Children’s Program

Drop-In Hours:
Mondays

1:00pm-4:30pm
Thursdays

9:30am-11:30am
Phone: (415) 552-2943

The effects of domestic abuse on children, even if the abuse is directed towards a parent, are profoundly severe. Children who experience some form of domestic violence or abuse are more likely to develop short-term and long-term psychological issues, age prematurely and suffer a wide array of developmental complications.

By educating and advocating for children who experience domestic violence, the Riley Center’s Children’s Program is committed to ending the cycle of violence in families and communities throughout San Francisco.

At the Community Office, the Children’s Program organizes parent workshops on various topics along with facilitating support groups for pre-teens and teens that experience domestic violence. The Children’s Program also distributes a monthly newsletter with events, resources, and information for both parents and youths. As part of our work in the San Francisco community, we provide anti-bullying and healthy relationship classes to elementary and junior high school students.

The Riley Center’s Children’s Program offers trauma-informed, youth-centered programming and case management for both children and their parents/guardians at Brennan House, Rosalie House, and our Community Office.

To join a support group or for more information about our Children’s Program, call (415) 255 – 2894