In Fall 2015, DCYF partnered with the Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF Council) and the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) to conduct “District Meetings” in each of San Francisco’s 11 Supervisorial Districts. The purpose was to gather feedback on service needs of children, youth and their families in San Francisco. The sessions were attended by 362 individuals, including many parents, youth, community partners, and a diverse range of stakeholders.
The District Meetings informed planning processes being conducted by DCYF, the OCOF Council, and OECE. For DCYF the meetings represented the initial phase of our Community Needs Assessment (CNA), a data-gathering process required by the Children and Families First Initiative to inform our overall strategic grantmaking process in the short- and long-term. For OCOF, the sessions helped inform an outcomes framework, located here. OECE is also using the input gathered at the meetings to inform its Citywide Plan for Early Care and Education, which will be completed late this spring.
Visit this link to access the report.
Several other data collection processes are informing DCYF’s CNA, and they will be synthesized along with the findings of this report to create a comprehensive picture of the service needs of children, youth, and their families in San Francisco.
We will continue to keep you apprised of additional opportunities to stay connected to our process. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
If you have any questions about the report or the CNA, please contact Emily Davis