Family Contact

415-578-9310

info@vvstrongfamilies.org

Location

50 Raymond Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94134

Visitacion Valley | www.apafss.org/ |

Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Visitacion Valley Strong Families (VVSF) focuses on building a healthy community through our community collaboration and children/parents/caregiver programs. VVSF offers safe and welcoming spaces for children and families to connect, learn and support each other.

VVSF consists of Edgewood Center for Children & Families, Samoan Community Development Center, Faces SF, Mayor’s Youth Employment & APA Family Support Services (as the lead agency).  With four locations in Visitacion Valley: 50 Raymond Ave., 1704 Sunnydale Ave., 2055 Sunnydale Ave., and 1099 Sunnydale Ave., 

Services Provided

Classification Service Description How to Access

Community Connections

Workshops and classes

We provide bilingual workshops on topics such as education, literacy, self-sufficiency. child/youth development, acculturation, health and wellness, perinatal and early infancy parenting and family economic success. We will have parent and community experts to present or co-facilitate discussions.

Drop-in, by registration

Community Connections

Family and community events

We host culturally themed family events for clients, for families to socialize and learn how to support their children’s development and learn about community resources.

Drop-in, by registration

Community Connections

Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities

We have opportunities for parent leadership through our Parent Advisory Council and volunteer opportunities for all members of the families and other community members.

By registration

Community Connections

Information and referrals

FRC staff can provide referrals to other community resource and services not available through the family resource center. (English, Spanish, Chinese, Samoan, Cambodian) 

Drop-in, by appointment

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Infants and babies playgroup

Infant Play and Glow – A playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children (0-18 months) to explore ways in supporting their child’s early development through talking, singing, reading and playing. Families have opportunities to meet other families. (English, Spanish, and Chinese) 

Drop-in

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Children’s playgroup

Play and Glow – A playgroup for parents/caregivers with their children (aged 0-5) to explore ways in supporting their child’s early development through talking, singing, reading and playing.  Families have opportunities to meet other families and have fun while learning about pre-literacy, skills for school readiness, social emotional skills. (English, Spanish, and Chinese) 

Drop-in

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Parent education

We provide Triple P Parenting series (HSA certified for child welfare involved families) for parents of children, toddler through school age. (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Samoan) 

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Support groups

We provide parents/caregiver support groups in Chinese, Spanish, Samoan and English.  

Drop-in, by appointment

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) 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/case management

Staff help remove barriers that prevent families from linking to or accessing available services. Families’ needs are addressed such as family functioning/relationships, parenting, health, mental health, intergenerational communication problems, gang activity, and truancy. (Chinese, Spanish, Samoan, Cambodian and English)

By appointment

Formal Supports

Elementary school age activities

For parents to discuss their children’s academic challenges and learn ways to deal with their barriers: 

  • Lit. Café – Build children’s love of learning through reading, singing and playing.
  • Family Book Club – Parents/caregivers engage in fun reading activities together with their children.

Drop-in

Formal Supports

Wellness activities

  • Yoga – For parents/caregivers to relax and practice mindfulness through yoga.
  • Zumba – Exercise and dance for all ages.

Drop-in

Other Leveraged Services

Community services

Counseling services, senior meals/activities, job readiness service, ESL classes, weekly food pantry and diaper giveaways

 By registration

Community Connections

Workshops and classes

We provide bilingual workshops on topics such as education, literacy, self-sufficiency. child/youth development, acculturation, health and wellness, perinatal and early infancy parenting and family economic success. We will have parent and community experts to present or co-facilitate discussions.

Drop-in, by registration

Community Connections

Family and community events

We host culturally themed family events for clients, for families to socialize and learn how to support their children’s development and learn about community resources.

Drop-in, by registration

Community Connections

Parent leadership and volunteer opportunities

We have opportunities for parent leadership through our Parent Advisory Council and volunteer opportunities for all members of the families and other community members.

By registration

Community Connections

Information and referrals

FRC staff can provide referrals to other community resource and services not available through the family resource center. (English, Spanish, Chinese, Samoan, Cambodian) 

Drop-in, by appointment

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Infants and babies playgroup

Infant Play and Glow – A playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children (0-18 months) to explore ways in supporting their child’s early development through talking, singing, reading and playing. Families have opportunities to meet other families. (English, Spanish, and Chinese) 

Drop-in

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Children’s playgroup

Play and Glow – A playgroup for parents/caregivers with their children (aged 0-5) to explore ways in supporting their child’s early development through talking, singing, reading and playing.  Families have opportunities to meet other families and have fun while learning about pre-literacy, skills for school readiness, social emotional skills. (English, Spanish, and Chinese) 

Drop-in

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Parent education

We provide Triple P Parenting series (HSA certified for child welfare involved families) for parents of children, toddler through school age. (English, Spanish, Chinese, and Samoan) 

By registration

Parenting Advice and Skill Building

Support groups

We provide parents/caregiver support groups in Chinese, Spanish, Samoan and English.  

Drop-in, by appointment

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) 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/case management

Staff help remove barriers that prevent families from linking to or accessing available services. Families’ needs are addressed such as family functioning/relationships, parenting, health, mental health, intergenerational communication problems, gang activity, and truancy. (Chinese, Spanish, Samoan, Cambodian and English)

By appointment

Formal Supports

Elementary school age activities

For parents to discuss their children’s academic challenges and learn ways to deal with their barriers: 

  • Lit. Café – Build children’s love of learning through reading, singing and playing.
  • Family Book Club – Parents/caregivers engage in fun reading activities together with their children.

Drop-in

Formal Supports

Wellness activities

  • Yoga – For parents/caregivers to relax and practice mindfulness through yoga.
  • Zumba – Exercise and dance for all ages.

Drop-in

Other Leveraged Services

Community services

Counseling services, senior meals/activities, job readiness service, ESL classes, weekly food pantry and diaper giveaways

 By registration

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.