Family Support Services assists families who face serious challenges in successfully caring for their children. These include families with children who have mental or physical disabilities; families taking care of children who are substance exposed, medically fragile, or are HIV+; and families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children. Family Support Services also works with families in which children are at risk of abuse or neglect to help parents improve their parenting skills and ensure that these children are raised in safe, healthy, and nurturing environments.
Our mission is to nurture children, youth and caregivers to keep families healthy and intact.
Family Support Services delivers programs in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties. We reach clients in some of the most underserved communities in the Bay Area. Of the families we support, over 75% of families are families of color, over 60% are headed by a single adult, and over 65% live in poverty. Our Agency serves more than 2,700 Bay Area children and 350- 400 families annually.