The Family Support Program builds leadership and empowers families in Santa Clara County through direct service, collaboration, and advocacy for social justice aimed at achieving healthy relationships with self, family and within our community.
By becoming partners in the continued effort to eradicate poverty and offer tools for self-sufficiency, the Family Support Program is able to reach more families and support the concept of healthy interdependence.
Family Support provides the following services for its customers:
- Case management and home visitation
- Educational workshops and support groups on a range of topics including: healthy parenting, prevention of child abuse and neglect, self-esteem, health and nutrition, and support for survivors of domestic violence.
- Safe Place: SHCS offers a safe, confidential space for children and their families who are in danger or are experiencing a crisis to speak openly about their values and gain access to support systems and resources.
- FSP works with partner agencies to ensure maximum access to local resources and to improve information and referral networks.
- Collaborative partners include, but are not limited to: FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, Next Door Solutions, Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County, Somos Mayfair, Choices for Children, International Children Assistance Network (ICAN), Gardner Family Care Corporation, among others.
Advocacy for Social Justice
- Case managers empower families by helping them to navigate and advocate for themselves within systems such as court, schools, social services, legal, other community based organizations and in the faith based community.
- Families who have received FSP services, either directly or through collaboration, may also opt to participate in Promotores training and certification (leadership development opportunities), in which FSP encourages families to find their voice in the face of the adversity and become empowered as a role model for other families and a community leader.
Funded in part by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. The first five years. Make them Count.