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Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) offer multiple services to families.  Nevada County Superintendent of Schools has sponsored the FRCs since 2010.  We are located in Penn Valley and San Juan Ridge.  Together, the two 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
  • 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 Penn Valley location
  • 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.

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.

For more information


Sarah Morgan, Community School Programs Coordinator
(530) 478-6400 x.2060

Parenting Specialist, Jinnae Anderson
(530) 238-5608


Penn Valley

Ready Springs School
10862 Spenceville Road

Phone Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9 am to 5:30 pm


Community School Liaison, Laurie DeMartini

Community School Liaison, Viki Doris
(530) 432-1118 ext: 2249

For assistance in Spanish or for support for Spanish speakers

Bilingual Promotora, Rocio Zhukov
(530) 273-7077

San Juan Ridge

Oak Tree School Campus
18847 Oak Tree Road

Phone Hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 10am to 4pm
  • Friday through Sunday – Closed


Community School Liaison, Diana Pasquini
Community School Liaison, Kristin Snell

(530) 292-3171 or leave msg (560) 292-3174