Support for Families services are provided free of charge to families
and the professionals who work with them.
Support for Families staff (parents themselves) can provide individualized information, referrals, and help. Phone Line Staff speak Chinese, English, Spanish. More than 3,000 books, videotapes, DVD's and toys are available to families and professionals.
Support groups help families find solutions to challenges, learn advocacy skills, explore resources, and gain strength by sharing experiences with peers.
Trained volunteer Parent Mentors can be matched with a family based on a shared culture, language, or disability issue.
Based on needs expressed by families, monthly parent/professional workshops and weekly small-group clinics help parents and professionals learn about resources, rights and responsibilities.
Peer parents and social workers provide peer support, professional consultation, and help for families and professionals in accessing mental health and other services for children.
Quarterly events, such as an annual ice-skating party and Halloween party give families a chance to socialize and network in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Staff and volunteers make presentations and conduct training on disability issues and parent perspectives to university classes, community agencies, and professional groups.
A quarterly Newsletter in English, Spanish, and Chinese offers articles of interest to families, professionals, and the community.
The goal of this project is to give a voice to children who have difficulty communicating because of their disability and/or special health care needs. Includes workshops and an iPad lending program.
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
1663 Mission St., 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
For information and support for families and professionals call
The Support for Families Warmline
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