We have been working with children and families for over 50 years. Here’s what we have accomplished so far.
2023 Safe & Sound marks 50 years of standing as a pillar in our community.
2021 Safe & Sound and the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) join together as one organization to serve families and children in San Francisco.
2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe & Sound established a multi-sector, public-private partnership mobilizing emergency relief for 43,000+ individuals and raising $25M+ for families in our community.
2018 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recognized Safe & Sound’s Primary Child Abuse Prevention Model as one of nine best primary abuse prevention practices in the country (U.S. DHHS, ACF, Log No: ACYF-CB-IM-18-05, Nov. 18, 2018).
2017 San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center changes its name to Safe & Sound.
2016 The Prevention Center purchases the building where the Children’s Advocacy Center is located, 3450 Third Street, Building 2, creating a permanent home in the Bayview.
2015 Kids’ Turn merges with the Prevention Center to allow a more in-depth focus on children undergoing the trauma of parental separation and divorce.
2014 In partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, the nationally-accredited San Francisco’s Children’s Advocacy Center opens its doors for forensic interviews and victim support services in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco.
2013 Awarded “Against-All-Odds Award” by International Interior Design Association for innovative renovation of our historic Victorian firehouse at 1757 Waller Street.
2013 Co-founds the Center for Youth Wellness, a community non-profit that is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.
2011 Voted “Favorite Charity in San Francisco” by 7×7 Magazine.
2010 Co-founds Partners in Prevention, a community non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of the effects of child abuse.
2007 The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center merges with the Child Abuse Prevention Society, consolidating child abuse prevention efforts within San Francisco. Co-launches the Family Violence Council in San Francisco to coordinate child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse.
1998 The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is created when the Child Abuse Council and the TALK Line Family Support Center merge together, joining direct support for families in crisis with policy and advocacy work.
1987 The historic, Victorian firehouse in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, is purchased by the Child Abuse Prevention Society, providing a lasting home for the work of the San Francisco Child Abuse Council and the TALK Line Family Support Center.
1982 The Child Abuse Prevention Society (CAPS) and its Auxiliary, in partnership with the Child Abuse Council and the TALK Line Family Support Center, was founded to raise resources and public awareness to prevent child abuse. Safe & Sound partners to create the first-ever Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.
1979 Single Parent Network, a program of the TALK Line Family Support Center, is established.
1977 Statewide recognized free respite care and emergency shelter is formed.
1976 The TALK Line Family Support Center becomes part of the Family Services Agency of San Francisco.
1975 The TALK Line expands services creating the TALK Line Family Support Center, which provides counseling and case management for families in crisis.
1974 The Telephone Aid in Living with Kids (TALK) Line was established to provide 24/7 parental support. A year later, the TALK Line Family Support Center was established.
1973 Dr. Moses Grossman, Chief of Pediatrics at UCSF / San Francisco General Hospital, as part of a national movement, creates the San Francisco Child Abuse Council to develop policies and best practices regarding child abuse prevention and response.