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…

Autumn 2018 Professional Trainings

Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs

The Strategies 2.0 Southern California Learning Community is pleased to announce the theme for the 2018-2019 year, titled Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs. Over the next year the SoCal Learning Community will bring together stakeholders in the family strengthening field to learn how to utilize data to improve family strengthening initiatives and increase community engagement. The schedule of convenings is as follows:

Friday September 14, 2018
Know Your Audience: Foundations, Contractors & Board of Directors
Participate in person in Atascadero, Oxnard, Lancaster or San Diego or LIVE online from your computer. Enroll here!

Friday November 30, 2018
Know Your Audience: Local Civic Leaders/Policy Makers, Community/Agency Partners and Agency Administrators
*Save the Date

Friday March 8, 2019
Know Your Audience: Staff and Volunteers 
*Save the Date

Friday May 17, 2019
Know Your Audience: Program Participants, Clients and Community Members
*Save the Date

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