Wednesday, November 11, 2015

the gift of supporting families

Supporting families in Eau Claire & Dunn Counties is a gift. 
The Family Resource Center both gives and receives.

Each time a family opens their heart & sometimes even their home to us,
we receive so much in the relationship we build.  We become a team, focused on
providing the best for each child.  We offer insight into child development,
ideas for resources in the community, and sometimes even a shoulder to lean on.
Together we figure out this adventure called "parenting"!

Each time a donation arrives at our center, we are able to take this gift -- and
give it back to the community.  No matter if that donation may be a box of Kleenex
or a check -- we are gracious for the support.  As a non-profit, we rely on caring
individuals and funders to support us so we can support families.

Please know we are thankful & appreciative!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fridays at the FRC

We are ever so excited to introduce "Fridays at the FRC"
at our main office in the Oakwood Mall.
[Friday from 10:00-11:00]
We have three fun parent and child events coming up this year!
October 23 - Dance with Me
November 13 - Baby Signing
December 18 - Dance with Me
Register by calling 715-833-1735  or register right here at our website!  See tab above.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Altoona, Augusta, Fairchild & Fall Creek -- Here we come!

New Happenings! 
The Family Resource Center Announces Play N’ Learn Family Play Groups in Rural Eau Claire County!

The FRC is excited to bring to the communities of Altoona, Fall Creek, Augusta, and Fairchild, Play N’ Learn Family Play Groups!  Play and learning go hand in hand.  These free hour long play groups, coordinated by Parent Educator, Sharon Ivers, and hosted by the local public libraries, will be fun, interactive times for children and parents.  A wide variety of creative activities based on classic children’s books by Lois Ehlert will be available for infants through age 5. And, all will be able to enjoy a snack!

2015 Play N’ Learn will begin in October!
Join in the fun on the dates below:

Altoona--2nd Friday of the Month-10:00-11:00 a.m.
     Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11

Fall Creek--3rd Tuesday of the Month—9:30-10:30 a.m.
     Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

Augusta--3rd Tuesday of the Month—6:00-7:00 p.m.
     Oct. 20**, Nov. 17, Dec. 15  **Join us for a complimentary meal at 5:30 on Oct. 20!

Fairchild--3rd Thursday of the Month—10:00-11:00 a.m.
     Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17

Reserve your space by calling the FRC at 715-833-1735 or
visiting the FRC website at

                                                                               Featured book for October!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

With appreciation...

Our sincere thanks to the Community Foundation of Dunn County for providing funding for a Parent Café in Menomonie.  We will offer our first Parent Café in November of 2015.  Check back for more information!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watch us on WEAU

We have been featured again on WEAU Moms Everyday.
This segment is on "What is the Family Resource Center?"
In 2 minutes, we try to summarize all we do to support families!
Watch it here:

Friday, September 18, 2015

United Way Day of Caring

Our thanks to Nicole Brannigan and Matt Miller for painting our wee bathroom bright blue, touching up our green wall in the Play Area AND painting accent pieces for our bathroom.

Thank you SO much!!

Our thanks to the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley for sponsoring this Day of Caring!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Brain Development Rocks!

Join us for "Building Baby's Brain" on Thursday, September 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the FRC office in the Oakwood Mall. 

Learn how positive interactions with your baby enhance social and emotional development, creativity, and even IQ.  Activities for specific ages will be shared.  Class content will be geared towards development from birth to 3 years.  Sponsored by the Eau Claire County BRAIN Team.

Register by calling the FRC at 715-833-1735 or register online at at the "Sign up for classes" tab.
Cost is $10.00   ~  Child care is provided