For Professionals/ Service Providers:
- I’m a parent who needs help managing my child’s terrible two’s, is there any services to help me with him?
- Yes! Each FRC provides In Home Parenting Curriculums such as Safe Care and Parenting Wisely. Please contact the closest FRC to your area to inquire about your options.
- I’m new to area, and have a two year old special needs child- what is the best agency to help me make connections, and help me with services my child needs?
- Welcome! You may want to reach out the Parenting Network - they serve all of Tulare County for their special needs program and can assist with your service connections.
- What services are included in case management?
- It depends on what your needs are, each service plan is personalized to your unique needs. For example; perhaps you have three small children and need help with parenting support, linkages to local programs, and help with school enrollment. A case manager will create a service plan to help you meet your goals and it may include: Support with school enrollment, referral to a parenting program, and connections to a parent support group. Your case manager would help connect you to the most appropriate services that meet your needs, check in with you via home visit or at the office, and maybe even attend appointments with you if needed. Generally cases are open six months. Depending on your circumstances it may go a bit longer. Note: Each FRC may provide case management differently and due to grant funding there may be limitations. Please be sure to check with the FRC in your hometown.
- I’m a single Dad and I could use some support on being a good father, do you offer any programs for Fathers?
- Absolutely! Each agency is Father Friendly and able to support you in your parenting. Parenting Network of Porterville and Visalia offers a Father’s support group if you are interested.
For Professionals/ Service Providers:
- I’m working with a family that is struggling to make ends meet due to unforeseen financial hardship, may I refer this family to any FRC?
- Please call the FRC closest to their hometown, if we can’t serve them directly we can refer them to an appropriate agency for support.
- I’m interested in becoming a member of the Tulare County Family Resource Network. I am working on building a small FRC in my community, how do I become connected?
- That’s exciting, the more we can reach the better! Please review this link and it will provide you with an application and the requirements for membership.
- I’m social worker and I understand each FRC in the network provides services for Differential Response. Do you only serve your the areas your are housed in?
- That’s a great question- fortunately DR services are expanded to additional area’s outside our zip codes. Cutler - Orosi; serves Badger, Cutler, Orosi, and Yettem. Lindsay FRC services Exeter, Lindsay, Strathmore and Toolevile. Porterville Parenting Network: services Poplar, Porterville, and Terra Bella. Tulare FRC services: Alpaugh, Earlimart, Pixley and Tulare. Woodlake FRC services Farmersville, Ivanhoe, Three Rivers, Seville and Woodlake. Visalia Parenting Network; services all of Visalia.
- Is the TCFRC Network a 501c3?
- Yes we hold a 501c3 status.
- How is the Network Funded?
- Each FRC has its own funding from various grants and programs. The Network itself currently isn’t funded other than small grant to carry out certain activities. Although we are often looking for grants that could help us expand services to the county.
- I’m interested in donating money to the network, who should I talk to?
- Please contact Mike Gibson who is the network treasurer. He can be reached at (559) 625-0384 or for more information, please visit our Donate page!