San Francisco Family Support Network

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The work of the SFFSN to implement its mission is advanced primarily though its committees. The SFFSN welcomes new committee members on an ongoing basis.

For information on joining a committee, please contact the SFFSN staff.

Steering Committee

Provides oversight and guidance for the San Francisco Family Support Network.

3rd Monday of each even month. 3:00-5:00pm at Department of Children Youth & Families,1390 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco.


  • Co-Chair: Michelle Cusano, Richmond District Neighborhood Center
  • Co-Chair: Mari Solis, Human Service Agency
  • Treasurer: Larry Yip, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Derik Aoki, First 5 San Francisco
  • Stacey Blackenbaker, Department of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Vanessa Bohm, CARECEN
  • Stefanie Eldred, SFUSD
  • Amy Freeman, Pacific Foundation Services
  • Anna Hurtado, Raphael House of SF
  • Amor Santiago, APA Family Support Services
  • Yensing Sihapanya, Portola Family Connections

All-Member Meeting

Makes decisions on issues, policies, and activities affecting SFFSN as a whole. Provides input for development of SFFSN work plans and objectives. Provides a forum to network and share information and resources with each other.

3rd Monday of every odd month, 2:00-4:00pm at Department of Children Youth & Families,1390 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco.

Next meeting:

  • January 25, 2016 (re-scheduled from 1/18 Holiday)

Policy Committee

Promotes policies that support families in San Francisco. Reviews and discusses legislation, initiatives, and issues affecting families.

1st Thursday of every month, 9:30am-11:30am at DCYF, 1390 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco.

Evaluation Committee

Develops and promotes effective evaluation systems for Family Support. Manages the annual SFFSN Family Support Standards Review process.

2nd Monday of each month, 2:30pm-4:30pm at First 5, 1390 Market St, Suite 318, San Francisco.

Co-Chair: Theresa Zighera, First 5 San Francisco

Technical Assistance and Training Committee

Plans and develops learning opportunities for promoting best and promising practices.

1st Thursday of each month, 2:30-4:30pm at First 5, 1390 Market St, Suite 318, San Francisco

Co-Chair: Helen Hale, Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development
Co-Chair: Berta Hernandez, Instituto Familiar de la Raza

San Francisco Vision for Families Coordinating Council

Promotes ongoing coordination and collaboration to ensure that all families in San Francisco have access to high-quality family support services. Provides a forum to share regular updates from funders regarding their vision, plans, and funding for Family Support.

2nd Tuesday of every other month, 12-1:30pm at 1390 Market Street, Suite 1100, room 1125.