Program areas at Petaluma People Services Center
CounselingPPSC SERVED 473 CLIENTS THROUGH OUR COUNSELING PROGRAMS, AND WE WERE ABLE TO CONTINUE SEEING OUR CLIENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC THROUGH DISTANCED AND REMOTE COUNSELING SESSIONS. WE PROVIDED SLIDING SCALE COUNSELING SESSIONS TO CLIENTS, AND ALSO PROVIDED COUNSELING THROUGH A VARIETY OF CONTRACTS, INCLUDING BEACON, TRIPLE P, AND FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY, WHERE PPSC PARTNERED WITH SOCIAL ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH TO PROVIDE COUNSELING TO YOUTH WHO WERE REFERRED BY SONOMA COUNTY PROBATION.
Youth ProgramsPPSCS MENTOR ME PROGRAM ALLOWED MENTORS TO PROVIDE REMOTE AND DISTANCED SUPPORT TO 219 MENTEES DURING THE PANDEMIC AND PROVIDED CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES TO 152 OW INCOME STUDENTS. OUR CAREERPOINT YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAMS PROVIDED YOUTH WITH TECHNOLOGY WIFI ACCESS TO ENABLE THEM TO WORK REMOTELY DURING THE PANDEMIC. 30 YOUTH IN SONOMA AND MARIN BENEFITED FROM OUR YOUTH SERVICES THIS YEAR.
Senior services:ppsc expanded our home-delivered meals and congregate meals program during the pandemic to accommodate more seniors (60 and older) who became increasingly homebound due to the risk of covid. We delivered over 100,000 meals to over 823 undupliced older adults. Ppsc changed protocols to ensure that drivers, staff, volunteers and clients observed distancing and safety guidelines, and were not put at any additional risk by participating in the program. Likewise, our iride program expanded and adapted to meet a growing list of needs from seniors at risk of contracting covid and with limited mobility.our you are not alone program supports volunteers who ensure that over 3,000 seniors receive daily check in calls to provide social interaction, emotional support and to identify any issues that can be referred to case management. Our caregivers support group added staff to facilitate group sessions for caregivers facing additional stress and challenges during the pandemic.