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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

We helped a young man get sneakers for back to school. His mom hadn’t been able to buy him anything new because times had been tough since his dad left the family. He was thrilled!
FRC staff member
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
..You all have been so motivating and inspiring to me. When I lost custody of my son I thought my life was over. You all have supported me and it really seems like you care...
Parent involved with an FRC