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… 

What is SLO-CAP


The San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SLOCAP), a non-profit organization was founded in 1987 by a group of concerned citizens and professionals providing leadership and development of educational programs to promote the prevention of child abuse and neglect.


Mission Statement

We build effective community partnerships dedicated to the support of strong families and the prevention of child abuse and neglect through education, advocacy and coordination of services


 In 1988 the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors designated SLO-CAP as the self-governing entity responsible for local efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. In our role as an independent agency, SLO-CAP fosters community relationships to promote a collective approach for the prevention of child maltreatment in all regions of San Luis Obispo County. 

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