Family Resource Center


Framingham Family Resource Center

A statewide network of Community-Based Providers, offering families multicultural nurturing programs, support groups, early childhood and education services, as well as information and referral resources.

What is a Family Resource Center (FRC)?

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) help families and individuals resolve challenges, strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their communities. FRCs are located in each of the 14 Massachusetts counties.

What does the Family Resource Center (FRC) do?

FRCs offer parenting programs, support groups, information and referral sources, assessment services, early childhood services and education programs for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years old.

FRCs also have specific services for families with children who may be frequently absent or have serious programs at school, have serious problems at home, have run away from home, or are being exploited.

FRCs work with parents, children, teens, grandparents, guardians, caregivers, or any other family member or member of the community who may be involved with the family.

FRC staff will assess the needs of the family members, recommend FRC services, and help with access to other community services, if needed.

How can the Framingham Family Resource Center help?

Families come to the FRC for many reasons. The goal of the FRC is to connect those looking for help to the appropriate services whether within the FRC itself, Wayside, or other places in the community.

FRC staff can help with facilitating the following:

  • Housing Support
  • Utility Assistance
  • Legal Help
  • Summer camps, Sports leagues, and more!

Children and families who need additional supports or are at risk of court involvement can be assessed by FRC clinicians and develop a Family Support Plan to address the child’s needs.

The FRC hosts and facilitates groups and events to strengthen families by giving them the tools they need through education and engagement.

Download the English brochure HERE!

Download the Spanish brochure HERE!

Download the Portuguese brochure HERE!

To find out more information on the Framingham Family Resource Center, visit HERE.

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