Building Peaceful Families celebrates, educates, and inspires individuals through programs that help them become more involved, responsible, and committed family and community members.



Founded in 2004 by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sharon Chatman, Building Peaceful Families has provided programs in our community that enrich the lives of men, women, and children. By encouraging, educating, honoring, and engaging parents and other role models, we have positively impacted the lives of thousands of Bay Area children.  



BPF specifically targets the underserved in our community - grandparents raising their own grandchildren, father and father figures, single parents, parents in the criminal justice system, teenage fathers and mothers, and people with physical challenges. We know that by making a positive impact on an adult, we will positively influence the life of a child.


It is difficult to adequately express the importance of the BPF mission, and the determination and passion we feel for what we do. By treating every one of our program participants with dignity and respect, we are actively striving to build peaceful families in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Golden Grandmothers Recognition Luncheon

February 8, 2020



Golden Grandmothers Recognition Luncheon



On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, Building Peaceful Families honored 30 grandmothers who have set aside their own retirement plans to raise their grandchildren.  These selfless women often go unrecognized and unappreciated for the sacrifices they make to keep their family together.  

Our #1 goal for this event is to celebrate just a tiny fraction of the grandmothers who do everything in their power to maintain and reinforce their family bonds.  Through their efforts, they give their grandchildren a chance for a better future.  

Yet another goal is to spread awareness of the impact these ladies have - an impact even they may not realize!


Did you know that grandmothers like these Golden Grandmother Honorees save the government more than $6 billion a year?  But of course, that's not why they do what they do!

If you know grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and would like some tips, or if you would just like to know more, click here


And OF COURSE we invite you to join us next year for Golden Grandmothers Recognition Luncheon!

Call us:


PO Box 261

Campbell, CA 95009-0261

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Building Peaceful Families does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation,

age, physical or mental disability, in our programs, services, policies, hiring practices and administration.