FSS supports families facing serious challenges in caring for their children. These include families with children who have mental or physical disabilities, families taking care of children who are substance exposed, medically fragile or are HIV+, families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children, homeless families, and many more. FSS also works with families in which children are at risk of abuse or neglect to help parents improve their parenting skills and ensure that these children are raised in safe and nurturing environments.
FSS's programs are delivered in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. We reach clients in some of the most underserved communities: over 75% of families served by FSS are families of color, over 60% are headed by a single adult, and over 65% live in poverty. FSS serves more than 2,700 Bay Area children annually.