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Old Colony Y Opens New Family Resource Center

Monday, November 11th, 2019

The Commonwealth's 14th full scale Family Resource Center will serve the Taunton and Attleboro communities.

TAUNTON - On November 1, Old Colony Y opened a new Family Resource Center in Taunton as part of a contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The center is the first for the area amid a growing need.

In an effort to provide preventative and coordinated services to children and families before they become involved with the agency, DCF develop the Family Resource Center system in 2009. The network of centers across the state serve families with children primarily under age 12 with a mix of individual and group-based family support services and social activities geared toward full family participation. 

The Family Resource Center in Taunton will help families access housing and employment supports, mental health services, academic support, assistance with child care and transportation, basic needs, and a variety of other programs, including:

  • Parenting and grandparenting workshops
  • Self-help groups
  • Financial workshops
  • Stress management workshops
  • Education programs
  • Family events
  • Playgroups
  • Arts and cultural events

Family Resource Centers have collectively served more than 50,000 family members since opening.

To learn more about the new center, visit: https://www.oldcolonyymca.org/locations/social-services/community-programs/taunton-family-resource-center