Family & Community Resource Centers typically offer parent education classes & workshops, family fun nights & family activities, playgroups & storytimes, resource information, counseling services, support groups, lending libraries (toys, literacy & resource kits), safety trainings (i.e., car seat, helmets), nutrition resources, classes for kids, free children’s storybooks, summer camps & more!
Autism LifeSpan Resource Office; Chico. Lending library features over 500 books, videos, DVDs & curriculum materials spanning the autism spectrum; open to all parents, educators & other professionals & interested individuals in Northern CA. Also provides resource information, trainings & a support group. http://www.autismlifespan.org. 2418 Cohasset Rd., Ste.150 (530) 897-0900.
The Nest; Chico. A parenting & wellness resource center offering caring & compassionate support & education to women & their families. Offers classes, workshops, support groups & services.
http://www.thenestchico.com. 7 Governors Lane. (530) 828-1900.
Valley Oak Children’s Services Centers; Chico. Serving Butte County. http://www.valleyoakchildren.org. 3120 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 6. (800) 345-8627.
Youth For Change Family Resource Centers. http://www.youth4change.org. (530) 877-1965.
Oroville: African American Family & Cultural Center. 3300 Spencer. (530) 532-1205.
Paradise: Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center. 6249 Skyway. (530) 872-3896.
In addition to the resources & activities mentioned in the section description above, many Siskiyou Co. family & community resource centers offer free copies of the book How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, by Gerald Newmark, PhD, addressing five critical needs of children: to feel respected, important, accepted, included & secure.
Butte Valley Community Resource Center; Dorris. 111 W 3rd St. (530) 397-2273.
Dunsmuir Community Resource Center. 5844 Dunsmuir Ave. http://www.facebook.com/dunsmuir.crc.9. (530) 235-4400.
Family & Community Resource Center; Weed. 260 Main St. (530) 938-9914.
Happy Camp Family Resource Center; Happy Camp. 38 Park Way. (530) 493-5117.
HUB Communities Family Resource Center; Montague. 310 S. 13th St. (530) 459-3481.
Mount Shasta Community Resource Center. 109 E. Lake St. (530) 926-1400.
Scott Valley Family Resource Center; Fort Jones. 11920 Main St. (530) 468-2450.
Siskiyou Child Care Council; Weed. http://www.siskiyouchildcare.org. 170 Boles St. (530) 938-2748.
Tulelake/Newell Family Resource Center; Tulelake. 810 Main St. (530) 667-2147.
Yreka Community Resource Center. 201 S. Broadway. (530) 842-1313.
Intermountain Community Center; Burney. 37477 Hwy 299. (530) 335-4600.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center; Redding. http://www.reddingrecreation.org/REC_parks_mlk.html. 1815 Sheridan St. (530) 225-4375.
True North Grassroots for Kids; Shingletown. Call for hours. Play group Thurs, 10am. Black Butte Elementary School campus, 7752 Ponderosa Way. (530) 474-4220.
First Step Family Resource Center; Los Molinos. http://www.tehamaschools.org/department/school-readiness. 7700 Stanford Ave. (530) 384-7833.
NVCSS Family Resource Centers; http://www.nvcss.org/tehama/west-street-family-resource-center.
Corning: 175 Solano St. (530) 824-7670.
Red Bluff: 220 Sycamore St., Ste. 101. (530) 528-8066 & (888) 797-7233.