About Us

About FRCA

The Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) provides resources, capacity building, advocacy and partnership opportunities to strengthen Colorado’s statewide network of Family Resource Centers.

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.

Strengthening families through partnership and collaboration

Since 1998, we have worked with our member Family Resource Centers to improve how families are supported in times of need. By working together as a network, we are able to increase the effectiveness of Colorado’s Family Resource Centers by identifying, creating and facilitating training and learning opportunities and managing a shared data collection and reporting system to measure family outcomes toward self-sufficiency.

FRCA helps our Member Centers expand their reach and capacity to serve families, supports the implementation of Family Development programs with proven success and works with Member Centers to increase organizational sustainability. Our mission is to strengthen families through partnership and collaboration. FRCA provides training, technical assistance and evaluation to strengthen Colorado’s 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.

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

FRCA Member Snapshots

Yearly information, data and highlights about each organization in our network.

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Family Pathways & CFSA 2.0 Evaluation Report – Executive Summary 2018

This executive summary contains highlights from evaluation findings for families served between July 1st 2017 to June 30th 2018.

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History & Highlights

  • 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
  • 2018: FRCA celebrates 25 years of the Family Resource Center program in Colorado with a “Day at the Capitol” and an official proclamation from the Governor’s Office declaring April 10, 2018, “Family Resource Center Day” is issued by the state
  • Today: FRCA’s network provides thousands of families each year with safe, accessible places to connect with comprehensive, coordinated services in their own communities