Family Contact

IFR: 415-229-0566 | |berta.hernandez@ifrsf.org

CARECEN: 415-872-7465 | vanessa@carecensf.org

LRCRC: 415-863-0764 | maguilar@larazacrc.org

MNC: 415-643-5600 | rafael.moreno@mncsf.org

Location

Lead Agency: Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. (IFR)
2919 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Drop-In Hours: Weekdays, 9 am – 5 pm

The agencies that form the Chicano/Latino Family Resource System & the Mission Family Resource Collaborative have a long standing history of providing community driven services in the Mission District and San Francisco citywide: IFR (Trauma Informed Mental Health, Education, Healing and Recovery services and Programs), CARECEN (Immigration and Wellness Services and Programs), LRCRC (Family Support, Information and Referral Services), and MNC (Early Childhood and Family Support Services).

Services Provided

Classification Service Description How to Access

Community Connections

Workshops and classes

Workshops offered on topics related to parenting, child development, pregnancy/infant care, health issues, working with SFUSD and accessing resources to support families’ budgets. Workshops occur city-wide throughout SF and throughout the Mission neighborhood.

By registration

Community Connections

Family and community events

Cultural and holiday events offered throughout the year help families meet other families in their community, and affirm and celebrate each other’s culture and understand each other better. (Spanish and English)

By registration

Community Connections

Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities

Monthly Parent Advisory Committee meetings, leadership, and planning opportunities throughout the year. Participating parents are encouraged to volunteer in programs and activities. (Spanish and English) 

By registration

Community Connections

Information and referrals

Families receive information on community resources that meet their needs including: child care, school issues, health insurance, pregnancy, mental health issues, housing/shelter, food assistance and many other topics. (Spanish and English)

Drop-in

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Infants and babies playgroup

Los Peques – An infant (up to 18 months) and parent play group which provides activities for families to have fun, learn about infant development, and support bonding. (Spanish and English)

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Toddlers/preschoolers playgroup

Play groups provide activities for children 18 months to 5 years and their families to have fun with each other and other families. Activities promote bonding, parenting skill development, early literacy and school readiness. (Spanish and English)

  • Baile y Movimiento (Dance & Movement)
  • Lectura de Temprana Edad (Early Reading)
  • Summer Programming and Holiday & Saturday

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Parent education – For parents of 0-5 year olds, school age children and teens

Parenting education builds parenting skills and knowledge of infant/youth/teen development. These classes cover a variety of topics for a variety of parents, including special classes for fathers and for parents with CPS referrals.

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Support groups

Support groups are available for all parents. Groups for mothers utilize art to help individuals to express their experiences and release stress.

  • Hijas de la luna
  • Hijas de Luna y Sol
  • Las Comadres

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Developmental screening

Receive consultation from our Child Development Specialist and/or Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant with ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire, ages 1 month- 5.5 yrs. old) and KIPS to better understand your child’s developmental milestones and ways you can help support your children or address any concerns.

By appointment

Formal Supports

Family advocacy

Staff assists families with research, translation, application assistance and advocacy to help families to identify and obtain needed resources and services for their families.

By referral

Formal Supports

Case management

Case Management provides families ongoing support to complete a goal-oriented plan related to an urgent crisis or with ongoing life challenges, such as housing, employment, education.

By referral

Other Leveraged Services

Community services

Counseling, legal aid, job readiness, food pantry and Saturday family activities.

 By registration

Community Connections

Workshops and classes

Workshops offered on topics related to parenting, child development, pregnancy/infant care, health issues, working with SFUSD and accessing resources to support families’ budgets. Workshops occur city-wide throughout SF and throughout the Mission neighborhood.

By registration

Community Connections

Family and community events

Cultural and holiday events offered throughout the year help families meet other families in their community, and affirm and celebrate each other’s culture and understand each other better. (Spanish and English)

By registration

Community Connections

Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities

Monthly Parent Advisory Committee meetings, leadership, and planning opportunities throughout the year. Participating parents are encouraged to volunteer in programs and activities. (Spanish and English) 

By registration

Community Connections

Information and referrals

Families receive information on community resources that meet their needs including: child care, school issues, health insurance, pregnancy, mental health issues, housing/shelter, food assistance and many other topics. (Spanish and English)

Drop-in

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Infants and babies playgroup

Los Peques – An infant (up to 18 months) and parent play group which provides activities for families to have fun, learn about infant development, and support bonding. (Spanish and English)

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Toddlers/preschoolers playgroup

Play groups provide activities for children 18 months to 5 years and their families to have fun with each other and other families. Activities promote bonding, parenting skill development, early literacy and school readiness. (Spanish and English)

  • Baile y Movimiento (Dance & Movement)
  • Lectura de Temprana Edad (Early Reading)
  • Summer Programming and Holiday & Saturday

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Parent education – For parents of 0-5 year olds, school age children and teens

Parenting education builds parenting skills and knowledge of infant/youth/teen development. These classes cover a variety of topics for a variety of parents, including special classes for fathers and for parents with CPS referrals.

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Support groups

Support groups are available for all parents. Groups for mothers utilize art to help individuals to express their experiences and release stress.

  • Hijas de la luna
  • Hijas de Luna y Sol
  • Las Comadres

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Developmental screening

Receive consultation from our Child Development Specialist and/or Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant with ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire, ages 1 month- 5.5 yrs. old) and KIPS to better understand your child’s developmental milestones and ways you can help support your children or address any concerns.

By appointment

Formal Supports

Family advocacy

Staff assists families with research, translation, application assistance and advocacy to help families to identify and obtain needed resources and services for their families.

By referral

Formal Supports

Case management

Case Management provides families ongoing support to complete a goal-oriented plan related to an urgent crisis or with ongoing life challenges, such as housing, employment, education.

By referral

Other Leveraged Services

Community services

Counseling, legal aid, job readiness, food pantry and Saturday family activities.

 By registration

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.