Family Contact

IFR: 415-229-0566 | |

CARECEN: 415-872-7465 |

LRCRC: 415-863-0764 |

MNC: 415-643-5600 |


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

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