Can you imagine a place in your neighborhood where people of all ages, incomes, and abilities are welcome to develop helpful and caring connections with each other? A place where skilled and thoughtful professionals help parents, children, and families find emotional support and practical assistance to succeed in life? A place that offers sensible solutions to families seeking health, safety, educational, and employment services? That place is part of the Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) network and is already in your own neighborhood.
Here are some of the ways FRCs help families:
- Bring people together for friendship and mutual support
- Strengthen parenting skills
- Respond to family crises
- Link families to services and opportunities
- Help children develop social and emotional skills
- Observe and respond to early warning signs of child abuse and neglect
- Value and support parents
Supported by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Department of Children and Families, a Family Resource Center is located in each of the 14 Massachusetts counties.
Please see the “Locations” section on this website for more information about your neighborhood’s Family Resource Center.