The Family Resource Centers are a community partnership devoted to strengthening families in a supportive, nurturing environment. The Centers are one-stop, conveniently located operations offering on-site support groups and counseling for problems of family violence, drug/alcohol abuse, parenting effectiveness, appropriate discipline, caring for medically fragile children and other issues that can cause family dysfunction. Special culturally sensitive services are available for Chicano/Latina, African American and Asian Pacific families.
Onsite services are provided by Social Services Agency staff, County Mental Health, Public Health, Drug and Alcohol Services, sexual abuse treatment agencies, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Programs, and private agencies with specialized expertise. The Centers are open to all families; priority registration is given to SSA clients.
The Asian Pacific Family Resource Center is one of the ethnically focused Family Resource Centers created by the Social Services Agency. This organization has an Asian focus, but is open to people of any ethnic background. Started in April 1995, The Asian Pacific Family Resource Center provides a variety of services in a number of Asian languages, including, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipino, and Korean. The many services offered are geared to both youth and adults. These programs include: English as a second language classes, parent education classes, family, parent support programs and tutoring, gambler’s anonymous, individual counseling, youth leadership, and tutoring.