Dear OFC families,

What a year!

I’ve been blessed to be a part of our OFC community for the last five years navigating parenthood in the Bay Area. While my official capacity at OFC has been short, it’s also been one of the longest years of my life, due to the pandemic. 

I’m writing to say I’ve made the decision to leave OFC–in an official capacity. I know I’ll remain in touch virtually and hopefully in-person, down the road, as a parent participant. 

I’m in awe of the tremendous work our team has accomplished in this past, very difficult year. We didn’t skip a beat when the pandemic arrived, and pivoted quickly to provide all the virtual support we could. I’m excited for what the future holds at OFC as well as personally. I won’t be far, and hope our paths cross soon enough. 

Meanwhile: please provide Dorrell Moncrease, our Interim Programs Director, a warm welcome and let him know what you'd like to see OFC offer you in 2021 at! You'll hear more from and about him in next month's – and next year's! – edition of our e-news & events.

In community,

  • What is the school-to-prison pipeline and how does it affect our children and youth? Check out this concise, multipage infographic produced this fall by OFC Education interns Chanté Cottman and Elias Shaffer.

Thanks to your ongoing support, we have been able to foster community virtually as continuously and thoughtfully as we have over the a generation of support in person.

Help ensure we continue to thrive in 2021 with a generous donation today

Sat Dec 5 & 19 10-11am

Parents and caregivers of infants 0-18 months: share, interact, support your child's psycho-social development and parent-child bonding, peer facilitated by Maggie Francisco. RSVP

Sun Dec 6 & 13 10-11am

Songs, dances, stories, & more: kids 18mo-5yrs and their adults shake the sillies out and sweep the boredom away! Facilitated by OFC staff Drew Lakhardt & Karlon Zee. RSVP

Where: secure Zoom telehealth phone/video conference
When: Wed, Dec 2 & 16, 6-8pm

Professionally and peer facilitated support, by and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Queer and Trans parents. RSVP

Where: secure Zoom telehealth phone/video conference
When: Mon, Dec 7, 8-9pm

Where: secure Zoom telehealth phone/video support group
When: Sat, Dec 12, 12:30-2pm

A group by and for trans and gender-nonconforming parents, prospective parents, and co-parents! RSVP

Where: secure Zoom telehealth phone/video conference
When: Thurs, Dec 17, 6-7:30pm

Trying to conceive? Pursuing surrogacy? Adopting or doing foster-to-adoption? Connect with other LGBTQ prospective parents. RSVP
To participate, you must pre-register for the event.
• Our email reply provides event's phone & video access info.
• All online workshops and group chats are held via secure Zoom telehealth phone and video conferences, and are HIPAA-compliant.

Our work is brought to you thanks to generous support from your donations,
and to the major funding partners below (see our full funding partners list here):
OFC STAFF & interns

• We give our respect the Ramaytush and Chochenyo Ohlone people, on whose traditional and unceded land we are grateful to live and work, and on which our San Francisco and East Bay events take place.
• We strive to make our office and programs accessible to all families. Please let us know when you register what accommodations will help your family participate to the fullest. More Accessibility Statements here.