Family Resource Centers



FIRST 5’s vision for the Family Resource Center Initiative is that families in Santa Clara County have the skills and capacity to promote their children’s development, ensure their children are ready for school, build strong family relationships, and create a connected community. FIRST 5 has established Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout Santa Clara County that increase access to services and provide opportunities for parents/caregivers to become more engaged in their children’s healthy development, school readiness, and other collaborative efforts to improve their lives and the communities in which they live.

At a Family Resource Center (FRC), you will find:

  • Fun and educational parent and child activities

  • Nutrition, health and wellness programs for the whole family

  • Health insurance application assistance: eligible parents and caregivers receive assistance with Medi-Cal applications and other affordable health insurance programs for children

  • Developmental screenings for children ages 0-5

  • Professional development opportunities, resources, and other support services for licensed family child care providers.

  • Parent and caregiver workshops and seminars:

    • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

    • Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors – Parent and caregiver leadership program

    • SEEDS of Early Literacy – Child language and literacy development

    • BabyCare – Infant/toddler care seminars

    • 24/7 Dad – Seminar for fathers and other male caregivers raising children

  • Family Engagement Advisory Committees provide leadership opportunities for parents, caregivers, and community members.

  • Volunteer opportunities for parents, caregivers, and community members to assist with programs and activities.