Our Background & Mission Statement


The Family Resource Center (FRC) was organized in 1983 by representatives from local human service agencies, local businesses, and concerned community citizens to develop and implement services for victims of domestic violence. In 1989, FRC in conjunction with the Franklin County Board of Supervisors developed the Franklin County Department of Family Resources to provide more extensive services for victims of domestic violence, making FRC one of four domestic violence programs in the state to operate under the auspices of a local government.


FRC was originally funded by a one-time grant from the Episcopal Church. Currently FRC receives funding from:

  • Franklin County Board of Supervisors
  • Virginia Department of Social Services

FRC relies heavily on monetary donations and donations of goods and services from local businesses, churches, civic groups, and community citizens.

Mission Statement

The Franklin County Family Resource mission statement is as follows:

To promote safe and healthy living environments for Franklin County families in crisis who are victims of domestic violence.

Services for All

FCFRC is committed to creating an environment that provides culturally inclusive services that are non-stigmatizing to all domestic violence victims/survivors regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity (or expression), religion, national origin, age, or disability, as well as to others from diverse backgrounds.