Center for Family Strengthening is dedicated to strengthening families through education and advocacy. The center partners with family support organizations in San Luis Obispo County to provide resources to families in need, protect children from abuse and neglect, and ensure that strong families are a community priority.

Helping families thrive.
  • Center for Family Strengthening recognized in SLO Tribune

    In a recent Tribune article, Postpartum depression: Symptoms, risk factors and resources for mothers, Center for Family Strengthening was recognized for its postpartum depression support services in SLO County. Over 500 pregnant and… Read more… 


    "A Trauma Informed SLO"Featuring Gabriella Grant - Executive Director, California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care. Gabriella Grant is a leader in the field of Trauma Informed Care. She trains professionals, in all disciplines,… Read more… 


    Why do we, as a nation, make it so hard for children to thrive, and how can we do better? Watch the 5-part documentary series THE RAISING OF AMERICA to… Read more… 

  • Coastal Family Resource Fair

    Come learn about what resources are available in your community and begin planning your child’s summer activities while enjoying a free BBQ dinner and fun activities. For Los Osos & Morro… Read more… 

Beginnings of San Luis Obispo County

Beginnings of San Luis Obipso web site

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San Luis Obispo County is a community where every child is born free of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances.


Beginnings’ mission is to create a local culture that supports women in their efforts to abstain from alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances during pregnancy.


Beginnings goals are to build collaborative partnerships between county programs, community agencies, policymakers, local businesses and community members in order to:

  1. Raise Community Awareness about the benefits of healthy pregnancy and the consequences of prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances.
  2. Educate our community
  • Develop culturally relevant and group specific educational materials for the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the effects of other harmful substances.
  • Enhance and expand training of all health care providers on the message of ‘Zero’ use of alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances during pregnancy.
  • Advocate for increased access to effective & culturally appropriate alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substance use treatment for women of childbearing


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