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Family Resource Center

at Community Gatepath

Serving San Mateo County

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What We Do

Gatepath's Family Resource Center provides parent-to-parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with special needs and disabilities, and the professionals who serve them. Our primary focus is supporting families of children 0-3 years of age, but we support any individual up to age 22. We facilitate support groups, prevention programs, parent mentors, education training and assistive technology support. Our services are available to anyone that lives or works in the County of San Mateo.

Who We Work With

In California, there are 47 Early Start Family Resource Centers that are part of the Early Start Program, funded by the Department of Developmental Services. Staffed by families of children with special needs, family resource centers offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services. The San Mateo County Family Resource Center is located in the McCarthy Children's Services building at Gatepath and provides services to all the residents of San Mateo County. We are also affiliated with the First 5 Program of California that provides services and funding for children from birth to 5 years of age.

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for any child in San Mateo County with special needs, ages 0-22, by providing resources, education, and support for families, caregivers and service providers.

Vision Statement

To provide premiere, community based support services in San Mateo County, expanding referral base and reach of the Family Resource Center.