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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Dental Care for Children

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 The SLO County Public Health Department-Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) established a partnership with Center for Family Strengthening to improve access to urgent dental treatment for uninsured children who cannot qualify for Medi-Cal, and have received a referral concerning dental disease from a CHDP well child exam.   

Grant funds and community donations support reimbursement of participating dentists for an initial exam, x-rays and approved treatment plan.   Some examples are extractions, fillings, crowns and  nitrous oxide gas.  

  • CHDP  refers children to dentists, approves funding for treatment plan, and care coordinates the patient. 
  • Center for Family Strengthening serves as the non-profit 501 (c) 3 so we may receive community donations to help children with acute dental needs. 
  •  CFS provides fiscal management services and  disperse payments to the dental providers in a timely manner.  In addition CFS  tracks the number of children served and prepares reports on the outcomes of this vital community resource.    
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