What We Do
The Colusa Family Resource Center offers a wide variety of services to children, families, and members of the community. Through our early learning and school readiness programs, we are preparing young children for routines and learning environments upon entering school. We believe that each family is STRONG in their own special way and we are here to help you succeed! The Nurturing Parenting Program is a great support group for parents that discusses different parenting related topics and offers a group based or individualized home-visiting model. We offer concrete supports to families when they are in need by facilitating referrals and expedited processes with other partnering agencies. We can help with a variety of issues! Please see the list below for some of the programs that are offered at the Colusa Family Resource Center:
Parent Support Groups, My Baby & Me and My Toddler & Me Classes
Growing Start Parent Playgroups
Support for families in need or in crisis
Health & Safety, Violence Prevention
Connection to child care, housing, job training, and much more!
Comfortable, family friendly environment
Assistance with basic needs
Open Play Space certain days/times
Wrap Around services
Connection to a multitude of resources and community agencies
Services for children with special needs
Girls on the Run
Summer Camps and activities for children
Programming for children
The Colusa Family Resource Center is a proud member of the AmeriCorps National Service Network and we are proud to have Members on site!
About our Program
The Colusa FRC and the Colusa County CAPC Office is located at 131 5th Street in Colusa. By utilizing satellite locations at the Stonyford Public Library and the Princeton Public Library, we are able to offer remote services and access to our Growing Start Parent Playgroups in those communities. Due to the uprise in COVID-19 cases in our County, our office is currently only offering FRC services by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 530.458.7678. We are requiring that community members wear a mask when entering our building. If you are located in Stonyford or Princeton, we are available to arrange a telecommute option to host your appointment over the phone or video conference. We are currently arranging drop-offs for Food Pantry services in those areas once per month.
By working closely with the Colusa County Free Library, we are able to partner and create a shared space for family engagement, parenting classes, and early learning through the Growing Start Parent Playgroups.
A children's area will be located within the library and offers a safe place for children to interact with materials and learning opportunities while parents utilize services within the library as well as the Family Resource Center. With the closures of our County's Libraries, these services are temporarily not accessible to community members. However, when the time comes, we will be back in full operation.
By partnering with Frist 5 Colusa, we are able to extend many of the services offered through the Family Action Centers of Williams and Arbuckle to the Community of Colusa. Program materials, protocols, and assistance will be such an instrumental portion of the Colusa Family Resource Center and we are so grateful for our key partnering agencies.
Colusa County Community Advocates for Parents & Children (CAPC) was successfully awarded grant funds through the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) in July of 2016.
The grant funding was through an RFA put out to support the, "Community in Unity," movement for grantees to propose a project that would make a difference in their community by focusing on key areas that have been identified as needing support.
Colusa County CAPC identified a need for a Family Resource Center within the city of Colusa to extend services to community members that cannot access services at the Family Action Centers of Williams and Arbuckle, and to bring a sense of community to the town of Colusa. By partnering with key agencies, Colusa County CAPC has been working on preparing programs, space, and staff to run and implement programs and services through the brand new Colusa Community in Unity Family Resource Center (Colusa FRC).
Thank you to Our Partners
The agencies that contribute greatly and allow us to provide to the community:
Arbuckle Family Action Center
Colusa County Community Advocates for Parents and Children (CAPC) Administration Office
Colusa County Free Library
First 5 Colusa
Prevent Child Abuse California
Williams Family Action Center
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Colusa County Public Health
Among many others