LOCATION

790 Folsom Street 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
Evenings and weekends by appointment



SOMA FRC DIRECTOR

Liz Kirby
Phone: 415.820.3508
Email: liz@somacc.org


 

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. Meals and child watch are provided at all FRC activities.

For more information on any of our programs, please call 415.820.3508. To see our upcoming events, click here to view our calendar or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoMAFRC.

To refer individuals 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 liz@somacc.org, or via fax to 415-418-3577.

Download Referral Form

 

South of Market Family Resource Center Services

PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Expressive Arts

This series offers creative art projects for caregivers and children to complete together. All ages welcome!

Parent-Child Playgroup (Play, Learn, Grow)

An interactive playgroup for children 0-2 years old and their caregivers to bond and meet other families through music, singing, and play.

Infant Massage

A 5-week series designed to teach caregivers the basics of infant massage. Participants will learn and practice strokes to bond with and soothe their infants.


PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

CHARLA (“Chat”)

Support group for Spanish-speaking families to connect and share resources with one another.

Expressive Arts Parent Group

Support group for caregivers to come together and create a community of support while creating art.

Parent Support Group

Support group for parents to connect and bond while discussing co-parenting and healthy relationships.


WORKSHOPS & EARLY LITERACY ACTIVITIES

School Readiness Workshops

Provided in partnership with Parents for Public Schools and the San Francisco Unified School District, these workshops focus on navigating the school enrollment process and preparing children for kindergarten.

Prenatal Wellness Workshops

Monthly workshop series for expectant parents and parents of infants, offering topics including Infant CPR and First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, and Infant/Toddler Oral Health.

Health and Wellness Workshops

Sessions focus on health and wellness for families with young children (including oral health, nutrition, and physical education).

Family Economic Success Workshops

Provided in partnership with city-wide and community organizations, these workshops focus on family financial success and access to resources and opportunities.

Early Literacy Workshops

Provided in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, these workshops help young children build early literacy skills through singing, talking, and reading together.

 

CURRICULUM-BASED PARENTING SERIES

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

A 12-week, evidence-based parenting class for parents of children 2-12 years old. Come learn the power of positive parenting! Group and individual sessions offered in English and Spanish.

Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE)

An interactive 8-week course on child development, attachment, and early learning for caregivers of children 0-2 years and their children to learn together through music, movement, and semi-structured activities.


ACCESS TO RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

Basic Needs Assistance – Emergency Assistance

All families connected with our center are eligible to access our food pantry, clothing closet, and diaper bank on a monthly basis.

Food Pantry

Quarterly fresh produce food pantry open to community families.

Baby Box University Program

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


COORDINATED SUPPORT SERVICES

Case Management

Partner with a case manager to set and achieve goals for you and your family (offered in English and Spanish)

Family Advocacy

Partner with one of our staff to set and achieve goals for your family (offered in English and Spanish)

Enhanced Information & Referral

Connect with a staff member for referrals to housing assistance programs, family therapy, child care programs, and all your family’s needs


ADDITIONAL SERVICES/ACTIVITIES

  • Family and Community Events

  • Drop in play area and children’s library

  • Health and developmental supports for young children and their parents/caregivers – ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE