About Us

The Family Nurturing Center (FNC) is a family support agency working with families with children ages birth through age five who are facing challenges in keeping their children safe. FNC families often struggle with addiction, homelessness, poverty, inter-generational abuse and other significant challenges resulting in family instability, making it difficult to raise healthy children. By offering an array of services to families, including home visitation, therapeutic early childhood classes, crisis support, mental health services, respite care and parenting education, FNC provides families with intensive, individualized support to help stabilize and strengthen families with intensive, individualized support to keep children safe in their parent's care.

Therapeutic Classrooms

Children ages 0-5, who are facing extreme challenges in trying to grow up safe and be successful, are enrolled in a therapeutic classroom. Each class has a small group of children and an abundance of teachers who are trained in special methods. Teachers, called Care Coordinators, help children...

Parent Education

FNC works with children and their families via home visitation, parent education classes, support groups and parent mentor program

Mental Health Services

FNC provides Parent Child Interactive Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy for families who are enrolled and screened for services.

Connection to Community Resources

Outreach staff work with families to help stabilize their living conditions so that parents can be more present and emotionally available for their children.

Farm and Food Program

The Farm and Food Program welcomes families who have faced multiple challenges to participate in activities that support well-being. We facilitate therapeutic groups where families grow, prepare, and share healthy meals together while strengthening parent-child relationships. Our goal is for...

Parent Baby Group

Small groups of parents come together at FNC each week to learn about their babies’ needs, how to build those important early attachments with their babies and how to work through crises and struggles that can come from parenting. FNC Care Coordinators make regular visits to the homes of...


Families may reserve time in the Respite Childcare Program when they have an emergency or are going through a stressful time and need short-term childcare. Children receive special care in small groups, led by trained and experienced caregivers.

Jackson Early Learning Center

FNC offers a high quality enriching preschool program to kids ages 3-4, who have not had an early childhood learning experience. This is part of the P-3 (prenatal through grade three) alignment which brings two separate systems – early care and education and the first years of primary school –...
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Our Team
Colette Pare-Miller  from Family Nurturing Center
Colette Pare-Miller
Parent Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa O'Connor from Family Nurturing Center
Lisa O'Connor
Executive Director
Kristen Johnson from Family Nurturing Center
Kristen Johnson
Associate Executive Director