Awards

  • 2012 Military Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of the FRC's critical role in the Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program - Presented by NH National Guard and NHDHHS
  • 2012 EIFLEAward Recipient for Education Program of the Year: Adult Credit-Applicant Background Investigation Drill (ABID)
  • 2012 Year of Service Award from Cumulus Media WPKQ/WOKQ
  • 2011 Business NH 2011 Business of the Year Award - Selected by BusinessNH Magazine as the New Hampshire Non-Profit Organization of the Year
  • 2007 Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) selected FRC’s Project Youth Afterschool program for a Boston Public Television Video Presentation produced by WGBH
  • 2007 President’s Community Partner Award – Presented by the New Hampshire Community Technical College – Berlin
  • 2004 Smith Award for Excellence in Service to Families – Presented by the New Hampshire Children's Trust Fund
  • 2002 Community Champion Award – Presented by Citizens Bank
  • 2001 Smith Award for Excellence in Service to Families – Presented by the New Hampshire Children’s Trust Fund

Mission

To build healthier families and stronger communities through positive relationships, programs and collaboration in the North Country.

We do this by:

  • focusing on three fundamental concepts that help form the foundation of a healthy community;
  • supporting the needs of children and families, especially those impacted by economic challenges;
  • connecting children and families to the healthcare and human service systems;
  • providing support to parents with in-home counseling and education programs to foster stronger family relationships;
  • sponsoring activities and programming that reach the full generational continuum of our community;
  • hosting Toddler Time for parents with children age 0 to 3 years;
  • providing Afterschool Programming for grades K-8; and
  • promoting activities benefiting the disabled and senior citizen.

The FRC is entrusted with a number of contracts by the Department of Health & Human Services including the Comprehensive Family Support Program as well as the Child and Family Health Program, the NH Home Visiting Program and the Child and Family Health Support Programs.

 

Funders

NH Charitable Foundation
Neil and Louise Tillotson Foundation
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
New Hampshire Department of Education
New Hampshire School Administrative Unit #3
New Hampshire School Administrative Unit #20
Harbor Homes, Inc.
Linden Foundation
Madelaine von Weber Trust
Doris L. Benz Trust
Jane B. Cook Foundation
Women’s Fund of NH
Hesed Foundation
The Couch Family Foundation
Plum Creek Foundation
Marion Cohen Trust
Page Hill Foundation
Finlay Foundation
Gorham, Randolph, Shelburne Educational Foundation
Boston Red Sox Foundation
Randolph Foundation
UPS Foundation
Granite United Way
Citizens Bank
Northway Bank
Bank of New Hampshire
Towns of Gorham, Randolph & Shelburne, New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Easter Seals NH
Brookfield Power & Light
McIninch Foundation
Merchants Automotive
Berlin City Auto Group
AutoNorth Pre-Owned Superstore
Randolph Church
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service
L.L. Cote
Prudential Coulombe Real Estate
Re/Max Northern Edge Realty

 

 

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News

 

The Family Resource Center’s Project Youth Afterschool Program students at Gorham Middle High School, hosted their 8th annual Veterans Dinner on November 10, 2016.  The event is in tribute to the North Country men and women, and their families, who served with pride, honor and commitment to keep this country safe and free.  Students in grades 6-12 made several presentations to thank the veterans for their service.  It should be noted, that while Project Youth does not have a High School Afterschool Program, our High School students continue come back year after year to participate in this event because saying thank you to our local Veterans means so much to them!  In addition to the presentations delivered, students personally served a three course meal to each of the 80+ Veterans and family members in attendance, taking time to sit with them and share stories.  Sadly, some of our Veterans were missing this year, but their widows attended in their stead.  We remembered them with fondness, as we will every year!

The Family Resource Center would like to extend its thanks to the Gorham Middle High School for graciously allowing us to host this special event on the premises for the second year in a row.  Many thanks to the GMHS Honor and Junior Honor Society students as well, for providing scrumptious desserts for all to partake, and for volunteering to help serve our Veterans and their families during the event.  We would like to thank the Town & Country Inn and Resort as well for lending us crisp linens to properly dress our tables.  A special thank you also goes out for a donation made to the event in memory of SGM Paul N Belanger.  Thank you community members for your food donations and your volunteer time making this dinner possible year after year.  Most importantly, thank YOU Veterans for serving our country!

 

 

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Students participating in Afterschool Activities

Project Youth Turns "Ligths On" in Berlin

The Family Resource Center's Berlin and Gorham Project Youth afterschool programs are joining in the nationwide "Lights On Afterschool" event. It is the only event that celebrates the afterschool networks across the country and the important role they play in the lives of children, families and communities. Project Youth is part of the afterschool movement and this year hosts its 16th "Lights On" celebration at the Berlin Middle School/Hillside Elementary on Thursday, October 22nd from 3:00 to 5:30pm.

This year's event is being held in coordination with a CLIF interactive presentation. CLIF is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1998. Its mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low-income, at risk, and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont. Over 17 years of CLIF has inspired 170,000 young readers and writers through literacy program grants and has given away more than $3.5 million in new, high-quality children's books.

"Lights On Afterschool" will include a Storyteller, Duncan, who will lead an interactive presentation for the students. Afterward, each student will select two new books to take home and keep as their own. Duncan will also lead a short seminar for parents and caregivers on the importance of reading aloud with children. He will offer strategies for making time to read together and how to share books without actually reading the text. Lastly, the CLIF Grant also includes an onsite library for the Afterschool Program to give students more access to books.

The Family Resource Center's Project Youth afterschool programs are held in the Brown School, Hillside Elementary and the Berlin Middle School in Berlin; along with Edward Fenn Elementary and the Gorham Middle School in Gorham. The Afterschool Alliance organizes "Lights On Afterschool" to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students and enrich their learning experience. Programs offer opportunities to learn about science, community service, robotics, Tai Kwon Do and poetry. The events send a powerful message to millions on how important quality afterschool programs are to communities.

For more information on the October 22nd event please contact Judy Arsenault, the Family Resource Center Project Youth Program Director at 466-5190 extension 306 or judy.arsenault@frc123.org. To find out about the CLIF organization, go to www.clifonline.org to learn about their literacy programs for chlldren.