Plymouth Family Resource Center (PFRC)
PFRC is supported through funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families, with the goal of assessing the needs of families and connecting them with appropriate resources.
Examples of Referrals to the PFRC:
- Mental health concerns for a youth of any age
- Behavioral concerns/defiance for a child of any age
- CRA/pre-CRA youth and families/school refusal/attendance issues for a child of any age
- Youth diversion cases from the juvenile court
- General concerns about a youth’s functioning for a child of any age
- Transitions in a family (divorce, death of a family member, recent move, domestic violence, substance use in family, natural disaster survivor, etc.)
- Kinship/Grandparents raising grandchildren (custody, placement, DCF, probate, transitions)
- Family support around basic needs (i.e. food, housing, employment, cash assistance, health insurance, etc.)
- Participation in any of our groups offered – parenting, youth, recreating, child education groups
*We serve families with youth ages 0-21
*Our goal is to eliminate barriers for families. Examples include but are not limited to: interpreters when needed, reimbursing for transportation to access PFRC services, free child supervision and meals for parenting groups, open evenings and Saturdays.
*Anyone can make a referral to the PFRC.
*Free services and no insurance needed. In referring families for services, we pay attention to insurance the family holds in accessing providers and assist with Mass Health application where appropriate.
*We work in close partnership with all families and caregivers, kinship placement, grandparents raising grandchildren, LGBTQ, mental health providers, medical providers, schools, the juvenile court system, and DCF among others.
*Referrals can be called in to any staff member, sent secure to staff, faxed to …., dropped off in person or mailed.
Anne Arcuri, Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne brings over 14 years of work into the human services field including 6 of those with Bay State Community Services! She has dedicated her career to working with families in need and has a passion for educating the community on resources that are available. Anne is excited to be a part of the Family Resource Center team and looks forward to bringing fun events to the community. When not at the Plymouth FRC, Anne enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband and two children, gardening and
Tom Powers, Family Support Worker email@example.com
Tom is our Family Support Worker. He has a background in mental health services having worked as a case manager in Children’s and Adult services at the Department of Mental Health in Plymouth for more than 30 years. Tom has also worked within substance abuse programs, senior services and as a parent aide. He enjoys all types of music and has worked events at all of New England’s major concert venues over the past 25 years. Tom loves spending time with family, especially his grandsons!
Theresa Manning, School Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa is our School Liaison a the PFRC. With a background in Early Childhood Development, as well as Child and Family Studies, she looks forward to engaging with families in her hometown. Theresa has spent the last ten years as a teacher and director, working with families of young children on developmental milestones and school readiness. When Theresa isn’t working, you can usually find her on the beach with a good book or just enjoying being with friends and family.
Ranae E. Baldi, Family Partner email@example.com
Ranae is our Family Partner for Plymouth Family Resource Center. She brings twenty years of experience as a Health care worker. Her passion to help those in need has brought her to be working on her degree as a Social Worker. She is excited to come to the Plymouth Family Resource Center where she hopes to become a part of community to help support those who need it. Her years of working with the elderly and orher various populations have increased her passion for advocacy, Social justice, and equality for all. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and Four children.