Children, Youth, and Family Services

Children, Youth & Family Services

Developmental Education & Parenting Program (DEPP)

The Developmental Education Program for Parents (DEPP) operates on-site within the Family Developmental Center, annually providing 70 low-income, at-risk CYF parents with stipended, educational workshops that address basic childhood development issues, including the relationship between early parenting practices and children’s cognitive, social, and behavioral capacities to learn.
Working with children’s earliest educators – their parents – in a familiar and culturally-sensitive environment, DEPP helps low-income, at-risk parents to begin to perceive themselves as their children’s valuable and successful “first teachers,” aware of the long-lasting effects of early social interaction and environment on children’s overall development.

In addition, DEPP provides parents personalized case management services to help address case-specific issues and establish facilitated links to additional services. This “gateway” to the family’s deeper needs and to the larger community represents an important resource to help ensure family stability and positive function.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street, 1st. Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 282-1090 x 112

Early Childhood Mental Health

FSA's Early Childhood Mental Program provides mental health consultation and training to childcare centers throughout San Francisco.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location: 1010 Gough St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94109 Contact: (415) 474-7310 x 315

Family Developmental Center (FDC)

FDC began providing services in1971 as a national demonstration site for the Handicapped- The M.O.R.E project. FDC has continued as a model program and is the largest Infant/ Toddler child development program integrating typically developing children with medically fragile and developmentally delayed or disabled children from low income at risk families. Family Developmental Center offers a developmental childcare and school-readiness program for infants, toddlers and preschool children (two weeks to five years old) and their families.

Giving every child the maximum opportunity to develop, progress and attain her/his personal best through individual educational plans, the Family Developmental Center places an emphasis on the provision of culturally sensitive services to all children and families. This is reflected in a multi-lingual culturally competent approach to the services as well as a variety of activities that reflect the diverse community of children and parents that are served.  We are committed to inclusive, positive environments that build on children’s positive self esteem and self image.
Services are provided at no charge or on a sliding scale.

For more information, please visit the FDC website by clicking here.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street 1st.  Floor San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 282-1090 x 112

Child Care Food Program

The Child Care Food Program operates on-site within Family Developmental Center (FDC). At FDC, the focus is to provide nutritional foods to enhance health, well being, development and educational potential for the young children in their care.

The Food Program links to the overall child development program philosophy by providing all enrolled HDC and FDC children a nutritious breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.  Infants and toddlers are introduced to a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein foods which develop life-long healthy eating habits and promote pre-school readiness.
Meals are provided at no charge.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street, 1st.  Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 282-1090 x 112

Hilltop Developmental Center

A model public-private partnership, the Hilltop Developmental Center (HDC) combines child-development education with center-based developmental childcare services to children two weeks to eighteen months of age. Participants are the pregnant and parenting teens who are case-managed by FSA’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) and who are attending the SFUSD Hilltop School.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street, 1st. Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 282-1090 x 112

“Healthy Children, Healthy Lives” Farmer’s Market

In Partnershipwith Kaiser Permanente Community Program and the San Francisco Food Bank, we provide free fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat and poultry items to all the enrolled children and families. On average, one hundred families access and benefit from the healthy items offered each week.

The Family Services Coordinator, the Registered Nurse and other community partners provide various health services, nutritional workshops and recipes to encourage families to make healthy meals at home and encourage their children to take part in this process.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street, 1st. Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 282-1090 x 112

Teen Resources to Achieve Positive Practices (T-RAPP)

T-RAPP provides teen-parent peer support and youth development/ leadership in conjunction with pregnancy prevention and other at-risk education services. The program includes four components: peer counseling, peer education, community education and teen peer groups. Services include classroom education; school and community presentations at youth and family fairs/forums; one-to-one education; peer educator support groups; and counseling.

T-RAPP coordinates with the San Francisco Unified School District to provide teen-parent peer education in classrooms throughout the city, and with New Generations Health Center, which includes T-RAPP teen peer-educator as staff members at the teen health center.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 695-8300 x 589

Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP)

Began providing services in 1981, as a federal demonstration site for the Adolescent Family Life Program/Care Projects.  Based upon the demonstration project’s positive outcomes of reduced low birth weights, improved retention and/or reenrollment in school, and the reduction on unwanted repeat births, California legislation was passed to create its own Adolescent Family Life Program.

The Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) provides comprehensive case management services for expectant and parenting teens up to age 19 and ensures that young parents and their children have access to all available health, education, and social services for which they are eligible.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location: 2730 Bryant Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 695-8300 x 589

Full Circle Family Program

Full Circle Family Program offers outpatient mental-health services for multicultural, low-income, uninsured children ages 5 to 18 and to their families. FCFP takes a family systems approach, working with children in the constellation of their caregivers, family and broader support systems.  FCFP applies a rigorous strength-based culturally competent approach to address the issues within the family. Referral sources include the San Francisco County Mental Health Department, San Francisco Unified School District, and foster care and social service programs, as well as parents themselves.

No fees are charged to families.

Site Location: 1010 Gough Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94109
Contact: (415) 474-7310 x 453

Realizing Employment And Creating Hope (REACH)

Through vocational case management services and employment training- FSA's REACH program provides employment and educational services to at risk youth city wide specifically parenting teens. The program's primary academic partner is SFUSD's Hilltop High School, which focuses on getting pregnant and parenting teens on track to graduate. The REACH program offers intake and assessment services, job readiness workshops, career counseling, worksite training, internships/ placement services and stipends for incentives to promote retention. The integrated service model has an overall goal to get youth connected to all sector academies or enrolled in post-secondary education.

No fees are charged to participants.

Target population: 17-21 years old, meet WIA eligibility requirements

Site Location: 2730 Bryant Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 695-8300 x 589

Young Family Resource Center (YFRC)

The Young Family Resource Center (YFRC) is the first peer-directed, peer-focused population-focused, Family Resource Center targeted to teen and young adult parents, their children, and their families. Integrating a youth development model, peer-to-peer service delivery, and wraparound resources, the YFRC serves citywide and offers a network of support services, parenting education, and child-development information for teen and young adult parents up to age 24 throughout San Francisco.

No fees are charged to participants.

Site Location:  2730 Bryant Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Contact: (415) 695-8300 x 589