Valuable Resources for Scott County Communities

Family Resource Centers (FRCs) of Scott County have been recognized with a 2023 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

FRCs of Scott County are one-stop shops helping families connect with needed services and support to reduce family stress. The FRCs are leveraging partnerships with public, private, non-profit, and faith organizations to come together to help children and their families thrive. Programming is built upon the Strengthening Families 5 Protective Factors framework and is designed to be responsive to the unique needs of individuals and communities.


There are three FRC sites across Scott County: One is co-located within the Savage, MN library, another is co-located in the Jordan Area Food Shelf, and the third is an independent site in Shakopee, MN.

Services provided range from parenting education, peer recovery, support groups including restorative circles for our East African and Latinx communities and a father’s group, mental health supports, etc. This work represents the best in partnerships between government, non-profit providers and faith communities. Currently, there are over two dozen partners coming together to provide FRC services. At the core, FRCs are developed with, by and for community members. The FRCs of Scott County are governed by a Parent Advisory Council (PAC), which is comprised of Scott County parents that have a variety of lived expertise. The PAC provides the foundation to ensure that overtime FRCs continue to meet the unique and changing needs of families and communities, while also providing leadership opportunities for individuals with lived expertise.

For more information, reach out to the team @ Family Resource Centers | Scott County, MN (

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