What is a Family Resource Center

A Family Resource Center (FRC) is a family friendly community based collaborative with the capacity to provide on-site access to comprehensive prevention and treatment services. Each FRC provides social, educational, health, and supportive services for all families including birth, blended, kinship, adoptive, and foster families. Each FRC is unique to its community. Services are culturally sensitive and offered by staff in the language reflecting the families and communities they serve. FRCs serve as vehicles for engaging local residents and community organizations. Input is welcomed in the identification and resolution of pressing issues related to raising healthy children. FRCs actively seek and promote leadership of community members through partnership with Community Engagement Advisory Councils (CEAC’s). These councils advocate, lead, and provide perspective on behalf of their communities. Each is unique in membership demographic and may include parents, church leaders, business and other professionals.