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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  • 2019 Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

    Please join us for the 1st Annual Children's Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony in San Luis Obispo County. The Department of Social Services in collaboration with the California Office of Child… Read more…

  • 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Academy

    Please join Center for Family Strengthening and Cuesta College Early Childhood Education for the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy. We gather every April in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month to… Read more…

  • Give Children Affected by Trauma a Chance to Thrive

    Martha's Place Gives Children who Suffer from Prenatal Substance Exposure and Early Childhood Trauma a Chance to Thrive and to Reach their Full Potential. A research study known as the… Read more…

  • 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 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…

Board of Directors

                                                2014-15 BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

Category Name Professional

Title

Child Care Community Joseph Castro, Jr

Past-President

Executive Committee

Community Action Partnership- SLO County

State Migrant Head Start

Education Bob Watt

President

Executive Committee

Principal ,

Cambria Elementary School

Coast Unified School District

 

Business/Marketing

   and Health Care

Patti Hempenius

 

 

 

RN, BSN, PHN,

Business Owner

Central Coast Funds for Children

Medical/Health Care

 

 

Brenda Harker, PHN

 

 

Public Health Supervisor,

Nurse Family Partnership of SLO County

 

Therapeutic Comm.

 

 

Laurie Morgan

Secretary

Executive Committee

 

Systems Coordinator

SLO County Behavioral Health

Partnership for Excellence in Family Support

 

Members at Large Mary Bianchi

 

Director, University of Calif.

Cooperative Extension

 

Friends of Martha’s Place

 

  Dan Cano

Treasurer

Executive Committee

Ex. Director, The Link

Partnership for Excellence in Family Support

 

 

 

Jason Reed

V. President

Executive   Committee

 

Women’s Shelter Program of SLO County

Partnership for Excellence in Family Support

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2012-2013  990 
2011 990  

 

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