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Paternal Opportunities, Programs & Services (POPS) Organization, San Diego

While POPS Organizations' success has been primarily with 'father advocacy,' we have evolved into advocating and developing parenting programs for both parents keeping at the forefront the best interest of the child/ren. We believe children have the right to “equal access" to both biological parents. - M. Huesca

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For more details on how to get in touch with POPS visit our contact page. Hope to hear from you soon.

Advocacy in Child Welfare

We empower fathers to find and use their voice in their child welfare cases.

 

Support In Family Court

We provide fathers with moral support, strategy building, education, self-growth, and court-approved supervised visitation. 

Tribal Justice Collaborative (TJC)

Another great component to the POPS family and mission is our Tribal Justice Collaborative. Please check out the link below for information on how TJC is impacting advocacy and support for tribal families and communities. 

Tribal Justice Collaborative

We protect family unity and ensure children have meaningful relationships with both parents and the larger tribal community.

How Can We Help?

To become familiar with the POPS Organization and how we can support you please join one of our available support groups:

  • MOMS  (women only) on Tuesday evenings 6-7pm or
  • Fathers Talk Circle (men only) on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Groups are held at our headquarters in Old Town: 3878 Old Town Ave #200 (upstairs; please ring doorbell for entry)

All support groups are free and participation is voluntary! After several meetings you will become familiar with the POPS network and how to become an engaged participant. With consistent and consecutive participation you will be assigned a parent mentor to help you navigate your current challenges and point you in the right direction.

We are here to help support you with parenting challenges as well as issues unique to your family situation so contact us if you have had an unexpected change or challenge in your family life. 

As a mom, I was unsure if POPS could help me, but I soon realized POPS is a place to go to for support and information because kids are the priority, not the parents. When my custody proceedings became overwhelming for me, it was easy to become an attacking and fearful co-parent. I really thought I had put my best forward and despite my best efforts I made mistakes. I felt helpless and hopeless. I got angry and bitter with people and “the system.” Put your differences with the other parent aside, you don’t have to like them or agree with them. You do have to stop letting the anger toward them fuel your fire. Get along to go along. Thanks to POPS and everyone else along the way, I can proudly say I am doing this and it has made all the difference.

M.C.

POPS helps you become a more well rounded parent. I had a custody case and POPS gave me guidance on not only my case but also on how to be a better parent.

POPS Participant