Family Resource Centers

About Us

Family Resource Centers of Scott County are a place for connection to services, resources, information, and support. At the Family Resource Centers, you will find:

  • Parenting skills, support, and mentorship programs
  • Early literacy and education programs
  • Health and wellness services and programs
  • Financial literacy classes
  • Economic Assistance navigation, Housing consultation, Legal information
  • Domestic Violence Education and Advocacy
  • Culturally specific service navigation and language access for LatinX and Somali communities
  • View the the Family Resource Center Flyer in English, Spanish, and Somali (PDF)


Connect with the Family Resource Centers


Locations & Hours

Shakopee Library (235 Lewis Street S, Shakopee)

  • Mondays 3 - 7pm
  • Wednesdays 3 - 6pm
  • Thursdays 10am - 1pm
  • Fridays 10am - 1pm

Jordan Area Food Shelf (312 Water Street, Jordan)

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 4-7pm
  • 1st Saturdays from 9am-12pm

Savage Library (13090 Alabama Ave S, Savage)

  • Thursdays 12:30-4:30pm


Monthly Schedule

Family Resource Center December 2022 Schedule


FRC Parenting Programs

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NAMI Talks 

Join for family mental health support and information.

December's Topic:
Starting the Conversation: Talking to Youth About Mental Health

This class helps parents start the conversation about mental health with their adolescent children. We will discuss mental health and mental illness, learn to recognize early warning signs, and normalize conversations about mental health and wellness. We will also learn how to recognize suicide warning signs.

Two dates:

Monday, December 5th from 5-6pm
Shakopee Library Large Meeting Room

(235 Lewis St, Shakopee)

Click here to register for the in-person class: NAMI Talks

Wednesday, December 7th from 4-5pm on Zoom.

Click here to register for Zoom: NAMI Talks Zoom

Parenting for Today - Discuss the joys and struggles of daily life with children.

Parenting for Today

Discuss the joys and struggles of daily life with children.

New schedule coming in 2023!
Parenting Circles - Connect with other parents in Scott County to learn from and support each other.

Parenting Support Circles

Connect with other parents in Scott County and learn from and support each other.

New schedule coming in 2023!


FRC Family Programs

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Wellness in the Parks

Enjoy time outdoors with your family.

Friday, December 9th from 10-11:30am
Shakopee Library Large Meeting Room
(235 Lewis St, Shakopee)

Warm up to Winter (Click to view flyer.)

Nature is one of our greatest resources for improving health and wellness all year round! Learn how to continue to engage with and enjoy the outdoors, even when it’s cold outside.

Class will include tips for dressing for winter weather, activities to try, and parks to visit.

The first 10 families to register and participate in the class will receive a free pair of children's gloves. (*Must live in Scott County.)

Thank you for your interest but registration is closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email: frcinfo@co.scott.mn.us

Playtime with Public Health - Activities that encourage families to learn, grow, and play together.

Playtime with Public Health

Activities that encourage families to learn, grow, and have fun together.

Winter Fun (Click to view flyer.)
Join for winter crafts and fun fine motor activities for little ones.

Thursday, December 15th from 10:30-11:30am
Jordan CERC
(500 Sunset Dr, Jordan)

Friday, December 16th from 10:30-11:30am
Shakopee Library Large Meeting Room
(235 Lewis St, Shakopee)

Click here to register: Playtime with Public Health
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Money Monsters

Money Monsters stories will introduce you to ideas, habits, and activities that you'll need as you grow up and start to manage your own money.

Monday, December 12 from 4-5pm
Shakopee Library Large Meeting Room
(235 Lewis St, Shakopee)

Thursday, December 15 from 3:30-4:30pm
Savage Library
(13090 Alabama Ave S, Savage)

No registration needed.


Special Event

Feeding Your Family: Crockpot Meals 

VIEW FLYER

Monday, December 19th from 5-6pm - Shakopee Library Large Meeting Room

Join Anna, a University of Minnesota Extension SNAPEd educator, to learn how to use a crockpot to make healthy meals for you and your family. Using a crockpot can be a great way to save time and money when preparing meals. During this class, we'll explore how to create a balanced, nutritious meal according to the MyPlate food groups and identify ways to choose healthier options for crockpot meals.

The first 10 families to register and participate will go home with a crockpot and recipes to try out! (*Must live in Scott County.)

Thank you for your interest but registration is closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email: frcinfo@co.scott.mn.us

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)