Building Peaceful Families celebrates, educates, and inspires individuals through programs that help them become more involved, responsible, and committed family and community members.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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.
CELEBRATE, EDUCATE, INSPIRE
Finding New Ways
to Carry Out our Mission
Like so many other organizations - public, private and non-profit - Building Peaceful Families is finding creative ways to carry out its mission. As a program-oriented non-profit, this is particularly challenging! The Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to postpone the balance of our 2020 programs until 2021. Each program takes months of planning, and with the uncertainties associated with COVID 19 we feel this is the only responsible decision.
In the weeks and months ahead, we will use the power and reach of social media to support our mission to "educate, honor, encourage and engage" community members. Please follow us on Facebook @BPF2004 and Instagram bpf_org for real life stories, tips, and practical information on how to get through these difficult times - and beyond.
A Year of Building Peaceful Families' Programs