Family Resource Center

About the Family Resource Center

The CAPSC Family Resource Center provides the needed services, support, and education to build healthier futures for all families, as well as community-based activities for parents and caregivers.

The purpose of the Family Resource Center is to create stronger families and build bonds across generations.

Our philosophy centers around the Protective Factors Framework, which are shown to reduce risk and promote healthy physical and emotional development for families both today and in the future.

Family Resource Center

The 5 Protective Factors

The 5 Protective Factors

Stories of Support

Shannon came to the CAPSC Family Resource Center after being in recovery for 5 months, and says her family support specialist, Elizabeth, has helped her emotionally, practically and personally as she learns to care for her baby. “You’re surprised you didn’t think of it before,” she says. “With being in the CFSS, I want to have more confidence in myself and gain more control over the direction of my life.”

Our Services

Whether you are a seasoned parent or just starting to grow your family, parenting is tough. We offer a helping hand through a range of services that focus on the whole family, including kinship caregivers. All of our support services programs are individualized to meet the unique needs of your family and there is no prerequisite to participate.

Guidance and Support Service Programs

We can support you from the prenatal period, through the delivery of your child, through age 21.

Please click on one of our programs to learn more.

Drop-in Services at our Rochester location

Our Rochester location provides free drop-in services for all families. There are no income limits or prerequisites to receive help or participate in our activities.
Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday

Services include:


  • Fall Field Trip

    Hayride and Pumpkin Picking

    Location and time:
    Butternut Farm
    195 Meaderboro Road
    Farmington, NH
    Wednesday, October 12
    10:00 – 11:30 am

  • Family Fun Night

    Wildlife Encounters! Come learn about the incredible animal ambassadors we share this planet with! Raffles, games, crafts, prizes and food!

    Location and time:
    Rochester Community Center, 150 Wakefield Street
    Thursday, October 13
    5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Resource Navigation

    Get connected to community services that address health care, food insecurity, mental health, education and financial support.

    Location and time:
    Rochester FRC
    Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 4:00 pm


The CAPSC Family Resource Center offices are located in Dover and Rochester, with community outreach and playgroups operating throughout Strafford County. We are open to the public, and we’d love to meet you!

Call: 603-435-2500 x 1200

Dover Location

Dover FRC
CAPSC Main Office

577 Central Ave,
Dover NH 03820

Rochester Food Pantry

Rochester FRC
10 Cold Spring Manor
Rochester, NH

Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Contact the FRC