SFCD HIGHLIGHTS

parents in IRC workshop

Save the Date!

2015 Information and Resource Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:30am - 3:30pm
John O'Connell High School

Registration opens Monday, February 9 online and by phone

A FREE conference for families of children with disabilities, concerns, or special health care needs, the professionals who work with them, and members of the community.

2015 IRC Flyer (English, Chinese, Spanish) [pdf]

2015 IRC Exhibitor Information and Registration Form [pdf]

2015 IRC Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities [pdf]


FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WINTER!

movie nights

First Movie Night of 2015:
Friday, January 30th, 2015
5:30-7:30pm
Support for Families, 1663 Mission St., San Francisco 94103

Our popular Movie Nights is coming back in Winter 2015! Families and children are invited to watch a movie, munch on yummy snacks, and enjoy the playroom here at our main office. Movie Nights are held monthly on Fridays in January to June 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Please check back on our upcoming events page or call 415-920-5040 for upcoming dates and movie titles.

 

FAMILY ACCESS DAY at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Dad and daughter
Photo Credit: Gary Sexton

Sunday, Feb 22nd, 10:00am-12:30pm
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
FREE with advance registration

This fun-filled day will provide a range of multisensory experiences for children and youth of all abilities and backgrounds to explore the Museum! Activities will include a guided tour of J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch; a Puppy Dog Tales reading room with canine companions; and a family art studio.  In partnership with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, Rosh Pina, and the INCLUDE program at Jewish Learning Works.

 

REMINDER: HOLIDAY ICE SKATING PARTY [FULL]

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For children with disabilities and their families

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014 6:00pm-8:00 pm
Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center
750 Folsom Street (on the rooftop of the Moscone Center)

Come enjoy an evening of ice skating, refreshments, and fun with your family and friends! Say hi to Santa and pick up a free book! Event is free for families of children with disabilities, with suggested donation of $10/person (includes entrance fee, skates, book and treats for each child). Due to limited space, this event is only for families of children with disabilities or special health care needs who have pre-registered.

To get on the waitlist or cancel your registration, call 415-920-5040


FALL EVENT RECAPS

Haunted Aquarium Halloween Party at Aquarium of the Bay

Click here to see photos on Facebook
(you don't need a Facebook account to see the photos!)

mom and famiily in costume

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Haunted Aquarium Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25th! Families had a great time making art and craft activities, exploring the aquarium, and enjoying delicious treats. Special thanks to our volunteers, Support for Families staff, and friends at Aquarium of the Bay and for helping to make this a frighteningly fun event!

 

Wine + Design 2014

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Click here to see photos courtesy of Mark & Tracy Photography

Click here to see our list of sponsors and supporters

The Wine+Design 2014 Auction and Gala on October 10 was Support for Families’ most successful fundraiser to date, grossing more than $255,000 to support our programs and services!

The event honored employees of Morgan Stanley for their volunteerism and philanthropy. The first annual Bill Lewandowski Memorial Award was presented to Mission Neighborhood Health Center. Board member Jim Riley gave an extraordinary presentation about his journey as a parent.

Ama Daetz of ABC7 News served as MC and Anita Lee, San Francisco’s First Lady, presented a commendation to the agency. Guests danced to the music of the John Brothers Piano Company.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Wine+Design 2014 a success!

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Steps to Success: Communication with Your Child's School

If you have a child who is receiving special education services, you're more than likely to be very involved with your child's school and teachers - including planning, reviewing, and assessing your child's educational program. Over time, you will learn a lot about the special education process and how to communicate and negotiate on your child's behalf.

While your knowledge, skill, and confidence will naturally increase, there are some specific communication skills that can help you be most successful in developing and maintaining a strong partnership with your child's school. We hope these "Steps to Success" will be particularly helpful to parents who are new to the special education process.

Your role as a parent is unique. No one knows and loves your child the way that you do. You are the expert on your child. And, while you may not have all the answers, you want your child to be successful in school and in life. Your passion as a parent can help you communicate brilliantly, and sometimes, it can overtake you.

Step 1. Be mindful of your emotional pressure gauge as you work with your child's school.

gauge

If you expect to have difficulty when meeting with school personnel, your mind and body will be primed for battle. How can you communicate successfully if you are on the verge of overflowing in anguish and outrage? Don't let your mind go there. Keep thoughts of past (or present) problems at school, worst fears, and other negatives from creeping into your mind. Focus positively on your goals and the view that the school wants to do their best for your child. Keep telling yourself that you and your child will succeed.

