Initially, Family Resource Networks grew out of The Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families, which was formed out of Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in 1990 with the charge of developing family-centered structures throughout the state. Family Resource Networks are meant to provide:
· A planning body that assists to coordinate services and minimize duplication of services.
· A way to share information about resources in the community.
· An avenue to critically review the community’s needs and what can be done to meet these needs and address service gaps.
· A body to collaborate with other agencies and citizens to help improve services for recipients.
· A way to bring recipients of services and providers together to review what works and what doesn’t and look at changes in the delivery system.
The Mineral County Family Resource Network was first established as a task force in 1991 and was then incorporated in 1995, also receiving tax exempt status as a 501 (c) 3 from the IRS.
The Mineral County Family Resource Network has a general membership of approximately 45 representatives of Mineral County agencies/organizations. A mailing/e-mail list of interested parties numbers approximately 200. The Board of Director's is a 14 seat governing body. The Board currently consists of 10 community/family consumers, and has 4 members that serve as representation of the following service areas: Behavioral Health, Education, Economical, and Physical.
The vision for the Mineral County Family Resource Network (MCFRN) is to see our community evolve into a place where every child, family and individual will have the opportunity for a safe, productive, and satisfying life.
Our Mission Statement
The Mineral County Family Resource Network (MCFRN) works within the community
collaboratively with agencies/organizations that serve families with children to help the community they live in evolve into a place where every child, family, and individual will have the opportunity for a safe, productive, and satisfying life. The MCFRN would hope to be the agency where the
consumer finds assistance in locating services and/or agencies able to best fulfill their needs,
whether those needs are social, educational, economical, or psychological. The MCFRN would hope to be the agency where the provider will find assistance in the development of services that will best meet the needs of those they serve.
The MCFRN is has a fulltime Executive Director and is also outfitted with two AmeriCorps VISTA members and an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. Each one dedicated to offering individuals and their families with continuing needs the greatest opportunities, resources and services to support a full and happy life.
The Mineral County Family Resource Network (MCFRN) supports and promotes the collaboration of all citizens in order to develop strategies for our community to succeed. The MCFRN participates in a variety of activities aimed at maximizing this community’s potential through assessing needs and problem solving, without providing direct services.
In the past year the MCFRN has facilitated and/or collaborated on the following:
This is just a partial list of how the MCFRN works hard to improve the quality of life for those living in Mineral County.
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