Our doors are open to parents from 9:00 AM–2:00 PM, and to families from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM Monday–Thursday. You don’t need a reason to stop by.
Take a break, use wifi, drink coffee.
Figure out what types of support your family needs.
Enroll in programs & build connections with other families.
Reassess your needs & continue to build a strong family.
Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook and too often we rely on our experience of being parented as a guide. Safe & Sound offers parenting classes on healthy parenting behaviors, child development, and discipline. These classes are held at various times throughout the year, childcare is provided.
Child abuse is preventable. In an effort to help end abuse and protect our children, we offer lessons to children about safety and how to protect themselves.
Each season Safe & Sound hosts a variety of events for families. From Ice Skating in winter and celebrating mother’s and father’s days in Spring to face painting in summer and preparing to go back to school in Autumn, our events are always fun for the whole family.
Safe & Sound offers groups and workshops on parenting and topics relating to family well-being. Support groups and workshops are held Monday – Thursday. Free childcare is available in the Playroom for all groups held at 1757 Waller Street.
Care coordinators support parents with tasks, such as applications, referrals, and making phone calls to other agencies/services on an as-needed basis. Ongoing short-term (12 sessions) care management support may be available depending on capacity and may also include home visits and accompaniment to appointments.
The TALK Line offers compassionate support over the phone to parents / caregivers of children under the age of 18 in the Bay Area. The TALK Line operates round-the-clock, 24/7, 365 days a year and is staffed by trained volunteers who provide support through the numerous challenges found in life and parenting.
This service is designed to surround families with support as they work to strengthen their protective factors. When families have strong protective factors they are able to practice positive parenting skills, address family needs, and life challenges. Once enrolled in IFS, parents collaborate with a Care Coordinator to work toward family goals.
Currently this service is offered free to qualified families who live in San Francisco and have a child under age 12.
Through this service, SafeStart, families receive case management services, engage in parenting or parent-child groups that strengthen the parent-child bond, and learn about the impact of violence on young children.
This service is offered free to families with a child 6 and younger, and available in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.
SafeStart is a collaboration of Safe & Sound, APA Family Support Services, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, and YMCA Urban Services.
The Kids’ Turn curriculum helps children understand and express the difficult emotions associated with parental separation while teaching family members new ways to support affected children and manage their new life circumstance. Kids’ Turn workshops are a Family Court recognized co-parenting program and offered on sliding payment scale.