LOCATION

790 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA, 94107

At Yerba Buena Gardens, the heart of San Francisco's downtown cultural district.  The entrance to the FRC is located in between the Bowling Alley and the Children's Creativity Museum.

 
 

DAYS & HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday–Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, plus evenings and weekends by appointment.

 

The South of Market Family Resource Center (SOMA FRC) provides support services to families with children 0-17 who live in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood of San Francisco. Our mission is to serve children, their families, and the community by providing quality early care and education, and comprehensive multilingual family support services. All families living in San Francisco are welcome to attend our programs and receive our services free of charge.

Services are offered at the FRC and at our satellite sites at the Judith Baker Child Development Center (685 Natoma Street) and Bill Sorro Community (1009 Howard Street), as well as other locations in the community convenient to families. 

For more information on any of our programs, please call 415.820.3508. Meals and child watch are provided at all FRC activities.

Click here to see our calendar of upcoming events!

To refer individual clients or families to our programs, we ask that external service providers complete the attached referral form (below) regarding service needs. Form can be sent to our FRC via scan/email to liz@somacc.org, or via fax to 415-418-3577.

Download Referral Form

 

 

 

PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Expressive Arts Series

Goal: Increase bond between parents and children through structured, non-directive art activities. This group is offered three times per month.
For: ages 3 and up

  • Parent-Child Playgroup

Goal: Increase bond between parents and children through structured, non-directive activities including music, play, and early literacy games.
For: ages 0-2 years old


PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Charla ("Chat")

Weekly support group for Hispanic and Latino families to meet, chat, and discuss child development with a licensed marriage and family therapist (Spanish)

  • Dads of san francisco ("dos")

Weekly support group for fathers and male caregivers living in San Francisco to meet for dinner and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting (English)

  • Parent arts group

Weekly support group for community parents to connect and create through Expressive arts-based activities (English and Spanish)


WORKSHOPS & EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITIES

  • prenatal wellness workshops

Quarterly workshop for new and expecting parents to meet with our Early Care and Education Advocate. Topics include Infant CPR, nutrition, and breastfeeding.

  • KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION Series

This classroom-based series helps graduating preschool children develop academic and social emotional skills to prepare for kindergarten.

  • Literacy & School Success Workshops

Our center offers an annual enrollment workshop to help parents navigate the SFUSD system, as well as quarterly workshops on early literacy and brain development.

  • Kindergarten Readiness Series

Workshop series led by Bessie Carmichael kindergarten staff aims to prepare parents and their children for school success.
 

 

CURRICULUM-BASED PARENTING SERIES

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Goal: This evidence-based course is designed to help parents develop positive relationships with their children and manage challenging behavior (English and Spanish)
For: parents/caregivers of children 2-12 years old

  • Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE)

Goals: Increase positive interaction between parent and child through play-based activities, and increase awareness about child's development (English and Spanish)
For: parents/caregivers of children 0-2 years old


ACCESS TO RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

  • INFORMATION & REFERRAL

All San Francisco families can contact our center for information and referrals to city-wide resources, such as employment, child care, housing, medical/dental/mental health, basic needs assistance, and more.

  • Baby BOX university program

All families expecting children or with children under 5 months are eligible for a free baby box and supplies. 

  • BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE - EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Available to FRC families, our basic needs program includes: a small food pantry, clothing closet for children 0-5 years old, and diaper bank. 


COORDINATED SUPPORT SERVICES

  • case management

(English, Spanish and Filipino)

  • Family advocacy

(English, Spanish, and Filipino)

  • Enhanced Information & referral


ADDITIONAL SERVICES/ACTIVITIES

  • Referral partnership with Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
  • Family Social and Recreational/Community Activities
  • Drop-in center for play area and children's library