The Family Forward Resource Center provides members of our community access to family support services. Any family member can walk into the FRC and receive assistance with any human services related issue. If services cannot be provided to a family member onsite at the FRC, staff will provide information and referral to a network of service providers affiliated with the program. The Family Forward Resource Center's philosophy is to "do whatever it takes" to help the family better meet its needs. Learn more about what we do by clicking on the photo below.

The Family Forward Resource Center is located at 103 Johnson Street in Lynn.

Centerboard's Family Forward Resource Center is part of a statewide network of community-based providers offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age.  The goal of each Family Resource Center is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community. Our core values are: RESPECT, TRUST, SAFETY, WELLNESS, CARING, CONNECTIVITY, and EDUCATION. To learn about the Massachusetts network of Centers, located in all 14 counties, visit the Massachusetts Family Resource Center website HERE.


Monday:           9:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday:           9:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday:     9:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday:         9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday:              9:00am to 1:00pm*
Saturday:          Open the third Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 1pm
Sunday:            Closed
*FRC is closed the third Friday of the month.

We offer the following services:   

  • Parenting Skills Workshops

  • Self-help Groups

  • Grandparents Groups

  • Financial Workshops

  • Stress Management Workshops

  • Education Programs

  • Family Events & Activities

  • Playgroups

  • Arts, Cultural & Sports Events

  • Resource Referral Services