Promote safety and permanency in homes and communities through prevention efforts aimed at child abuse, domestic violence, gang activity, and substance abuse.
Increase accessibility to health and mental health care including preventative health care and substance abuse.
Increase availability and accessibility of quality childcare and youth programs.
Assist families in obtaining access to resources so that they may achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Strengthen parenting skills among biological, kinship, foster, and adoptive parents and blended families.
Assist students in achieving success in school.
Location: A place that is user-friendly, easy to access, with high foot traffic; an area that is already a congregation area, i.e., a retail shopping strip or community center.
Family Focus: Activities and services designed for all age groups; culturally sensitive.
One-Stop-Shop for Services: Information and referrals, educational seminars, support groups, prevention oriented classes, home visitation and counseling.
Center Based & Outreach Oriented: Provide services in family homes and satellite sites such as schools or childcare centers.
Coordinated vs. Duplicated Services: Partner with existing service providers.
Strong Resident/Parent Involvement: Involve local residents in planning, designing and implementing activities at FRC’s with staff serving as professional consultants in partnership with the community.
Volunteerism: To assist in service delivery and serve as ambassadors in the community to promote ownership and sustainability.
Establish Collaborative Process: FRC’s need to work in partnership with the community including stakeholders, program providers and especially local residents.
Funding: A wide variety of public and private funding streams are drawn down from public systems, private philanthropic and business sectors in order to provide comprehensive and flexible services.