The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a resource for all families and community members, and provides a central location for health, mental health, educational and recreational services for the Laytonville community. Most services are provided free of charge.
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Family Resource Center Services
Laytonville Healthy Start offers many opportunities for families including, but not limited to:
- Information, resource and referral (mental health services/counseling, alcohol and other drug services/counseling, Women, Infants & Children services, domestic violence, homelessness, California Children’s Services, literacy, pregnancy/parenting information, after preschool care, foster child liaison services)
- Family empowerment groups, parent education classes/workshops, support groups
- Children’s playgroups (0-5 year olds), family events
- Assistance with health insurance applications (Medi-Cal, Healthy Families and Cal-Kids), Food Stamps (Cal Fresh) applications, Disability applications, California Children’s Services applications
- Public computer and internet access
- Nutrition and health education classes
- Self-Helf Legal Access Videophone Service
- Clothing exchange, low-cost car seats and emergency diapers
- Host community meetings, e.g., Rodeo Association, Harwood Memorial Park, Skate Park Association, Sports Meetings, etc.
- Coordinate local programs/resources: Long Valley Dance, Teen Night, Skate Night, Youth Basketball Practice, Community Garden, Holiday Food Basket distribution, etc.
Activities specifically for youth and teens include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Teen Empowerment (individual)
- Teen Drop In, Teen Night, Gardening, Cooking (Grades 6-12)
- Peer Counseling (High school to middle school students)
- Youth Mentoring (High school to elementary school students)*
- Tutoring (for elementary and middle school students by high school students)
- After-school program
- Summer program (for elementary and middle school students, staffed with teens)
*The Laytonville High School Buddy Mentoring Group is sponsored by Healthy Start. Once a week the high school “Big Buddies” go over to Laytonville Elementary School and hang out with their “Little Buddies.”