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GRAND OPENING! Peninsula Family Service’s Career Closet

We are celebrating the grand opening of Peninsula Family Service’s Career Closet! The Career Closet provides participants of our Second Careers program with the opportunity to “dress for success” when applying for a job after being out of the workforce for some time. The Career Closet is also open to participants of other Peninsula Family Service programs that may need it. Providing an business outfit to someone who may need it is so much more…

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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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The Fall Senior Peer Counseling Training is Here!

Have you ever felt lonely? Or perhaps needed someone to talk to? Friends are always there to listen and to help us feel better. Unfortunately for many older adults, there are no friends left to turn to. Difficult life changes and the loss of their loved ones push many older adults deep into depression. But you can make a difference in their lives. If you live in San Mateo County and are 55 years or…

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Calling All City of San Mateo Residents!

Are you a resident of the City of San Mateo? If so, this information is very important for you! The City Council has begun looking for a new leader to replace outgoing City Manager Larry Patterson, who will retire at the end of the year. Please consider attending a public forum to share your ideas and participate in the discussion, or share your ideas with the City via an online survey. Attend the Forum The…

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TRIPLE Your Impact: The Sobrato Challenge Grant is Back!

We are pleased to announce that, for the sixth occasion, the Sobrato Family Foundation has awarded us with a challenge grant. The stakes are high this year, with the Foundation setting a goal of $120,000. All we need is you to make this happen! The impact of your gift will be TRIPLED as the Foundation will match 2:1 the contributions that you make during this period. This means we could raise more than $360,000 over…

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Join our Upcoming Credit Building Workshop

For many Americans, establishing, repairing or maintaining their credit is a daunting task. Student loans, credit card debt and the high cost of living makes it very difficult to make ends meet. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average credit card debt per household is $8,683 for those of us who do not pay our credit card balances in full each month. At Peninsula Family Service, we believe that financial education…

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Cheers, Summer! Devil’s Canyon Brewery Hosts Peninsula Family Service

Start the Summer right with Peninsula Family Service and Devil’s Canyon Brewery! On Friday, June 29th, Devil’s Canyon Brewery will open its doors to host us as guests in their Beer Friday event. The Devil’s Canyon Brewery is located at 935 Washington St., in San Carlos. Stop by from any time from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and support a great cause: Opportunity for all in our community! Join us for live music, delicious food and…

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Happy 50th Birthday to The Family Tree!

Happy 50th birthday to The Family Tree! Our long-time supporter the Red-Car-Bel Auxiliary, turns fifty this year. We would love for you to stop by at their new and next-to-new shop, The Family Tree, to congratulate them. Why not pay them a visit (and shop for a thing or two) to celebrate fifty years of support to Peninsula Family Service and the community! THE FAMILY TREE 1589 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070 You can…

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DriveForward: James’ road to a brighter future

When James, a 52-year-old mechanic, found it difficult to qualify for a car loan due to his credit, Peninsula Family Service’s Financial Empowerment program was there to help. The training helped James create a plan to manage his money and slowly build up his credit. As James’ credit went back up, he was able to qualify for a car loan with a reasonable interest rate through the DriveForward program. “I had never dreamed of buying…

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