Founded in 1989, the mission of Family Support Services is to nurture children, youth, and caregivers to keep families healthy and intact. To do this, we provide culturally appropriate, trauma informed services to Bay Area families, including case management, support groups crisis intervention, mental health therapy, youth programs, respite care, parenting classes, and information and referral. Family Support Services specializes in serving low-income families who face serious challenges in caring for their children including: families with children who have mental and physical disabilities; families caring for children who are substance exposed or medically fragile; and families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children. We also work with families whose children are at risk of abuse by helping caregivers improve their parenting skills and raise children in a safe and nurturing environment. Our core programs are: Kinship Supportive Services Program, Family Preservation Programs, and Respite/Child Care Programs.