Magnolia Park Family Resource Center
11402 Magnolia St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Monday & Wednesday:
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday:
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"Building healthy communities one family at a time."
September 2016 Calendar
October 2016 Calendar
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.
MPFRC’s Core Services
- Comprehensive Case Management
MPFRC hosts weekly case management team meetings. The meetings, overseen by Community Service Programs, provide a forum for the introduction of new client cases, review of client needs, and community resource sharing.
- Information & Referral
The staff at MPFRC 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, money management, and food banks, among other services.
- Individualized Educational Plan Clinics & Workshops
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.
Task IEP & Assessment Process Workshop
Task IEP Clinics Flyer (September 2016)
APP Adventure (English) 11-2-16
APP Adventure (Spanish) 11-9-16
Assistive Technology 101 (English)
Assistive Technology 101 (Spanish)
TASK IEP & Assessment Process Workshop
TASK IEP Rights & Strategies Workshop
TASK IEP Clinics (October - December)
- Mental Health Counseling
The City of Garden Grove and Community Service Programs have partnered to provide access to individual, family, couples, and group counseling. All mental health counseling services provided at MPFRC are free.
- Family Advocacy/ Individual Case Management
At MPFRC an expert family advocate, hired by the City of Garden Grove, provides individual case management services. The Family advocate is the first point of access to MPFRC services. The family advocate conducts a thorough needs assessment with new clients, and presents their cases and service recommendations at weekly case management meetings.
- Parent Education
At MPFRC, community members have access to linguistically-competent parent education. Parenting classes are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese and focus on different age groups ranging from pre-school, school-age, and teens. Some classes have been specifically tailored for fathers only and for parents who are in the process of reunifying with their children.
Common Sense Parenting Class (English)
Common Sense Parenting Class (Spanish)
Father's Parenting Class
Guiding Good Choices Parenting Class (English)
- Teen Services
SOL Teen Group (Front)
SOL Teen Group (Back)
- Domestic Violence Services
MPFRC partners with Interval House to provide the Personal Empowerment Program (PEP) to female victims of domestic violence.
Other Services and Programs: