FES Success Policy Platform
Family Economic Success (FES) is the ability of families to secure the financial resources to meet their needs and achieve their goals for themselves and for their children within one or two generations. The unique perspective of the Family Support field is that Family Economic Success should be promoted with a two-generation strategy that includes both parents and their children.
Policy & Planning
The San Francisco Family Support Network promotes the development of policies that support San Francisco's families and provides input into initiatives that support or affect families.
Family Economic Success Policy Platform
Families with children are an essential part of San Francisco's social, economic and civic vitality. Yet, families have been leaving San Francisco in large numbers for decades. The number of children under age 18 in San Francisco has declined from 24.5% in 1960 to 14.6% in 2010 - the lowest percentage of children of any city in the U.S.
Recognizing that the city's high cost of living is one of the top issues affecting family flight, the San Francisco Family Support Network developed its Family Economic Success (FES) Policy Platform in 2007, and later revised in 2012. The platform supports family retention by promoting strategies for families' economic stability, advancement and success.