Meriden Public Schools

Meriden Family Resource Centers

Cathy Battista  |  Director of Meriden Family Resource Centers
124 Columbia Street  |  203-238-2316

Meriden Family Resource Centers have been funded by the CT State Department of Education since 1993. We are located at John Barry and Benjamin Franklin schools and belong to an alliance of 60 other state funded centers in Connecticut. We promote comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development services located in the public school buildings for families of newborns through the highest grade level in the schools in which we are located. Family Resource Centers represent a unique opportunity to assist the ‘whole’ family and foster a strong link between the school and the family which increases the educational outcomes and successful lifelong learning for the children. This philosophical foundation is designed to provide the best possible start for children and families of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Meriden Family Resource Centers are truly the ‘hub of help’ for all families with young children.

We provide direct services as well as access to over 30 local agencies that offer a broad continuum of early childhood and family support services in order to foster the optimal development of children and families. These agencies include referrals to local School Readiness programs, assistance with needed Health services and access to Connecticut’s Birth to Three System.

For more information contact Cathy Battista, Director of Meriden Family Resource Center.