The Rowland Unified School District Family Resource Center (FRC) opened its doors at Northam Elementary School in La Puente, California in 1996. This site at Northam was chosen because it was adjacent to the Children's Clinic, which was founded in 1974 to provide dental and later medical services to the families in the community. The FRC was originally established as part of a Healthy Start Grant. FRC staff serves Rowland U.S.D. students and families with dignity, compassion, understanding with the goal of eliminating barriers to school success. Services include supporting improved access to health, medical, vision care, dental services, preventive health care, group and individual counseling, nutrition, alternatives to gang involvement, preventing violence, improving communication between school and community, and empowering parents. All work is done in collaboration with numerous agencies such as Pacific Clinics, ENKI Health and Research Systems, Options Preschools/After School Care, Rowland Heights Library, La Puente Public Library, East Valley Community Health Center, L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept., Lion's Club Vision Care Program, Rotary, California Highway Patrol, PTA, Children's Bureau of Southern California, American Cancer Society, Red Cross, Costco, Rowland Adult Education, Shoes that Fit Program, Mt. SAC Community College REACH program, Project Access, GEM, Foothill Family Services, Kiwanis, Rowland Heights Senior Pathfinders, Herald Christian Health Center, and many more. Additionally, we continually add new services and revise existing ones to better service children and families. 'Like' us on Facebook: Family Resource Center/RUSD Follow us on Twitter: RowlandUSDFRC.
The Family Resource Center provided Youth Mental Health First Aid training to RUSD GEAR Up trainees, school counselors, interventions coordinators, and community liaisons!
Through a partnership with East Valley Community Health Center, students at Villacorta and Hollingworth participated in dental screenings. They also learned about dental care.
Parents participated in a 10 week course, provided by Betsy Cisneros from Pacific Clinics. This is Rorimers graduating class.
RUSD is proud to expand the partnership with East Valley Community Health Center to provide dental and vision care to families.
The FRC is so proud of our own community liaison, Katherine Rodriguez who was honored as District Office Classified Employee of the year!
Contact us if you are a Rowland USD family in need of support or assistance. Also please contact us to make a donation, to volunteer, or to participate in our events.
17800 East Renault Street, La Puente, CA 91744, US
Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*During the RUSD academic school year.