About Us

The Family Resource Center has been serving families since our doors first opened in November, 1999. Our mission is to provide programs and services that build on family strengths through prevention, education, support and networking in collaboration with other resources in the community. 


We believe

  • parents are their children's first and best teachers.

  • families are diverse in their needs.

  • all families have the right to access support and educational services.


What do we do?

Since children don't come with instructions, all families need support! 

The Family Resource Center offers playgroups, home visits, Parent Cafes, a Toy Lending Library, parenting education classes and other programming to address a variety of needs that parents encounter. We serve families in Eau Claire and Dunn counties and parents can call anytime for information, resources, referrals or for support. We even provide hospital outreach to families of newborns! 


Almost all our services are offered free-of-charge and there are no qualifications for services and no referrals needed. The cost of our programming is covered by grant funding and charitable giving, from large organizations and individuals like you. We are a non-profit organization and your gifts may be tax-deductible. 


We are in your community! Our trained parent educators provide services in a variety of locations: our center in the Oakwood Mall, a number of community centers in our area...even in clients’ homes! In 2019 we signed a letter of intent with the Eau Claire Children’s Museum to move into the proposed building in district 7 in downtown Eau Claire, an exciting move that likely won’t occur until 2022. (Click here to learn more)

Family Resource Center Staff

Jennifer Eddy, MD | Executive Director | director@frcec.org

Nichole Conklin | Parent Educator | nconklin@frcec.org

Sue Kishel | Parent Educator | susan@frcec.org

Brian Doxsie | Parent Educator | brian@frcec.org

Board of Directors

President: Ann Kaiser | Boys & Girls Club

Vice President: Katy LoRusso | Create A World

Treasurer: Christine McCorkle | Pablo Management

Secretary: Kristen Norgaard | Royal Credit Union

Nicole Brynelsen | Retrospective LLC.

Nicole Fredrickson | Royal Credit Union

Holly Thomas | UW Organ and Tissue Donation

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