COVID-19 Support & Resources

Our mission at Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) is to strengthen families through education and advocacy. Our programs remain operational and we are committed to serving our community during this unusual time. We continue to work closely with family support...

Community Foundation Grant Supports Latino Communities

The residents of San Luis Obispo County have shown their support to our most vulnerable populations through donations to the Disaster Support Fund at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. The Community Foundation awarded a Disaster Support...

2020 Census: Every child counts

You may have seen messages about the 2020 Census. That’s because April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The Census happens every 10 years and is the only official population count in the U.S. When you fill out the Census form and count everyone at your address, you help decide...

Protecting children from sexual abuse in SLO County

How CFS advocates for the prevention of child sexual abuse.  Many San Luis Obispo County community members read the recent Tribune article “Two girls testify against SLO man in molestation trial”. The abuser was arrested in 2016 and now three years later two young...

Postpartum Depression Support in SLO County

Anna’s Postpartum Depression Story Anna was so excited to have her baby.  Her friends celebrated her first pregnancy by giving her a lavish shower full of cute baby clothes, blankets, diapers, and many other necessities. At the shower, there were lots of smiles...

2019 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Approximately 2600 babies are born each year in San Luis Obispo County. Childbirth can be difficult. Maternal Mental Health Disorders are the most common complication of childbirth. Depression and anxiety affect 1 in 5 pregnant and postpartum women. Postpartum...

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 Abuse Prevention and Center for Family Strengthening will be...