This year our Spring Campaign kicked off on #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity, which took place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


If you have not had a chance to give there is still time to DOUBLE your impact!


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All donations made by June 30, 2020, are eligible for a match from the Peery Foundation. And don’t forget to ask your employer for a donation match to TRIPLE your impact today! 


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Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones during these uncertain times. 


Since the start of the shelter-in-place order, I have been committed to sending weekly updates for the last 11 weeks. I hope I was able to provide valuable insight, understanding, and awareness of how our agency has responded to the needs of the community, and how your help has made a lasting impact in the lives of your neighbors. 


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Read our latest Press Release: 

StarVista Stands Against Racism and Xenophobia 


San Carlos, CA June 4, 2020 – StarVista, a San Mateo County nonprofit that delivers high impact services through counseling, skill development, and crisis prevention, stands against racism and xenophobia.  


The outrage of our national community regarding George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. George Floyd, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, Michael Brown, Michelle Shirley, Redel Jones, Kenney Watkins, Stephon Clark, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, represent countless other injustices against people of color throughout the United States.  


StarVista cannot stand by silently. StarVista believes Black lives matter. StarVista strives to address systemic injustices that are the result of social, economic, health, and housing inequities. It is why StarVista has always targeted their efforts to supporting the most vulnerable in our communities. StarVista partners with San Mateo County law enforcement officials in providing critical services to vulnerable populations, serving more than 41,000 people every year. 



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San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

Passes Resolution in Support of the

Black Lives Matter Movement


The Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, declared its support of the Black Lives Matter movement and will work to continue to address the root causes of racial inequity in our community by using an anti-racist, racial equity focused lens to assess current and future policies and programs.


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Click here the Resolution. (PDF)

Thank you to our wonderful community members on Nextdoor! 


In these unprecedented times filled with physical distancing and self-isolation, it’s become more important than ever to find purposeful ways to connect with our community. At StarVista, we found that Nextdoor, a website that joins neighborhoods and acts as a local bulletin board, became the ideal platform for in-kind support.   


As the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place ordinance continued, many of StarVista’s clients were suddenly in need of resources due to a job loss or other impact of COVID-19. While our staff continued to serve our clients through case management, crisis prevention, and other services, we needed to find a way to help them with everyday essentials like technology, school supplies, and baby needs.  


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Please help us and donate today to make this first virtual Kids’ Kamp a success.  


Each summer, StarVista's The Children’s Place program offers a week-long Kids’ Kamp event hosted by Camp Cazadero near the Russian River, where children are able to put aside the stress and concerns of living in a chemically dependent family, and have fun while also having a chance to learn, grow, and heal. Earlier this month in June, the Camp Cazadero site called to let us know they were closing indefinitely, and so for the first time in over 25 years, there will be no Kids’ Kamp held at the site. 


We have explored the possibility of having a virtual Kids’ Kamp for the first week in August. Program Director Merle Saber consulted with the program’s originator, Jerry Moe, and discovered that he was already providing virtual services through the Betty Ford Clinic in Los Angeles, and it was working very well.  


We are very happy to announce that StarVista will have a wonderful virtual and creative version of Kids’ Kamp, with stories, singing, movement, activities and of course a few lessons. A weeklong activities package will be delivered to all participants along with some snacks and treats, and we are currently enrolling clients 1st grade through 6th grade.   


Donate to Kids' Kamp today!


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