Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ready, set....

Time to mark your calendar for our annual "Where in Eau Claire" Scavenger Hunt.
July 9, 2015
To Register a Team...click on the link near the top of the page - "Where in EC Registration".

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Job Posting - yes, we are growing!

Job Posting


The Family Resource Center (FRC) is seeking a Resource Educator for our First Connections Program.  This part time position is based in Eau Claire.  The mission of the FRC is to provide programs and services that build on family strengths through prevention, education, support and collaboration.  This position will be responsible for implementing our “First Connections” program – visiting with families that have had babies at the Eau Claire hospitals, sharing information about the FRC and other area resources and connecting families with our Home Visiting program. 

A Bachelor’s Degree in Family Services, Early Education or a Related area is highly preferred.  The position will begin at 10 hours per week (with M-Sat. visiting).  There is a strong possibility for added hours with the continued success of this program.


Please send resume to:

Family Resource Center

Attention:  Kari Stroede, Executive Director

4800 Golf Road Suite 450  Eau Claire, WI  54701


To request a full job description or for questions, email kari@frcec.org

Application deadline is:  Friday, March 20

Note:  Interviews will be scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 31

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 25 & 26 Reminders

Reminder: There is no Play ‘N Learn Groups this week, February 25 & 26.  The playroom will be open all day on Wednesday from 9am-3pm, however on Thursday the 26th due to the “Dance with Me” class the drop in and play hours will remain 12pm – 3pm! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Play ' N Learn Registration is Now Full

Play ' N Learn Registration is now full and we will be taking all new registrations as part of our waiting list.  If a spot opens up in any group we will take families on a first come first serve basis.  To be put on the waiting list, call the Family Resource Center at 715-833-1735.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Farm Mural at the FRC!

For anyone that has visited the Family Resource Center -
you may have noticed the large wall on the way to the bathroom...
the large unsightly wall.

We were fortunate to have the Fresh Start work crew from Western Dairyland provide community service in January - with patching the wall as part of their work day.  Then the wall was painted by Kari's husband, Dave, in early February.  Thursday and today, Cyndee Kaiser painted a farm mural across the wall.  It has been so amazing to watch her sketch it out and paint away.

Cyndee is well known in the Chippewa Valley for her many murals -- and we were fortunate to have her just stop in one day with an offer to paint one for us.  With cows & a horse & a pig with piglets & chickens (and a cat or two per Kari's request -- she has a herd of cats on her own farm)...the mural came to life.
Now a farm resides at the FRC - stop by to check it out!
Cyndee can be contacted & contracted with to paint for others at cyndeejoykaiser@gmail.com


Friday, February 6, 2015

Great way to end a week!

The Family Resource Center feels very fortunate to have received funding from Bremer Bank and Otto Bremer Foundation to replicate our work in Dunn County. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Classes, training, workshops...

No matter what you call it...we offer a variety of training events for parents, guardians and other adults that have kids in their lives.  Our February 5th training on "To Spank or Not To Spank - Positive Guidance" is now full!  Our February 11th training on "Let's Create - Process Art for kids" is almost full.

You can find our list of upcoming training dates by clicking on the "Newsletter" or "Sign Up For Classes" tab.  All of our trainings do have a class limit - due to the size of our conference room, so please be sure to reserve a spot.

Do you have any ideas for training topics?  If so, leave a comment!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rotary Event to support First Connections -- this Saturday, January 31!

Bean Bag Tournament and Chili Feed
Saturday, January 31, 2015
11-2 (Tournament Registration at 10:32)
Event supports our First Connections program!

  Link to their website:  SuperBeans

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Work Day at the FRC

On Monday, January 19, we closed for a work day at the FRC.  We cleaned & cleaned & cleaned some more.  If you stop by to play in our Play Area -- you will also find some changes.  A big thanks to the FRC staff for all their hard work!

We were also very fortunate to have the Western Dairyland Fresh Start crew join us for the morning as part of their community service work.  They helped with some fix it jobs in our play area.

They also helped to patch a back wall, repair furniture, attend to some repairs  around the center and remove two large Xerox machines.  They truly made a difference!
Our sincerest thanks to the Fresh Start Managers, Katie & Luke and Roselyn for organizing the day.  And our thanks to the crew:  Dakota, Logan, Jordan, Keith, Anna Jean, Zach, Cory and Sam!