To strengthen families through partnership and collaboration
Strong families build strong, resilient communities. Established in 1998, the Family Resource Center Association was created to support the vital work of Family Resource Centers serving families across Colorado. Colorado's Family Resource Centers connect families to the community resources they need to safe, stable and thrive. Today, FRCA helps a network of 33 Family Resource Centers serve families with a culturally-sensitive approach customized to each family's goals and the community in which they live, toward a strong and resilient Colorado.
Without the support of the Family Resource Center, I am not sure where I would be or if I would still have my son. I had hit rock bottom and they still helped me. Then, I was able to make goals for my family and they helped me reach my goals. I am who I am today because of the support and encouragement of the Family Resource Center program! They have always seen what I could do, even when I couldn't see it at first myself. Sometimes it's hard to believe in yourself, but they believed in me. They have helped me learn about my children's health and development which has helped me advocate for their needs as well. I would love to just say thank you to everyone at the Family Resource Center!
-- Melissa K.
Having systems in place, strong partnerships, relationships and the trust of our community have significantly helped us to fulfill our mission as a Family Center. We have learned that we need to continue to invest in those systems and relationships more than ever to guarantee the continuation of services in rural Colorado.
-- La Plata Family Centers Coalition, Family Resource Center Association Member
The Family Resource Center Association stands in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to promote Equity and end the systemic, institutional racism present in our society. While we have much to learn on these issues, it is clear that our Mission is impacted by systemic racism. To be silent about these injustices is to be complicit. We must and will learn to better incorporate Equity throughout our work and be a source and advocate of systemic change. Our staff and board are committed to building and supporting thriving, safe, and equitable communities for all people in Colorado. We are committed to learning more about infusing Equity throughout our work with you, our supporters and the wider community as our partners. As a key network in Colorado's nonprofit sector, we feel it is our duty to advocate for racial justice and systemic change as we do this work. Together, we can create better and more equitable communities. We will continue to share our journey with you as we learn more about building Equity into our work.
-- Mark Kling, Family Resource Center Association Executive Director