Family Resource Centers

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Family Resource Centers of Scott County are a place for connection to services and support.

Scott County families are invited to visit a Family Resource Center for information about community resources, referrals to services, or assistance completing applications and paperwork. Throughout the month, there are also opportunities to meet individually with providers from Scott County Economic Assistance, Scott County Housing, Scott County Child Support, University of Minnesota Extension, NAMI MN and more. All are welcome to join our parenting and family programs.  We also offer culturally specific support and language access for our Latino and Somali participants.

We are here to help. Our services are free and confidential.  We hope to see you soon!

EA Prog SupportEconomic Assistance Program Support

Do you have questions about economic assistance program eligibility or need help with paperwork? Meet with the Economic Assistance Program Navigator one on one.

1st Monday of the month from 3-6pm at the Family Resource Center.

3rd Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Family Resource Center.

Email for more information.
Housing Consultations

Housing Consultations

Speak directly with Scott County Housing staff about your housing situation and receive resource recommendations and referrals.

1st Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm at the Family Resource Center.

3rd Monday of the month from 3-6pm at the Family Resource Center.

Email for more information.
Child Support Consulations

Meet with Scott County Child Support staff to ask questions and get helpful information about child support.

2nd Thursday of the month from 1-3pm in June at the Family Resource Center.

4th Monday of the month between 2:30-4:30pm at the Family Resource Center.

Email for more information.

Financial Counseling with University of Minnesota Extension

2nd Mondays of the month from 3-6pm at the Family Resource Center.

2nd Thursdays of the month from 3-4:30pm at the Savage Library FRC.

Email for more information.

*NEW* Video from University of Minnesota Extension:

Click here to watch: e SNAP Benefit Changes

The video includes helpful information on understanding the changes, adjusting your budget to meet the loss of income, local food resources, and more!

FRC Cultural Navigation

Culturally Specific Service Navigation

We are proud to serve the Latinx and East African communities in partnership with CAP Agency, Mi C.A.S.A., Isuroon, and the Community Resource Center.

Email for more information.


Visit our new Family Resource Center location at 1615 Weston Court, Shakopee!

FRC June 2023

Download the June 2023 schedule in English and Spanish (PDF)

Parenting Programs

Stay Cool Parenting Strategies

Stay Cool: Parenting Discussions

Join discussions around "10 Ways to Calmly Parent" led by a parent educator from the Scott County Mental Health Center.

There will be popsicles and activities for children.

Second Friday of the month from 10-11am at the Family Resource Center

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, June 9th
  • Friday, July 14th
  • Friday, August 11th



The Family Resource Centers have partnered with NAMI MN for family mental health support and information.

Upcoming Dates:

Café con Mi C.A.S.A. y NAMI
Thursday, June 15th from 5-7pm at the Family Resource Center
(1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)

1:1 Parent Support
Thursday, June 8th from 2-4:30pm
Thursday, June 22nd from 2-4:30pm

Email for more information.

Virtual classes
Friday, June 16th from 12-12:30pm: Trauma Reactions and Post Traumatic Growth in Children and Youth

Thursday, June 22nd from 12-12:30pm: Mental Health Crisis Planning for Families
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Healthy Families, Healthy Conflict

Parent Leadership Circle

Most families will struggle with conflict at some point. Learn how to address the five characteristics of families struggling with conflict: blame, reactivity, quick-fix mentality, herding, and leadership.

Two Options to Join

Virtual: 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7-8pm

Zoom ID: 795 105 7126

In-Person: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court Shakopee, MN 55379)


Hosted by The Katallasso Group: Empowering families and communities in restorative conflict resolution skills and family mediation.

Destiny Dads

Destiny Dads

Dads have a desire to form meaningful bonds with their children. Unfortunately, many fathers face significant obstacles in their role as a parent. Damascus Way has created a fathering program called Destiny Dads, intended to serve and support fathers.

Mentorship and support groups available through a partnership with Damascus Way, Scott County, Together WE CAN and the Family Resource Centers.

For more information or to enroll visit:

*NEW* Destiny Dads Drop-In Hours

Every Thursday from 10am-12pm at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)


Peer Recovery Support Services

Every Monday from 3-6pm at the Family Resource Center.

2nd Wednesday of the month from 3-6pm at the Family Resource Center.

Email for more information.

Family Programs


Playtime with Public Health

Join Playtime with Public Health for activities that encourage families to learn, grow, and have fun together.

Second Tuesday of the Month


Father's Day Activities

  • Tuesday, June 13 from 10:30-11:30am at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee) 


Science Time with the Library

Science Time with the Library

Join Science Time with the Library for STEM exploration and fun for young children.

Activity instructions are available in English, Spanish and Somali.

3rd Thursday/Friday of the Month


Wind Tunnel Exploration

  • Thursday, June 15 from 3-4:30pm at the Savage Library (13090 Alabama Ave S, Savage)
  • Friday, June 16 from 10:30-11:30am at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)


WellnessintheParks2023Wellness in the Parks

Join Wellness in the Parks for information to enjoy time outdoors with your family.

1st Friday of the month from 10-11:30am at various locations around Scott County.


  • Friday, June 2 @ Lion’s Park, Shakopee - Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Friday, July 14 @ Huber Park, Shakopee - Stories that Spark Creativity
  • Friday, August 4 @ Lagoon Park, Jordan - Rainbow Quest! 


Wellness Fair and WATWDay of Community and Wellness at Cleary Lake Regional Park

Sunday, May 21st

FREE Wellness in the Parks Program Sampler and Connect with Resources from 1-4pm.

Screened-for-K Tablet Giveaway

Families with children ages 3-5 years old are eligible to receive an Amazon Fire Tablet powered with Amazon Kids+. 

  • Families must live in Scott County.
  • One per child ages 3-5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten.
  • While supplies last.

To bring home a tablet:

  1. Visit a Family Resource Center location during open hours.
  2. Sit down with a Family Resource Center navigator to register your child for an Early Childhood Screening (ECS) or show proof of a completed Early Childhood Screening.
  3. Complete a Family Resource Center referral form to connect with services.

Screened-for-K Tablet Giveaway in English, Spanish, and Somali (PDF)

  1. Volunteer
  2. Partners
  3. Together WE CAN

Volunteering at the Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are a space where individuals and organizations come together to help children and families thrive. Family Resource Center programming reflects the needs, interests, and cultures of community members. Community volunteer roles include hosting and children’s programming. We also invite you to reach out regarding partnerships and collaborations. For more information, please email: