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The Jamestown Family Resource Center is dedicated to increasing the chances of school success for students enrolled at Jamestown School and improving the lives of their families and other community members. JFRC works with families, school staff and community agencies to identify and serve children and families at risk due to economic hardship, abuse, neglect, school failure, substance abuse and other potential barriers to a healthy life.
JFRC was established by the Jamestown School District in 1998 through Healthy Start funding. Additional funding for construction of the FRC building came from the California Endowment, the Sonora Area Foundation and the Tuolumne County Children and Families Commission (First 5). Over the years, JFRC has expanded services by diversifying funding streams and building strong partnerships with organizations including the California Department of Education, the Tuolumne County Departments of Health, Child Welfare and Behavioral Health, as well as community-based agencies such as Infant Child Enrichment Services, Center for Non-Violent Community, The Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center and the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency.
The center offers a number of programs and services including: service referrals for homeless families; emergency food and clothing, school supplies; resource referrals and connections, and other health referrals and classes focusing on topics such as nutrition, parenting, health, ESL and basic life skills. JFRC also serves as the office for Deborah Bryant, school counselor and the Jamestown School District After School Programs. Community organizations and recovery groups regularly use the center on weekends and evenings for meetings and special events.
At the Jamestown Family Resource Center we are dedicated to increasing the chances of success for all students enrolled at Jamestown School and improving the lives of their families and other community members.
Who We Serve
The JFRC works with families, school staff, and community agencies to identify and serve children and families at risk due to economic hardship, abuse, neglect, school failure, substance abuse, and other
Jamestown Family Resource Center (JFRC) Director
We Know the Cost…
It cost significantly more to educate and care for children who live below the poverty line. But cost should not be a consideration when it comes to the education of our young people, regardless of economic standing. The physical, emotional, and mental trauma of an unsettled and sometimes dangerous living situation makes it harder for children to concentrate and learn. Tough living conditions are not an excuse for poor academic achievement or behavior, but they are indicators that a child will need extra support to be successful.
With Our Support
- Since 2001 the JFRC has supported over 300 individuals every year.
- The JFRC not only supports students, but also families and community members in Jamestown and through out Tuolumne County.
- And if we cannot provide the services our community needs, our dedicated staff will provide the connections to provide our citizens with the correct care and facilities support.
Since the conception of the JFRC we have provided:
- Trauma Informed Practice training
- Thousands of food boxes and meals
- Weekly recovery meetings
- School supplies
- Utility bill assistance
- Family advocates
- Resource referral and connections
- Access to phone, fax and computer