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San Francisco has a wealth of resources for families and parents with children. Browse below for after school programs, summer camps and other activities for youth, as well as supports for the entire family, from emergency preparedness to Family Resource Centers.

Afterschool Programs

San Francisco has an incredible range of programs for all types of students in every neighborhood. 

Follow this link to find out what would be the best fit for your child, and how to apply.

Summer Camps and Programs

Summer programs and camps are not great opportunities for kids to have fun, they are an essential support to ensure your child is continuing to learn and grow even when school is out of session.

Family Resources Centers and Family Support Program

FRC's operating in San Francisco offer a wide range of essential services including parent education classes, ongoing support, groups for mothers, fathers, parents and grandparents, interactive activities, family events and food banks.


For an entire list of programs that work to support & strengthen families, see the Family Support Network's members HERE!

Childcare and Preschools
San Francisco has thousands of slots for free preschool, as well as many options for that are partially subsidized. The following all have great resources to find the best childcare or preschool option for your child. 
FirstFive: Has a complete list of childcare and preschool options that can be filtered by affordability, neighborhood and program hours.
The Children’s Council has a tremendous amount of information for parents, including about how to choose the best childcare, payment subsidies options and family nutrition.
Wu Yee Children’s Services is another important resource for childcare support in San Francisco.

Additional Parent Resources!

211 is an incredible clearing house of information for families and can connect you to a wide range of resources and supports. They have a great multilingual call center to get your questions answered fast.
Emergency Preparedness
This website will walk you through the steps necessary to make sure your family is prepared for any type of emergency. You’ll find information about what to do in an emergency,  simple steps to get connected, and useful guides to help you get prepared.
Nutrition and Food

The sfgov website has a section focused on food in San Francisco, which includes a list of free and affordable food options, as well as the “Free Eats Chart” which lists multiple places serving free meals all over the City.

Public Libraries

The libraries host frequent events for kids and families, from storytime to homework help to building with legos. They also have events and programming for teens. Check out their kids and teen sections, as well as their calendar of events.

Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Housing Division

The mission of the Housing Division of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is to provide financing for the development, rehabilitation and purchase of affordable housing in San Francisco. MOHCD provides financial and educational assistance to first-time homebuyers, and finances housing rehabilitation costs for low-income homeowners.

Human Services Agency

The Human Services Agency has information about public benefits (medical and foodstamps), health care, how to report child and elderly abuse and how to foster or adopt a child

Emergency Housing and Homelessness Services

The Human Services Agency has a department for housing and homelessness that can help families in need of immediate housing, transitional housing and eviction prevention.