FRC Programs

Resource and Referral
The Family Resource Center is available to help families find needed resources and provide referral to community services.
Some of these services involve food and nutrition resources. The FRC was featured in July 2016 on a WNPR segment about summer food programs for kids and nutrition and "food backpack" initiatives for kids and families throughout the school year. Click here to hear Bonnie Hutson from our FRC talk more about these efforts.

Parents As Teachers Playgroups

Parents As Teachers Playgroups are for parents and their children ages birth to five. They are available at no cost. The groups are designed to offer experiences for parents to learn about child development through a variety of activities and through other parents. It is a program that supports parents in their role as their child's first and best teacher.PAT certified teachers are available during the groups.

Personal Visits
A certified parent educator assists parents in learning about each stage of their child's development. The teacher provides activities to promote learning for parents and children.

Developmental Screenings
Periodic screenings help families track their child's growth and development in an easy to use and widely accepted format based on multiple observations.

Positive Youth Development
This program is designed for children grades 4 through 6 and offers a range of recreational and educational opportunities.

Parenting Workshops
A variety of parent selected programs will be offered to discuss topics regarding child development and family life.

Developmental Screenings
Periodic screenings help families track their child's growth and development in an easy to use and widely accepted format based on multiple observations.

Positive Youth Development
This program is designed for children grades 4 through 6 and offers a range of recreational and educational opportunities.

Parenting Workshops
A variety of parent selected programs will be offered to discuss topics regarding child development and family life.


Putting on Airs (Asthma Indoor Risk Strategies)
The FRC participates in a program designed to reduce environmental asthma triggers in the home.If you are a West Havenresident who suffers from persistent asthma-related illness, thisprogram, funded by the CT Department of Public Health (DPH), is availablethrough your health department at no cost to you. The educator and environmental specialist can visit your home toassess for environmental triggers that may contribute to persistentasthma related illnesses. For more information or to schedule a home visit, contact ProgramCoordinator Betty Murphy at 203-581-0428 or Jean Vitale at 931-4739.