The Southwest Santa Rosa Family Resource Centers partner with schools and parents to offer neighborhood-based early and comprehensive support for parents/caregivers and their children, age 0-18. The over-arching goal is to provide support to children and families that result in outcomes that lead to community-level change, ultimately eliminating disparities for low-income families and children in Sonoma County. We also intend to serve as a demonstration model for the county, with the goal of disseminating and sustaining the FRC model in neighborhoods where it may be of benefit.
Through close partnerships with schools, strengthening parenting skills, assisting families to meet their basic needs, providing opportunities for increasing English language skills and self sufficiency and by connecting families to their peers and community services, parents are empowered to more strongly guide and advocate for their children in elementary school and in making positive life choices that contribute to broader community-level change.
Accepted to the Portfolio: January 2013