 

Step 2. Prioritize and Plan.

prioritize sign

What's the most important thing that needs to be accomplished for your child? Make a list of the issues, questions and possible solutions. Rank them. Decide if there are any you can pass on and which one(s) must be addressed. Map out what you need to say and practice, if that helps: "What's most important for Jordan right now is..." Referring to these few notes, with key phrases jotted down, can help keep you and the meeting on track.

 

Step 3. Actively listen to understand the other person's perspective.

ear

If you don't understand what someone is saying, tell him or her. Be direct: "I just don't understand what you are saying. Can you explain it in a different way or give me some examples?" Keep asking and wait for responses until you do fully understand. Resist any temptation to answer your own questions or put words into someone else's mouth.

 

Step 4. Clarify your statements if you see a confused expression on someone's face and ask for clarification. Paraphrase or restate so that you and others are clear in your understanding.

clarifying lens on grassy field

In order to be understood say something like: "I must not be explaining this clearly, what I'm trying to say is..." To make sure you are understanding say something like: "If I understand you correctly, you're saying ... Is that right?" Often, the process of clarifying one's understanding provides an opportunity to clear up a misconception or correct misinformation that could be critical to finding a satisfactory solution for your child.

 

Step 5. Have options in mind and offer them for discussion, as needed.

line of green apples and one red apple

As a parent, you're in a good position to present alternative solutions that might not occur to those who work for the school system. For example, "Let's do some brainstorming on possibilities and see what we can come up with. How about..?" or "Let's try this for 8 weeks and see how it goes."

 

Step 6. You're only human.

sorry neon sign

If, by chance, you make a mistake, or cause offense, say you're sorry. Making an apology says that you're only human and helps to humanize what is often a formal process and sends the message that you can be forgiving of others' mistakes. "Please and thank you" also go a long way in keeping conversations civil, and not surprisingly, helps everyone say "yes."

 

In the end, Ask for the YES. 

multiple thumbs up

As you communicate and negotiate, you will uncover areas where you and the school are in agreement. You may agree on the issue that must be addressed, but not be in full agreement on how to address it. This is when it can be especially helpful to restate and discuss options in a problem solving way. This means asking some direct, yet polite questions such as "I'm still puzzled. Why isn't this an option?" Additionally, words that recognize the desires and the difficulties for schools to meet every child's needs, while refocusing on your child, can lead to a greater willingness to put forth extra effort and think more creatively about ways to say "yes" to and for your child: "I know that there's a way for us to work this out, together, so that Janey gets the services she needs. How are we going to do this?"

 

Talking the talk.

To summarize, when talking with staff and administrators at your child's school, you're likely to be successful if you can:

  • Keep your cool.
  • Focus on the positives.
  • Be clear about your goals.
  • Listen. Ask questions. Clarify.
  • Keep the focus on meeting your child's needs.
  • Present options in a collaborative way; for example, say, "we can" instead of "you should." Say, "yes, and..." instead of "yes, but..."
  • Ask for the "yes."

Adapted from the brochure “Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child's School" by National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) and The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE). Used with permission.

For more examples of each step, refer to the original article online or in our resource area at our offices.

 

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Children with Special Health Care Needs: Lost at School?

An estimated 1.4 million California children have special health care needs, and the majority of them attend public schools. Many of these children predictably require health care services during the school day, and many more are at risk for unanticipated events that might require access to urgent or emergency care. Their special health care need also puts them at higher risk than their peers for missing school and repeating a grade. Yet in many cases, schools are not aware of the child’s condition.

The first step in assuring that children with special health care needs (CSHCN) receive appropriate care at all times is to make sure that school personnel know who these children are and have easy access to information about their health status and needs. This is more easily said than done.

Issues in Identifying Children with Special Health Care Needs at School

Several federal laws address the education of children with disabilities, including children with special health care needs.

The Individual with Disabilities Improvement Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires that each child who qualifies for special education have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) but only about one third of children with special health care needs qualify for special education. The law requires that states report annually on the number of children with IEPs.

The Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the American with Disabilities Act (1990) require accommodations for students who may not qualify for special education but have a special health care need.

