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 and Open Spaces

Our Dover and Rochester Family Resource Centers provide free drop-in services and open spaces for all families. There are no income limits or prerequisites to receive help or participate in our activities.

Services include:

  • Consultation with our staff on programs and classes
  • Play groups
  • Play areas for family activities
  • Diapers (upon availability)
  • Safe spaces
  • Computer access
  • Developmental screenings for children ages 0-6 (by appointment)
  • Staff to answer questions about health and behaviors
  • Additional concrete supports
  • Referrals for other supports

Hours for Drop-in Services:

  • Dover FRC: 9:00am – 2:00pm on Thursdays
  • Rochester FRC: 9:00am – 4:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

Upcoming Classes and Events


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!

Email: [email protected]
Call: 603-435-2500 x 1200

Dover Location

Dover FRC
CAPSC Main Office

577 Central Ave., Suite 50
Dover NH 03820

Rochester Food Pantry

Rochester FRC
10 Cold Spring Manor
Rochester, NH

Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Contact the FRC