Plymouth Family Resource Center (PFRC)
The Plymouth Family Resource Center (PFRC) offers parenting and support groups for caregivers and youth, information and referral resources, assessment services, and education programs for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years old, all free of charge.
The Plymouth FRC works with caregivers, children, teens, and any other family members who are a support to the family, whose children may be struggling with school refusal, frequently absent or have challenges at school, home, or are being exploited. The Plymouth FRC team assesses the needs of the family, builds a support plan together, making recommendations for supports and services and assisting in implementing those services.
Plymouth Family Resource Center is supported through funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families.
Examples of Referrals to the Plymouth Family Resource Center:
- Mental health concerns for a youth of any age
- Behavioral concerns/defiance for a child of any age
- Child Requiring Assistance (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 Plymouth Family Resource Center services, free child supervision and meals for parenting groups, open evenings and Saturdays.
- Anyone can make a referral to the Plymouth Family Resource Center.
- 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.
To make a referral download the referral form and fax it to 774-283-6532, call 774-283-6531 and a member of the staff will assist you in making a referral, referral forms can also be dropped off in person or mailed to the Plymouth Family Resource Center, 430-3 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
What We Do
At the Plymouth Family Resource Center (PFRC), we offer a number of free services, including groups, events, and connecting families to services and resources in their communities. Our friendly and highly skilled staff, comprised of family support workers, a school liaison, family partner, and clinician, are here to help you and your family!
- Family Support Workers assist families in accessing resources and supports in their community.
- School Liaison works with caregivers as a bridge between families and their school district in supporting their child’s success in school.
- Family Partner is a person with lived experience who has raised a child with mental health and behavioral health needs, supporting caregivers raising their children.
- Licensed Clinician provides assessment and support services to families whose child is in need of support around their behavioral health needs to succeed at home, school and in the community. During an assessment the clinician and family build a family support plan and put appropriate services in place to support the youth and family.
- Program Director manages and supports all aspects of the Family Resource Center ensuring that all families are getting the supports they need to be successful.