Family Resource Centers 

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Catholic Charities’ Family Resource Centers (FRCs) serve families with children prenatal through age 5 of all income levels and legal status. Our prevention and education services promote the importance of school readiness through family engagement, early education, wellness and community leadership and advocacy programs. Services are available in Santa Clara County’s Supervisorial Districts 1, 2 and 4 through Catholic Charities.

Our team includes trained staff and volunteers who offer culturally and linguistically sensitive center-based and in-home services in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic and Portuguese.

Family Resource Centers are funded through the FIRST 5, Family Resource Center Initiative and the Bella Vista Foundation, Infant & Families Connecting program

Referral Sources:
Referrals are not required.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Services Offered:

Prenatal and Infant Support and Enrichment Programs

  • New Beginnings: Baby & Me program is designed to nurture a loving relationship between caregiver and baby (0-24 months) by engaging together in music & movement activities designed to develop baby's’ cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, language, and social-emotional skills. It is a supportive and reflective time for caregivers to share their greatest joys and hardships of parenting.

  • BabyCare Workshop: 9-part instructional video series demonstrating basic skills that are vital for newborn care. The videos cover topics from bathing to burping, from safety to siblings. Using a reassuring approach designed to build confidence, the videos feature real parents mastering basic baby-care skills. The series is perfect for anyone caring for a brand new baby: parents, grandparents, expecting parents, teen parents, siblings, and caregivers.

  • Prenatal Yoga: This program helps maintain a healthy mind and body. It focuses on poses for pregnant women in order to increase strength and flexibility. It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor. Most importantly, it creates a community of support for women undergoing the experience of pregnancy.

Toddler and Preschool Support and Enrichment Programs

  • Early education activities designed for families with toddlers and preschoolers (25-60 months) to develop the cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, language, and social-emotional skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.

Developmental and Social Emotional Screenings (ASQ/ASQ:SE)

  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for parents determines their child’s developmental progress and identifies any areas of concern. Developmental areas screened by the ASQ include communication, gross motor, fine motor, personal-social emotional and problem solving skills. Children requiring additional support in any developmental area are referred to the FIRST 5 System of Care for additional support services. ASQ screenings are available for children under the age of 6.

Caregiver/Parent Education Workshops

  • Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Workshop: interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-5 years of age. It’s the nation’s first evidence-based parent leadership and advocacy curriculum, uniquely designed in partnership with Latino parents, so their values, concerns, and culture are incorporated in the content.

  • SEEDS of Early Literacy Workshop: interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-5 years of age. Caregivers learn about the effective ways to interact with their children to promote social, emotional, language and literacy development.

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P): interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-12 years of age. Positive parenting is an effective approach to raising children that emphasizes the positive. It involves creating a family environment that is loving, supportive and predictable. This is important in raising healthy, well-adjusted children who have the skills and confidence they need to succeed at school and in their relationships with others. Positive parenting reduces the stress of parenting and makes parenting more rewarding and enjoyable.

  • 24/7 Dad - Fatherhood Workshop: interactive workshop for men. 24/7 Dad was developed by parenting and fatherhood experts. Fathers will enhance their parenting skills while they learn about themselves and the important role they play in the lives of their children. Research shows that 24/7 dad successfully impacts fathers attitudes, knowledge, and skills. It’s designed to equip fathers with the self-awareness, compassion, and sense of responsibility that every great parent needs.

  • Raising A Reader Plus: interactive workshop for caregivers with children 0-5 years of age. Family friendly versions of research-based practices that will support book sharing at home. Raising A Reader’s award-winning DVD Read Aloud: Share a Book with Me (translated into 14 languages) enables caregivers to listen to other caregivers who face the challenges of sharing books with children…and how they overcame them.

Wellness Programs

  • Vary, but may include: Zumba, Zumba Kids, Yoga, Family Yoga and Tumbling

Information & Referral Services

  • A trained Community Worker is available to answer any questions and to assist with information and/or referrals you may need (e.g., food programs, adult health clinics, and child health insurance such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Kids). The child development area is also open for families to come play with their children in an unstructured, FUN environment.

Program Eligibility:
Children ages 0-5


Family Resource Center Locations

Northwood Family Resource Center                                   
(408) 684-4785

Race Street Family Resource Center                                  
(408) 380-8600

Rita Chavez-Medina Family Resource Center                    
(408) 791-6888

San Miguel Family Resource Center                       
(408) 522-8200 x1890

Seven Trees Family Resource Center                                
(408) 283-6251

Sunnyhills Family Resource Center                                    
(408) 262-3400

Edenvale Community Center                                             
(408) 200-0992

Captain Jason Dahl Family Resource Center                      
(408) 363-5650

Educare Family Resource Center                                       
(408) 573-4804

Evergreen Family Resource Center
(408) 270-6752

Josephine Guerrero Family Resource Center          
(408) 635-2662 x1637

Luther Burbank Family Resource Center                            
(408) 380-8602


Please contact All Catholic Charities volunteers are required to complete a background check and TB testing.