Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age. United Way of Greater New Bedford’s Family Resource and Development Center is one of the 14 FRCs in Massachusetts. FRCs are located across the state to provide easy access to information and assistance related to health care, safety, employment training, education and peer support. The goal of FRCs is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community. Our core values are: RESPECT, TRUST, SAFETY, WELLNESS, CARING, CONNECTIVITY, and EDUCATION. To learn more about Family Resource Centers, visit their website at http://www.frcma.org/

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm, except holidays
Every other Saturday from 8:30 to noon beginning September 9th

Programming
Each month there are a number of activities for families at our Family Resource and Development Center:

Parenting Circle Support Group – Wednesdays 9-10:30 am
Do you struggle with managing your child’s behavior? Is your child struggling in school? Does your child seem stressed, overwhelmed, or overly emotional? Sometimes navigating today’s challenges for this age group can be difficult. Come join a group of parents just like yourself! This support group will focus on parent-to-parent support and managing the stress of parenting children during this in-between age group.

Nurturing Fathers Education Group – Wednesdays 5:30-8pm
Educational group for fathers. Please call us at 508-994-4521 to find out when our next cycle begins.

Nurturing Fathers Support Group – Wednesdays 5:30 -7pm
Support group for fathers graduated from our Nurturing Fathers Education Group.

South End Sister Circle at Ben Rose- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month 1-2:30pm
Calling all south end mothers to share thoughts, ideas, and sisterhood. 35 Delano Street, New Bedford, MA

Parenting Wisely – Call 508-994-4521 for information & dates

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month 5:30 -7pm

Teen Support Group – Fridays 5-7pm at Ben Rose 35 Delano Street, New Bedford, MA

Creative Kids Playgroup – Tuesday 11 am -12 pm at Ben Rose 35 Delano Street, New Bedford, MA

* All groups take place at 128 Union St. 3rd Floor unless otherwise specified. Interested in any of the programs above and want more information? Call 508-994-4521.