PUENTE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE SOUTH COAST COMMUNITY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
In response to the San Mateo County order to “Shelter in Place”, as of March 17 most Puente staff will be working remotely. As a social services organization, some of our services will continue, including picking up groceries and medication for adults 55+ who don’t have another support system through families and friends. To contact us please call 650-879-1691 Monday–Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM, or e-mail us at email@example.com. Puente has created a COVID-19 Public Health Response Fund. This fund is designed to support residents of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar and San Gregorio who have been affected by lost work hours or laid off due to the virus pandemic. Even if the federal government provides some relief, many of the already vulnerable residents of our area will most likely not be eligible for such benefits. Despite this health crisis, families need to pay rent, buy groceries, pay their students' tuition, and more. More than 75% of our calls and walk-in requests have been related to financial assistance, food and health needs.