Center for Family Strengthening is dedicated to strengthening families through education and advocacy. The center partners with family support organizations in San Luis Obispo County to provide resources to families in need, protect children from abuse and neglect, and ensure that strong families are a community priority.

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  • Promotores Collaborative Program Successes!

        The County of San Luis Obispo Preventive Health Grant sponsors the professional coordination services required for a high functioning Promotores Collaborative. Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) provides leadership development and… Read more…

  • CFS and The LINK: Working Together To Do More for the Community

    Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) and The LINK Family Resource Center now work closely together to provide enhanced community services and resources to improve life for overburdened families. This collaboration creates an integrated… Read more…

  • The Success of Nurse-Family Partnership

    SLO County’s Amazing Hero-Nurses for First-Time Moms The Nurse-Family Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (NFP), is a tremendously successful maternal and childhood health programs for low-income first-time mothers. As a national… Read more…

  • CFS Promotes Staff Member

    Center for Family Strengthening promotes Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia to Director of Promotores Collaborative. “We are thrilled with Erica’s accomplishments in driving the growth and success of Promotores Collaborative,” said Lisa Fraser,… Read more…

  • CFS Welcomes New Program Coordinator

    Gwendolyn Garcia has joined Center for Family Strengthening as Program Coordinator for CFS’ major programs: Parent Connection, Kidz Tool Box for personal safety, Promotores Collaborative, Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition and… Read more…

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One by one, we help thousands of families in difficulty get back on track.

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One in ten children suffers from child abuse. Child abuse is preventable. Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) provides programs that make positive systemic changes in the lives of families. We engage and strengthen families.
The power of your donation will help us today to prevent abuse by expanding our programs. Make a difference. Make a donation through Escrip, Amazon Smile, or a credit card payment. Call us today to volunteer.

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Child Safety Video

Kids tool box for personal safety videosWe are pleased to announce our new parent education video designed to help parents teach their children how to protect themselves. Additionally our educators can come by appointment to your program location with a video presentation/teachers guide and kids learning materials.

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Raising Awareness

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One in every six women experiences postpartum depression. A woman experiencing any symptoms can call our Support Line 805-541-3367 for free confidential information and referrals.

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Our Programs

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All families need help at one time or another. We offer many resources to:

  • Help you strengthen your family
  • Change the behaviors that are causing you stress
  • Build your resilience in times of need

Connect with us to help your family thrive.
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