Family Resource Centers are generally neighborhood-based drop-in centers. They offer a safe, relaxed setting for family-oriented, on-site programs, resources, activities and classes to strengthen families in their communities. Services are typically offered through collaborative efforts with public and private community-based organizations.
FRCs are typically a warm and welcoming place in the community where any family member can go, not only in times of need, but as a regular part of day-to-day life. Family Resource Centers may offer parent education classes, child development activities, parent-to-parent support groups, after school and academic enrichment, GED and literacy instruction, health information, referrals and many other programs, activities and services.
For more information on the steps to establish an FRC please go to our partner organization, the Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project.
FRIENDS Resources on Family Support Centers
The Community Based Family Resource and Support Program