Sanger Family Resource Center (FRC)

The Sanger Family Resource Center (FRC) is located on the campus of Jefferson Elementary School in Sanger and is operated by Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS) in partnership with Sanger Unified School District.  The mission of the Sanger FRC is to unite with community members to offer linkages, information, services, parent education and advocacy to residents of Sanger and surrounding communities.  It is our vision that everyone in Sanger and the surrounding communities will have a safe and nurturing home, an opportunity for an excellent education, and a brighter future.

Our goal is to help children families become stronger, healthier and more successful.  Most importantly, we want to help parents to help their children succeed at school.  In order to do that, we provide learning opportunities to strengthen their individual and family skills and resiliency through Sanger Parent University.  We also help families  overcome barriers and challenges they may face – such as meeting their basic needs for food, housing and clothing.

In order to support the goal of strengthening family resilience and nurturing the development of healthy behaviors as a means of preventing child abuse and neglect, the Sanger Family Resource Center embraces the Strengthening Families framework developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.   The foundation of this framework are the evidence-based Five Protective Factors, which are designed to help ensure that parents have the resources, support, and tools they need to parent effectively, even when under stress.

Programs and services offered at the Sanger FRC are evidence-based and include:

  • Sanger Parent University (Parenting, Latino Family Literacy, Parent-School Relationships, Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Leadership, and others)
  • Case Management
  • Parent Coffee Hour
  • Individual and Family Counseling Services*
  • Tiger Alumni Leadership Institute
  • Pre-Kindergarten Summer Activity Camp
  • Translation/Interpreter Supports
  • Food Stamps, Medi-Cal Enrollment
  • Resource and Referral Services
  • Emergency Housing, Utility Assistance, Food and Clothing Support
  • Free Tax Return Filing Assistance (VITA)
  • Free Computer Access and Internet Job Search Support
  • Child Welfare Supports
*Counseling for children and youth under the age of 18 years of age who live in Sanger and surrounding communities is provided at the Sanger FRC by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist placed by Fresno County Behavioral Health, with funding through the Fresno County Mental Health Services Act.
 

Who is eligible for services?

All children, youth and families living in Sanger or the surrounding communities are eligible for services at the Sanger FRC.

Where are services provided?

Services are provided at the Sanger FRC, located on the Jefferson Elementary School Campus (at 1110 Tucker in Sanger), just behind the Preschool at the south edge of the campus.  In addition, supportive services may be provided at other schools or locations in the community, or in the homes of families requiring supports.

Is there a cost for these services?

There is no cost for services at the Sanger FRC.

How do I make a referral for this service?

Residents may visit the Sanger FRC or contact a staff member for an appointment.

FRC Staff:

  • Angelita Echeveste-Durán, Resource Center Director
  • Marisol Nuñez-Garcia, FRC Family Advocate
  • Sylvia Gervacio, FRC Family Advocate
  • Noe Correa, FRC Family Advocate
  • Maria Mejia, FRC Clerical/Outreach Worker

Sanger Family Resource Center

1110 Tucker Avenue
Sanger, California  93756
(559) 524-6310
 

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 The Sanger Family Resource Center, a program of Comprehensive Youth Services, receives the in-kind support of Sanger Unified School District and funding provided by Fresno County Department of Social Services and the S.H. Cowell Foundation.  Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health provides a Licensed Mental Health Clinician.