FREE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING & aDVOCACY (hicap)
The PJCC is now offering appointments with HICAP counselors to discuss Medicare topics such as:
- Understanding original Medicare, part A&B
- Medigap & Medicare Advantage plans
- Prescription Drug Plan / Medicare savings Programs
- Employee Group Health coverage & Retiree Health Insurance
- Medi-Cal / Long-term care insurance
Appointments available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9:30 - 11:30 am.
Call for an appointment: 800.434.0222.
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Jewish Family Children's services Emergency Assistance Fund
Providing counseling and case management, financial and credit counseling, short-term financial loans or grants, single parent support groups, and Continuum of Care services.
Santa Clara County • 650.688.3030
San Mateo County • 650.931.1800
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Community Resources | Foster City/San Mateo County | PJCC
Here we provide you with a list of helpful resources for jobs, housing, medical assistance, and food.
List courtesy of: Jewish Family and Children's Services
Get Up & Go Senior Transportation Program
Take advantage of the PJCC's low-cost shared ride transportation program Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week. Escorts are provided as needed. This service enables non-driving older adults to “Get Up & Go” to medical and dental appointments, or for errands such as food shopping. Personal caregivers are transported free of charge. For San Mateo County only.
One-to-One Job Search Assistance
Offered free through PJCC and JVS
At no charge to you, JVS is here to help you build your job search skills so you can land your next position. If you would like to utilize our services, please follow these three steps.
1. Attend the Peninsula JVS’s Orientation & Enrollment Session
2. Take the Job Search Planning Workshop
3. Create a resume following the JVS format. If you do not know how to do this, please attend the Resume and Cover Letter Essentials Workshop
After completing these 3 steps, email JVS employment specialist with a JVS formatted resume and request to schedule a one-on-one meeting. During this hour long meeting, we will discuss your job goal, challenges to finding employment and next step strategies. For more information please call Graham Thomas at 415.782.6231.
JVS has a 40+ year track record of transforming lives by helping people build in-demand skills, make connections and land great jobs. Our Skills to Work programs connect job seekers to job training opportunities in growing industries, such as technology, healthcare, financial services and more. We work closely with Bay Area employers to develop programs that teach skills that our clients need and employers demand.
PJCC and JVS offer workshops for the public at no cost.
A sampling of the job search workshops we offer:
- Resumes and More
- Job Search Planning
- Acing the Interview
- Successful Networking Techniques
- Identifying your Target Job
- Elearning, Lifelong Learning
Please note that most JVS workshops are located in San Francisco. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.jvs.org/calendar.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING JVS WORKSHOPS AT THE PJCC
For more information, contact email@example.com and visit http://www.jvs.org/job-seekers/workshops-events/ to register.
Job Search Planning
Monday, February 6 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Classroom C
Get an overview of the entire job search process - we’ll start with a broad overview of the elements of job search and work together on the planning and organizing skills that you will need to maintain momentum and land your next opportunity.
Careers in Tech
Monday, March 6 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Classroom C
In this info-packed seminar, you'll gain a better understanding of the job roles in tech and the skills needed for each position. You'll learn tips and tricks for breaking into the tech world, hone your networking chops and get advice for finding a mentor. You'll also discover ways to level up and refresh your skills, and will learn the ins and outs of how tech teams work.
Successful Networking Techniques
Monday, April 3 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Classroom C
Tap into the hidden job market with effective networking. Learn how to identify networking opportunities and practice using tools, including informational interviews, to help you sustain and improve your efforts.
Acing the Interview
Monday, May 1 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Classroom C
How can your next job interview become a confident and successful conversation? Participants will develop techniques for stress management to quell the anxiety that often accompanies interviewing. The majority of the class will be spent practicing interview responses with a partner.
Resumes and More
Monday, June 5 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Classroom C
This workshop gives jobseekers a chance to analyze job postings "like a hiring manager." Participants will improve their own job search materials using models and align their resume and cover letters to develop strong and consistent applicant profile.
Jewish Vocational Services
JVS is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to transform lives by helping people build skills and find jobs to achieve self-sufficiency. Job seekers who focus on increasing their work and job search skills are most likely to become employed. To help job seekers achieve this goal, we provide a diversity of programs and services free of charge. In the Peninsula, JVS offers the following programs, services and resources needed to get back to work:
- Job search & career planning workshops, labs, strategy groups and online resources
Events with Bay Area employers
- One-on-one employment counseling/supported job search services
- Kohn Summer Intern Program
- Scholarship opportunities
For more information contact: Graham Thomas at 415.782.6231. To learn more about JVS visit our website at www.jvs.org.
505 W. Olive Ave. Suite 737, Sunnyvale. 408.730.7671.
Offers peer support groups; job search and workshops. Special emphasis on professional adults; apply by attending Friday 8 AM workshop.
San Mateo County PENINSULA WORKS PROGRAM
A wide array of services are offered for free: career assessment, resume building, interview skills, job referral/placement, some job training programs (fee); job coaching, and a special clothes closet. Membership at Peninsula Works is free. Peninsula Works has a special program focused on the needs of workers age 55+.
Contact the County Peninsula Works Office nearest you:
- Daly City: 271 92nd Street; M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 650.301.8440
- San Carlos: 550 Quarry Road; M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 650.596.1035
- Redwood City: 2500 Middlefield Rd; M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 650.367.0190
- Menlo Park: 1200 O’Brien Drive; M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 650.330.6490
Food Connection HOTLINE | Second harvest food bank
- Referrals in English, Spanish and Vietnamese for emergency food, meals, and programs for seniors and families.
- M–F 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; recorded information after hours regarding meals.
Get Up & Go (for Seniors)
PJCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA
Call 650.378.2750 for a ride.
Samaritan House - San Mateo
4031 Pacific Boulevard, San Mateo. 650.341.4081.
(Nearest the JFCS office – San Mateo)
Pubic Program Assistance by City and Zip Code:
33 Encina Ave, Palo Alto. 650.853.8672. (zip codes 94301,03,04,05, and 06). Emergency rent assistance on case-by-case; need source of income, 3-day notice, or evict note; no past due.
Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Carlos, San Mateo:
4031 Pacific Boulevard, San Mateo. 650.347.3648
All of the above Centers will require: proof of address, lease, bank statements, proof of income/job.
Womens' Relationship Support
Does your partner make you feel bad about yourself? Are you scared to go home? Are you being hurt by someone you love?
You are not alone. Shalom Bayit is Here to help.
Shalom Bayit & Bay Area Jewish Healing Center invite you to participate in a Relationship Support Group for Women. Whether you are coping with something from the past or present, this group is for you. We welcome women of all Jewish backgrounds and affiliations, women in same-gender relationships, women with non-Jewish partners, and non-Jewish women desiring a Jewish healing atmosphere.
A new 8-week group, meeting in a confidential South Peninsula location, will be forming in November. For information or to sign up, please contact Shalom Bayit at: (866) SHALOM-7 [toll-free in the Bay Area] or (650) 574-7233.
List courtesy of: Jewish Family and Children's Services