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
9:00am - 5:00pm, plus evenings and weekends by appointment.
SOMA FRC DIRECTOR
The South of Market Family Resource Center (SOMA FRC) provides comprehensive multilingual support services to families with children ages 0-17 years who live in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood of San Francisco. Our goal is to strengthen families and the community by offering parenting education and support, and access to resources and opportunities.
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.
To refer individual clients or families to our programs, we ask that external service providers complete the attached referral form (below) regarding service needs. Forms can be sent to our FRC via scan/email to email@example.com, or via fax to 415-418-3577.
SOMA FRC Services
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
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
Goal: Teach families the basic strokes of Infant Massage to bond with and soothe infants.
For: ages 0-1 year
PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
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
(English, Spanish and Filipino)
(English, Spanish, and Filipino)
Enhanced Information & referral
- Referral partnership with Bessie Carmichael Elementary School and Mercy Housing California
- Family Social and Recreational/Community Activities
- Drop-in center for play area and children's library