The Family Support Program collaborates with families to achieve safety and stability, strengthens family wellness, and supports their empowerment as they become leaders.
What We Do
- Bring FIRST 5 resources to families with children 0-5 years old, encouraging better health and strong family relationships;
- Partner with volunteers to provide parenting classes, support groups, and workshops;
- Provide individual support services and emergency domestic violence intervention;
- Leadership training for low income customers of Sacred Heart through the SHCS Leadership Collective; and
- Training for other service providers who are committed to building a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity, and action.
How We Do It
- Partner with families to help them navigate and advocate for what they need in the community, improve their skills as family and community leaders, and realize their own potential to improve their lives and advocate for justice.
- Provide a safe place for families to reflect, learn and connect with other families with the goal of building a stronger, healthier community. Many of our families are isolated and attending classes, workshops and groups offers them a place to learn, make strong connections, and support each other with dignity, compassion, and respect.
- Identify and nurture families interested in becoming leaders through the SHCS Leadership Collective a training and certification program that encourages families to find their voice in the face of the adversity and become empowered as role models for other families as community leaders.
- Culturally competent, bilingual professionals are available to provide training in English and Spanish in many topic areas, including:
- SHCS Leadership Collective for graduates of SHCS programs
- ASQ-3 & ASQ-SE (developmental assessments for children)
- Domestic Violence 101
- Reporting child abuse or neglect
- Arts Enrichment
- Abriendo Puertas
- Potter the Otter - Rethink Your Drink
- Oral health
How You Can Support Healthy Families
- Donate - your tax-deductible gift helps us sustain and develop these programs, sponsor transportation costs, and purchase emergency motel vouchers for survivors of domestic violence
- Volunteer - give of your time to facilitate classes and workshops, help with community outreach, or be trained as a child care provider
- Drives - organize a group to secure gift cards for family food and education activities
For More Information
- Schedule of classes, workshops, groups, and other available services through our Family Resource Center
- Domestic violence services in Santa Clara County
- Information & resources about reporting suspected child abuse or neglect and what happens after reporting
Funded in part by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. The first five years. Make them Count.