The commission came back to order. Senator
Story invited Mark Kling, Executive Director of the Family Resource Center
Association (FRCA), to come to the table to begin his presentation, which
can be found as Attachment F. He provided background information
about FRCs, which are community-driven local entities that are tailored
to the needs and culture of that community and use a two-generation approach.
He discussed the services provided by FRCs, which include early childhood
programs, parenting programs, health care enrollment, healthy living programs,
comprehensive coordinated case management, system navigation and resource
referral, workforce development/job readiness, youth development, adult
education and life skills, financial literacy, basic needs (housing, food,
etc), and emergency assistance.