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Housewarming Celebration for Local Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2006
Media Contact:  
Casey Ward, Program Supervisor
T: 650-301-3300
F: 650-992-3030
casey@oursecondhome.org
A "HOUSEWARMING" CELEBRATION FOR LOCAL FAMILIES

Daly City, CA – Our Second Home is celebrating the grand opening of a new building and the community-wide goal of supporting families with young children with a housewarming event from 12 noon to 3 pm, Saturday, May 20, at 725 Price Street in Daly City.

After more than four years of fundraising, Our Second Home has moved into a new, custom-built facility. The new building was funded by a variety of local government, foundation, and individual sources, and includes a childcare classroom, meeting space, offices, and an eat-in kitchen. The space is home-like and welcoming, with easy access to neighborhood families and public transportation.

Our Second Home is a grassroots family support center and part of a collaborative effort to meet the needs of families with children ages five and under. The program is predominantly funded by First 5 of San Mateo County, with an emphasis on enhancing family relationships and supporting families during the key early years of a child’s development.

The program is honored to be part of the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative, and works as a team with community-based groups in Daly City in order to enhance the quality of life for families in need. The program is collaboratively supervised by the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative, the City of Daly City, and local non-profit Bayshore Child Care Services. Our Second Home encompasses a multi-disciplinarian approach, working with parents, educators, caregivers, and other community resource providers with the goal of helping support families to reach their full potential. Our Second Home provides classes and activities for families with young children on a range of topics including: healthy cooking, setting safe limits for young children, dealing with separation and divorce, and preventing childhood obesity.

The Housewarming event is in honor of the great work that families are doing with Our Second Home, and in recognition of all of the collaborative community support for the program. The celebration will include food, activities, and overall family fun. For more information about Our Second Home, the services provided, or more about the event, please contact Program Supervisor Casey Ward at (650) 301-3302, or by e-mailing casey@oursecondhome.org. More information on the program is available at www.oursecondhome.org.

Funders for the Our Second Home building include: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, First 5 San Mateo, Peninsula Community Foundation, San Mateo CDBG, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Smartkids Child Care Facilities Expansion Fund, Woodlawn Foundation, Morris Stulsaft Foundation, Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), Atkinson Foundation, Carl and Berta Gellert Foundation, Bothin Foundation, Alba Witkin, The City of Daly City, San Mateo County, Rebuilding Together, Kaiser Foundation, Oracle Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, Cisco Systems, Steve Kikuchi and Associates, and many other generous individuals and community members.