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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

Quick Guide:

Get Up & Go | One-to-One Job Search Help |


JVS Workshops | Employment Resources |


Food | Transportation | Rent Assistance |


Womens' Relationship Support


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, 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.

Learn more

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 workshopsJewish Vocational Service (JVS) Job Search Workshops

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

For more information, please email


For more information, contact and visit to register.


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.



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)

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.

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.

For more information about these organizations, you may visit or

List courtesy of: Jewish Family and Children's Services

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