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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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How Can We Help?

We are here to help support you with challenges and issues unique to your family situation. Check out our Services if you have had an unexpected change or challenge in your family life. San Diego POPS may be able to support you in the following areas: 

  • Advocacy in Family Court and Child Welfare
  • Support groups: MOMS, Fathers Talk Circle
  • Tribal Justice, advocacy and support for tribal families and communities 
  • Visitation Services, Professional Supervised Monitoring

If you need further assistance, contact us or read more info on how to become a POPS participant.

Become Engaged

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

      • MOMS Group  (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)
        • 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.

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

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

Contact Us

Get in touch with us! We would love to hear from you. Just fill out this quick form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

They have a program called POPS which is grate because they help a lot of men. It is an awesome program!

M. S.

POPS Program has help me how to open up. I understood that there’s thousands of fathers dealing with equal or a worse situation than I am here in San Diego.
My parenting skills improved since last year may 2017 when I found out about the program through a friend that was going through a similar case.
I have learned patience, self improvement, good character, even how to understand mom’s when they’re not making right choices for the child, and how to negotiate with a peaceful agreement.
POPS Program also open my eyes on how to understand the system, and why it is designed this way. POPS also gave me the opportunity to believe there is hope to get closer to my child by respecting court orders. I become more responsible with my child even when it looked impossible. I hope to continue growing every time I visit this great Program for single father’s like myself.

H. S.