The Children & Family Resource Center

The Children & Family Resource Center (CFRC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Henderson County, NC. The CFRC was created in November, 1998 as a result of a Children’s Initiative of the Community Foundation of Henderson County which addressed the barriers that were preventing or impeding families from accessing local services. A high priority was given to consolidating services, promoting communication and collaboration, and simplifying access to children’s services. CFRC merged three separate non-profit agencies, adopted the ‘best practices’ of the agencies and began operation in April 1999 as a stronger, more efficient agency.

Today, CFRC offers programs that address the various aspects of early childhood development and education, quality child care, parenting and family support. In addition to our programs, the CFRC also serves as a referral center for clients who are in need of services in our community. We house a comprehensive early learning resource library for parents and care providers of young children. 

At the Children & Family
Resource Center, we value:

Cohesion and Teamwork
Strengths-Based Support
Community Collaboration and Presence
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Trauma-Informed Practices
Needs-Based Action
Continuous Growth and Learning


Our Mission is to nurture the development of children by building a strong foundation of family and community.


Uniting our community to create an ideal place for children.

Equity Vision

A community united to create a just and equitable place for every child and family.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Charlie Cranford

Sam Henry
Vice President

Brent Clever

Emily Russell

Patti Baker

Andrew Black

Heather Boeke

Lisa Cadiz

Susan Ferrell

Dr. Mark Goldstein

Jessica Knox

Caitlin Lindsey

Jenna Mitchell

Tom Murrill

Yadira Ortiz

Bart Salvaggio

Belem Solano

Andrew Thomas

Victoria Todd

Jimmie Lynn Whitmire

Sarah Wilkins