Family Resource Centers
Our Family Resource Center programs serve families residing in the OMI, Potrero Hill and Western Addition neighborhoods. We also serve all San Francisco families through specialized programming offered through San Francisco Human Services Agency. Families are served in our offices as well as in various community locations and their homes to ensure convenient access to services.
What We Offer
Our comprehensive services are geared to be responsive and flexible enough to address each family’s unique needs. We work collaboratively with families to create service plans that empower and support families to strengthen social, emotional and physical well-being.
- Family Advocacy
- Basic Needs Assistance
- Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
- Parenting Classes and Workshops
- Job Readiness Assistance
- Parent Leadership Development
- Youth Groups
- Parent & Child Groups and Activities
- Case Management Services
- Community Events
- Drop-In Services: Emergency Food, Computers & Copier
- Information & Referral: Housing Needs, Educational Resources & Legal Resources
- Support Groups: Mothers, Fathers, and Grandparents
- Weekly Food Distribution on Tuesdays: OMI 650 Capital Ave & Potrero Hill 751 Missouri St.
September Dinner & A Movie Schedule
Once a month, Family Resource Centers present a family movie night.
Western Addition Family Resource Center: The Princess and The Dragon, September 20, 2019 5pm - 7pm at The Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115
OMI Family Resource Center: My Neighbor Totoro, September 27, 2019 5pm - 7pm at Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, 650 Capitol Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Parent-Child Interactive Playgroup
The Golden Gate Mother's Group has teamed up with the Western Addition Family Resource Center, Urban Services YMCA to offer a 6-week parent-child interactive playgroup series in the heart of the Fillmore. Targeting toddlers 18 months - 3 years, this playgroup provides parents and caretakers a supportive, inclusive community space to foster bonding, nurturing, and healthy attachment with their child, while boosting early literacy, pre-math, and social-emotional development. Arts & crafts, musical instruments, reading materials, & activities along with healthy snacks and juices provided by the Western Addition Family Resource Center.
August 9th - September 20th (no class Aug 30th)
Fridays 10am - 11am
Buchanan YMCA @ the Learning Center
1530 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115
For over 18 years, Jamaal has been dedicated to helping families strive for greatness. He is a career educator and has joined Urban Services to stretch beyond the scope of public education to better connect with families, helping them achieve personal or professional goals.
Lyn-Tise Jones, is a provocative content master, engaged listener, and an artistically precise speaker. She holds an earned Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Mass Communications and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership. She is proudly a third-generation resident of San Francisco, California’s, Bayview Hunters Point district.
Lyn-Tise’s extensive senior level experience includes working with and for: large nonprofits, community stakeholders, local government, major construction companies, and smaller indigenous organizations. She has a compassionately keen understanding of working with diverse and traumatized communities from California to Texas. She is masterfully adept in taking agencies and its programs to an expanded and enhanced level of service delivery. Through strategic planning, organizational assessments, development of more effective communication processes, program alignments, and staff development, Lyn-Tise, has been successful in her career working with these entities. Her skills will not only meet the needs of her clients but is sure to go the extra mile with grace, sophistication, and laughter. She has methodically executed presentations and public testimonies to various funding institutions on the needs and services for social justice advocacy, community inclusion, system improvements, racial equity and access to elected officials at the national, state and local level.
Lyn-Tise’s ability to connect her often similar lived experience with her career endeavors is what sets her apart from the rest. She is consistently motivated by human kindness with a slice of sarcasm. Overall, she is driven by her desire to see, share, and feel the power of human connectedness.
Brandon has been working in social services for the last 8 years, he is passionate about bringing services and serving the residents in under served communities. Brandon continues to strive to provide those essential resources that children and families need to succeed.
I grew up in San Francisco, born and raised in Bayview. My YMCA career began in 2002, where I started out as an After School Program Leader at the Bayview YMCA. I eventually took on a new role as a coordinator over a Middle School Program. After spending years at doing youth development, I transitioned to Urban Services YMCA and began working as Peer Health Leader Program Coordinator, in Sunnydale, one of the four HOPESF sites. I am currently the Associate Director at OMI-FRC. My passion is working with young people while having an impact within the SF communities. It is my hope that I can continue to serve, make a change and have a positive impact on all those I come in contact with.