Despite these requirements, schools’ access to student health information is often limited.

  • Schools are not required to identify children’s health needs unless the child has an IEP. Children with special needs who do not qualify for an IEP, about two-thirds of CSHCN, may go unidentified by the school.
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulates access to school health records, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulates access to other health information. Misinterpretation of these laws can create communication barriers between school and community health providers, and hamper schools’ ability to identify children who need school health services.
  • Only at entry to first grade are schools required to collect evidence of a child’s health assessment. Changes in a child’s health status over the course of his or her education may not be called to the attention of school personnel.
  • Schools are not required to report health emergencies or adverse events to the state, or to collect general health data on students.
  • Parents often are reluctant to share health information and/or are not asked for it by the school.
  • Only 56% of school nurses reported that they knew how many children had been identified as having special health care needs in the schools they served.
  • School nurses typically conduct some form of health assessment to determine the special health care needs of students in their schools. Since a majority of school districts in the state (57%) do not employ a school nurse, the process by which children are identified in these districts is unknown.
  • In most school districts there are no standard procedures to transmit health information from school to school as children transition from elementary to middle to high school.

Policy Recommendations

  • Require systematic mechanisms for school districts to identify and serve children with special health care needs.
  • Enact regulations to require health assessments prior to entry to 7th grade similar to the first grade health assessment requirement. Focus the assessment on identification of children with special health care needs.
  • Require schools to track attendance and educational outcomes of children with special health care needs, and require reporting and monitoring of services.
  • Strengthen mechanisms for school partnerships with community health providers to identify children with special needs including professional development as to how information can be shared under current federal laws.

Written by Dian Baker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, California State University, Sacramento; Linda Davis-Alldritt, RN, MA, PHN, Executive Director, California School Nurses Organization; Kathleen Hebbeler, PhD, Program Manager, Center for Education and Human Services, SRI International. Research funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. Reprinted with permission.

Family Voices of California (FVCA) is a statewide collaborative of locally-based parent run centers working to ensure quality health care for children and youth with special health care needs. Support for Families is one of those parent centers as well as the coordinating agency. For more information visit www.familyvoicesofca.org.

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Challenger Baseball for Our Kids!

by Lori McEnnerney

“SAFE!!!” That’s how Officer Rockwell greeted my son Brian and his buddy at home plate. It’s how all players were greeted that afternoon. And every smile was just as bright.

officer calling Brian safe

On Sunday afternoons from March to June, Challenger Baseball gives kids over five with physical or cognitive disabilities the chance to play "the Great American Pastime." They learn game basics in a supportive and non-competitive environment where no one is out and no one keeps score. Every player bats each inning, always makes it to base, and always crosses home plate to a cheering crowd!

Our son Brian is 16 and his passion for playing baseball has grown each year. He looks forward to seeing the friends he has made, goofing off in the dugout, and yes, attempting to steal a base now and again. Challenger Baseball has given him far more than learning how to catch a ball; it has given him confidence, and he has learned the importance of being part of a team, of cheering and being cheered.

We are very lucky to have a large group of buddies who come out to help our players every Sunday. Players from other San Francisco Little League (SFLL) teams, high school students, and our great friends, the officers from the SFPD. We are very lucky to have the support of Chief Suhr and his Captains, who occasionally send uniformed officers to our home games to help out. As a coach, I love hearing players ask, “Who’s my buddy today?” Buddies help our players bat, run the bases, field the balls, and most importantly, they have fun with our kids on the field and in the dugout.

Our home games are played either on Treasure Island or at China Basin Park, just across "McCovey Cove" from AT&T Park. Away games are played on the home fields of the Marin County and Peninsula teams we play.

Little League is an all-volunteer non-profit organization supporting over 25,000 Challenger players coast to coast. While a registration fee is requested, fee waivers are available so that no one is turned away.

group in huddle

Registration for Spring 2015 is currently underway through the SFLL website, www.SFLL.org. For additional information, to volunteer, or for information on other Bay Area Challenger teams, please contact Peter Straus at 415-864-2939 or challenger@sfll.org.

For more recreational options for children with disabilities, visit our resource guide or call our Warmline (415-920-5040).

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SFCD is Seeking New Board Members!

The Support for Families Board of Directors is looking for energetic people who want to ensure that San Francisco families of children with disabilities have the support and information they need to enhance their children’s well being and development.

