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Boston FRC Program Director Featured as The Caring Force’s “Member of the Month”

Congratulations to Amy McCarthy, Boston FRC program director, on being selected as The Caring Force’s “Member of the Month!”

The Caring Force, a human services advocacy movement in Massachusetts, spotlights a member every month. These individuals are nominated for their work and passion for human services.

In her feature, Amy shares her thoughts on working in human services. She also reveals a couple of her best professional memories: receiving a flower from a family she had worked with so she would know “we will continue to grow” and getting a text message from a young man she had worked with which read “I passed my GED test today.”

Read more in Amy’s Member Spotlight on The Caring Force’s website.

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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We are doing the hardest job in the world, and probably the most important one, being parents. None of us were trained for this, we’re just supposed to know. There’s nothing like a little support to help when you’re not sure you’re doing the right thing, or when you need encouragement…and sometimes we just need information.
Parent involved with an FRC
They make me feel happy and feel good about myself.
Teen involved with an FRC
...The staff at the Springfield Family Support Programs Family Resource Center have been amazing to work with. We, on behalf of the 4C (Collaborative Consultative Care Coordination) Program out of Baystate Children’s Hospital, are so grateful to have this program as a resource…
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