Raise & Shine Family Resource Center

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What is a Family Resource Center?

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are local community centers that support families. Support can include parenting classes and groups, resource libraries, and playgroups. FRCs also offer support by helping families and children locate and use services within their communities.

What is an Early Start Family Resource Center?

Early Start Family Resource Centers (EFRCs) are part of the California Department of Developmental Services’ Early Start Program. EFRCs provide supportive services which can include education, resources, and training to families with children who are at risk for or are experiencing delays or disabilities. EFRCs assist families with system navigation and linking families with appropriate services in their communities.

What is Raise & Shine?

Raise & Shine is an Early Start Family Resource Center in Mendocino County that provides resources, support, training, and classes to families of children with and without disabilities. All staff members are bilingual.

Raise & Shine is here to support parents.

Raise & Shine Family Resource Center fosters community resiliency through quality family engagement.

What to expect:

Family-driven support from staff who understand what you are going through

Practical and emotional peer support

Referrals to services for you or your child

Helpful trainings, workshops, and conferences

What information and support can I get at Raise & Shine?

We are here to help and support you and your child.
Staff work with parents, caregivers, families, and children to locate and utilize needed services.
Tailored support to meet your specific needs, staff provide support services and resources.
Learn more about FRCs in Mendocino County.

Contact Information

166 E Gobbi St., Ukiah, CA 95482

Working Hours

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Raise & Shine is currently located at our Gobbi St. office in Ukiah. It is always best to call ahead for an appointment to make sure staff is available.
Local Resources
  • Doctor’s Visits
    Well-child visits are important from the start. Doctors check baby’s growth and ask about your child’s new skills- like walking or talking. You can ask questions, talk about any concerns, and get help with challenges.
  • Early Start
    The Early Start Program is California’s early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays.
  • Family Resource Center Network
    The Family Resource Center Network of Mendocino County is a group of 10 community-based family resource centers working together to help individuals and families access services.
  • Home Visiting
    Free home visiting services to help you navigate the challenges of being a parent.
General Resources
  • Family Resource Centers Network of California
    Learn about the Family Resource Centers Network of California, a coalition of Early Start Family Resource Centers in California.
  • Zero to Three
    Information on early childhood.

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