Mission: The mission of Safe & Sound (formerly the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center) is to prevent child abuse and neglect and reduce its devastating impact.
Results: - 85% of parents, with young children, receiving case management and counseling services reported lower levels of depression, anxiety, and stress.
- 84% of adults participating in counseling remained stable or improved their ability to meet basic needs.
- 90% of children who received safety awareness education demonstrated post-training knowledge of important safety rules.
- After our training, 85% of child-serving professionals said they were more likely to report suspected child abuse.
Target demographics: parents and caregivers with children eighteen or younger.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,576 clients; handled 15,000 calls on the 24/hr parental stress line; and launched the Child Advocacy Center.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco
Programs: a parent-drop-in, a Playroom, case management, counseling, therapy, parenting classes, support groups, parent workshops, family events and activities, and a 24/7 parental stress line, all at the Prevention Center. In the community, we provide emergency respite, mandated reporter trainings, safety awareness education in schools, and public awareness campaigns, as well as work with partners city-wide.
I started as a volunteer with SFCAPC many years ago. I worked in the Playroom providing free childcare to young children while their parents were onsite in free counseling sessions, planned fun outings for Center families and participated in their job mentoring program.
The scope of the services they offer to their families at no charge is quite simply amazing. The staff is incredibly dedicated and truly carry out the mission of the organization.
This agency is well known as a wonderful place for families in need and well regarded in many circles--from client experiences to board engagement to volunteer/ donor satisfaction.
Anyone who has the opportunity to utilize the services of or contribute to the organization through donations of time or resources should take advantage. This is a well-oiled machine with a giant heart!
I had worked as a volunteer in their Child Care Center and attended several Child Safety Awareness classes. Both programs clearly made a positive and profound impact on the children. Their staff is second to none.