Charities that we support:
PARCA, Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults, has been enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1952. Our programs are designed to create a feeling of extended family to help people live as independently as possible and enjoy all that life has to offer. PARCA provides residential programs, support for those living independently, respite care, before- and after-school child care, and family support and advocacy services.
PARCA is committed to providing support to our clients and their families at all stages of their lives. Children’s Services includes REACH, a unique inclusive child care program serving kids with and without developmental disabilities, and Raji House, a weekend respite care program for children and teens with developmental disabilities.
These programs use positive learning and recreational activities that emphasize the similarities between each person rather than the differences. All PARCA children’s programs are licensed by the Department of Social Services. PARCA’s adult programs provide training and support services to assist clients in mastering self-reliance and independence to their highest personal level. Family Support Services is a resource for parents, offering support, advocacy, and information from the moment they learn they’re going to have a baby with disabilities.
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. Among our major programs, PHS/SPCA adopts fully 100% of the healthy dogs and cats in our care and also, through our charitably funded Hope Program, makes well and finds homes for thousands of animals who come to us sick, injured, or too young to survive without supportive care. PHS/SPCA is truly an open admission shelter, not only accepting many pet animals who might be refused at other shelters, but also taking care of injured and orphaned native wildlife from San Francisco through San Mateo and the northern half of Santa Clara County.
Our work means more than 5,500 lives are saved each year. PHS/SPCA is one of the few shelters in the entire state accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. and we’re a Platinum-level GuideStar Exchange participant.