Family Contact

415-391-4890

joylokfrc@wuyee.org

Location

888 Clay Street. Lower Level

San Francisco, CA 94108

Drop-In Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-4:30pm and Tuesday 9am-12:30pm. We are closed for lunch 12:30-1:00pm.

The Joy Lok Family Resource Center is a warm and friendly home away from home for many of our monolingual immigrant Chinese families. We are a busy community hub, linking information and resources to families with various needs and offering many programs that target expecting parents, families with young children and parents/caregivers. Our “one-stop shop” model of providing services has also been instrumental in helping families access multiple resources under one roof including assisting families to access public benefits such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal and applying for low-income housing opportunities.

Services Provided

Classification Service Description How to Access

Community Connections

Informational workshops

Community resource workshops are hosted with professional presenters from the field. Workshops cover various topics such as health/safety, school readiness and others. Childcare is provided.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Community Connections

Family and community events

Family events throughout the year celebrate various holidays as a community, including: Chinese New Year, Family Kite Day, Summer Celebration, and Halloween Trick-or-Treating.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Community Connections

Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities

Parent Advisory Committee – A group of dedicated and veteran Joy Lok parents that provide feedback and program planning to the center, assist in event planning and implementation, and represent Joy Lok at community meetings and forums.

By nomination

Community Connections

Information and referrals

We provide application assistance for public benefits such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal, including re-certifications and trouble-shooting. We also offer resources on low-income housing and application assistance and referrals for employment/job training.

Drop-in, by appointment

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Infants and babies playgroup

  • Baby & Me – An interactive class, covering skills such as infant massage, baby sign language, baby songs, and discussion topics such as infant development, nutrition, stress management, and quality child care options. Open to all new parents and their infants 0-9 months old.
  • Curious Learners – Helps children develop their cognitive, language, social and emotional skills through fun and developmentally appropriate activities while parents learn to practice and implement these activities at home on their own. For children 9-18 months old.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Toddlers/preschoolers playgroup

Junior Explorer – Helps children develop their cognitive, language, social and emotional skills through fun and developmentally appropriate activities while parents learn to practice and implement these activities at home on their own. For children 18-36 months old.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Parent education – for parents of babies/toddlers, school age kids, and teens

  • Child Development Parent Education Classes – Parenting classes provide information about ages and stages (ASQ), appropriate expectations, attachment and bonding and positive communication. Childcare provided. For parents of children aged 0-3.
  • Chinese Triple P Positive Parenting Program – This program focuses on relationship building, managing misbehaviors, positive parenting strategies and how to plan ahead. Childcare provided. For parents of children 2-12 years old.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Support groups

Support groups provide an opportunity for parents to explore their concerns about early childhood, address causes of parental stress, exchange parenting tips amongst each other, and to share resources.  Childcare and dinner are provided.

  • Night Time Support Group – Open group session
  • Chinese Parent Café – Closed group sessions where parents will dive deeper into strength-based topics around the 5 Protective Factors.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Developmental screening

Junior Explorer playgroup families 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) to better understand your child’s developmental milestones and ways you can help support your children or address any concerns. 

By appointment

Formal Supports

Enhanced information and referrals

Families receive one-on-one support to address concerns around child development, parenting, stress management, and emotional support. 

Drop-in, by appointment

Other Leveraged Services

Tax preparation

Free support for families to help them file simple tax returns. Available for families meeting income guidelines.

By registration

Other Leveraged Services

Parents for Public Schools (PPS)

Receive support around SFUSD enrollment and how to choose a school for your child.

 By appointment

Other Leveraged Services

HSA Eligibility Worker

We provide support with CalFresh and Medi-Cal eligibility. 

By appointment

Other Leveraged Services

Financial counseling

Meet with a professional advisor to receive a free credit score and discuss credit building, saving for a home and/or college, and more.

By registration

Other Leveraged Services

Childcare resource and referral

Learn about childcare options and parent’s rights, including what makes a quality child care center or home. Receive support applying for child care for both center-based and home-based care.

Drop-in, by appointment

Community Connections

Informational workshops

Community resource workshops are hosted with professional presenters from the field. Workshops cover various topics such as health/safety, school readiness and others. Childcare is provided.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Community Connections

Family and community events

Family events throughout the year celebrate various holidays as a community, including: Chinese New Year, Family Kite Day, Summer Celebration, and Halloween Trick-or-Treating.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Community Connections

Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities

Parent Advisory Committee – A group of dedicated and veteran Joy Lok parents that provide feedback and program planning to the center, assist in event planning and implementation, and represent Joy Lok at community meetings and forums.

By nomination

Community Connections

Information and referrals

We provide application assistance for public benefits such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal, including re-certifications and trouble-shooting. We also offer resources on low-income housing and application assistance and referrals for employment/job training.

Drop-in, by appointment

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Infants and babies playgroup

  • Baby & Me – An interactive class, covering skills such as infant massage, baby sign language, baby songs, and discussion topics such as infant development, nutrition, stress management, and quality child care options. Open to all new parents and their infants 0-9 months old.
  • Curious Learners – Helps children develop their cognitive, language, social and emotional skills through fun and developmentally appropriate activities while parents learn to practice and implement these activities at home on their own. For children 9-18 months old.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Toddlers/preschoolers playgroup

Junior Explorer – Helps children develop their cognitive, language, social and emotional skills through fun and developmentally appropriate activities while parents learn to practice and implement these activities at home on their own. For children 18-36 months old.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Parent education – for parents of babies/toddlers, school age kids, and teens

  • Child Development Parent Education Classes – Parenting classes provide information about ages and stages (ASQ), appropriate expectations, attachment and bonding and positive communication. Childcare provided. For parents of children aged 0-3.
  • Chinese Triple P Positive Parenting Program – This program focuses on relationship building, managing misbehaviors, positive parenting strategies and how to plan ahead. Childcare provided. For parents of children 2-12 years old.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Support groups

Support groups provide an opportunity for parents to explore their concerns about early childhood, address causes of parental stress, exchange parenting tips amongst each other, and to share resources.  Childcare and dinner are provided.

  • Night Time Support Group – Open group session
  • Chinese Parent Café – Closed group sessions where parents will dive deeper into strength-based topics around the 5 Protective Factors.

Drop-in, by phone registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Developmental screening

Junior Explorer playgroup families 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) to better understand your child’s developmental milestones and ways you can help support your children or address any concerns. 

By appointment

Formal Supports

Enhanced information and referrals

Families receive one-on-one support to address concerns around child development, parenting, stress management, and emotional support. 

Drop-in, by appointment

Other Leveraged Services

Tax preparation

Free support for families to help them file simple tax returns. Available for families meeting income guidelines.

By registration

Other Leveraged Services

Parents for Public Schools (PPS)

Receive support around SFUSD enrollment and how to choose a school for your child.

 By appointment

Other Leveraged Services

HSA Eligibility Worker

We provide support with CalFresh and Medi-Cal eligibility. 

By appointment

Other Leveraged Services

Financial counseling

Meet with a professional advisor to receive a free credit score and discuss credit building, saving for a home and/or college, and more.

By registration

Other Leveraged Services

Childcare resource and referral

Learn about childcare options and parent’s rights, including what makes a quality child care center or home. Receive support applying for child care for both center-based and home-based care.

Drop-in, by appointment

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.