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The Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS) collaborative is funding many evidence-based services, programs, and curriculum to support local children and families in Nevada County. Family Resource Centers are one of the most exciting new investments in our community funded by the SSHS grant.

Family Resource Centers (FRCs)  offer multiple services to families co-located in a single building. With SSHS grant funding, we have opened one FRC on the Grass Valley Charter school campus on South Auburn St., one FRC on the Ready Springs campus, and expanded the hours and services of a pre-existing FRC on the Oak Tree campus on the San Juan Ridge. Together, the three FRCs are part of the FRC Network serving Western Nevada County called PARTNERS; Resources Together, a Network of Education, Recreation, and Support.

Although the FRCs are located on school campuses, they are intended to meet the needs of all families in the region, not just those whose children attend school at that location.  Each of the Family Resource Centers offers the following core services:

  • Parenting Classes and Workshops
  • Behavioral Health Therapists
  • Lending Libraries with parenting and employment resources
  • GED Assistance
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Child Development Information
  • Drop-In Play Space
  • Clothes Closet
  • Computer Lab
  • Spanish speaking staff is available at the Grass Valley Charter and Ready Springs sites
  • And more

Each of the FRCs is staffed by a Community School Liaison(CSL) who works directly with families to connect them with the resources and services they need. If the needed services are not offered at the FRC, they will work with families to navigate systems and connect with resources available in the broader community. Most services at the FRCs are free of charge and families are encouraged to drop in during operating hours. FRCs have comfortable, inviting space for parents and children, including changing tables, toys, rocking chairs, couches, and the like.

If you are aware of a family that is in need of basic support and/or services, please refer them to one of the PARTNERS Family Resource Centers.

Which local agencies are partnered with the Nevada County SSHS Initiative?
The Nevada County SSHS collaborative includes:  the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office and all 9 school districts within Western Nevada County; Nevada County First 5 Commission; Community Recovery Resources (CORR); the Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County; Nevada County Probation; Grass Valley Police Department; the Sierra Mentoring Partnership; NEO; Nevada County Health and Human Services, and DVSAC.



Kristen McGrew, Countywide Coordinator
(530) 478-6400 x2028

Sharyn Turner, Curriculum Coordinator
(530) 478-6400 x2045

Triple P Parenting Specialist: Meg Luce (530) 292-3174

PARTNERS FRC serving Grass Valley/Nevada City:
235 S. Auburn Street (next door to Grass Valley Charter School)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm; Friday 9am-1pm
Karen Wallack-Eisen (530) 273-4059
Vista:  (530) 273-7077
Bilingual Promotora: Nohemi Mead (530) 273-7077
CSL: Vicki Doris

Download the Grass Valley FRC Newsletter: FRC Grass Valley Jan-Feb 2018 Newsletter

PARTNERS FRC serving Penn Valley:
Ready Springs School, 10862 Spenceville Road
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 9am to 5pm; Wednesday 8:30am to 5pm
CSL:  Laurie DeMartini  (530) 432-1118 ext. 249
CSL: Haley Sweet (530) 432-1118 ext. 249

Download the Penn Valley FRC Newsletter: FRC Penn Valley Newsletter January 2018

PARTNERS FRC serving San Juan Ridge:
Oak Tree School Campus, 18847 Oak Tree Road
Hours:  Monday – 10am to 5pm; Tuesday – 10am to 5pm (Children’s Playgroup only 10am to noon); Wednesday & Thursday 9am to 5pm; Friday-Sunday=closed
CSL:  Diana Pasquini/Kristin Snell – (530) 292-3174

Download the San Juan Ridge FRC Newsletter: FRC San Juan Ridge Newsletter January 2018

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