Family Strengthening Services

Get Connected - Family Intervention Program

Multi-faceted program targeting families with children 0-18 at risk for abuse, domestic violence, or in need of extra support:

  • One-on-One coaching for parents of children with challenging behaviors.
  • Family case management
  • Connection to resources & services
  • Advocacy and support for parents of children with special needs
  • Services take place in-home, at CAPC, and virtually

Contact: Imelda Gonzalez (209)644-5371

Parent Café - Parent Support

Parent Cafes are free bilingual parent support groups offered in SJC. A curriculum-based program utilizing the Strengthening Families Framework: 6 Protective Factors, topics include:

  • Stress Management
  • Building & maintaining social connections
  • Obtaining community resources
  • Tools to strengthen family bonds
  • Behavior management for children

For a full listing of group offerings & locations, see our current schedule. Testimonial “This program has helped me by letting me come out of my shell. I don’t feel so alone anymore. I look forward to coming every week. I feel welcomed and that I belong. All the information has been very helpful and I’ve put it to good use. I relax more at home and I approach situations in a different manner thanks to the sessions. I feel like a different person. My days feel brighter and I can handle my problems better. The instructors at Parent Café have been here for me in my time of need. It is more than just a parenting class, it is a life class and I am grateful for it. Thank you Parent Café.” -Parent Hamilton School Contact:

Angela MaGee Program Manager (209)644-5366

Click here to visit the Parent Café homepage

Home Visitation Initiative: Parents as Teachers

Free home visitation, curriculum-based program for parents receiving Cal WORKs with children 0-3 living in the Stockton 95203 zip code & Tracy 95376 zip code. Services include:

  • Weekly visits with a family advocate trained on the Parents as Teachers Curriculum. Visits focus on key areas of development: Cognitive, Language, Personal-social, & Motor
  • Free developmental/health screenings
  • Enhancing parenting skills
  • Connecting families to community resources
  • Monthly parent workshops to interact with other families in the program
  • Raising A Reader Book Bag Exchange Program
  • Job Search & Job Readiness Assistance for parents

Contact: Angela MaGee Program Manager (209)644-5366

Journey WORKS

Free home visitation program that provides families with hands on support while working with a family advocate. Journey WORKs provides family support by:

  • Empowering parents to be self-sufficient
  • Helping families establish long & short-term goals
  • Scheduling developmental screenings for children
  • Connecting families to essential support services & community resources such as: food, clothing, health insurance, & counseling

Qualifications for services:

  • You are pregnant and/or parenting a child 0-5
  • Receiving CalWORKs
  • At risk or a history of substance use and/or mental health challenge

Contact: Angela MaGee Program Manager (209)644-5366

Family WORKs

Family WORKs is an in-home visitation program which supports parents who are on Cal WORKs with a child 0-3 in the following ways: preparing children for school readiness, providing helpful information and activities for the parent/child utilizing the Parents As Teachers Curriculum, providing community resources, and assisting parents with applying for jobs and resume building. Services are offered through a variety of virtual platforms or in person.

Program Manager: Angela MaGee | 209-644-5366 |

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates

The CASA Program endeavors to ensure that abused, neglected and abandoned children who have become dependents of the San Joaquin County Court will have a safe and permanent home. Through a network of trained advocates, CASA of San Joaquin County works closely with the court and HSA. Limited to Dependency appointments. This is a volunteer program–Consisted of 30 hours of training and 18 month commitment.

CASA Home Page

Contact: Trinidad Newcomb Program Manager (209) 644-5319