Children, Youth and Family Development

Family Resource Centers

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Description and Services:

Catholic Charities’ Family Resource Centers (FRCs) serve families with children prenatal through age 5 of all income levels and legal status. Our prevention and education services promote the importance of school readiness through family engagement, early education, wellness and community leadership and advocacy programs. Services are available in Santa Clara County’s Supervisorial Districts 1, 2 and 4 through Catholic Charities.

Our team includes trained staff and volunteers that offer culturally and linguistically sensitive center-based and in-home services in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic and Portuguese.

Family Resource Centers are funded through the FIRST 5, Family Resource Center Initiative and the Bella Vista Foundation, Infant & Families Connecting program

Referral Sources:
Referrals are not required.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Services Offered:

Prenatal and Infant Support and Enrichment Programs

  • New Beginnings: Baby & Me program is designed to nurture a loving relationship between caregiver and baby (0-24 months) by engaging together in music & movement activities designed to develop baby's’ cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, language, and social-emotional skills. It is a supportive and reflective time for caregivers to share their greatest joys and hardships of parenting.
  • BabyCare  Workshop: 9-part instructional video series demonstrating basic skills that are vital for newborn care. The videos cover topics from bathing to burping, from safety to siblings. Using a reassuring approach designed to build confidence, the videos feature real parents mastering basic baby-care skills. The series is perfect for anyone caring for a brand-new baby: parents, grandparents, expecting parents, teen parents, siblings, and caregivers.
  • Prenatal Yoga: program that helps maintain a healthy mind and body. It focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility. It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor. Most importantly, it creates a community of support for women undergoing the experience of pregnancy.

Toddler and Preschool Support and Enrichment Programs

  • Early education activities designed for families with toddlers and preschoolers (25-60 months) to develop the cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, language, and social-emotional skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.

Developmental and Social Emotional Screenings (ASQ/ASQ:SE):

  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for parents to determine their child’s developmental progress and identify any areas of concern. Developmental areas screened by the ASQ include communication, gross motor, fine motor, personal-social emotional and problem solving skills. Children requiring additional support in any developmental area are referred to the FIRST 5 System of Care for additional support services. ASQ screenings are available for children under the age of 6.

Caregiver/Parent Education Workshops

  • Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Workshop: interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-5 years of age. It’s the nation’s first evidence-based parent leadership and advocacy curriculum, uniquely designed in partnership with Latino parents, so their values, concerns, and culture are incorporated in the content. http://ap-od.org/
  • SEEDS of Early Literacy Workshop: interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-5 years of age.  Caregivers learn about the effective ways to interact with their children to promote social, emotional, language and literacy development. http://www.seeds-learning.com/
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-12 years of age. Positive parenting is an effective approach to raising children that emphasizes the positive. It involves creating a family environment that is loving, supportive and predictable. This is important in raising healthy, well-adjusted children who have the skills and confidence they need to succeed at school and in their relationships with others. Positive parenting reduces the stress of parenting and makes parenting more rewarding and enjoyable. www.triplep-parenting.net/
  • 24/7 Dad- Fatherhood Workshop: interactive workshop for men. 24/7 Dad was developed by parenting and fatherhood experts. Fathers will enhance their parenting skills while they learn about themselves and the important role they play in the lives of their children. Research shows that 24/7 dad successfully impacts fathers attitudes, knowledge, and skills. It’s designed to equip fathers with the self-awareness, compassion, and sense of responsibility that every great parent needs. www.store.fatherhood.org/24-7-dad-programs/
  • Raising A Reader Plus: interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-5 years of age. Family friendly versions of research-based practices that will support book sharing at home. Raising A Reader’s award-winning DVD Read Aloud: Share a Book with Me (translated into 14 languages) enables caregivers to listen to other caregivers who face the challenges of sharing books with children…and how they overcame them. http://www.raisingareader.org/

Wellness Programs

  • Vary, but may include: Zumba, Zumba Kids, Yoga, Family Yoga and Tumbling

Information & Referral Services

  • A trained Community Worker is available to answer any questions and to assist with information and/or referrals you may need (e.g., food programs, adult health clinics, and child health insurance such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Kids). The child development area is also open for families to come play with their children in an unstructured, FUN environment.

Program Eligibility:
Children ages 0-5

Insurance:
N/A

Family Resource Center Locations for Supervisorial District 1:

1. Captain Jason Dahl Family Resource Center
3200 Water Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Main Contact: Huyen Le, Family Resource Center Supervisor
(408) 200-0997 hle2@catholiccharitiesscc.org
Hours of Operation:
Please refer to "Calendar of Events" for specific program hours.

 

Family Resource Center Locations for Supervisorial District 2:
1. Santee Family Resource Center
1313 Audubon Ave SJ CA 95122
Main Contact: Deyanira Hurtado, Family Resource Center Initiative Manager 
(408) 420-1932 dhurtado@catholiccharitiesscc.org
Hours of Operation:  8:00-5:00PM
Please refer to "Calendar of Events" for specific program hours. 

 

Family Resource Center Locations for Supervisorial District 4:
1. Catholic Charities Family Resource Center
4 Wabash Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
Main Contact: Karina Sustaita, Family Resource Center Supervisor
(408) 380-8608 ksustaita@catholiccharitiesscc.org
Hours of Operation:
Please refer to "Calendar of Events" for specific program hours.

 

2. The Health Trust Family Resource Center
46 Race Street. San Jose, CA 95126
Main Contact: Odette Avalos, Family Resource Center Supervisor
(408) 380-8605 odettea@healthtrust.org
Hours of Operation:
Please refer to "Calendar of Events" for specific program hours.

 

3. Blackford Family Resource Center
1970 Willow Street. San Jose, CA 95125
Main Contact: Karina Sustaita, Family Resource Center Supervisor
(408) 380-8608 ksustaita@catholiccharitiesscc.org
Hours of Operation:
Please refer to "Calendar of Events" for specific program hours.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please contact volunteer@catholiccharitiesscc.org. All Catholic Charities volunteers are required to complete a background check and TB testing.

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