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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  • 2019 Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

    Please join us for the 1st Annual Children's Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony in San Luis Obispo County. The Department of Social Services in collaboration with the California Office of Child… Read more…

  • 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Academy

    Please join Center for Family Strengthening and Cuesta College Early Childhood Education for the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy. We gather every April in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month to… Read more…

  • Give Children Affected by Trauma a Chance to Thrive

    Martha's Place Gives Children who Suffer from Prenatal Substance Exposure and Early Childhood Trauma a Chance to Thrive and to Reach their Full Potential. A research study known as the… Read more…

  • 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 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…

Purpose Statement: Partnership for Excellence in Family Support is an organized governance body for Family Strengthening Organizations throughout SLO County. Our purpose is to leverage resources, funding support and to integrate services for families and communities we serve.
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Center for Family Strengthening provides governance for the Partnership for Excellence network and ensures projects and activities are in line with mission and goals.

The core network projects are

  • Parent Connection
  • Postpartum Depression Support Services
  • Staff Development
  • Parent Engagement/Leadership
  • Promotores Collaborative
  • Family Support Standards/Peer Review

View Partnership for Excellence in Family Support organization chart here.

Below is a map of Partnership for Excellence in Family Support (PEFS) network members. Click on image for detailed view.PEFS-Map-12-4-11

 

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