Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special healthcare need and to the professionals
who work with them in San Francisco.


Special Family Events


Workshops & Clinics


Everyone is Welcome at Support for Families! We celebrate and support our city’s immigrants and we follow all of our Sanctuary City’s ordinance policies and procedures. https://sfgov.org/oceia/sanctuary-city-ordinance-0

¡Todos son bienvenidos en Apoyo para Familias (Support for Families)! Nuestra agencia celebra y apoya a los inmigrantes de nuestra ciudad y seguimos todas las políticas y procedimientos de las ordenanzas de ciudad santuario. https://sfgov.org/oceia/sanctuary-city-ordinance-0

家庭支援中心歡迎每一個人! 我們慶祝和支持我們城市的移民, 我們遵循所有避護城市的條例政策和程序。https://sfgov.org/oceia/sanctuary-city-ordinance-0


Thank You!

Thank you to all of our generous donors
for making wine+design 2019 a huge success! 
Together we surpassed our goal and raised over $300,000!
With these much-needed funds, we will be able
to continue serving our amazing families.
If you missed the gala but would like to make a contribution,
please click the donation button below.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Movie Night at Support for Families

Movie Night Featuring Pixar’s Animation Inside Out
Friday, November 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration opens Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 AM
Click here to register
or call 415-920-5040

Family Access Day at
Children’s Creativity Museum

Family Access Day at Children’s Creativity Museum
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration opens Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 AM
Click here to register
or call 415-920-5040

Bay Area Parent 2019 Best of the Best Family Favorite! Thank you!

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Support for Families has been voted a Family Favorite by readers of Bay Area Parent Magazine. Thank you for voting us the Best of the Best Special Needs Service or Organization in San Francisco and Marin.

Teen Triple P (Spanish)


Teen Triple P in Spanish begins September 20 and will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. This program is for San Francisco parents and guardians with children ages 13 and up.

Abriendo Puertas

Abriendo Puertas is a 10-session program available in Spanish and English, that promotes school readiness, family well-being, and parent advocacy. During the sessions we address several aspects of early childhood development (cognitive, language, physical, and socio-emotional) and brain development, early literacy, good health, early math, the positive use of technology, the transition to Kindergarten, parent leadership and advocacy.

Abriendo Puertas is an evidence-based parent leadership and advocacy program that was created by and for Latino parents who have children ages 0-5. The program was designed and developed in partnership with Latino parents to ensure that their values, concerns, and culture are closely integrated into the content.

We need your feedback!
Please take the following survey.

The Family Empowerment and Disability Council invite you to respond to an annual evaluation survey on family empowerment center (FEC) activities.

FECs are funded by the California Department of Education to provide services to families with children with disabilities who are between the ages of 3 and 22 to ensure that parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities have access to accurate information, specialized training, and peer-to-peer support. This survey asks questions about information, training, and support that you have received from your family empowerment center (SFCD).

Families Partnering in Research for
Children’s Health and Health Equity

This module explains why health research, particularly patient centered comparative effectiveness research, is important to improve healthcare for children experiencing health disparities. Families of color feel disconnected from and untrusting of medical research. Transforming Research as Usual (TRU) introduces the voices of families, patients and communities to research through Community Advisory Boards (CAB). CABs prioritize community needs to promote equitable research. 

Click here to view the Spanish version of this video.

For Parents

For Professionals

SFCD is seeking new board members!
Click Here for More Info

For SFCD information, support and services please contact the warm line at refer@supportforfamilies.org

Solicitud para la Junta Directiva—Para información de SFCD, apoyo y servicios por favor contacta la línea de apoyo a:


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