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.
  • Meet Yesenia, a Nurse Family Partnership success story

    Nurse Family Partnership provides first-time moms with support and mentoring Meet Yesenia, a very smart but also very shy girl who graduated from high school at age sixteen. Pregnant at… 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…

  • CFS moves to new location

    Center for Family Strengthening has moved its corporate headquarters to 3480 South Higuera, Suite 100, San Luis Obispo. Affiliate agency ALPHA Pregnancy and Parenting Support is also moving its corporate… Read more…


Parent Connection parenting skills classes and coaching services.  Parent Connection has helped over 3,500 parents improve their skills

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Postpartum Depression Support Services We have provided emotional support and treatment for over 500 pregnant and postpartum women.

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Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safety – Each year, we teach over 4,500 children protective and safety skills, including the difference between safe and unsafe touching.

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Beginnings – Prenatal Substance Use Awareness We’ve reached over 7,000 students and community members with our outreach program about the impact of prenatal substance use on the developing child.

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Mandated reporter of suspected child abuse training educates the community on child abuse reporting laws.

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Promotores Collaborative – building healthy communities Through a team of Spanish-speaking community members, we offer health care language translation services.

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Dental Care For Kids – The Center for Family Strengthening works with Public Health Programs to make dental care accessible to the thousands of children in the county who do not qualify for MediCal coverage.

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Nurse Family Partnership of San Luis Obispo County– We’re the Advisory Community Board for Nurse Family Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which helps at-risk, first-time mothers have healthy pregnancies, and become more economically self-sufficient.

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Partnership for Excellence in Family Support is the county-wide network of Family Resource Centers committed to providing families with high quality services and opportunities to thrive.

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