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Family Resource Centers of Scott County are a place for connection to information, resources, services, and support.

Scott County families are invited to visit a Family Resource Center for information about community resources, referrals to services, or assistance completing applications and paperwork. We are here to help. Our services are free and confidential. We offer culturally specific support and language access for our LatinX and Somali participants.

Throughout the month, there are opportunities to meet individually with providers from Scott County Economic Assistance, Scott County Housing, Minnesota Prevention and Recovery Alliance, University of Minnesota Extension, and more.

Our Family and Parenting programs are offered in partnership with Scott County Mental Health, Scott County Public Health, Scott County Library, Scott County in partnership with Three Rivers Parks, NAMI Minnesota, Together WE CAN, and other community-based organizations. We invite you to participate.

March 2023 Open House Events


Community Connections Open House

Monday, March 13 from 3-6pm


We all need help sometimes! Asking isn't always easy, but recognizing your family's needs and reaching out for help is a sign of strength.

At this open house, learn about resources for housing, financial assistance, food support, and more! Find information on our reliable network of services and supports to help families through life's challenges.

The first 30 families in attendance will receive a Matter Box Meal Kit!


Strong Parents, Strong Families Open House

Wednesday, March 22nd 5-7pm

Parenting means learning as you go, and as your children grow!

At this open house, meet the engaging and experienced facilitators for the FRC Parenting Programs! Receive a giveaway for registering for a parenting program.

Program partners include:

  • CAP - Parents Helping Parents
  • Destiny Dads
  • NAMI Minnesota
  • Scott County Mental Health Center Parent Education
  • Southern Valley Alliance
  • and more


Strong Kids, Strong Communities Open House

Friday, March 31 from 10am - 12PM


  • friendship & community
  • creative activities
  • snacks
  • giveaways

Learn about resources and programs that help build strong kids and strong communities!

Games and activities brought to you by the Scott County Readmobile, Scott County Public Health, Early Head Start, Three Rivers Parks, 4H, and more!


Latinx Family Night

Wednesday, March 29 from 5-7pm

Join the Family Resource Centers for our Latinx Family night!

At this open house, learn about the Family Resource Center's culturally-specific services and celebrate the strong Latinx community in Scott County.

  • Food and Beverages
  • Information and Resources
  • Giveaways and Door Prizes


East African Family Night

Thursday, April 27 from 5-7pm

Join the Family Resource Centers for our East African Family night!

At this open house, learn about the Family Resource Center's culturally-specific services and celebrate the vibrant East African community in Scott County.

  • Food and Beverages
  • Information and Resources
  • Giveaways and Door Prizes


Parenting Programs

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Peer Recovery Support Services

Every Monday from 3-6pm at the Shakopee FRC.

Email for more information.


Financial Counseling with University of Minnesota Extension

2nd Mondays of the month from 3-6pm at the Shakopee FRC.

2nd Thursdays of the month from 3-4:30pm at the Savage Library FRC.

Email for more information.


Next class: Wednesday, April 12th from 6-7pm.

Email for more information.

Special Event

Screened-for-K Tablet Giveaway

Families with children ages 3-5 years old are eligible to receive an Amazon Fire Tablet powered with Amazon Kids+. 

  • Families must live in Scott County.
  • One per child ages 3-5, not yet enrolled in Kindergarten.
  • While supplies last.

To bring home a tablet:

  1. Visit a Family Resource Center location during open hours.
  2. Sit down with a Family Resource Center navigator to register your child for an Early Childhood Screening (ECS) or show proof of a completed Early Childhood Screening.
  3. Complete a Family Resource Center referral form to connect with services.

Screened-for-K Tablet Giveaway in English, Spanish, and Somali (PDF)

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Volunteering at the Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are a space where individuals and organizations come together to help children and families thrive. Family Resource Center programming reflects the needs, interests, and cultures of community members. Community volunteer roles include hosting and children’s programming. We also invite you to reach out regarding partnerships and collaborations. For more information, please email:

Family Resource Center Volunteer Roles

FRC Host: Under the direction of the Family Resource Center Coordinator, assist with set up and clean up for programming and activities. Greet participants as they enter the Family Resource Centers and provide general information and support.

FRC Children’s Programming: Provide general supervision and support to children participating in activities. (Parents to remain on site.) Facilitate children’s activities including arts and crafts, games, free play, and/or basic homework support.

FRC Providers: Provide supports and services as formal partners. Types of services may include 1:1 meetings, coaching, mentoring, program/class facilitation, events, etc.

Family Resource Center Volunteer Requirements

  1. Complete the Scott County volunteer application and background check
  2. Be at least 18 years of age
  3. Have an interest in building strong families and inclusive and resilient communities
  4. Have an interest in supporting the growth and development of youth
  5. Engage with others in a positive, respectful, and courteous manner