Children’s Program

Drop-In Hours:


Phone: (415) 552-2943

The effects of domestic violence on children, even if the abuse is directed towards a parent, are profoundly severe. Children who experience some form of domestic violence are more likely to develop short-term and long-term psychological issues, age prematurely, and suffer from 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 preteens and teens that experience domestic violence. The Children’s Program also distributes a monthly newsletter with events, resources, and information for both parents and youth. 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


August 2022

Thank you, Rachel Smith, for all your efforts to secure school supplies for the children at Riley Center. The items from the children’s program school supply event are set up in the family room for the children to come in and pick out a backpack and supplies. Instead of putting them together, we were mindful of letting them have some choice of colors and styles.

Thank you, Rachel Smith, for what you do…. We appreciate the donated supplies!