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Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) offer multiple services to families.  Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has sponsored three FRCs since 2010.  We are located in Grass Valley, Penn Valley, and 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
  • Lending Libraries with parenting and employment resources
  • Child Development Information and parenting support
  • Playgroups
  • Clothes Closet
  • Computer Lab including printers and fax
  • Student Tutoring in Grass Valley
  • Food Pantry in San Juan Ridge
  • Diapers in Penn Valley and San Juan Ridge
  • CalWORKS Housing Support Program Case Management
  • Spanish speaking staff is available at the Grass Valley Charter
  • Information and referrals to children and parents

We help parents find support and services they need.  We make referrals and can direct parents and help navigate community services.   Services are free of charge and families are encouraged to drop in during operating hours (Due to COVID 19 Health Department Precautions please call for assistance and schedule an appointment).

Our FRCs are a comfortable, inviting space for parents and children, including changing tables, toys, rocking chairs, couches, and the like.  We have support available for Spanish Speakers and have a Parenting Education Specialist who offers classes and support.

If your family is in need of support please give us a call.  Or if you know of a parent who has questions about what is available in our community, please refer them to one of the PARTNERS Family Resource Centers.



Katie Dyer, Interim Countywide Coordinator
(530) 478-6400 x. 2051

Parenting Specialist: Jinnae Anderson
(530) 238-5608



Grass Valley/Nevada City

235 S. Auburn Street
(next door to Grass Valley Charter School)


Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm; Friday 9am-1pm


  • Karen Wallack-Eisen (530) 273-4059 
  • Vicki Doris (530) 273-4059

For assistance in Spanish or for support for Spanish Speakers

  • Rocio Zhukov: (530) 273-7077
  • Bilingual Promotora: Rocio Zhukov

Penn Valley

Ready Springs School
10862 Spenceville Road

Phone Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 11am to 5pm


  • CSL: Laurie DeMartini  (530) 278-8257

San Juan Ridge

Oak Tree School Campus
18847 Oak Tree Road

Phone Hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 10am to 5pm
  • Friday through Sunday – closed


  • Diana Pasquini/Kristin Snell – (530) 292-3171 or leave msg (560) 292-3174