About Us

Family Enrichment, San Francisco Bay Area is a non-profit organization founded in 1989, and is afflilated with Family Enrichment USA and The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD).

Locations

Family Enrichment Silicon Valley works to strengthen families in the South Bay and Peninsula while Family Enrichment East Bay serves the East Bay and North Bay. See our courses to find an upcoming course for your area.

Mission

Our mission is to provide educational programs to strengthen the family and support husband and wife in an atmosphere of friendship. Family Enrichment helps couples enhance their communication skills, have more fulfilling marriages, and find effective ways of raising their children to become capable, flourishing adults.

Vision

  1. Help parents remain united in their approach to parenting.
  2. Encourage parents to understand and appreciate the impact their marital relationship has on the family.
  3. Enable parents to identify needs, solve problems, and set goals for their family.
  4. Provide parents with varied practical suggestions and ideas to apply to their own family life.
  5. Encourage parents to consider the long term benefits of good parenting for their children.

Guiding Principles

Marriage and the family is the fundamental institution of society — the strength of society is based on the strength of marriage and the family.

Strong foundation of the family stems from the genuine love of husband and wife in an indissoluble relationship involving a sincere gift of self for the good of one another. This gift of love is further realized by sharing in God's creative power to bring children into existence and welcoming each child into the family with unconditional love, care, and education.

The family is the first school of human virtues, the animating principles for the development of a cohesive and civilized society. The family is a unique institution in which individuals are accepted solely for themselves. The unconditional love, respect, and acceptance within the family allow each child to develop into a complete and authentic person.

Couples can give to each other and to their children only what they themselves have. The ability to foster human virtues in one another is dependent on one's own continuous personal development as well as being a united team of husband and wife.

  • Children's chances for happiness are vastly improved by developing their intellect and will, forming good habits (virtues), and growing up secure of the deep love of their parents.
  • Parents, as the primary educators of their children, have the responsibility and right to foster the full potential of their children within the family atmosphere.
  • Successful parents are those who strive to nurture and raise their children to become mature and self-possessed individuals—capable of thinking and acting optimistically and responsibly, generously giving themselves in service to others.