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…

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 community outreach opportunities so Promotores can grow their capacity to connect Latino neighbors with community resources.

We are so pleased to share the accomplishments of the Promotores Collaborative of San Luis Obispo County during the past year.

  • Trained Promotores provided over 360 hours at food bank distribution sites around SLO County promoting self-sufficiency in meeting food needs.  This project is in collaboration with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County through a USDA Community Food Project Grant.
  • 29 Home Visits were conducted for families with special needs children by Promotores who serve as bilingual coaches/mentors trained to help families understand the multiple resources available. In 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Promotores Collaborative joined Parents Helping Parents to help families improve access to services provided by the Tri-County Regional Center.
  • Certified Promotores Mental Health Interpreters served a total of 181 families receiving County Mental Health Services. The Latino Mental Health Enhancement Collaborative compliments the contract Promotores has with the County of San Luis Obispo BehavioralHealth Dept. through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

 

Latina Action Day in Sacramento. 6 Promotoras attended this conference in May 2018 and learned about new public policy issues. This one-day conference is designed to facilitate dialogue between corporate and community Latina leaders and elected officials on public policy effecting the Latinos in California.
 
 
Parent Leadership Convening. 10 Promotores participated in this event recognizing Parent Leaders for their dedication to strong communities held in partnership with San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties in February 2018.
 
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