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The mission of the FRCNCA is to support families of children with disabilities, special healthcare needs, and those at risk by ensuring the continuance, expansion, promotion and quality of family-centered, parent-directed, family resource centers.

What are Family Resource Centers?

Implementation of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates states to implement a comprehensive early intervention service system for all infants and toddlers with disabilities or at risk, and their families. Family support services are included in these systems.

In California, Early Start Family Resource Centers are part of the Early Start Program. 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.

FRCNCA Membership

The FRCNCA is a coalition of California's 47 Family Resource Centers. The 47 Early Start Family Resource Centers are funded through the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -- Infants and Toddlers Part C. Members are represented on the statewide network through Regional Representatives.

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FRCNCA Regions

FRCNCA is composed of 9 geographic regions, representing counties throughout the state of California.

Region No. Counties
1 Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc Plumas, Sierra
2 Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Alpine, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
3 Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo
4 Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey
5 Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
6 Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Fresno, King, Inyo, Mono, Tulare, Kern
7 Los Angeles
8 San Diego, Imperial, Orange
9 Riverside, San Bernardino
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Regional Representatives

Each region has a Regional Representative who serves as the contact person for that region. Find the representative for your region.

FRCNCA Listserv

This list service is used by the Early Start Family Resource Centers, staff and parents to share information, ask questions about resources, support families and provide current information.

TO SUBSCRIBE, send an email to FRCNetworkCA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

You will receive confirmation and instructions on the next steps (usually you have to reply to the automated message). Once you have done that, the FRCNCA chair receives a message that a person has subscribed and the chair approves the subscription before you are added to the listserve. Please let the chair know if you are an FRC or a family member. All these steps prevent SPAM and may take a couple of days.

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FRCNCA | PO Box 5194 | Fair Oaks, CA 95628 | email: info@frcnca.org

Last updated May 25, 2011