Family Resource Center (FRC)

Family Resource Center
Dedicated to Helping Children and Families in Need

Mission Statement

The mission of the Family Resource Center (FRC) is to build healthy families and a stronger community through positive relationships, education, programs, and support services.


Family Advocacy:  Individualized family support in developing health, independence, and self-sufficiency.

Referrals and Information:  Each year we receive more than 9,500 calls for assistance from families residing in Northeastern Nevada. We connect these families and individuals with community services, businesses, etc.

Application Assitance:  SNAP/Welfare/LIHEA (energy assistance)

Clothes Closet, Car Seats ($20 donation), and Gas Cards (use for travel to medical/dental appointments),

Parenting Classes Curriculum provided through Love and Logic–“The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around the science of caring and respectful relationships. An authentic loving connection between parents and their children forms the foundation of good behavior and healthy decision making.” This program is approved to satisfy mandated parenting classes.

Visit Love and Logic here

Grandparent Respite:  Childcare payments for those over the age of 55 raising their grandchildren without any help from the natural parents.

Teen Health Education:  Medically accurate, evidence-based education programs for adolescents and teens, aged 9-18, proven effective in reducing the risk of HIV, STD’s and teen pregnancy (held in Ely by Elko FRC).

The Family Resource Center (FRC) in Ely serves both White Pine and Eureka County. For more information about the Family Resource Center and how it can assist your family, please contact Laura Ruesch at 775-289-6113 ext 121, email her at or visit her in person at 435 South 13th Street, Ely, Nevada.

Family Resource Centers (FRC’s) are located throughout the State of Nevada and provide case management, information, and referrals for individuals and families in need of assistance in accessing services and programs that will strengthen and support the family.

Family Resource Centers collaborate with other agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and government agencies to assist families to obtain needed services and support. FRC’s emphasize community-based, collaborative services that are culturally competent, accessible and flexible. For more information please visit the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.