educators supported by local donors. An innovation PFS has recently undertaken is the creation of our Safe Daily School Learning Hub classrooms at our Leo J. Ryan (LJR) site. Three classrooms were established early during COVID-19…

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Annual Report 2021: Heart of the Community

One private family foundation has been deeply moved by the challenges our community members are facing and has offered grants of up to $5,000 to those individuals or families in need of more help. Peninsula Family Service (PFS) facilitates the applications for these “Guardian Angel Grants.” To date, 112 grants of $5,000 each have been made to individuals and families for a total of $560,000! After receiving their check, one family stated: “My family and…

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Annual Report 2021: Message from CEO / Board Chair

Dear Peninsula Family Service (PFS) Community Supporters and Friends, On behalf of everyone at PFS, we hope that you are well. The past 18 months have been particularly difficult, but especially for people in the communities that we serve. Nevertheless, we feel hopeful that normalcy is slowly returning to our lives. We have moved into our recovery and reopening process while continuing to keep our program participants and our staff safe. Our Early Learning Centers…

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A note of gratitude from Heather Cleary, CEO June 2021

Dear Supporters, The last year has been difficult for all of us as we navigated a world of shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our neighbors have suffered deeply from: job loss, food insecurity, loneliness, isolation, and lack of early learning care. Their lives have been much more difficult because of challenges intensified by the pandemic. I am proud of the many ways Peninsula Family Service (PFS) has continued our important programs and pivoted to add…

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