A message from the 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 reopened with reduced attendance almost a year ago, and we are optimistic we will bring more of our distance learning students back into the classroom this Fall. We have also reopened our main San Mateo office for Financial Empowerment and Older Adult Services staff to return.

We do anticipate that recovery will be slow and difficult for many in our community, in particular as a result of the emergence of new variants. With your help and the dedication of our staff, PFS will continue to stand strong. Due to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we are pleased to report that PFS delivered much needed support to those most in need throughout the pandemic. We closed our fiscal year 2020-2021 in a strong financial position enabling us to provide high-quality services across our programs in a safe manner. As a result of your generous contributions, we also distributed over $1 million in direct support to those most affected. In this Annual Report you will see many personal stories of those whose lives have been greatly impacted by your generosity.

We are dedicated to building our community where everyone can thrive with opportunity, financial stability, and wellness. We will continue our high-quality programs as well as undertake new initiatives including building our next 4-year strategic plan, moving toward a new project at our Midway Early Learning Center, and much more.

We are very grateful and humbled by the tremendous generosity and support you have provided to your community through PFS. Your impact on those most in need has truly been life changing for many. Thank you for all you do and for your support.

Best regards,

Heather Cleary, Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Adams, Board Chair

Find the full 2021 Annual Report here: https://peninsulafamilyservice.org/reports/