The Link

Family Support Services 

 We foster a safe, healthy, and thriving community by linking children, youth, and families with programs and services to address their unique needs.

Atascadero  
Templeton 
Creston 
Carrizo Plains 
Santa Margarita

Cayucos,
Cambria,
San Simeon

 

Morro Bay
Baywood
Los Osos

Paso Robles
San Miguel
Shandon

 

Arroyo Grande
Oceano, Nipomo
Grover Beach
Pismo Beach

Our Advocates

 

Hector Santos

Hector Santos

Bilingual Family Advocate

Hector joined The Link Family Resource Center in 2020.

Contact: Cell phone (805) 235-6610

Primary Service Areas: Morro Bay, Los Osos, Baywood

 

 

Sonia Greene

Sonia Greene

Bilingual Family Advocate

Sonia Greene has been at The Link Family Resource Center for over ten years and has had extensive experience working with sexual abuse and domestic violence victims. She is a certified First Aid mental health professional and utilizes her passion to help people in her duties as a family advocate. Sonia is fluent in both Spanish and English and has previously worked for the Atascadero Unified School District as a classroom translator. 

Contact: Cell phone (805) 674-3827

Primary Service Areas: Atascadero, Templeton, Creston, Carrizo Plains and Santa Margarita

    Bessy Hoffman

    Bessy Hoffman

    Bilingual Family Advocate

    Bessy Hoffman has worked in the education industry for over twenty-seven years. Starting in Los Angeles and later moving to Atascadero, she has specialized in bilingual and special education in both school districts. Bessy has received the Golden Oak award, which is the PTA’s highest honor for excellence in working with and providing for the welfare of children in our local community.

    Bessy’s constant drive for the welfare and success of all the families that she works with also led to her being named Santa Rosa Academic Academy’s Employee of the Year in 2013. With her exceptional experience in community resources and social services, Bessy constantly strives to provide a secure future for all local and bilingual families. Bessy is also a Parent Educator and Coach and supports parents and caregivers across the Central Coast.

    Contact: Cell phone (805) 712-5038

    Primary Service Areas: Atascadero, Templeton, Creston, Carrizo Plains, Santa Margarita

    Danilda Reyes

    Danilda Reyes

    Bilingual Family Advocate

    Danilda Reyes serves as a Family Advocate for The Coast Unified School District in Cambria. She has experience working with children and youth in behavioral programs and in one on one classroom settings. She was a Teacher at The Dominican Republic with experience in Kindergarten students, Elementary and Middle School Students. Danilda is bilingual in English and Spanish.

    Contact: Cell phone (805) 674-9505

    Primary Service Areas: Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon 

    Erica Andrade

    Erica Andrade

    Family Advocate

    Erica Andrade joined The Link Family Resource Center in 2019 as a Family Advocate.  She works at Judkins and Mesa Middle School helping parents of Middle School students connect with resources such parent education, housing assistance, and basic needs such as food and utility bills.

    Contact: Cell phone (805) 952-3695

    Primary Service Areas: Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach

    Tonya DeRose

    Tonya DeRose

    North County SAFE Coordinator

    Tonya DeRose joined The Link Family Resource Center in 2016 and has her associate’s degree in human services. A parent and active member of the North San Luis Obispo County community Tonya fosters relationships that build bridges between families and resources. As the Coordinator of SAFE in North County Tonya brings together diverse teams to support children and families when they’re most vulnerable. Tonya works in close collaboration with school staff to support student success through building protective factors, linking to parent education, and referring to partner agencies.

    Contact: Cell phone (805) 952-5403

    Access the SAFE Referral Form here.

    Early Childhood Services

     

    Elena Chavez

    Elena Chavez

    First 5 Early Childhood Advocate

    Elena Chavez serves pregnant women and children up to 5 years of age at The Link Family Resource Center in Atascadero and Paso Robles along with The Childcare Development Resource Center in San Luis Obispo.

    Contact: Cell phone (805) 712-6487

    Primary Service Areas: Paso Robles, San Miguel, Shandon