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 and resources to allfamilies 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), and Bill Sorro Community (1009 Howard Street), as well as other locations in the community convenient to families. Please check the Parent Dashboard (at the top of the page) for monthly calendar updates! 

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

 

 

PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Expressive Arts Series

Goal: Increase bond between parents and children through structured, non-directive activities
For: ages 3 and up

  • Parent-Child Playgroup

Goal: Increase bond between parents and children through structured, non-directive activities
For: parents and their 0-3 year olds


PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Charla ("Chat")

Support group for Spanish-speaking families

  • SOMA Families Support Group

Support group for SOMA families (English)


LINKING FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS & EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITIES

  • Tandem

Early literacy activity where children take books home so parents can read to them

  • KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION Series

Build social skills and support to help transition into 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
 


 

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

  • 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


ACCESS TO RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

  • INFORMATION & REFERRAL

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

  • 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 include: a small food pantry, clothing closet, 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

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.