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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 and Go PJCC SeniorsGet Up & Go Senior Transportation Program

Take advantage of the PJCC's low-cost shared ride transportation program Monday, Tuesday 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.

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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 specialistwith 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 workshopsJVS Job Workshops

PJCC & JVS present free workshops for the public

Go to the JVS website and register now for these exciting workshops:

NOTE: You can also attend these workshops in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Please note that the orientation session in SF will NOT replace the session on the Peninsula.


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

Pro Match

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.


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.

JFCS – Palo Alto Food Pantry

Eleanor Haas Koshland Center, 2001 Winward Way, Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94404.  Call 650.931.1858.



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)

Medical/Dental Services (Free or Low-Cost)



San Mateo Free Clinic 

19 W. 39th Avenue, San Mateo, Ca.   650.578.0400

San Mateo County Health Center 

Edison Clinic 222 39th Avenue, San Mateo, Ca.  650.573.2385

Mobile Clinic 

Free Health Screenings for low-income and homeless.  650.573.2786

San Mateo Medical Center  

222 - 39th Avenue, San Mateo. 

Emergency Medical  


Emergency Psychiatric 

650.573.2662  (24/7)

San Mateo County Mental Health Services Access Team 

Provides information and assessment, referral M-F  8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Daly City Clinic

380 - 90th St., Daly City. 650.301.8600



Mid-Peninsula Dental Health Foundation 

Referrals for low-income persons not eligible for Denti-cal or other insurance; co–pay plan; Residents of Menlo Park, East PA, PA, Mountain View and Los Altos. Screening Agency: Avenidas Senior Ctr: 650.327.2811 and Community Services Agency,  650.968.0836. 

San Mateo County Health Services - Brighter Bites Children’s Dental Program 

Priority goes to schools with low-income children in the greatest need of dental services. Program serves pre-school to 6th grade.

San Mateo Free Clinic 

19 W 39th Avenue, San Mateo.  650.578.0400 
Offers free non-emergent dental care for the uninsured, and low-income.



SHELTER HOTLINE - San Mateo County 800.774.3583        

Daily Call For Today’s Bed Availability

San Mateo County Shelter Network (Transitional Housing)

  • Family Crossroads – San Mateo                   
  • Maple Street Shelter – Redwood City
  • Haven Family House – Menlo Park              
  • Redwood Family House – Redwood City 

County Wide Support: Mobile Support Team

650.368.3178.  Assists people with mental illness with referrals for food, lodging, clothing, and mental health, services. Also will do home visits, when family member is in danger of being homeless.                                  

Low-Income Housing

San Mateo County Department of Housing 

264 Harbor Blvd, Belmont. 650.802.5050.
Lists of low-income apartment rentals, voucher programs.


Manages low – income housing apartment buildings located throughout Bay Area.  Each building operates with a wait-list and separate applications. See website; Call each complex for details. Main office - 650.356.2900.

HIP HOUSING – San Mateo County   

Manages and subsidizes below market rate housing. Call for assistance.

Teen Transitional: Youth Daybreak Program 

639 Douglas, Redwood City.  650.364.4633

Veterans Transitional:  Homeless Vet Rehab Program

795 Willow, Menlo Park, Ca. 800.848.7254
Call for interview: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Mid-Pen Housing 

Operates low-income apartment buildings in Mountain View and Sunnyvale.


Rent Assistance

Pubic Program Assistance by City and Zip Code:

InnVision/Urban Ministry   

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. 

Samaritan House

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.

List courtesy of: Jewish Family and Children's Services

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