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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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Santa Clara County Utility Customer Protections Extended Through September 30

Peninsula Family Service and San Jose Clean Energy have partnered to help promote utility customer protections that have been extended through September 30, 2021. The California Public Utilities Commission recently voted to extend COVID-19 customer protections through September 30, 2021 (previously scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021). This means you are still protected from having your power turned off due to nonpayment. However, if you have an overdue balance on your electricity bill it…

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Programa “DriveForward” Ampliando el alcance de nuestro servicio

“Peninsula Family Service” anuncia su afiliación con “California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program” SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Service anuncia una nueva afiliación y otorga una subvención del Programa CalMoneySmart del Departamento de Protección Financiera e Innovación del Estado de California, para ampliar el alcance del servicio del departamento de Empoderamiento Financiero, con su programa de Educación Financiera. La asociación trabaja para llegar a las personas y familias, que pueden beneficiarse…

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Partnership with California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program

Peninsula Family Service announces partnership with California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program SAN MATEO, Calif. – Peninsula Family Services announces a new partnership and grant award from the State of California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s CalMoneySmart Program to expand the reach of our Financial Empowerment’s Financial Education program. The partnership is working to reach individuals and families who can benefit from critical information about budgeting, the responsible use of credit,…

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Our Commitment to Support the Vulnerable Members of Our Community

Early Learning Support Update Our Early Learning teachers and family engagement staff have been a lifeline to the families we support. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, every Wednesday families pick up food boxes at our Midway Child Development Center in Daly City. Over 200 boxes of food are handed out each week by staff and volunteers. Our teachers prepare and deliver learning activity kits for the children, as well as…

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Financial Empowerment Innovating Online

Our Financial Empowerment program staff have been busy shifting to remote services. In-person financial education workshops have moved online, and our staff are working by phone to meet the needs of our participants. Each current participant with a loan has been contacted to find out how we can help. Many of our loan holders have been able to obtain loan deferrals. Other participants who are in need of groceries and essential needs have been given…

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Perla’s Story Part 3: Everything for a Reason

This is part 3 of a 3-part story following Perla’s experience with Peninsula Family Service. Missed the first part? Read Part 1. Read Part 2. As President of the Parent Policy Council, Perla has learned more about the behind-the-scenes strategy, policies, and management of child development centers at Peninsula Family Service. She has engaged in a few initiatives that she is proud of: approving a cost-of-living raise for teachers, creating solutions to improve the rooftop…

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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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RSVP for Thought Leader Series: The Future of Transportation

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION: CLEAN ENERGY & TRANSFORMATION Galvanizing Innovation for Our Community and All Who Live Here Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 330 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065 At this free event, join experts and local leaders to address the future of clean transportation and innovation for our climate, our community and all who live here.  Special guest speakers and panelists will discuss the impact…

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Join our Upcoming Credit Building Workshop

For many Americans, establishing, building 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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