Established in 1993 by the 59th General Assembly of the state of Colorado through Senate Bill 131. The current Family Centers Statute, Legislative Declaration 26-18-101 guides the work of the program.
FRCP is currently supported with funds from the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program at the Administration for Children and Families.
The Family Resource Center Program (FRCP) is dedicated to creating stronger Colorado families by providing support to vulnerable families through statewide family resource centers. FRCP uses training, technical assistance and grants to establish and maintain family resource centers across Colorado.
Components of a Family Resource Center Program:
a) Family Development: family-centered comprehensive, coordinated case management approach using a proven, research-based model (required at all family resource centers)
b) Resource Information and Referral: helping families connect with and access local resources (required at all family resource centers)
c) Additional Programs may include: Healthy Living; Early Childhood Education; Parenting; Youth Development; Emergency Assistance and other programs.
Over 56,000 families are served by Family Resource Centers each year. Of those over 2,500 families opt to receive comprehensive coordinated case management services, helping them navigate the pathways to economic, educational, social and health success for all generations, moving families from crisis, to self-reliance.
Current services funded by Federal CBCAP grants focus on providing evidence-based parenting education programs offered in Family Resource Centers. The parenting classes currently funded utilize the following curricula - Active Parenting, Incredible Years, Nurturing Parenting Programs, and Parents As Teachers.
Current Grantees for Fiscal Year 2014-2015:
Arapahoe County Early Childhood Center
Aurora Community Connectios
Denver Indian Family Resource Center
Developmental Opportunities- Starpoint Family Resource Center
El Paso County
Family and Intercultural Resource Center
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
La Familia Family Resource Center
La Llave Family Resource Center
La Plata Family Resource Center
Lowry Family Center
Lutheran Family Services
Mile High Montessori
Morgan County Family Resource Center
Mountain Family Centers
Mountain Resource Centers
Prairie Family Center
Regional Home Visitation
Roaring Fork Family Resource Center
Steamboat Springs Dicovery Learning Center
Tri-County Family Care Center
Approximate Amount Distributed to this Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Parenting Education Programs: $420,000
*additional CBCAP funds are utilized in 2014-2015 to further knowledge of child maltreatment prevention field and to cover administrative costs
News and Updates:
Colorado Family Support Services Request for Proposals (RFP) Now Open
The State of Colorado, Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support (DCFS) has released a Request for Proposals for the Family Support Services grant. The purpose of these funds is to enable family resource centers to increase the number of families receiving coordinated case management services.
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The family resource centers are also supported by the Family Resource Center Association
CLICK HERE to be directed to the FRCA website for more detailed information about their member centers and model.