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About Family Resource Centers

Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age. A Family Resource Center is located in each of the 14 Massachusetts counties to provide easy access to information and assistance related to health care, safety, employment training, education and peer support. In each of our communities, our goal is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community. Our core values are: RESPECT, TRUST, SAFETY, WELLNESS, CARING, CONNECTIVITY, and EDUCATION.

FRCs are supported through funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Interested in hearing more about FRCs? Learn about the struggles one young adult faced, and the help that the Family Resource Center in Springfield can provide kids and young adults with similar experiences in this story and video on MassLive’s website

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Testimonials

They make me feel happy and feel good about myself.
Teen involved with an FRC
...I kept getting told you don’t have enough problems, or sorry insurance won’t cover that. I come here and you all don’t have any of those problems. We can just be here and be a part of things...
Parent involved with an FRC
…We looked for a group of peers for my teenage daughter who came out last year. We, by chance, found the LGBTQ group at the [FRC] and they welcomed us with open arms. It is wonderful that there is also a parents group to help with the issues of raising an LGBTQ teen...
Parent involved with an FRC