Family Resource Center Raises the Bar with Quality Designation

The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire at Lakes Region Community Services is excited to announce that it has been designated as a Family Resource Center of Quality (FRC-Q) by the Wellness and Primary Prevention Council.

For hundreds of families living in the Lakes Region each year, the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, offers education, early intervention, and support to assist families in their efforts to meet needs, make positive connections, and prepare children for success today and tomorrow because the Family Resource Center believes strong families lead to strong communities.

Welcoming the good news of the recent designation, Erin Pettengill, Vice President of the Family Resource Center reflected on the impact of the new appointment, “Strengthening families is at the core of what we do. Local families can count on us as an organization to walk through the journey of life with them by delivering quality practice through the services we offer. Through this new designation we are honored to provide a renewed commitment to our community.”

The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire merited FRC-Q designation by demonstrating exemplary practice building family strengths. Over the past year, the Family Resource Center engaged in ongoing self-assessment that includes gathering feedback from participants and community partners, a site visit, and lengthy application process submitted to the Wellness and Primary Prevention Council (WPPC) for review.

“Family Resource Centers throughout the state share that preparing to seek designation as a Family Resource Center of Quality has been affirming for their staff, illuminating to their Board of Directors and reassuring for the families they serve.” Maria Doyle, Family Support Programs Manager at NH Children’s Trust and Co-chair of the Wellness and Primary Prevention Council.

The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire is the seventh Family Resource Center to be designated by the New Hampshire Wellness and Primary Prevention Council, a designation that may be renewed every three years.