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Mission, Vision, & Values

Our mission is to strengthen family relationships through counseling options and parent education programs.

Our Vision is to provide a safe space and supportive environment that nurtures families and encourages healthy relationships.

Our Values:

We listen with impartial expertise and meet families where they are on their journey. 

We care about all families, and serve everyone with honesty, dignity, and integrity. 

We act together with parents and the community to support strategies that work best for each family.

C.O.P.E. Family Support Center, Inc. was founded and incorporated in September 2011 by Cathy Botello. Cathy identified a gap in supportive services for parents in crisis and established a way for individuals to gain knowledge and skills needed to enhance positive family dynamics. 

When stress becomes too great and resources are scarce, the family breaks down and children often become unintended targets of abuse and neglect. This is the point where we come together to change the fate of a child and strengthen a family. C.O.P.E. Family Support Center helps families each year through counseling, mentoring, and educational programs. This purpose has remained the impetus and vision in building and growing C.O.P.E.'s programs and services for over a decade. 

We believe that:

  • Children deserve to grow up in a loving, nurturing, and healthy environment.

  • Families want to be self-sufficient.

  • Families are capable. 


At C.O.P.E., children, youth, and families receive unwavering, holistic help from a team of professionals who see a bit of themselves in those who they are supporting. The vision is centered around creating space where parents of all backgrounds can gain access to quality parenting education and therapy services, free from stigma or judgement.  

Today, C.O.P.E. Family Support Center, Inc. continues to provide evidenced based parent education programs, and culturally sensitive counseling options to over 3,000 youth, parents, and families annually, through a holistic, family-centered approach to achieve safety and well-being for all.

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Thank You
Contra Costa County of Education
for selecting
C.O.P.E. Family support Center
to receive the
Education Champion Award

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