PUENTE WILL RESUME SOME IN-PERSON SERVICES
Thank you very much for your support during shelter in place! Although we were never closed, we are resuming some of our paused programming. As of June 1, some of our programs will remain suspended in order to maintain social distancing. However, more services will be offered by phone or video calls. The best way to know which services and programs are available is to call us at 650-879-1691. If you need in-person services, please come alone. Family members or other individuals that are not required to be present should wait in the car. We will only allow one person at a time in our waiting area. Our office in Pescadero is open and partially staffed from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Our office in La Honda is open too—Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm (closed Thursdays). ____________ We still have funds for those who did not qualify to receive federal CARES benefits. Call 650-879-1691 to make an intake appointment. ____________ Food distribution will run through June from 4 to 6 pm each Thursday at the Pescadero Puente office and we will continue to deliver groceries and medication for adults 55+ who don’t have other support systems. ____________ You can support Puente's Back-to-School supplies drive by purchasing items in our Target registry, or with financial support through our Donate Now page. ____________ Our Mental Health team has continued to provide their specialized services during the pandemic. They will remain available and we have hired a new Social Work Intern to help us meet the demand for services. In order to access these services, individuals need to call 650-879-1691 to request a referral form and an authorization of treatment. ____________ To help fill the gap and get more farm-direct produce into the hands of low-income neighbors, Puente will continue to sponsor the Pescadero Grown Farmer’s Market and to fund the Market Match program, a matching program for low-income residents of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Funds are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25 per week. ____________ We continue to have volunteer opportunities on a limited basis as safety precautions allow. Please contact Lisa Mateja at firstname.lastname@example.org.