Each family’s story is unique. Connect with support so you and your family feel empowered. Our Family Support programs provide parents and caregivers with free education and resources, offered in a range of languages.
Please connect with us or stop by our centers to learn more about our wide range of programs for parents and families. And to see our current schedule, visit our Program Calendar.
Work with a case manager to create an individualized plan for your needs.
Access tools to help you make positive changes and increase stability in your life.
Receive support and resources to help you find assistance with childcare, schooling, housing, employment, and basic family needs.
Attend short workshops on a range of topics, including children’s developmental stages, modeling positive behavior, strategies to advocate for you and your child, and ways to promote school readiness at home.
Register for one of our ongoing workshop series: Nurturing Parents, Linking for School Success, and Family Economic Success.
Family Support Groups
Support Groups provide a space for parents/caregivers to connect with one another and build relationships.
Meet with family support staff and other parents/caregivers to:
share tips and resources
explore parenting and child development topics
hear updates on Family Connections’ programs, events, and opportunities
Support Groups are offered in Cantonese, Vietnamese, English, and Spanish.
Parent Advisory Board
Community members are welcome to join our Parent Advisory Board.
This forum is a space to:
provide feedback and guidance on Family Connections’ programs and services
plan community events and celebrations
advocate for families’ needs in the community
build leadership skills
We host Parent Advisory Board meetings in Spanish, Cantonese, and English for both the Portola and Excelsior centers.
Parenting Classes are evidence-based and interactive, designed to help caregivers strengthen their relationships with their children.
Parents learn how to model positive behavior, improve their child’s cooperation, and decrease their parental stress.
We offer ongoing series of classes, such as 1-2-3 Magic, as well as one-time workshops for families.
Our Prenatal Series consists of workshops and hands-on classes led by Family Connections’ staff, nurses, and doulas.
The series is designed to help moms with a healthy pregnancy and the development of skills to care for their new babies.
Participants receive self-care and baby-care items to take home and develop connections with a community of other parents.
Throughout the year, we host events for families to socialize, celebrate culture, create art projects, and have fun in a welcoming environment.