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Perla’s Story Part 2: A New Opportunity

This is part 2 of a 3-part story following Perla’s experience with Peninsula Family Service. Missed the first part? Read Part 1. Now that Perla had secured full-time child care for her twins at one of nine Peninsula Family Service Child Development Centers, she had to figure out a solution for transportation. Perla lived in southern San Mateo County and had to drive her children to downtown San Mateo, which is no quick drive during…

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Perla’s Story Part 1: The Beginning – A Time of Uncertainty

This is part 1 of a 3-part story following Perla’s experience with Peninsula Family Service Perla had recently gone through a divorce and was thrust into single parenthood. She took care of her son Leonardo, and newborn twins, Luna and Sol, on her own. She moved her family into her mother’s house while figuring out her next steps. Sleep deprived, depressed, and overwhelmed, Perla reached out to a friend for advice. Fortunately, this friend had…

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Peninsula Family Service Career Closet

Closed During COVID-19 Please call 650.403.4300 to make an appointment Location: 24 Second Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 The Career Closet provides participants of our Second Careers program with the opportunity to “dress for success”. The closet is also open to community members in need of business clothes. Providing career clothes to someone in need is much more than an outfit. Job searching can be daunting, especially for mature workers that are competing in the…

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Puttin’ on the Ritz!

On April 29th, the Hillsborough Auxiliary to Peninsula Family service held its 53rd Annual Gala. The event took place in The California Golf Club of San Francisco. A lively crowd in top hats, gowns and evening gloves celebrated the era of art deco, speakeasies, and the “Golden Age of Hollywood.” During the event, a participant from the Drive Forward program addressed the audience, speaking about the difference it has made in her life. “My income was…

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Mills-Peninsula Awards Landmark Grant

Peninsula Family Service is proud to announce a landmark donation of $200,000 from Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Health Services in support of our ongoing efforts to promote opportunity, financial stability, and wellness here in the Bay Area. Over the past decade, Mills Peninsula Health Services has collaborated with Peninsula Family Service to improve the health of our aging population. We have helped countless older adults transition home from the hospital as a Peninsula Circle of Care…

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Permanent IRA Charitable Rollover Signed into Law

President Obama has now signed into law a permanent IRA Charitable Rollover provision! The legislation retroactively reinstates the IRA Charitable Rollover provision–originally enacted into law in 2006–for all of 2015 and removes any expiration date, permanently extending the Rollover into the future. Here’s how it works: Individuals are required to begin taking distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) at age 70½. Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals who…

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