The Family Resource Center (FRC) assists with family issues, and serves as a one-stop resource to other service and assistance agencies serving Vacaville residents. The FRC is a free drop-in referral and information center for Vacaville residents. We provide assistance to promote self reliance and self improvement. Available resources and referrals include: current job listings, resume assistance, budgeting help, counseling, parenting information and resources, childcare services referrals, recreational activities, community activities, housing information and assistance with emergency basic needs (food, shelter, and utilities). The FRC works in collaboration with the Vacaville Community Welfare Association to provide one-time assistance with emergency vouchers for food, gas, and prescriptions (as funding allows). Services provided in English and Spanish.
Below is a list of award-winning classes we provide. For other resources in the county, you may check out the Children's Networkwebsite.
The Parent Project
The Parent Project is an award-winning curriculum for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control kids ages 11-18. Parents will receive the tools to change any unwanted behavior—defiance, gangs, drug/alcohol use, improving school performance. Parents meet each week for three hours for a total of ten weeks in a fun interactive class which provides the necessary emotional support to follow through on the practical advice. Parents will learn the importance of love and affection, positive strokes and how to keep kids accountable. Learn how to never argue with your child again and much more. The class includes up to 30-hours of instruction and has become very popular. The class is now offered 4 times a year by Vacaville Police Department MSWs and Police Officers. The class usually gets filled quickly, so register now! To register, call (707) 437-8185.
The Parent Project Junior
The Parent Project Junior is a no-frills parenting class for parents of strong-willed children ages 5-10. A special component for children with ADD and ADHD issues is also offered to parents. Parents meet for three hours once a week for seven weeks. The class is offered three times a year and pre-registration is required. Parents will learn the three most powerful ways to motivate their children. A parent’s formula for success is offered which gives parents the tools to change and prevent unwanted and destructive behaviors. 100% of parents who complete the class would recommend it to other parents.
The Nurturing Program
This program is designed to help families deal with issues of parenting and daily living skills. Concepts include, but are not limited to: hope, growth and trust, families and substance abuse, feelings, self-esteem, managing stress, setting boundaries and guiding behavior. Classes are designed for parents and their children between the ages of birth and 12 years old. The goal of the program is to give families the opportunity to foster nurturing habits in their own lives and for their children. Classes are conducted as needed for the community.
The Solano Father's Network provides a comprehensive program of services for low-income fathers in Solano County who want to be responsible fathers committed to strong family relationships.
FRC office hours are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are located at 650 Merchant St.. For more information, call (707) 469-6608 or e-mail us at FRC@cityofvacaville.com.