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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Dispute Resolution & Mediation, Family Services, Human Services, Youth Development

Mission: The mission of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) is to promote peace, collaboration and engagement in the communities we serve. To accomplish this mission, PCRC delivers a broad array of services such as training, facilitation, community building and mediation. As a neutral third party, we assist individuals, groups and communities to develop positive relationships, to work respectfully with differences, and to build mutually acceptable agreements that satisfy interests.

Programs: Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) strives to be a full service conflict resolution center and offers a range of programs and services which span the spectrum from prevention of conflict and promotion of strong working relationships to intervention as a neutral third party into conflict situations. The four key program areas are: (1)Conflict Prevention/Community Development/Civic Engagement; (2)Training; (3) Mediation/Facilitation and (4)Outreach/Promotion of Conflict resolution services

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

As a call-intake volunteer, Lots of people call PCRC who are very upset about some disagreeable interaction they are having with someone else. I have had many opportunities to be a calm objective listening post and I always feel satisfied with the opportunity I have to help some very upset people find a manageable way forward. Because I came to PCRC after a serious depressive episode in my life, I appreciated the friendly approach they exhibited in training me and I found that helping other people really does bring more benefits to me than it does to the person I have helped. These all sound like cliches but they are true. I am personally grateful to PCRC for helping to give me the training and the opportunity to help other people. Sincerely, Carmala Walgren



Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with the PCRC for about 15 years and have seen it grow from a valuable service for resolving neighborhood disputes to a much broader community resource. From training kindergarteners to solve conflicts (and thereby their parents) to easing school bullying, preventing gang violence, building strong neighborhoods, and facilitating difficult ciy/county issues PCRC has become an essential element in civic peace.


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Rating: 5

The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center is a five-star organization built upon the quality and dedication of its leadership and staff. Its numerous community programs have provided tremendous value to San Mateo County, and I am proud of my association with this fine organization.