Leading with innovation and impact to end child abuse in San Francisco.

At the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center we believe that no child should ever be a victim of abuse or neglect. Yet risk factors such as poverty, job and housing loss, family isolation, and community and family violence are a daily reality for too many of our city’s children and families. The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center serves as an essential anchor institution by leading strategic partnerships, delivering high-quality services, and raising awareness to prevent abuse. Our services empower children, strengthen families, engage the community, and broaden the community safety net for children.

We are implementing a comprehensive approach to end child abuse and are partnering with families, schools, community organizations, local government, and civic leaders to increase our impact every day. Our programmatic priorities include:

  • Expanding our reach – Educating the community to spot and stop abuse. Changing mindsets to create a community of action, awareness, and prevention.
  • Deepening our impact – Building protective factors, including family resiliency, parenting education and skills, and overall family strength and wellness.
  • Tracking our success – Measuring the results of our innovative model of intensive, coordinated care for at-risk families.
  • Strengthening the safety net – Leading unique public-private partnerships to effectively harness expertise and communication so children can begin to heal quickly.

For decades, families have turned to the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center as a vital lifeline. We provide support in moments of crisis and over the long term, helping fragile families gain stability to thrive.