PCRC was incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1986 as the umbrella for two existing community mediation programs. PCRC continues to be the only organization offering free or low-cost mediation services primarily through the use of trained volunteers. The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center has had a long and illustrious history. For nearly 30 years, PCRC has been providing valuable conflict resolution and community building services to the individual residents, groups, institutions and other nonprofit organizations throughout the San Mateo County. Innumerable individuals have benefitted from the direct and indirect services we have provided through mediations, facilitations and trainings throughout the county offered through our Strategic Initiatives: Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families, and Engaging Communities.
PCRC enjoys a reputation for high quality work among our clients, funders, and partners and throughout the County. One of our strongest assets is our dedication to and ability to work in partnership with a wide variety of other agencies and organizations. Working in collaboration is one of the key characteristics of PCRC. The impact of our work is exemplified by the fact that over 14,000 people directly participated in PCRC's services in each of the last few years.