Although we are specifically seeking board members who have expertise in Media/Public Relations and/or Fundraising, we are very open to hearing from other well-qualified candidates.

To be considered, please contact boarddevelop@supportforfamilies.org for more details.

Support for Families values diversity and we strongly encourage family members, professionals, people with disabilities, language and ethnic distinct communities, and other traditionally underserved communities to apply.


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I Have Been in Your Shoes: Preemie Parent Support Group

by Emelyn Lacayo, Family Health Liaison, Support for Families

Emelyn Lacayo, SFCD Family Health Liaison and facilitator of the Preemie Parent Support Group, explains her motivation for leading the group:

As a first-time parent, I fantasized about having a “normal” baby, and looked forward to becoming a mother. The fantasy of having a perfect birthing experience came to a halt when I was rushed into the operating room for an emergency C-section. I did not know what to expect nor did I fully comprehend what was “wrong” with my baby. Although my daughter’s life was saved by the fast-acting medical doctors, I never thought her prematurity would cause us to spend her first 100 days of life in the NICU.

I am mother to a beautiful little girl named “Mia” who is now 6 years old. I have been in your shoes. I have struggled to comprehend my new caregiving role, and at times I still feel lost. Come join me in a safe place to express your concerns, network with other parents traveling your same journey, and exchange resources.

The group covers topics like:

  • life after the NICU
  • Relationships and a preemie baby
  • developmental milestones
  • Feeding problems
  • advocacy opportunities,
  • and more.

This group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm - 8pm. For more information or to register, call our Warmline! 415-920-5040.

 


Reviews from the Joan Cassel Memorial Library

The reviews column is taking a holiday this newsletter, but we will be back in the spring with more book reviews from our library!

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Support for Families gratefully acknowledges gifts from the following individuals, groups and businesses, received August 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. We apologize for any omissions or misspellings; please contact us so we can correct our records.

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EVENT SPONSORS:

premier sponsor
Thoresen Foundation

skylight sponsors
Jane LaPides & Murray Cahen
Gliffy Charitable Fund

atrium sponsors
Dr. Suzanne & Lou Giraudo, in honor
of Jane LaPides & Murray Cahen
The Allene and Jerome LaPides
Foundation

stage sponsors
Eileen & Nersi Boussina
Bruce Deming & Jeff Byrne
Chris & Andrea Dehner
The Ronda Gruber Charitable
Foundation
Itani Dental San Francisco
Macy’s
Ann & Jim Meisenheimer
Morgan Stanley
Blue Inquito & Helen Smolinski
Afra Afsharipour & Diego Valderrama

banner sponsors
AMF
Bryan Cave, LLP
Emily Chen & Christopher Carrera
ChrDauer Architects
Jennifer & Marc Crayton, AIG
Delagnes, Linder & Duey, LLP
Diana Tang, MD & Sonja Huie, MD, Inc.
Patrick Donohue
Juno & Robert Duenas
First Republic Bank, Gaurav Kapur
Galine, Frye & Fitting, Attorneys at
Law
GCI General Contractors
Karen & Todd Gemmer
Jeff Harrell
Judy Janec, in memory of Irving &
Gloria Schlossberg
Matt Connors & Nancy Nazmi
Myers Urbatsch P.C. - Special Needs
Planning and Conservatorships
Nibbi Investments
Physicians Reimbursement Fund, Inc.
Mary & John Raitt
Penny Bellamy & Mark Simon
Wendy Storch, Paragon Real Estate
Group
The Tax Pros

program sponsors
Anonymous
Jill Brody, in memory of Evelyn Abrams
Nestor Bazalar, Sharp Electronics
Corporation
Audrey Carlson
Liane Collins
Nancy & Tony Corbelletta
Drs. Lucy & William Crain
Droubi Team, Coldwell Banker
Anne & David Diamond
Judy C. Chen & Michael V. Gamboa,
DDS
Karen Kerner & Joshua Goodman
Yasaman & Young Lee
James D. Riley Designs
Lindsay & Peter Joost
Laura & Eugene Lanzone
Goli Mahdavi & Thomas Lee
Joe Lowry
Peter Mansfield
Carolyn & James Marchetti
Barry Milgrom
Pacific Pediatrics Medical Group, Inc.
Lulu Carpenter & Rony Rolnizky
San Francisco Millwork
Albert Lou & Carrie Shi
The Thaler/deChadenedes Family
Audrey & Russell Vernick
Jan & Jim Watson
Vonceil Yara
Kathia Zolfagharia

media sponsors
ABC7
98.1 KISS FM
Star 101.3

EVENT DONORS:

