South of Market Family Resource Center

March 29, 2018

South of Market Family Resource Center

South of Market | |

Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm

The South of Market Family Resource Center (SOMA FRC) has been a part of the South of Market community since our founding in 1999. Our mission is to serve children, their families, and the community by providing quality early care and education, and comprehensive family support services.

We offer group and individual services that are tiered to the level of support families are seeking, and offer these services in three languages (English, Spanish, and Filipino). Through listening and learning from the families we serve, we strive to partner with parents and help them navigate the challenges of raising a family in San Francisco. Our services are free and open to all San Francisco residents.

Family Contact


790 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

Services  Provided

Classification Service Description How to Access
Community Connections Workshops and classes Our center offers workshops in English, Spanish, and Filipino on school readiness, kindergarten enrollment, prenatal and postpartum care, as well as a variety of topics specific to our San Francisco community. Our Facebook and calendar includes the most up-to-date information about upcoming workshops – dinner and childcare provided at all FRC events. Drop-in
Community Connections Family and community events Every quarter our center offers Family Events that are free and open to the community. Families form connection and community by sharing a meal and family friendly activity such as an arts project, a children’s carnival, or a special parent-led event (inquire at FRC for upcoming events!) Drop-in
Community Connections Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities Parents can participate and co-lead community activities and programs, including our Parent Cafes and Parent Action Community Events. All community parents are invited to our monthly Parent Advisory Committee meetings to bring community voice to our FRC programs. Through collaborating with programs such as Parent Café, caregivers build skills in public speaking, working in groups with other parents, and learn approaches to parenting situations. Drop-in
Community Connections Information and referrals FRC staff can provide referrals to other community resource and services not available through the family resource center. Drop-in, by appointment
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Infants and babies playgroup Our weekly Play, Learn, Grow playgroup provides an opportunity for children ages 0-2 years old to bond with their caregivers through non-directive play activities. Drop-in, by appointment
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Toddlers/preschoolers playgroup Our Expressive Arts Parent Child Interactive Program is tailored to children ages 3-5 years old and their parents, but is open to all ages. Drop-in
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Parent education We offer two Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) series per year. Each 12 week session is HSA-approved and focuses on building skills and capacity for parents of children 2-12 years old. By appointment
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Support groups Our center offers year-round support groups to community families:

  • Dads of San Francisco or “DOS” – A group for fathers
  • Expressive Arts Parent Group – A group for families and their children to explore relationships and relieve stress through art
  • Charla – Focused on children and development as well as challenges recent immigrant families are facing (Spanish)
Drop-in, by appointment
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Developmental screening All FRC staff are trained to provide developmental screenings for children 0-5 years old. If you would like more information about your child’s physical or social and emotional development, ASQ-3 and ASQ-SEs are offered to all community families. By appointment
Formal Supports Family advocacy/case management Families receive focused guidance and coaching to achieve goals related to parenting, family relationships, obtaining benefits/supports, employment, and health. By appointment
Other Leveraged Services Early care and education FRC offers Infant and Toddler Early Care and Education programming for children 3 months to 2.5 years, as well as two (soon to be three) preschool facilities for children 3-5 years old. By registration

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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