The FamilyWorks Resource Center is a warm and inviting place where families and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in programs and activities designed to support and enhance a nurturing and vibrant community.
What We Offer
As part of its regular programming the FamilyWorks Resource Center provides individual support, skill building, and resource information to people and families in our community for free, thus assisting those who might not otherwise have easy access to a community network of support.
- Parent/Child Playgroups
- Parenting Classes
- Individual and Family Advocacy
- Teen Parent Program
- Single Parent Activities
- Life Skills Development
- Weekly WIC Nutritionist Appointments
How We Do It
Our staff has a wide range of knowledge and experience but we would not be able to provide the level of service that we do without the help of our many volunteers. Their commitment, compassion, and skill make our family centered programming possible. We encourage and rely on input from the community to determine our program offerings. Because of our partnership with the local consignment store, Kids on 45th, as well as the generous donations of community members, we are able to provide free, used clothes, books, and toys for young children. We also rely on volunteer facilitators for some of our playgroups, AARP for our front desk greeter, and interns from local college social work programs to provide support to all of our programs.
Why It Matters
We believe that strong, stable families are the cornerstone of healthy communities. FamilyWorks deeply adheres to the Family Support Principles, a set of nationally recognized principles based on the premise that the primary responsibility for the development and well-being of children lies within the family, and that all segments of society must support families and children.