Young Family Resource Center (Felton Institute)

March 30, 2018

Young Family Resource Center (Felton Institute)

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Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Felton Institutes, Young Family Resource Center (YFRC) is one of California’s first peer-directed, peer-focused programs focused exclusively on teen and young-adult parents and their children. YFRC integrates a youth-development model, peer-to-peer service delivery and wraparound resources, and serves as a model of family support and youth development principals. YFRC serves clients citywide and offers a network of support services including: parenting education, early literacy workshops, father support groups, art classes, family-centered activities, education around child-development, nutrition and cooking workshops and other postsecondary educational classes for teen and young adult parents across San Francisco.

Our Young Family Resource Center, is meeting the unique needs of pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children birth to five years of age. The Center provides a friendly environment for parents to access resources for their families, with a focus to empower and provide support to young parents and their families. Our staff team is experienced in addressing the needs, and challenges many young parents and their children experience. We provide an array of services to San Francisco Families that promote community connections, building parent and caregiver capacity and coordinated formal supports that help families access resources available to them in this city. Our purpose is to provide parents with child development skills and develop their capacity to navigate public education systems for their children in a safe learning environment.

Family Contact



2730 Bryant Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94110

Services  Provided

Classification Service Description How to Access
Community Connections Workshops and classes Prenatal Health Workshops – Topics vary and based on parents’ interest, but include breastfeeding, child birth, and other topics relevant to young families. 

Parent Education Workshops – Topics include oral health, car safety, CPR safety, and financial education.  

Career Pathways – Discusses transition into college.

Early Literacy Workshops – To help parents build understanding to help their children develop early literacy skills. (Spanish)

Drop-in, by registration
Community Connections Workshops and classes Other workshops:

  • Wellness Dance
  • Wellness Smoothies
  • Wellness Food Demonstration  – During the Farmer’s Market Day
Drop-in, by registration
Community Connections Family and community events  Here is a listing of some of our annual events:

  • College Fair
  • Resource Fair
  • Back to School night
  • Latino Heritage Month
  • Gratitude Luncheon
  • Holiday with Santa
  • Love Yourself Day
  • Black History Month
  • Mother’s Day Breakfast
  • Parents Day
  • Boutiques
Community Connections Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities Abriendo Puertas – Curriculum-based Parent Leadership Classes (Spanish)

Parent Fellows & Volunteer Planning Committee – Our Parent Fellows and volunteers coordinate community field trips and events.

By appointment
Community Connections Information and referrals We connect families to basic needs, nutrition information, child development information, and developmental screening support for young children and youth. Drop-in
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Infants and babies playgroup Parent Child Interaction Groups – For parents and their children aged 0-18 Months.  Drop-in
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Toddlers/preschoolers playgroup Parent Child Interaction Groups – For parents and their children aged 18-60 Months. Drop-in
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Parent education Young Family Resource Center offers multiple ways for teen and young parents to develop their knowledge of child development and parenting skills. (English and Spanish)

  • PIPE
  • STEP – Curriculum based
  • 123 Magic – Curriculum based
  • Drop-in Parenting Advice with a Child Development Specialist
Drop-in, by registration
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Support groups
  • Young Teen Parents Support Group Affinity Group (Ages 13-16)
  • Young Fathers Group
  • English Language Learners Support Group
By appointment
Parenting Advice and Skill Building Developmental screening Drop-in Child Development Screenings are offered on an as-needed basis.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) screenings and Keys to Interactive Parenting Scales (KIPS) assessments are offered with the PIPE parenting series.

By referral
Formal Supports Family advocacy/case management Family advocacy and case management is provided to our YFRC members on an ongoing basis, as needed, with support as identified in client’s Individual service plan. Translation support is provided.

Home visits using curriculum-based parenting modules (PIPE or other) and/or information and referrals, ISP (Individual Service Plans), and KIPS assessments are available also.

Drop-in, by appointment
Other Leveraged Services Preschool services  

Felton’s Family Developmental Center is the City’s only full-inclusion early care and education center. It is housed in the same building as our YFRC and provides subsidized early care and education services essential for young parents who are primarily in school or working.

By registration
Other Leveraged Services Wrap around services, mental health services, legal aid Felton’s YFRC is co-located with Hilltop, the only SFUSD high school specifically designed for pregnant and parenting teens. This allows us to offer professional academic and/or social work support to our young parents.

We work closely with community partners to address these needs of our young parents, which allows us to significantly leverage and provide wraparound support for our clients, including: legal services, housing, mental health services, and more.

Our partners include: SF Food Bank, Moms Mentoring Moms (leadership mentoring), Turning Heads (workforce skills and empowerment), and the SF Diaper Bank, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Jewish Vocational Services.

Through various partnerships within the community  we are part of a one-stop comprehensive hub of services for young parents and their children. Our structured educational services ensure parents develop capacity through increased skill and knowledge in prenatal care, parenting and child development, home budgeting, and other life skills.

Drop-in, by registration

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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