The FRC provides a safe and nurturing environment focused on family development.  Programs are designed to be relevant to current needs, family friendly and provide opportunities for families to grow, learn, and play together.  Our early literacy programs provide children and their parents with a learning experience that prepares them to be ready to enter kindergarten, and to become lifelong learners.  The one stop shopping model of our center provides a wealth of resources for families as we strive to connect beyond the initial need or crisis which may bring a family to AZCEND.  The majority of our staff is bilingual/bicultural in English and Spanish and all work to make sure that every child and adult is treated with dignity and is connected to programs that make a positive impact in their lives.

Services include:

  • Early Literacy Programs
    • Giggles, Squiggles and Squirms
    • Musicology
    • Baby Brain Boxes and Brain Time
    • Storytime
  • Parenting and Caregiver Programs
    • Nurturing Parenting
    • Strengthing Multi-Ethnic Families
    • Keeping Kids Safe
    • Safe Sitter
  • Community Health Education and Prevention
    • Oral Hygiene education for parents and children
    • Free flouride treatment & oral health screenings
    • Free blood pressure checks
    • Nutrition education & classes
    • HIV/STD testing
    • Safety & Wellness programs
  • Food Bank Services (Emergency and Supplemental)
  • Diapers, wipes, and formula distribution
  • Family navigation and resource connection
  • Community Action Program (Emergency Eviction Assistance and Utility Assistance)

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