The Community Action Partnership and San Luis Coastal Unified School District have joined forces to open the San Luis Obispo Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center held an open house and hosted the SLO Chamber of Commerce for a Ribbon Cutting on January 17, 2013. The Ribbon Cutting was a celebrated milestone for this dual-agency effort.

Biz Steinberg cuts the ribbon alongside  Ermina Karim

Biz Steinberg cuts the ribbon alongside Ermina Karim

Family Resource Center’s are collaborative partnerships between public and non-profit community agencies to help families and students in need of intensive support beyond what traditional schools regularly provide. “The SLO Family Resource Center is the first family resource center of its kind in San Luis Obispo to serve students 0-18 and their families, acting as a broad-scope conduit to our community’s resources,” says Melissa Musgrave, site coordinator for the SLO and Coastal FRC’s. “Essentially, we are following the one-stop shop model. San Luis Coastal Unified School District is excited for its new endeavor with Community Action Partnership of SLO and all the services it will open up to students in our community.”

The Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County is committed to eliminating the causes of poverty by empowering low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a wide array of community-based collaborations and programs.

Annually Community Action Partnership serves 40,000 persons across San Luis Obispo County and ten other central and southern California counties. Through a variety of programs and in collaboration with other community service agencies, Community Action Partnership helps individuals and families achieve and maintain self sufficiency. CAPSLO believes all people should have an equal chance in life to achieve economic self-sufficiency and self-determination for themselves and their families. As a result of increased self-sufficiency, the community and its citizens will reap the benefits of a more productive, responsible and economically viable society.

For more information about the Family Resource Center call (805) 540-3365 or visit the FRC website here.