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Afra Afsharipour
Azar Afsharipour
Stephanie Afsharipour
Bahar Aghighi
Marwa Alkordy
Marilyn Allen
Ravi Anand
Janet Green Babb
Amy Bomse
Michael Boone
Chuck Brewster
Elizabeth Brogna
Josh Brouilette
Melissa Brown
Audrey Carlson
Amy Carman
Kelley Cayton
Christopher Chang
Emily Charnes
Maggie Chase
Judy Chen
Derek Chin
Barbara Colton
Marc Crayton
Andy Danforth
Peggy Darling
Christian Dauer
Abraham Davidoff
Baryohay Davidoff
Christopher Dehner
Ben Del Vento
Lee Diamond
Jenna Dunham
Howard Fish
Scott Fisher
Phillip Fitting
Monica Flannigan
Shelley Forrest
Lisa Gardner
Todd Gemmer
Ryan Gerard
Julie Goodwin
Jocelyn Gottlieb
Kellie Greenwald
Nahid Hajarian
Cathy Hansen
James Hargarten
Guest Harrar
Nikki Hennessy
Courtney Hill
Dale Hill
Patty Hoppe
LIindsay Hutchins
Samer Itani
Fred Jones
Stephen Kamena
Kathy Kardos
Laurel Kloomok
Jennifer Kuhr
Caitlin Lanctot
Jane LaPides
Pattie Lawton
Kai Yee Lee
Yasaman Lee
Grace Leung
Ruth Levy
Jessica Litwin
Albert Lou
Goli Mahdavi
Brian Marcus
Patrick McAllister
Jim McCormick
Jim McCray
Marilyn McEntee
Alexis Mersel
Kris Moser
Lena Mullins-DeRoulhac
Marielle Murphy
Nancy Murphy
Michael Ng
Theresa Nguyen
Cora Pagsanjan
Divyesh Patel
Cathy Perillo
Jack Podell
Meghana RaoRane
Susan Rasmussen
Pam Raymond
Mary Rhoades
Nathan Rhodes
Jim Riley
Bryce Ritzel
Michael Rose
Danni Runfola
Piret Saagpakk
Hasan Sadoun
Michael Santimauro
Joan Selby
Richard Shadoan
Carrie Shi
Jaclyn Siegel
Eric Singer
Carolyn Startup-Noakes
Miye Takagi
Lindsey Thompson
Kevin Urbatsch
Jennifer Wall
Nina Wang
Steven Winningham
Maggie Woll
Maritzia Zilles

other wine+design donations
Glenn Anderson
Carmen & Victor Bacigalupi
Lisa Baker
Alan Broussard & Maurice Belote
Dr. Sigrid Van Bladel & Stephen Brotzman
Spencer Brush Family Foundation
Dexter Chow
Laurel Condro
Costello Risk Services
Sam Darby
Rose & Bob Dehner
Linda Delagnes
Marla Diamond
Cuong Dinh
Pamela Edrington, Edrington, Schirmer & Murphy LLP
Daneh Farahi
Jackie & Alan Fox
Suzanne Graham
Vince Grell
Christopher Grounds, Morgan Stanley
Private Bank
Emme Hall
Francoise Herrmann
John Seemann & Robert Hines
Babette Holland
Dr. Randolph & Charlyn Johnson
Jonathan & Nicole Lawson
James Lee
Julie & Neal Maeyama
Arlene & Robert Mathias
Jane Matthews
Patricia & Thomas McRae
Hae-Won Min Liao
Lynn & Robert Myers
Julee & Brian Rauschhuber
Roberta Rehm
Remarkable Journeys LLC
Masumi Reynders
Linda Boghrati & Ken Schnoll
Rocio Smith
Goldie & Martin Sosnick
Margaret & William Stewart
Marilyn & William Sugar
Victoria & James Sutton
Marc Taylor
Kathy & Peter Ventura
Audrey & Russell Vernick
Jeannine Yeomans

