Family Resource Center
331 7th Street
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775 753-7352
Fax: 775 777-9102
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- Family Programs
- Social Services
- Nutrition Education
- Teen Health
- Application Assistance
- Information Referral
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday
Serving Northern Nevada Residents for 30 Years
Enhance the quality of life for Northeastern Nevada residents through education, programs and community connections.
Provide exceptional programs that build healthy communities.
Integrity, Client Service, Fairness, Respectful, Community, Reliability, Empowerment, Quality
AGENCY DESCRIPTION AND POPULATION SERVED:
Founded as the Elko County Women’s Center in 1985, the Family Resource Centers of Northeastern Nevada have enjoyed a long history of supporting individuals and families in Elko County. On 2/3/93 the name was officially changed to Elko County Family Resource Center, where the intent was to mirror the culture of rural Nevada. In 1996 the Elko County Family Resource Center adopted a commitment to assist in the development of community-based programs in other communities throughout the region. With this focus, the organization became Family Resource Centers of Northeastern Nevada on 1/28/99.As a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, FRCNN administers numerous programs. Each year we provide referrals and life enhancing programming for more than 15,000 residents in the cities of Elko, Wells, Jackpot, Wendover, and Carlin. Our programs emphasize the integration of the knowledge, skills and abilities all families need to resolve difficulties and achieve success. Rather than focusing on a fragmented, problem-oriented approach, our main priority is to deliver comprehensive, wraparound services specific to the cultural context of the families. Collaboration with individuals, corporations, other community service agencies is a major hallmark of our success.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:Family Advocacy: Individualized family support in developing health, independence, and self-sufficiency. Application assistance for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Housing, Energy Assistance, etc.
Parenting Classes: We offer specialized evidence-based, privately instructed parenting programs for parents with infants, toddlers, pre-teens and teens. Programming includes specialized training for divorcing parents, blended families, grandparents as parents, and academic achievement.
Referrals and Information: Each year we receive more than 9,500 calls for assistance from families residing in northeastern Nevada. We connect these families and individuals with community services, businesses, etc.
Hunger Project: Empowering those living in conditions of hunger and poverty to achieve self-sufficiency. Twice monthly food box distributions, emergency food assistance, food pantry.
Childcare Reimbursement: Childcare reimbursement payments for Northern Nevada residents over the age of 55 raising their grandchild/ren or other relative under age 18 without any help from the natural parents.
Differential Response: This program provides child safety assessments and family services for cases referred by the Division of Child and Family Services.
Teen Health Education: Medically-accurate, evidence-based programs, for adolescents and teens, aged 9-18, proven effective in reducing the risk of HIV, STDs and Teen Pregnancy.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) : Nutritional education and supplemental food for low income families.
Breastfeeding Support & Information: Help and resources for breastfeeding women.