Welcome to Family Resource Centers Network of California website, your link to the local resources and services available at California`s 47 Early Start Family Resource Centers!
Early Start Family Resource Centers (ESFRC) provide parent to parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. All ESFRCS serve families of children birth to three and many have enhanced funding which allows them to serve families of children over the age of three and individuals with developmental disabilities. Check with your local ESFRC for more information on the services that they provide.
In California, Early Start Family Resource Centers are part of the Early Start Program, funded by the Department of Developmental Services. Staffed by families of children with special needs, family resource centers offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services. They offer support services and resources in many languages, which may include newsletters, resource libraries, websites, parent-to-parent groups, sibling support groups, warmlines, and information and referral for parents and professionals. Many ESFRCs have enhanced funding which allows them to serve families of children over the age of three and individuals with developmental disabilities.
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