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, 8:00AM - 5:00PM, plus evenings and weekends by appointment.

 

The South of Market Family Resource Center (SOMA FRC) provides support services and resources to all  families who have children enrolled at our Early Care and Education Programs, families with children 0-17 who are SOMA residents, as well as other areas of San Francisco. 

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

The goal of our program is to strengthen families and the community by providing quality family support programs and services.

 

 

FRC Programs & Services

PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Expressive Arts Series

Goal: Increase bond between parents and children through structured, non-directive activities
For: no age limitation
-10 monthly sessions

  • Parent-Child Playgroup

Goal: Increase bond between parents and children through structured, non-directive activities
For: parents and their 0-4 year olds
-6 weeks


PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Charla ("Chat")

Support group for Spanish-speaking families (mostly immigrants)
-10 monthly sessions

  • SOMA Families Support Group

Support group for SOMA families (English)
-11 monthly sessions


LINKING FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS & EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITIES

  • Raising A Reader (RAR)

Early literacy activity where children take books home so parents can read to them
-12 monthly sessions, beginning August

  • KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION PLAYGROUP

Goal: Build social skills and support to help transition into elementary school. Support to parents of children participants is also available weekly from October to May at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School

  • Literacy & School Success Workshops

2 enrollment workshops
2 early literacy workshops

  • Kindergarten Readiness Series

4 weekly workshops on helping parents and children prepare for Kindergarten
Target Areas: Social skills, Math, Reading and available resources

 

CURRICULUM-BASED PARENTING SERIES

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Goal: Increase positive behavior, develop positive relationship with children and manage challenging behavior
For: parents of children 2-12 years old
-12 weeks including pre/post assessments

  • Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE)

Goals: Increase positive interaction between parent and child, and increase awareness about child's development
For: parents/caregivers with children 0-3 years
-8 weeks


ACCESS TO RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

  • INFORMATION & REFERRAL

To different resources, such as employment, housing, medical/dental/mental health, etc.

  • COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Support group for SOMA families (English)
-11 monthly sessions

  • INFORMATION & REFERRAL

To different resources, such as employment, housing, medical/dental/mental health, etc.

  • BASIC NEEDS ASSISTANCE - EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

(available to FRC families)
- A small food pantr
- Clothing closet


COORDINATED SUPPORT SERVICES

  • case management

(English, Spanish and Filipino)

  • team decision making (TDM)

CPS-related progra

  • Enhanced Visitation (EV)

CPS-related program

  • Differential Response (DR)

CPS-related case management program


ADDITIONAL SERVICES/ACTIVITIES

  • Counseling and school-based mental health services at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School
  • Family Social and Recreational/Community Activities
  • Drop-in center for play area and children's library

Meals and child watch are provided in all of the FRC activities.

For more information on any of the programs and services, please call 415.820.3508.