North County Programs for Children, Older Adults Get $100,000 Boost

By: David J. Canepa San Mateo County District 5 Supervisor, dcanepa@smcgov.org, 650-363-4572

One of San Mateo County’s greatest partners in North County when it comes to providing early childhood family support and health services for youth and older adults is the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative, which partners and cooperates with the Brisbane School District among 60 other agencies.
I’m proud to announce the Board of Supervisors at its July 23 meeting approved a $100,000 grant in my district-specific Measure K funds to support two outstanding programs offered by Daly City Partnership, which some Brisbane families are eligible for. One grant to Aging and Adult Services of $60,000 will support the Partnership’s Healthy Aging Response Team and a second grant of $40,000 to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will support the Partnership’s Our Second Home program.
The $60,000 in Measure K Funds will support a vastly increased number of low-income, housebound North County seniors in aquiring home delivered meals, and to provide seed money for DCP to develop a “Village” concept in Daly City. DCP’s concept for the Daly City Village consists of a team of volunteers and social work interns who can support seniors with in-home handyman services, a Lyft concierge ride program, and driving and escort services for doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping assistance.
The $40,000 in Measure K funds will help develop a “Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs,” among other family support programs. Although Our Second Home frequently partners with Community Gatepath in Burlingame, no group of this kind that supports both learning delays (autism spectrum, Down syndrome) and physical handicaps, can be found in the Daly City area. Some South San Francisco and Brisbane families who have children enrolled in a Daly City school are eligible for some Our Second Home services.
Go to www.dcpartnership.org to learn more about these programs and others offered by the nonprofit.
David J. Canepa is a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors representing District 5 which includes Brisbane.