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The Family Resource Center was established in 1995 by a group of community leaders and the newly formed Wake County Smart Start Board with a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

The YWCA on E. Hargett Street became the first home and fiscal agent for the Family Resource Center.

The Family Resource Center has had several locations including The Garner YMCA, St. Augustine University’s Community Development Corporation, So. Bloodworth Street and Harrington Street.

In 2004 the Family Resource Center obtained it 501c3 nonprofit status and became the Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Inc.

In 2016 the agency moved to its current location on Barrett Drive and changed its name to Family Resource Center South Atlantic, Inc.  Since 1995 the agency grew from 2 employees to 33 full and part time employees.

The Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRCSA) has delivered effective and quality services for Wake, Durham, and other  counties throughout North Carolina by providing training, prevention and intervention services to strengthen families and communities.  As a family-centered agency, FRCSA has solidified its standing as a stable dedicated leader continuing to develop, implement, and evaluate programs designed to ultimately help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.

In 2013, FRCSA provided leadership in planning and hosting the NC Fatherhood Conference with over 300 attendees. Today, the NC Fatherhood Conference is an annual statewide event with over 600 attendees each year.

Celebrating 25 years in 2020, the FRCSA has extensive experience serving the high need, most vulnerable populations with programs and services that promote responsible fatherhood, strengthen family relationships, support formerly incarcerated individuals, and foster youth and early childhood development.

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