About Us

The Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) provides public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to strengthen our statewide network of Family Resource Centers.

For over 20 years, we have worked with our member centers to improve how support is provided to local families and to supply Colorado Families with the knowledge and tools needed to become self-reliant.

By working together as a network, we are able to increase the effectiveness of family resource centers by identifying, creating and facilitating a common agenda, learning opportunities, a shared data collection and reporting system and resources, including funding.

FRCA helps our member family resource centers expand their reach and capacity to serve families, supports the implementation of  family development and health programs with proven success, and works to help centers continuously improve their programs as well as their organizational sustainability.  Our mission is to ensure that our member centers are strong and optimally equipped to serve Colorado families. FRCA provides public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to strengthen our statewide network of family resource centers as they bring help and hope to Colorado families.

We are proud that our Colorado Family Resource Center Model has been recognized as a Promising Practice for Poverty Reduction by the Colorado General Assembly’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force.

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our mission

To ensure that our Members are strong and optimally equipped to serve Colorado families.

Family Resource Center Association provides public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to strengthen its statewide network of family resource centers as they bring help and hope to Colorado families.

our vision

A Colorado in which every family is thriving and self-reliant.

planning and governance

Family Resource Center Association is governed by a Board of Directors that guides our strategic plan. key goal areas are identified, and action plan is created and measurements are put in place. FRCA is currently setting the Association's strategic direction for the next two to four years.

Funding

Programs
Capacity Building
Innovation

 

Collaboration

Networking
State Partnerships
Aligning Services
Local Partnerships

 

Research & Evaluation

Data Collection
Research & Review
Proven Tactics
Pilot Projects
Planning
Reporting

 

Collective Voice

Advocacy Marketing

Local voices for state-wide impact

 

Training & Standards

Equipping
education
Cutting Edge
Growth Opportunities

Our History

  • 1993: Colorado Department of Human Services establishes Family Resource Centers Program as a 5-year pilot public-private initiative to help vulnerable families
  • 1998: State program sunsets; 21 existing family centers form the Family Resource Center Association as a statewide network for advocacy and funding
  • 1999-2000: Family Resource Center Association obtains nonprofit status and hires first Executive Director
  • 2001: State partner for family resource centers in legislation moved to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • 2008: FRCA establishes new statewide Healthy Living program with support of The Colorado Health Foundation
  • 2009: FRCA strengthens its statewide Family Development and Self-Reliance program by training 120 family development workers in the evidence-based Family Development Credential.
  • 2011: FRCA significantly expands its Healthy Living program with the support of The Colorado Health Foundation
  • 2012: FRCA was recognized as a Promising Practice in Poverty Reduction by the Colorado Poverty Reduction Task Force
  • Today: FRCA’s collaborative network provides over 56,000 people each year with a safe, accessible place to connect with comprehensive, coordinated services in their own communities

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