Magnolia Park Family Resource Center
11402 Magnolia St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In 1997 the City of Garden Grove took a proactive approach to developing youth potential, supporting families, and developing communities by adopting the Family Opportunities Creating Unity and Support (FOCUS) philosophy. This philosophy led the City to convene an informal group of service providers for the purpose of community resource and information sharing. The group became the FOCUS Collaborative.
When the Families and Communities Together (FaCT) Request for Proposal for Family Resource Centers was released in 1999, the FOCUS Collaborative and the City of Garden Grove were uniquely positioned to apply for funding. The City established the Magnolia Park Family Resource Center (MPFRC) in response to the community needs for family support and prevention services. Since 1999, the MPFRC has provided the residents of Garden Grove with vital community services to achieve it’s mission of “building healthy communities one family at a time.”
Through its partnerships with funded and non-funded partners, MPFRC is able to offer essential core services to individuals and families.
- Comprehensive Case Management Team Services
- Information & Referral Services
- Individualized Educational Plan Clinics & Workshops
- TASK Basic Rights & Strategies Workshop (August 22) English & Spanish
- TASK IEP Assessment process Workshop (September 19) English & Spanish
- TASK IEP Clinics Flyer (July - September 2018) English & Spanish
- TASK Workshop Effective Communication
- TASK IEP Clinics (October - December 2018) English & Spanish
- Basic Rights & Responsibilities (October 10, 2018)
- Teen and Youth Program
This multidisciplinary team meets on a weekly basis to assess families who are facing multiple needs and barriers. The goal is to link each family to services either at the FRC or in the community to meet those needs. Family members are invited to participate in the meetings and share thoughts regarding their strengths, needs and capacity to participate in services.
The staff at Magnolia Park FRC is committed to providing community members with resource information and referral. Whether services are provided on-site, at a partner family resource center, or other community agency, no consumer leaves empty handed when seeking resource information. MPFRC has developed a comprehensive resource directory with information for those seeking emergency shelter, legal aid, rental assistance, mental health services, parenting other education programs, job training, recreational programs and more.
Magnolia Park Family Resource Center has partnered with Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK) to provide Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) clinics and workshops. The IEP clinics are designated for families who need assistance with IEP meetings and understanding basic rights. IEP consultations are by appointment only. They are conducted in English or Spanish. Parents are requested to bring in all of their child's educational records for review by trained staff members with experience in attending IEP meetings and understanding of the laws serving individuals with special needs. Information workshops on the IEP Assessment Process, Rights and Strategies are also offered regularly.
Magnolia Park FRC offers a youth group that focuses on providing teens with enriching, healthy, fun and educational opportunities to learn and thrive. The purpose of the SOL “Strengthening Our Leadership” Youth Group is to provide information and skill development workshops, community service and leadership enhancement opportunities for youth 13 to 18 years of age.
- Counseling (Individual, Family, Group and Crisis)
- Grief Support Group
- Grief Support Group (Spanish)
- Women's Support Group (August - October 2018) English & Spanish
- Social Skills (6-7 yr olds) English & Spanish
- Social Skills (9-10 yr olds) English & Spanish
- Family Support Services/ Individual Case Management
- Parenting Education
- Common Sense Parenting
- Father's Parenting Class (English & Spanish)
- Parenting Class Flyer (October - December 2018) English & Spanish
- Family Reunification Family Fun Activities
- Domestic Violence Personal Empowerment Program
The City of Garden Grove and Child Guidance Center have partnered to provide access to individual, family, group and crisis counseling. This service is offered with the goal of improving family functioning, increasing social support, teaching problem solving, reducing the effects of trauma, and to strengthen coping skills. Priority is given to non Medi-Cal, underinsured, and clients experiencing barriers to service. Clients may receive up to 20 sessions.
A family support specialist provides assessment, crisis intervention, ongoing support and referrals to resources and services for families with multiple needs. The family support specialist conducts a thorough needs assessment and creates an individualized case plan that is designed for each family with their input regarding barriers, strengths and needs. Every effort is made to ensure positive participation in services to stabilize the family and create a safe and healthy home environments for children.
Magnolia Park FRC’s parenting courses have an effective curriculum that focuses on positive parenting techniques, effective discipline, and developmentally appropriate parenting skills. Parenting classes are offered in English and Spanish and focus on different age groups ranging from pre-school, school age, and teens. Some classes have been specifically tailored for fathers only.
Family Reunification activities are supervised and organized events for children of parents and/or caregivers in the reunification process. These activities focus on increasing the bond between parents and their children and providing an enriching and interactive environment for families.
Magnolia Park FRC has partnered with Interval House to offer this ten week education support program designed to empower victims to break the cycle of domestic violence through education on the dynamics and the effects of domestic violence, and to help victims protect children who live in domestic violence home. Topics include safety planning, boundaries, anger management, legal aspects of domestic violence, working through denial, and maintaining healthy relationships.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
During the month of April, the City is partnering with Families and Communities Together (FaCT) to shine light on services designed to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
- Child Development Activities
- Family Health and Wellness
- Emergency Assistance
- Adoption Promotion and Support
- Family Economics and Self Sufficiency
- Strengthening Family Workshops
- Seasonal Information