Mother and daughter talking with a counselor

Supporting children and caregivers through family resource centers

Family resource centers are community-based places where families can access support services and information, such as parenting classes, job training, mental health and family counseling, child care, job training and more.

Family resource centers can be found in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, churches, community centers and other organizations.

With programs and activities generally provided at no cost or low cost to participating families, they are responsive to the specific needs, cultures, and interests of the local populations they serve.

Daughter smiling at mom with a counselor

Networking resource centers across South Carolina

Children’s Trust convenes the S.C. Family Resource Center Network for its members that serve families across South Carolina. The network works to build the capacity of family serving organization by promoting best practices, standards of quality, capacity building, peer learning and programming initiatives.

The network welcomes organizations who offer a variety of services and supports for families in their local communities, encouraging its members to leverage relationships to access resources, foster peer learning and collectively strengthen community systems and processes. The network promotes national standards of quality and is a member of the National Family Support Network.

The goal of the network is that every caregiver, parent and child have access to quality family support services. It is guided by principles of community, family-centeredness, interconnection and belonging.

Round table group discussion

Members of the S.C. Family Resource Network

Family Outreach of Horry County, Inc.
Horry County

Lighthouse Ministries
Florence County

Just Say Something
Greenville and Spartanburg

ParentSmart
York County

The Parenting Place
Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, Oconee and Spartanburg

Upstate Family Resource Center
Northern Spartanburg County, Spartanburg School District Two and District One

Parenting Partnerships and Family Resource Center of York School District One
York County

For more information about how to be a part of the S.C. Family Resource Center Network

Alek Reaves, MSW
areaves@scchildren.org