Pacifica Resource Center’s Impact on Our Community!

“Fund” Fact: For every $1 the Pacifica Resource Center receives from the city, we leverage another $12 in support for our community. Since 2004, the PRC has received $83,000 each year from the City to provide a safety net of food, housing assistance, and other critical services to Pacifica residents. This investment generates over $1,000,000 in goods and services that would not otherwise be available in Pacifica.

Did You Know… PRC assisted 1 in 10 Pacifica families last year,* stabilizing and fostering our healthy community (*7/15-6/16)

  • Provided food to benefit over 20,000 Pacifica children, adults and seniors
  • Prevented homelessness and sheltered 179 Pacifica families
  • Prepared taxes for 174 households, generating over $200,000 in refunds and saving taxpayers over $40,000 in tax preparation fees
  • Helped prepare 154 Pacifica youth for the new school year with grade-appropriate school supplies
  • Provided happy holidays to 186 children through our Adopt-A-Family program, as well as Thanksgiving assistance to 466 Pacificans

At the same time, we successfully completed our building expansion and renovation project with vital support from the Gibbs Family Trust, the City of Pacifica, Second Harvest Food Bank, and San Mateo County Measure A Funds, as well as several foundations, donors, and volunteers.


Combating Homelessness in Pacifica

Last year, we prevented homelessness or sheltered nearly 200 Pacifica families through one-time housing assistance, motel vouchers, and shelter referral funded by state and local funds.

Ted and Izie are Navy veterans who became homeless in Pacifica after losing their house to foreclosure. While living in their car, Ted developed a heart problem and his health began to deteriorate. PRC provided food, transportation support for work and health appointments, and toiletries, as well as offered them use our restroom to clean up, as needed. At the same time, staff connected Ted and Izie with Veterans’ Services, leading Ted to get much needed medical services for his heart condition, as well as a Veterans’ Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher to subsidize their housing costs for life. Once they found apartment that accepted their VASH voucher, PRC paid their first month’s rent. Ted and Izie are now stably housed after being homeless for nearly a year and have jump started their savings by enrolling in our Emergency Savings Program (ESP) to save $300.

PRC Emergency Shelter and Housing Assistance
Requested v. Services Provided


Empowering Families with Intensive Case Management

We provided over 26,000 services last year, including food, shelter referral and advocacy, financial assistance for basic needs, and financial coaching to develop a plan for getting out of crisis.

Peggy and her husband Ian have five children and have been receiving food and seasonal support, including our holiday Adopt-A-Family program, since 2013. Pregnant with their youngest child, Peggy had to stop working earlier than planned due to complications. Her disability ended before she returned to work and the family got behind on their rent. Despite our best efforts to provide rental assistance to keep them housed, her landlord would not accept our funds and they had to move. Given that they had an infant in the household, the family was a priority for family shelter and was referred for a Housing Readiness (HRP) voucher to help cover the cost of their housing for up to 5 years. Now, PRC is working with a Pacifica landlord to accept Peggy and Ian’s housing voucher and get their family rehoused before the holidays!

Give before December 31, 2016 to double your donation and help Pacifica Resource Center raise $40,000 for our vital services!


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Pacifica, CA  94044                                @prc94044                                     f  650-359-2053

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