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Prevention First: California Must Invest Now in Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families

Keeping families strong and able to care for their children is essential. When high-quality support systems are in place, children can flourish. We can and must  begin to disrupt disparities in the child welfare system that are caused by and...

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Give2SF: Fulfilling the health and well-being needs of local families

Family resource centers are designed to break isolation, provide safe spaces, and help families seeking connection to succeed. When San Francisco’s Human Services Agency (HSA) needed to distribute Give2SF disaster relief funds to support SF...

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EatSF Helps Families in Need During COVID-19

C and D both lost their restaurant jobs when the mandatory shelter in place orders began in March. Living entirely on their savings and stimulus check, they’ve struggled to have enough money for food for their seven-year-old son. No child should...

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Support for families of children with disabilities provides community connection during COVID crisis

The purpose of Support for Families is to ensure that families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need, and the providers who serve them, have the knowledge and support to make informed choices that enrich the...

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FRC’s Provide Families with Food and Diaper Security

Family Resource Centers remain open via telephone and email providing parenting support, information, referral, and connection for families with children 0-17 throughout San Francisco. Many Family Resource Centers are providing food and diaper...

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First 5 and Family Resource Centers advocate for City to fund healthy food distribution at FRCs

On January 16, First 5 San Francisco and Family Resource Center (FRC) staff and parents advocated for a $500,000 allocation from the City’s Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax to support FRC food pantries. At a meeting of the tax’s advisory...

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Family Resource Center Initiative awarded Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award

Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care, announced on January 16 that it selected the First 5 San Francisco-led Family Resource Center (FRC) Initiative as one of two...

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From cribs to coaching: How an FRC director is leading his community to success

Jamaal joined the YMCA Western Addition Family Resource Center (FRC) as its Director with a deep commitment to excellence and a background in education. One of his very first actions? To seek and receive training from First 5 San Francisco:...

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Exploring ways to better support African American families in Family Resource Centers

First 5 San Francisco’s school readiness assessment in 2015 made clear the critical nature of school readiness in the long-range health, well-being, and academic success of children. Two of the most significant findings from the report were,...

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