Family Care Network (FCNI) was established 35 years ago to provide local children and youth with family-based therapeutic programs as an alternative to out-of-county institutional placement under the mission, “to enhance the wellbeing of children, youth and families in partnership with our community.” Our services are designed to help those in care heal from experienced trauma stemming from child abuse and neglect, family separation, domestic violence, unmet mental health needs, homelessness and/or other impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences, empowering and equipping them to reach their goals of self-sufficiency.
FCNI operates 21 programs within five service divisions: Behavioral Health Services, mental health treatment programs that heal, empower, and stabilize children and youth; Career & Education Support Services, which promote independence for current and former foster youth through academic and life skills development; Family Support Services, which empowers families and helps children stabilize; Housing and Support Services, which assists homeless families and youth, or those at-risk of homelessness, to secure affordable housing while helping them to develop critical life skills; and Community Resources Development, which invites local individuals, organizations and businesses to partner with FCNI to enhance our services and ensure all client needs are met.
All of FCNI’s programs are delivered in partnership with the SLO County Departments of Social Services, Probation, and/or Behavioral Health. Working with these partnering agencies, we provide individualized support for each youth and family referred to us for care, ensuring that the services they receive are culturally-sensitive, strength-based, needs-driven, and solution-focused. To date, we’ve supported over 25,000 local children, youth, and families in their efforts to reach their individual goals; goals such as family reunification; healing from experienced trauma; securing safe, affordable housing; stabilizing challenging behaviors; learning critical life skills; engaging in academic or career-focused activities; and successfully becoming self-sufficient post care.
We are very grateful to Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo for allowing us to share our work with your community. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at 805-781-3535 or see our website at www.fcni.org.