Family Resource Center

Welcome to the

West Haven Family Resource Center​​​​​

The West Haven Family Resource Center (FRC) is located in Savin Rock Community School and is one of 72 Connecticut Department of Education grant-funded centers.

The FRC provides a pivotal central location for identifying and accessing comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development within the following seven components:

  • Families in training

  • Resources and referral

  • Family literacy and parenting workshops

  • Support to daycare providers

  • Positive youth development activities

  • Before– and after-school activities

  • Referrals to preschool childcare, including readiness programs

How the FRC can help YOU...

Are you a parent, grandparent or daycare provider?

Are you looking for something fun to do with your child/children or the children in your care?

Maybe you'd like talking with other moms, dads or caregivers over a cup of coffee.

Perhaps you are looking for a social experience for your child.

Maybe you'd like to borrow a child's book backpack, containing a book, and toys/activities relating to that book for you to use at home.

Perhaps you'd like to find out about other programs in town.

All of this and more happens at the Family Resource Center! Give us a call....we want to hear from you!


Savin Rock Community School

50 Park Street

West Haven, CT 06516


For more information, please contact Jean Vitale 203-931-4739.


Parenting is the most challenging yet rewarding job you will ever have. The Family Resource Center recognizes the importance of developing and maintaining successful partnerships between the family, the school and the community. We understand that successful partnerships are developed when those involved recognize and accommodate differences among families, communities and cultures. It is our philosophy that the primary responsibility for the development and well-being of children lies within the family, therefore we strive to enable the family to build on their own strengths and capacities in promoting the healthy development of their children.


The Family Resource Center provides an array of services to promote and support healthy family development. We work together with families to support growth and development of all family members.