San Bernardino, California

Ed McField, PhD.
esmcfield@gmail.com or

Sandy Oquin
Administration & Finance

Knott’s Family Agency dba
Family Nurturing Center of Southern California

Mission Statement
To empower children, youth, and families to thrive and build healthy communities by providing comprehensive support for resilience and self-sufficiency.

About Us
The Knotts Family Agency was established in 1992 by Gwen and James Knotts as a safety net strategy for homeless teens and their babies. With a track record of almost 20 years, the organization evolved from a focus on foster care to now supporting safe, stable families and communities.

Over 2,500 vulnerable individuals and families are served each year and receive critical support for resilience, care coordination, parenting, youth mentoring and leadership development, financial literacy, environmental literacy, job training, and early intervention efforts to improve mental health. Programs are delivered through the Foster Family and Adoption Agency, a Family and Community Resource Center, and a Training and Research Institute, which houses a state-of-the art phone banking and community research capabilities.

Our Work
Knotts Family Agency is focused on improving the health of children, youth, and families through an array of social services and referrals to other community based organizations. Our goal is to create a comprehensive strategy that contributes to improved health and social welfare of participants. We serve low-income and vulnerable families each year, who receive critical care and support in areas such as family resilience, parenting, youth mentorship and leadership development, financial literacy, job training, and engagement to prevent the onset of mental health challenges.

Core activities and programs include: