SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM
In the midst of the COVID-19 – Shelter in Place Order, our San Francisco’s Family Preservation Program continues to serve families during these uncertain times. We understand that our families are being negatively affected due to lost wages and the inability to pay for basic needs such as food or make payment for household bills which can bring heavy burdens.
Our SafeCare® Social Workers are providing essential support to our families by first and foremost making their needs a priority. They are doing this by referring families to community based organizations, providing direct basic necessities, emotional support, and advocacy through continuance of their SafeCare® parenting sessions.
Our staff continues to serve families through weekly virtual SafeCare® sessions via video technology and are flexible during this crucial time. Family Support Services will continue ensuring that our client’s care is a priority so our families can stay intact and healthy!
Our Family Preservation Program in San Francisco County offers supportive and educational services to families that are at-risk and are raising children 0-5 years old. Our highly trained staff support families by building on their existing skills and using the SafeCare® model.
What is SafeCare?
- A program for parents with children 0-5 years
- Providers come to the privacy of your home for sessions
- 3 topic areas: Parent-Child Interaction, Home Safety, and Health
What do you learn from SafeCare?
- How to manage challenging behaviors
- Ways to increase positive interactions
- How to make your home more safe
- Health and Child Safety materials are provided
- Referrals to Community Services & Advocacy
Do You Qualify?
You might, if you:
- have a child between 0 and 5 years old
- reside in San Francisco County
- have a case with SF Family Children Services, Family Court, or custody issues
SafeCare® typically takes 18-20 weekly sessions and visits last 1-1.5 hrs. Services are rendered in the privacy of our client’s homes in order to reduce further stress. Families also receive health and home safety supplies, and case management services.
Using SafeCare® has been proven to be an effective tool in improving the parent-child relationship, and maintaining child-safety and well-being, thus keeping families united.
San Francisco SafeCare receives referrals from the Department of Family & Children’s Services (SF), Family Treatment Court (SF), Department of Public Health, community based organizations and self-referral.
To get in contact, email Aysha Franco, at afranco@FSSBA-SF.org.
SafeCare is provided in collaboration with: