Adults, youth and children are greeted by bilingual staff members who 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. They are the result of a strong community partnership between local agencies to provide the best possible resources available to families in the Town 'N Country area.
The beautifully decorated children’s play area is a unique feature of the Children's Board Family Resource Centers in Town 'N Country. This is a special place where children are engaged in age-appropriate activities so that parents are able to participate in a variety of different classes, programs and activities.
The computer station is a busy area of the Center 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.
The library offers a place where adults and children can find books to read and borrow. Often parents are found sitting cross-legged on the floor with little ones in their lap, enjoying a fun storybook together.
The spacious kitchen has held many fun-filled pot-luck dinners, parties and eventsenjoyed by families from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds. The social opportunities at the Center are many – families that are new to the Tampa Bay area enjoy having a great place to get to know other families and form lasting friendships. Outreach efforts have gained the support of area schools, churches, libraries, and recreational centers.
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!