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.

Helping families thrive.
  • Benefit Gala for the Central Coast Link

    The Central Coast LINK Honors its Past—Celebrates its Future at Benefit Gala, “El Día de Los Muertos,”  At Beautiful Pear Valley Vineyard in Paso Robles on November 6, 2016, 5:30… Read more… 

  • CFS Receives 2 Major Grants

    Center for Family Strengthening Receives 2 Major Grants from the State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) to improve Child Abuse Prevention Outcomes CFS is one of Six grantees in… Read more… 

  • PG&E Power Plant Awarded

    PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant Receives Award from California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC).   CBC Recognizes Diablo Canyon for Exemplary Breastfeeding Policies and Accommodating Lactating Employees with Private Lactation Rooms.The California Breastfeeding… Read more… 

  • CFS Receives $8,000 Grant

    Center for Family Strengthening Receives $8,000 Grant From The Community Foundation SLO County.This grant will help support the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition.Center for Family Strengthening has received a $8,000 grant… Read more… 

  • CFS honors ‘silent hero’

    Sharon Baldridge has been volunteering for more than 40 yearsSharon Baldridge–Depressed and anxious about her divorce and the prospect of raising her young girls on her own, Sharon Baldridge heeded… Read more… 

Board of Directors

                                                2014-15 BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

Category Name Professional


Child Care Community Joseph Castro, Jr


Executive Committee

Community Action Partnership- SLO County

State Migrant Head Start

Education Bob Watt


Executive Committee

Principal ,

Cambria Elementary School

Coast Unified School District



   and Health Care

Patti Hempenius





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


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


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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