“The Family Resource Center has saved me from dropping out of school. Through the Study Lounge I’ve met other student parents who face my same struggles and I feel less alone and really feel like I belong in school now.”
— Charmaine Cram, LAVC Student Parent

Our Mission

The mission of the FRC is to advance social and economic mobility by reducing barriers to higher education and jobs through integrating support services for underserved populations.

Our Services

  • Student Parent Program
  • Strengthening Working Families 
  • Helping Hands 
  • Lactation Room 
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Infant and Toddler Playgroups
  • Internships 
  • Free Children's Clothing Exchange
  • Diapers, Wipes, and Formula
  • Fun Family Events

Our History

The Los Angeles Valley College Family Resource Center (FRC), is an award winning unique model of a public/private partnership, and the first and only Family Resource Center on a community college campus in California.

Since 2000 the FRC has led the effort to support student parents in higher education. We have since grown to support other vulnerable populations such as food and housing insecure students and workforce participants going through short-term training. All of our work is done using a two-generation philosophy that looks at the whole-family when addressing barriers and opportunities. 

In 2007, FRC faculty secured a generous donation from a local developer, JH Snyder, to build a new facility on the LAVC Child Development and Family Complex. 

The FRC faculty and staff have been trained by the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Harvard University and have integrated their strength-based approach as a foundation for working with families.