wine+design auction & inkind donations
ABC7 News
Alpha Omega Winery
American Conservatory Theater
Anita Lee
April in Paris
Aqua Terra Physical Therapy
Art Foosaner
Asian Art Museum
Bay Area Discovery Musuem
Beach Blanket Babylon
Benefit Cosmetics - Fillmore Street
Berkeley Playhouse
Bette Covington
Beverly Palomba
Broadway By the Bay
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cakebread Cellars
California Academy of Sciences
California Parlor Car Tours
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes)
Carla Martino Skin Care at Noe Valley
Salon
Carolyn Hooper
Carolyn Startup
Cartoon Art Museum
Cass Hicks Acupuncture
Catherine Sarlatte
Cathy Hansen
Cavallo Point Lodge
Charles and Nancy Murphy
Children's Creativity Museum
City Arts and Lectures
Claire Devaney Personal Training
Cliche Noe Gifts + Home
Cole Hardware
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Convaid Products Inc
Copynet
Culler Wines
Curbside Cafe
Delfina Restaurant Group
Dianne Wightman
District
Divisadero Touchless Car Wash
Dog Gone Good!
Dr. Lee Strawn
Duckhorn Wine Company
Electronic Arts
Ellen Brook
Eugene Lanzone
Evan Marks
Farm Fresh to You
Fine Arts Museums San Francisco
Firefly Restaurant
Fort Ross Vineyard and Winery
Four Barrel Coffee
Gallery of Jewels
Gay Boynton
Gene Lanzone
Golden State Warriors
Hotel Nikko SF
Iris Willow
Isabel Allende
Jay Jones Photography
JC Cellars
Jennifer McDonough
Jesus Zamarron
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Joel Ritch
Just for Fun
Kabuki Springs & Spa
Kathleen M. Welsh, M.D.
Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group
Laura Kingston
Laurie Strawn
Leslie Kues
Lights Up!
Little Vineyards Family Winery
Lovejoy's Tea Room
Macy's
Mario Dahdah
Marlowe Restaurant
Mary Erickson
Mary Small Photography
Meadowood Napa Valley
Meditrina Designs
Medlock Ames
Mission Minis
Murphy Family
O'Brien Estate
One Market Restaurant
Paula Osborne
Perry's
Pet Camp
Ravenswood Winery
Rocio Smith
Rose Pistola
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Linens
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Zoo
Semifreddi's Bakery
SF Giants
SF Giants - Shana Daum
Standard 5 &10 Ace
Stefan Glick
Steven Winningham
Strength and Movement, Pilates with
Purpose
Tarla
The Bar Method San Francisco -
Marina
The Girl & The Fig
The Laser Center of Marin
The Madrones
The Westin San Francisco Market Street
Time Timer
Tin Barn Vineyards
Tom James
Tonie's Hair
Travieso
Turley Wine Cellars
Tutu School
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
Urban Putt
Wait Cellars
Wayne Wichern Millinery

VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteer Organizations
Junior League of San Francisco
National Student Speech-Language & Hearing Association at SFSU
One Brick Bay Area
SMART Local 1741
Travis Air Force Base Passenger Terminal
Verisk Analytics
Worklink

Individual Volunteers
Daryl Bishop
Shanshan Ge
Brigid Kutner
Nanette Dove
Christina Luah
Breana Marino
Deidra Owen
Shruthi Reddy
Pauline Razon
Daniel Sullon
Soledad Sullon-Cortez
Renata Vieira
Sara Watson
Zac White


HALLOWEEN PARTY THANK YOU

Donor
Jane Lapides and Murray Cahen

Volunteer Groups
Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Epsilon Nu at USF
Archbishop Riordan High School
Balboa BuildOn
GiveAbility at American High School
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at SFSU

Individuals
Mary Aboudi
Daryl Bishop
Juliette Carmen
Tom Lee
Christina Luah
Breana Marino
Deidra Owen
Veronica Pederson
Theo Piel
Katarina Spisz
Daniel Sullon
Soledad Sullon-Cortez

Volunteer Photographer: ChengCheng Huang

 

OTHER DONATIONS

Businesses and Groups
AIG Matching Grants Program
The Ann and Barry Haskell Charitable
Fund

Individuals
Peggy Heuer
Lih-Yun Hsu
Christine Soto


Another way to help:

Contact us about donating your vehicle! 415-282-7494, devdir@supportforfamilies.org

vehicle donations

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