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

POPS is an organization that's focused a child's well-being operating from the eyes of a father. Advocating and elevating a child's right to having equitable access to both biological parents. Challenging the system to acknowledge, educate, and overcome the systemic bias that are imposed on father and children."

-Michael Huesca, Chief Executive Officer

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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 group: Father's 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 Involved

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

      • 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 involved 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.

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 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.

NO walk-ins accepted! Please call or email us first! Refer to calendar for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us. Thank you!