Family Resource Center Introduction



A County where individuals reach their full potential.

Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), Children's Services Division protects children and youth from abuse and neglect, and partners with families, young adults, and communities to build safety, permanency, and well-being.

Riverside County’s Family Resource Centers support the Vision and Mission of DPSS-CSD by promoting an uplifted community that is self-sufficient, strong, educated, and empowered and provides comprehensive services that strengthen and support families with children, moving them towards self-sufficiency.

History & Purpose
In the spring of 2001, the Department of Public Social Services, Children’s Services Division, initiated a Family Resource Center (FRC) Program. Four sites were selected as a result of surveying and identifying communities which would most benefit from these services. Family Resource Centers are located in the communities of Perris, Rubidoux, Desert Hot Springs, and Mecca, California. On December 6, 2013, a new site was opened in Mead Valley area. Each Family Resource Center functions as a hub for community services designed to improve family life, particularly for overburdened or disadvantaged families and children.

The FRC program focuses on four practice methods: Civic Engagement, Community Building, Growth & Development, and Well-Being Services.