Caregiver Groups

Our caregiver groups provide space for participants to seek peer-to-peer support from one another as well as practical information and education.

Interpretation is available free of charge with one week’s advanced notice

To register, fill out our online registration forms when available, call us at 415-920-5040, or email [email protected].

Upcoming Groups

Parent-Child Interactive Groups

This is an opportunity for you to meet with other families as well as for you and your child to practice new social skills, explore emotions, and play with peers in an inclusive and welcoming space. Ages 0-6.

 

Play, Learn, Connect

Virtual Playgroup

Presented in English and Spanish
Every Tuesday, starting August 16; 10-11:00am

Join other caregivers and their children in our FREE, virtual interactive playgroup!

This is an opportunity for you to connect with other families, have fun with your child and learn new skills. The group focuses on developing early literacy skills, practicing new social skills, exploring emotions, and playing with peers in an inclusive and welcoming virtual space. Ages 0-6.

More info – English, español

English/Spanish Community Gathering

When: Saturday, August 27; 10am-12pm
Where:
Balboa Park Picnic Area – Ocean and San Jose, San Francisco, CA 94112

Come join other caregivers and their children in the community for a Play Date! Ages 0-6.

This is an opportunity for you to meet with other families, learn more about Support for Families’ services, and enjoy outdoor time with your child! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please look for the SFCD table in the picnic area.

Event Agenda:

  • 10-10:30am – Sign-in/Coffee & Snacks
  • 10:30-11am – Welcome Circle
  • 11-11:30am – Sensory/Art Activities
  • 11:30am-12pm – Socialization Parachute Activity & Closing Circle

More info – English, español

To sign up, email Mariah Martinez at [email protected] or Wendy Reyes Orellana at [email protected], or register using the link below.

Virtual Infant Massage Series

Presented in English and Spanish
September 6 – October 4
Every Tuesday; 12-12:45pm

Sign up today to participate in our 5-week Infant Massage Video Series. Caregivers will have access to weekly videos to learn infant massage strokes, develop more confidence in reading infant cues, and have the opportunity for one-on-one consultation with Certified Educators of Infant Massage.

Starting Tuesday, September 6, registered families will receive weekly videos via email and follow-up consultation calls from SFCD staff. Families will also receive a goody bag filled with infant items, an infant massage booklet and massage oil.

More info – English, español

**Limited space is available. To sign up, email Mariah Martinez at [email protected] or Roxana Lopez at [email protected], or register using the link below.

For any questions about Parent & Child groups, please contact 415-920-5040.

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Family Support Groups

Our Family Support Groups focus on the experience of caregivers of children with disabilities. Each group is facilitated by a parent of a child with a disability and encourage peer to peer connections and support along with guest speakers or special topics when appropriate

Autism Parent Support Group

4th Mondays; 6:30-8:30pm – Register Here
More info – English, español

Cantonese-Speaking Parent Group

2nd Saturdays; 1:00-3:00pm – Register Here
More info – English, 中文

Families of Children Birth to 5

**This support group is currently on hold while a new date and time is determined.
More info – English, 中文, español

UCSF Parent Round Table

**This support group is currently on hold while a new date and time is determined.
Held in Spanish and English.
More info – English, español

Prader-Willi Parent Group

Quarterly, Saturdays; 10:30am-1:30pm
September 10, 2022 – Register Here

More info – English, 中文, español
For additional info please call 415-920-5040

Spanish-Speaking Parent Group

Every Wednesday; 10:00am-12:00pm – Register Here
More info – español

Mental Health Support Group
(Spanish)

in partnership with NAMI
3rd Mondays; 5:00-7:00pm – Register Here
More info – English, español​

Families of Children with Dyslexia Support Group

in partnership with Decoding Dyslexia CA
1st Mondays; 7:00-8:30pm – Register Here
More info – English, 中文, español

Adult Services and Transition

1st Mondays; 6:30-8:00pm – Register Here
3rd Mondays; 6:30-8:00pm – Register Here
More info – English

Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC) Group
華埠兒童培育中心互助組

3rd Mondays; 2:00-3:30pm – Register Here
More info – 中文

For assistance registering, please call our Warmline at 415-920-5040, or email [email protected].