Family Support Program

Caring for a baby or child in the hospital can be a stressful time for parents and other family members. The Family Support Program offers short periods of respite through weekly activities. It's located on the 6th floor, room C-6421. It is run by parent liaisons who help families navigate the hospital by providing peer-to-peer support. The Center for Families offers computers, printers, toiletries, discount parking vouchers, coffee/tea, a medical reference library, laundry soap, newspapers, etc. The center also hosts parent support daily events. See the schedule below. All groups meet in room C-6421.

Weekly Schedule


In Stitches Knitting Group
Learn to knit! Come for a relaxing evening of knitting. Instruction and supplies are provided so you can take your project back to your child's room. All levels welcome, including beginners.

6 – 7:30 p.m.


Making Memories Scrapbooking Group
Come join other parents and create a keepsake book of your family. New and experienced scrapbookers are welcome. Camera, photo printer and other materials provided.

2 – 4 p.m.


10-minute Chair Massage
Enjoy a massage on us! Come recharge yourself with a relaxing chair massage. Sign up starts the day before in the Center for Families or call, ext. 31410.

2 – 4 p.m.


Cookies and Conversation
Join Parent Liaison and Support for Families representative Sally McDonald to share your experiences regarding your hospitalization and care.

4 – 5 p.m.


Stroll and Stretch
Join Parent Liaison Lisa Lee for parent wellness. Get to know your Mission Bay neighborhood with a group stroll, then learn relaxing breathing and stretching exercises you can do in your room.

2 – 3 p.m.

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Family Support Program
1975 4th St., Room C-6421
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1410
Fax: (415) 353-9334