FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM
With offices in Oakland and San Francisco, the Family Preservation Program is a home-based program that offers services to help children and their families thrive.
We know that raising children brings joys as well as challenges. Many families experience stresses that result in their inability to provide the best care for their children. The Family Preservation Program (FPP) seeks to expand families’ awareness, reduce stressors, and build upon strengths in order to keep children and their families safe and healthy. All services are free, confidential and voluntary.
Services are available in English and Spanish, and can be provided in other languages through interpretation services.
How do we work with families?
FPP Social Workers form a partnership with families to assess the families’ strengths and needs. They focus on child development while using a family centered approach. Together they create a written plan of action which lists the steps that will be taken to achieve the goals that are jointly developed with each family.
FPP Social Workers work intensively with families in their homes by visiting the families each week for as long as is needed. This allows families to have on-going support and to devote more time and energy to their families and their children.
What kinds of stressors does FPP work with?
We can help with issues such as (but not limited to):
- Advocacy for housing
- Child behavior
- Education advocacy and literacy
- Access to advocacy for healthcare
- Depression or other health concerns
- Referral to alcohol and/or substance abuse
- Language barriers
- Family violence
- Marital or relationship challenges
- Assistance with resume/job preparation
- Home organization
“These services helped me and my daughter. When the school wouldn’t listen to me, [my case worker] went with me and showed me how to write letters and get people to really hear me. After all the hard work, now my daughter is in a new school, with the help she needs, and I am finally happy. Thank you!”