Providing help for families & our most vulnerable children

For over 40 years, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) has empowered families with the knowledge and tools to ensure their child receives the care they need at school, at home, and within the community.

Equity & Accessibility for All Children

It’s our mission to ensure that families of children with disabilities, learning differences, and/or complex medical needs, and the providers who serve them, have the knowledge and support to make informed choices that enhance children’s development and well-being.


As a parent-led organization, we believe in increasing equity and accessibility for all children with disabilities, learning differences, or complex medical needs–especially those historically excluded from services, systems, and support. 


We’re dedicated to creating a community where our children flourish. 

Our Impact

Last year, Support for Families provided information, education and support for:
Touchpoints with families​
Languages in which help was provided
Individuals receiving 1:1 support through our Warmline​
Special family events with extra support

Read our Annual Report

Every donation that comes to Support for Families is put to work to help families who have children with special needs and the professionals who work with them. Each year, we summarize our work and accomplishments in an Annual Report.

Read past Reports

Please visit our Annual Report Archive to learn more about the history of our work.

The Support for Families Team

Our Certifications

Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC)

Parent-led information centers especially focused on providing parents with low-income and/or limited English, with information and training about: disabilities; parent and children’s rights under IDEA and other relevant laws; and resources in the community, state, and nation.

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)

Providing parents of children with disabilities throughout the Bay Area with disability-related, early intervention, special education, and/or transition-related information, education, and support.  As part of the NCC4 PTI Consortium with Parents Helping Parents, DREDF, and Matrix we serve the whole Bay area.

Family Empowerment Center on Disability (FEC)

Specialized training, peer-to-peer support, and referral services for parents of children with disabilities, ​including supporting relationships between parents and professionals and serving as a resource for the IEP process.

Early Start Family Resource Center (ESFRC)

Parent-to-parent family support providing education, resources, and training for families with children 0-36 months at risk of or experiencing delays or disabilities.

Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F)

Family-led centers with first-hand experience and understanding of the challenges faced by families of children with complex medical needs.

San Francisco Population-Based Family Resource Center for Special Needs

Flexible, culturally sensitive hubs of support and resources with targeted services based on the needs and interests of families in San Francisco.

Community Voices

Lead Funders