Friendly faces greet clients as they come into the Children's Board Family Resource Centers in South county. The bilingual staff members work individually with each family to get to know them, and to discover ways that the Center can help meet their individual needs. The programs and services provided at the Centers are focused on child development and health and safety and are provided at not cost to participants. Many programs are the result of a strong community partnership between local agencies to provide the best possible resources available to families in the South County area.
The computer station is a busy area where members are welcome to use the computer to conduct research and search for job opportunities, update or create a resume and cover letter, and access learning opportunities.
While the parents are busy with training or community meetings, the children can enjoy the brightly decorated and furnished playroom. This allows parents to concentrate on their classes or other activities, while supervised, age-related play keep the children occupied. There are toys and simple games for the preschoolers, arts and crafts material for toddlers and school aged children as well as computers for older children and youth.
The services and programs provided at the Center are driven by input from participating families, who are part of the Family Community Advisory Council. Needs are assessed, ideas are brainstormed, priorities are set and plans are developed as families, staff and community agencies work together.
Stop by and visit the Center, ask questions, and become involved. The Children’s Board Family Resource Centers are here to help you become Happier, Healthier and Stronger!