Family & Community Programs in California - Community Resource Centers

Family & Community

Aspiranet's Family & Community division helps nurture families from the earliest days of childhood

Aspiranet begins and ends every service with the well-being of children and their families in mind. Aspiranet’s Family & Community programs focus on early intervention, preparing children for their futures, strengthening parenting and life skills and connecting families with networks of support within their communities. Aspiranet provides an early support system to help prevent child abuse and neglect.

Aspiranet’s Family & Community programs include home visits to children and their families, interaction at our facilities throughout California, including several First Five Centers in Contra Costa County and Family Resource Centers in the Central Valley. Welcome Home Baby provides support to brand new parents throughout the first two years of their child’s life, highlighting developmental stages and teaching parents how to cope.

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“Serving communities and families is why I get up in the morning and what gives me incredible satisfaction.”
— Odessa Caton, Family and Community Core Program Director

Aspiranet’s Family & Community programs helps families connect to others with similar interests and challenges. By addressing the core stressors early, and by providing clear and easy-to-follow strategies for coping with them, families and children can prevent the kinds of trauma and issues that are at the heart of so many problems later in life.

Prevention is the focus of Aspiranet’s Family & Community programs. When we help eliminate the causes of family trauma and the triggers for abuse, we prevent the kinds of scenarios that lead to severe behavioral issues, foster care and, ultimately, the prison system. Aspiranet believes that prevention is the key to solving everything else. Aspiranet’s Family & Community programs are helping build a stronger, safer and more productive California.

Fast Facts

1 in 4

California children live in poverty


Families and youth benefit annually from Aspiranet early intervention and prevention services


Students reached through Aspiranet school-based programs

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Foster and Adoptive Families

We Believe: Every child deserves to be loved and cared for inside a stable, healthy family.

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Family & Community

We Believe: Families thrive when they have robust connections and support in their lives.

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Transitional Aged Youth

We believe: All young people deserve a strong foundation from which to launch their futures.

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We believe: No child is beyond help, and everyone deserves a chance to fulfill their potential.

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Intensive Home-Based Services

We believe: When children and families have access to the support and resources to thrive, there's no limit to what they can accomplish.

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