Who We Are

We envision a family-centered, community-based environment that promotes comprehensive quality healthcare and educational/vocational/economic opportunities in a setting that encourages, values, and nurtures all of its members.
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About RFRN

Regional Family Resource Network strives to help increase community awareness of local and state issues that affect children and families; assist community groups to work together to identify and address local issues using relevant information; support local partners in working together to maximize community investments; promote the coordination of existing community services to maximize benefits to families; encourage the provision of local services and programs in a way that respects and supports families; and promote opportunities for families to impact decisions that affect them.

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About RFRN

RFRN Mission:  The mission of the Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN), encompassing Boone, Kanawha and Putnam Counties is to facilitate a system of prevention, education, and early intervention activities aimed at enabling families, children, and their communities to reach their fullest potential through community-based planning activities.

The purpose of Family Resource Networks is 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.

History of Family Resource Networks: 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.

 

Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which coordinates monthly networking meetings among family, provider and community representatives in Boone, Kanawha and Putnam counties, West Virginia. These stakeholder representatives are encouraged to collaboratively plan strategies to fill gaps and improve human services in our area. RFRN is primarily funded by an annual grant received from the WV Department of Health and Human Resources.