The mission of the California Family Resource Association is to advocate for the innovative public policies and resources needed for families and communities to thrive and succeed.
Founded in 2005, the California Family Resource Association (CFRA) is a statewide membership association of over 300 organizations that serve children and families. Our purpose is to advocate for the programs, policies, and resources that help families and communities thrive and succeed. We also build the capacity of our member organizations to impact policy change, partner with local government and community allies, and achieve sustainability. We invite you to join us and help improve the lives of children, families, and communities throughout California.
CFRA is an agency of The Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center), an organization with a 35-year history of preventing child abuse and neglect. The CAP Center is home to Safe Kids California, Lift the Children, Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento, CFRA and our fiscal agent, Prevent Child Abuse California.
- Educating lawmakers and positively influencing policy.
- Increasing public and private funding for programs that support the economic, social and educational well-being of children and families.
- Networking and building membership to create a unified policy voice and share best practice program approaches.
- Systematic data collection and program evaluation that documents a comprehensive program approach and successful outcomes.
- Strategic communications that inform public policy, officials and private funders.
- Public policy
- Capacity building
- Child welfare
- Health/Mental health
- Family economic success
- School readiness