The Family Resource Center Team
Marie Wells, Director of Outreach Services
for residents considered to be “in crisis” with priority given to those residing in the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area boundary.
FRC is committed to helping families develop and maintain the type of stable environment necessary to produce self-sufficient, productive citizens. The Family Resource Center strives to preserve the structural and operational integrity of families. As a link between support networks and troubled families, FRC offers a number of services and educational opportunities to help promote and maintain a safe home and community environment for children and families. FRC works directly with families in the community and established support networks.
The goal of the Family Resource Center is to provide a service to those eligible clients in the community that lack transportation to travel outside of this area to receive the same service.
Individuals and families seeking service enter our building with unique problems but no solutions. Each persons need is assessed by a staff member and the appropriate referral is made to meet their need, if the service is not directly provided by our organization.
Residents living in the City of Fort Lauderdale will be able to come to the FRC and receive information and referrals to agencies that are designed to address their specific need. If the services are already provided by our agency, the person will be entered into that program (i.e. parenting, child abuse and neglect prevention, substance abuse support group, foster care program etc.). The FRC focuses on community empowerment through outreach in order to increase service availability and enhance family participation.
The FRC is committed to offering family support services that are able to make a difference in the lives of the individual families served, therefore, many of its services are provided in the community at community centers; schools; participants homes, etc. FRC is designed to provide neighborhood based family support services including: but not limited to, child care, case management, information and referral, parenting education and support.
Again, the Family Resource Center is a one-stop family support center, developed through a collaborative partnership of social services providers and the City of Fort Lauderdale for the purpose of enhancing family life.
For assistance, please call: (954) 763-5010 Ext. 408